Stamps to be printed using two colors. Printing with two colors required the stamps to be run through the press twice; once, to print the vignette (center design), and then again, to print the frame. Carelessness in merging the two impressions resulted in the rare inverts. Instead of an inverted center, the stamp actually has an inverted frame, since the center design was printed first.The 30¢ Shield and Eagle with inverted flags is the rarest of the 1869 inverts. The least obvious of the three, it was the last to be discovered. The pictorials were to be produced over a four-year period by the National Bank Note Company. When issued, however, the stamps were unpopular with the public. Within a year after their release, they were withdrawn from sale. Today, the pictorial issues are the most popular of the 1840 - 1870 Classic Stamps. Because the stamps were only in circulation for a year, they have become increasingly hard to find in both unused and used condition. One in a series of CLASSIC 19th - 20th Century U.
Postal issues to be listed this month on E-Bay. Includes Complete Sets and Plate Number Singles and Blocks. Visit and Bookmark our store to view all items and recent additions. Stamp collection from an old time Stamp collector in Chicago.Another in a great collection of early 19th - 20th World and United States postal issues to be listed over the next few weeks on E-Bay. We will be listing a great number of scarce and highly collectible issues including early 20th C sets and singles.
Also a nice selection of early U. Canadian and International Buyers Welcome! We are members of the American Philatelic Society (APS), American Numismatic Association (ANA), SSDC, and other professional numismatic and philatelic societies. Lake Forest Stamp and Coins.
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 USA. Member: American Philatelic Society, American Numismatic Association, and other professional numismatic and philatelic associations. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\19th Century: Used".
The seller is "jacklfcoins" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.