1882 US Postage Stamps

1882 10¢ - #209
Printed by the American Bank Note Company


Thomas Jefferson
PRINTED BY THE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY
LARGE BANKNOTE ISSUE
10¢ - Brown 
Re-engraved - Only four vertical lines to the side between 
the middle of the frame and the edge of the design. 
Horizontal lines of background have been strengthened

 146,000,000 - Scott #209 - 1882
Generaly poorly centered

Value

Used: $1-$3
No postmark with gum (MH): $30-$50
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $80-$140



10¢ - Black brown
Scott #209b - 1882

WHY IS THIS STAMP CALLED A LARGE BANKNOTE?

This stamp is part of what is known as the 1870-1888 'Large Banknote' issues. Large because a smaller size issue followed
these in 1890. Banknote because the stamps during this period were printed by companies whose primary business was
printing banknotes, a function now taken over by the Federal Government.

WHO WERE THE BANKNOTE COMPANIES?

There were three banknote companies who consecutively printed the large banknote series. The first was the
National Bank Note company and this stamp was printed by them. The second was the Continental Bank Note
Company, and third was the American Bank Note Company. This last company was acquired by the Federal
Government and using their machines took over the job of printing US postage stamps.

HOW DO I IDENTIFY THIS STAMP FROM ALL THE OTHER 10¢ STAMPS?

To identify #209 you will look for four vertical lines to the side between 
the middle of the frame and the edge of the design.

1882 US Postage Stamps