The Navy Department 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

Scott O35
1¢ Franklin
Scott O36
2¢ Jackson
Scott O37
3¢ Washington
Scott O38
6¢ Lincoln
Scott O39
7¢ Stanton

Scott O40
10¢ Jefferson
Scott O41
12¢ Clay
Scott O42
15¢ Webster
Scott O43
24¢ Scott
Scott O44
30¢ Hamilton
Scott O45
90¢ Perry

The 1¢, 2¢, 7¢, 10¢, 15¢, 24¢ and 30¢ Navy officials range in color from ultramarine to dark ultramarine. The 3¢ and 12¢ range from pale to dark ultramarine, while the 6¢ ranges from ultramarine to bright ultramarine. The 90¢ is found in ultramarine only. There are collectible "dull blue" varieties of the 1¢, 2¢, 3¢, 6¢, 7¢, 10¢ and 24¢ Navy Officials.

There were no American Bank Note printings of these stamps.