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The 1869 Pictorials were printed by the National Bank Note Company. They were unpopular and were in use for only about a year, being replaced by the first Bank Note issues.

 

The 1869 Pictorial issue

Scott 112, 1¢ Franklin, plate number 1

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, from the Bill Gross collection

Scott 112P3, 1 Franklin proof on India paper,  plate mumber 2

Scott 112P4, 1¢ Franklin proof on card,  plate mumber 33

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 113, 2 Pony Express Rider, plate mumber 27

Scott 113P3, 2¢ Pony Express Rider proof on India paper, plate mumber 4

Scott 113P4, 2¢ Pony Express Rider proof on card, plate mumber 4

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 114, 3 Locomotive, plate mumber 26

Scott 114, 3 Locomotive, captured plate number 12

Scott 114 var, 3¢ Locomotive, miscut, misperfed, captured plate number 12

Scott 114P3, 3¢ Locomotive proof on India paper, plate number 30

Scott 114P4, 3¢ Locomotive proof on card, plate number 30

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 115, 6¢ Washington, plate number 14

Image courtsey of Douglas Willinger

Scott 115P3, 6¢ Washington proof on India paper, plate number 13

Scott 115P4, 6¢ Washington proof on card, plate number 13

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 116 var, 10¢ Eagle and Shield, imperf at top, plate number 15

Image courtesy of Douglas Willinger

Scott 116P4, 10¢ Eagle and Shield proof on card, plate number 15

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 117P3, 12 Adriatic proof on India paper, plate number 17

Scott 117P4, 12¢ Adriatic proof on card, plate number 17

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 119, 15¢ Landing of Columbus Type II, plate number 23

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, from the Bill Gross collection

Scott 119P3, 15 Landing of Columbus Type II proof on India paper, plate number 23

Scott 119P4, 15¢ Landing of Columbus Type II proof on card, plate number 32

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 119aP4, 15¢ Landing of Columbus Type II proof on card, brown plate number 32 and inverted blue plate number 23

Scott 120, 24¢ Declaration of Independence, captured plate mumber 24 in black

Image courtesy of Douglas Willinger

Scott 120P3, 24 Declaration of Independence proof on India paper, plate mumber 20 in green

Scott 120P4, 24¢ Declaration of Independence proof on card, plate mumber 20 in green

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 120TC3a, 24¢ Declaration of Independence trial color proof on India paper, plate number 24 in reddish violet

Scott 120aP4, 24¢ Declaration of Independence proof on card, green plate number 20 and inverted black plate number 24

Scott 121 var, 30¢ Eagle & Flags, double paper error, without grill, plate number 21 in carmine

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, from the Bill Gross collection

Scott 121P3, 30 Eagle & Flags proof on India paper, plate number 21 in ultramarine

Scott 121P3, 30¢ Eagle & Flags proof on India paper, plate number 21 in carmine

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 121P4, 30¢ Eagle & Flags proof on card, plate number 21 in ultramarine

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 121aP4, 30¢ Eagle & Flags proof on card, carmine plate number 21 and inverted ultramarine plate number 21

Scott 122P3, 90 Lincoln proof on India paper, plate number 22 in carmine

Scott 122P4, 90¢ Lincoln proof on card, carmine plate mumber 22 in carmine

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 122aP4, 90¢ Lincoln proof on card, carmine plate mumber 22 and inverted black plate number 22

The 1875 Special Printings

The 1875, these stamps were reprinted to provide examples of every U.S. stamp issued thus far for an exhibit in the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The reprints were available for sale to the general public and were valid for postage.

Scott 124, 2¢ Pony Express special printing, plate number 4

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, from the Bill Gross collection

Scott 129a, 15 Landing of Columbus, imperf horizontally error, plate number 32 in brown

This plate number example is unique.

Scott 129P3, 15 Landing of Columbus, proof on India paper, plate number 32 in brown

Scott 129P3, 15¢ Landing of Columbus Type III, proof on India paper, plate number 23 in blue

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 129P4a, 15 Landing of Columbus, inverted center error, proof on card, plate number 32 (brown) and inverted plate number 32 (blue)

Scott 132, 90¢ Lincolns, plate number 22 in carmine

Image courtesy of Douglas Willinger

1880 Special Printing

Scott 133, 1 Franklin 1880 reprint, plate number 33

1881 Special Printing

Scott 133a, 1¢ Franklin 1881 reprint, without gum, plate number 33

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, from the Bill Gross collection

 

 

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