The Agriculture Departmental Stamp Designs of 1873

Plates of 100 stamps - Perforated 12 - Issued July 3, 1873
Printed by the Continental Bank Note Company on "thin, hard" whitish paper

Number O1
1¢ Franklin
Number O2
2¢ Jackson
Number O3
3¢ Washington
Number O4
6¢ Lincoln
Number O5
10¢ Jefferson

Number O6
12¢ Clay
Number O7
15¢ Webster
Number O8
24¢ Scott
Number O9
30¢ Hamilton

The Continental Agriculture stamps range in color from yellow to golden yellow to olive yellow. The 1¢ and 3¢ Agriculture officials were also issued in 1879 by the American Bank Note Company on soft porous paper and are found in yellow only. The stamps are distinguished by paper type, the Continental stamps are on thin hard paper and the American stamps on soft porous paper:

see: Bank Note Paper Types

One Cent Agriculture Stamps
Number O1 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Agriculture Department 1¢ Franklin stamp
Number O94 - American Bank Note Printing of the Agriculture Department 1¢ Franklin stamp

Three Cent Agriculture Stamps
Number O3 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the Agriculture Department 3¢ Washington stamp
Number O95 - American Bank Note Printing of the Agriculture Department 3¢ Washington stamp