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The First Bureau Series - 1895 issues

In 1895, the same 1894 issues were reprinted, but on watermarked paper with USPS in double-line capitals.

Scott 264, 1 Franklin, blue, plate number 314

The hint of a double line "S" watermark can be seen in the selvage.

Scott 264 var, 1 Franklin, pale blue, plate number 119

Scott 264 var, 1 blue, misperfed, plate number 102

Scott 264 var, 1¢ blue, misperfed at bottom, plate number 119

Scott 264 var, 1¢ blue, double set of horizontal perforations, plate number 297

Scott 265, 2 Washington, carmine Type I, plate number 114

Scott 266, 2 Washington, carmine Type II, plate number 126

Scott 266 var, 2 carmine Type II, imperf at bottom, plate number 132

Scott 267, 2 Washington, carmine Type III, plate number 187

Scott 267 var, 2 carmine Type III, shaded type used for plate numbers, plate number 183

Scott 267 var, 2¢ carmine Type III, imperf at top due to paper foldover, plate number 419

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Scott 267 var, 2¢ carmine Type III, ink error due to foreign object (string?), plate number 157

Scott 267a, 2 Washington, pink Type III, plate number 339

Note the change of font for the plate numbers, which started with plate number 328.

Scott 267b var, 2¢ Washington, vermilion Type III, analine ink variety, plate number 499

The vermilion shade may not be apparent due to color variations with individual monitors. It was certified as 267b.

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Scott 268, 3 Jackson, violet, plate number 95

Scott 268a, 3¢ Jackson, imperforate error, plate number 103

Scott 269, 4 Lincoln, dark brown, plate number 195

Scott 269 var, 4 dark brown, plate number104, misperfed due to paper fold

Scott 269a, 4¢ Lincoln, imperforate error, plate number 94

Scott 270, 5 Grant, chocolate, plate number 162

Scott 270 vat, 5¢ Grant, misperfed in bottom selvage, plate number 193

Scott 270 vat, 5¢ Grant, misperfed in top selvage, plate number 253

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Scott 271, 6 Garfield, dull brown, plate number 451

Scott 271a, 6 dull brown, watermarked USIR, plate number 248

Scott 272, 8 Sherman, violet brown, plate number 58

Scott 272a, 8 violet brown, watermarked USIR, plate number 58

Scott 272b, 8 violet brown, imperforate error, imprint strip of 3 with plate number 249

Scott 273, 10 Webster, dark green, plate number 305

Scott 273a, 10¢ dark green, imperforate error, plate number 305

Scott 273Pa, 10 dark green, proof, plate number 305

Scott 273P5, 10¢ dark green, proof on stamp paper, plate number 305

Scott 274, 15 Clay, dark blue, plate number 264

Scott 275, 50¢ Jefferson, orange, plate number 75

Scott 275a, 50 Jefferson, red orange, plate number 75

Scott 276, $1 Perry, black Type I, plate number 76

Plate number strip of 3 showing Scott 276, 276A and 276, $1 black Types I and II, plate number 76

Scott 277, $2 Madison, bright blue, plate number 84

Scott 277a, $2 Madison, dark blue, plate number 84

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

Scott 278, $5 Marshall, dark green, plate number 85


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First Bureau Series - unwatermarked (1894)

First Bureau Series - UPU standardized colors (1898)


This page last updated May 1, 2021.