1869 US Postage Stamps

1869 30¢ - #121


Eagle and shield
30¢ - Carmine and ultramarine
200,000 - Grill -  Scott #121 - 1869

Value

Used: $75-$250
No postmark with gum (MH): $1,000-$2,000
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $10,000-$18,000

Please Note

A certificate from stamp expertisers such as the PSE, would be required if interested in selling this grill with both undisturbed gum and no postmark

30¢ - Carmine and ultramarine (without grill)
Grill -  Scott #121a - 1869

30¢ - Carmine and ultramarine (inverted flags)
Grill -  Scott #121b - 1869 
Only 7 unused and 37 used examples exist 

ESSAYS for the BURGOYNE DESIGN
The orignal design was to be a depiction of the Surrender of General Burgoyne. This was later changed to the crossed flags

121-E
Vignette essay

121-E1a
Color trial

121-E1a
Color trial

121-E1a
Color trial on India, die sunk on card

121-E1b
Color trial

121-E1c
Color trial

121-E1d
Color trial

121-E1e
Color trial

121-E1f
Color trial

121-E1g
Color trial

121-E1h
Essay on India

121-E1i
Color trial

121-E1l
Color trial

121-E1o
Color trial

121-E1p
Essay on red paper

121-E1q
Essay on gray paper

121-E1s
Essay on cream and red tinted paper

121-El1
Essay on granite paper

121-ep
Proof

ESSAYS and PROOFS for the FLAG DESIGN

121-E2
Color trial of the flag design

121-E2 variety
Essay of the flag design

121-E3
Essay of the shield design

121-P1
Proof of the shield design

121-TC1
Color Trial of the shield design


One of the approximately 50 covers known with the 30¢ 1869, known as the 'Bradford' cover

 

1869 US Postage Stamps