The War Department Stamps of 1873

The 2¢ and 3¢ stamps were printed on plates of 200 stamps and cut into two panes of 100 stamps
The 1¢, 6¢, 7¢, 10¢, 12¢, 15¢, 24¢, 30¢, and 90¢ stamps were printed on Plates of 100 stamps
Perforated 12 - Issued July 3, 1873 - Printed by the Continental Bank Note Co. on "thin, hard" whitish paper

Scott O83 
1¢ Franklin
Scott O84 
2¢ Jackson
Scott O85 
3¢ Washington
Scott O86 
6¢ Lincoln
Scott O87 
7¢ Stanton

Scott O88 
10¢ Jefferson
Scott O89 
12¢ Clay
Scott O90 
15¢ Webster
Scott O91 
24¢ Scott
Scott O92 
30¢ Hamilton
Scott O93 
90¢ Perry

The 1¢, 2¢, 3¢, 6¢, 10¢, 12¢, and 30¢ War Department stamps were issued again in 1879 by the American Bank Note Company on soft porous paper. 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 War Department Official Stamps
Scott O83 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 1¢ Franklin - Rose to rose red
Scott O114 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 1¢ Franklin - Rose red, rose, dull rose red, brown rose

Two Cent War Department Official Stamps
Scott O84 -Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 2¢ Jackson - Rose to rose red
Scott O115 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 2¢ Jackson - Rose red, dark rose red, dull vermilion

Three Cent War Department Official Stamps
Scott O85 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 3¢ Washington - Rose to rose red
Scott O116 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 3¢ Washington - Rose red, dull rose red

Six Cent War Department Official Stamps
Scott O86 -Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 6¢ Lincoln - Rose to pale rose
Scott O117 -American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 6¢ Lincoln - Rose red, dull rose red, dull vermilion

Seven Cent War Department Official Stamps (Continental only)
Scott O87 -Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 7¢ Stanton - Rose, pale rose to rose red

Ten Cent War Department Official Stamps
Scott O88 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 10¢ Jefferson - Rose to rose red
Scott O118 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 10¢ Jefferson - Rose red, dull rose red

Twelve Cent War Department Official Stamps
Scott O89 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 12¢ Clay - Rose
Scott O119 - American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 12¢ Clay - Rose red, dull rose red, brown rose

Fifteen Cent War Department Official Stamps (Continental only)
Scott O90 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 15¢ Webster - Rose, pale rose to rose red

Twenty-four Cent War Department Official Stamps (Continental only)
Scott O91 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 24¢ Scott - Rose, pale rose to rose red

Thirty Cent War Department Official Stamps
Scott O92 - Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 30¢ Hamilton - Rose to rose red
Scott O120 -American Bank Note Printing of the War Department 30¢ Hamilton - Rose, dull rose red

Ninety Cent War Department Official Stamps (Continental only)
Scott O93- Continental Bank Note Printing of the War Department 90¢ Perry - Rose to rose red