ISBN: 1176445685 / ISBN-13: 9781176445680
The Postage Stamps of the United States
by John N Luff
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...Sent ." The pane is repeated several times on each sheet. Mr. F. W. Hunter had at one time an irregular block which showed portions of three panes in one row and a part of a pane in the row below. Furthermore, one of the three panes was placed tete beche to the other two. From this it was thought probable that the plate contained one hundred stamps, in ten panes, arranged in two rows of five. But there is evidence which contradicts this theory. I have recently seen several of these stamps, each of which showed, at one end, an overlapping impression of a small portion of another stamp. From these double impressions I conclude that the plate contained only one group of ten stamps, that several Description, varleties and plate. impressions were taken on one sheet of paper, and that, through carelessness, one impression slightly overlapped another. Size: 23x17mm. Befcreaeo l.lst. Imperforate. White Wove Paper. Aug. 19, 1857.--Sept. 20, 1860. 1 cent rose, lilac-rose, rose-red, red, vermilion, brown-red, deep brown-red. 10 varieties Sept. 19, 1857.--Mch. 18, 1861. 1 cent black, gray-black. 10 varieties Principal varieties: 1 cent rose, red, etc. Short rays 1 cent" "" "sent." 1 cent black, gray-black. Short rays 1 cent" " "sent" The American Journal of Philately for 1888, says: "1851, 1 cent rose, 1 cent red; 1860, Sept. 1, 1 cent black." The first date is probably Dates of m. copied from the same journal for 1877, and is doubtless as incorrect as is the last. In the number dated December 20th, 1874, we read concerning this stamp: "This was used in Baltimore in 1861, but was, I am inclined to think, issued by the U..S. P. O. in that city for carriers use." Coster says (1882): "All efforts t...