US 13 – 16 1851 10¢ Washington A12 – A15

1314

1516


 
 
Scott U.S. #13
Series of 1851-57 10¢ Washington
Type I
Earliest Known Use: November 11, 1855
Quantity issued: 500,000 (estimate)
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: Imperforate
Color: Green
 
 
Scott U.S. #14
Series of 1851-57 10¢ Washington
Type II
Earliest Known Use: May 12, 1855
Quantity issued: 2,325,000 (estimated)
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: Imperforate
Color: Green
 
 
Scott U.S. #15
Series of 1851-57 10¢ Washington
Type III
Earliest Known Use: May 20, 1855
Quantity issued: 2,000,000 (estimate)
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: Imperforate
Color: Green
 

Scott U.S. #16
Series of 1851-57 10¢ Washington
Type IV

Earliest Known Use: July 10, 1855
Quantity issued: 200,000 (estimate)
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: Imperforate
Color: Green
 
The Postage Act of March 3, 1855 provoked the first’s issuance 10¢ U.S. stamp. “For each and every letter… for any separation surpassing three thousand miles, ten pennies.” U.S. #13, the Series of 1851-57 10¢ Washington, was regularly utilized on top notch mail sent from one coast to the next.

The Series of 1851-57 10¢ Washington stamps were all imprinted in green ink utilizing a solitary plate. On the other hand, contrasts in the plate prompted four particular sorts with major Scott Catalog numbers. The Type I stamp can be distinguished by the left shell, which has external lines missing. The base right shell is finished. Its top external lines might likewise be inadequate.

Sorts

Sorts or mixtures happen when a stamp has contrasts that differ from the way it was initially proposed to be printed. These distinctions happen when the configuration is being exchanged to the plate for printing or when lines are re-cut.

The configuration is engraved on a pass on – a little, level bit of steel. The outline is duplicated to an exchange roll – a clear move of steel. A few impressions or “reliefs” are made on the roll. The reliefs are exchanged to the plate – an expansive, level bit of steel from which the stamps are printed. At the point when the configuration is being exchanged to the move or plate, contrasts can happen. A harmed plate or remote matter reasons contrasts. Lines re-cut on a well used plate can bring about two lines.