1869 US Postage Stamps

1869 24¢ - #120


Continental Congress
24¢ - Green and violet or bluish green and violet
200,000 - Grill - Scott #120 - 1869

Value

Used: $95-$250
No postmark with gum (MH): $1,500-$2,500
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $13,000-$15,000

24¢ - Green and violet (without grill)
Scott #120a - 1869 
Only 21 examples exist

Please Note

A certificate from stamp expertisers such as the PSE,
would be required if interested in selling this without grill

24¢ - Green and violet INVERTED VIGNETTE
With Grill - Scott #120b - 1869

Earliest known date of use of #120
April 7th 1869

ESSAYS

120-E2a

120-E2b

120-E2c

120-E2d

120-E2e


120-E2h

120-E3

120-E3

120-E3a

120-E3b

120-E3b var

120-E3b cut down

120-E3c

120-E3 var

PROOF OF #120

 

120-P1

Source painting for design
Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence,
is shown placing the document before John Hancock,
president of the Congress, in this painting by John Trumbull.



The Declaration of Independence
The original engraving by the American Bank Note Company

1869 US Postage Stamps