Excerpt: ...contain 150 stamps. The 15 cents and all higher denominations, contain 100 stamps on each sheet. This must be borne in mind to prevent mistakes in counting, as in the present issue each denomination has but 100 stamps to the sheet. Special requests for the new style of stamps will be disregarded until the stock of the present issue in ...
Excerpt: ...contain 150 stamps. The 15 cents and all higher denominations, contain 100 stamps on each sheet. This must be borne in mind to prevent mistakes in counting, as in the present issue each denomination has but 100 stamps to the sheet. Special requests for the new style of stamps will be disregarded until the stock of the present issue in possession of the Department is exhausted. Due notice will be given of the date of issue of any new design of stamped envelopes, therefor all inquiries respecting them will be disregarded. Signed. A. N. ZEVELY, Third Assistant Postmaster General. The description upon the other side requires to be supplemented for collectors, but is incorporated in those following. Issue of March 19th, 1869. Composed of ten values each of a different type. One Cent. Head of Franklin, in profile, looking to the left, on a circular disk horizontally lined, surrounded by a broad circle ornamented with colorless pearls, bordered by a band of rayed lines between fine white lines, with exterior fine colored line, and divided into three labels by ornaments 150 at the sides and bottom. "U. S. Postage" at the top; large numeral "1" in a small oval (sic) with a border of colorless loops between the words "One Cent" at the bottom. Color, Roman ochre. Corners plain without color. Plate impression, circular, 20 by 20 mm., in color, on white paper, perforated 12, grilled and without grille. 1 cent, Roman ochre. Two Cents. Post horse and rider facing to the left, trees, fence, etc., in background, surrounded by ornamental scroll work, "United States" in small colored capitals on the ground above, a curtain inscribed "Postage" in colorless capitals at the top. "Two Cents" at the bottom on a ribbon with large numeral "2" between the words, both in outline shaded. Color, light bronze. Plate impression, 20 by 19 mm., in color, on white paper, perforated 12, grilled and without grille. 2 cents, yellow-brown, light and dark chestnut-brown. Three Cents....
1887. C. H. Mekeel, Philatelic Publisher. Hardcover. Book-Good, spine ends & corners worn, spine & covers marked, hinges cracked. b/w frontis. Decorated covers. 8. x5.5. 272pp. This entire work has been largely recast in the hope of making it more acceptable to American collectors, and in several instances comments have been made upon stamps that were not mentioned in the French Edition.
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