Andrew Jackson (biography)
3¢ - Purple
No Triangles in Corners
Scott #221 - 1890

Value

Used: $1-$2
No postmark with gum (MH): $10-$25
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $50-$100

Issued: 22nd February 1890
Plate Size: Sheets of 200 subjects (2 panes of 100)
Printer: The American Bank Note Company
Quantity Issued: 46,877,250

Without them knowing it, the 1890 series was to be the American Bank Note Company's (ABN Co.) last printing of postage stamps.
Until the flag overun series of the forties all stamps after this series were to be printed by the Bureau of printing and engraving.

On the left is shown the detail of a stamp from the 1890 series, note the absence of a triangle in the top
left hand corner of the design. All the Bureau (after 1894) issues had a triangle cut into the design as shown on the right.



The earliest recorded example, 28th February, 1890

The design was taken from the portrait bust of Andrew Jackson by
Hiram Powers. Now at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


220-E2
Die Essay on India
Purple

221-P1
Large Die Proof on India
Die Sunk on Card

221-P2
Small Die Proof on White wove paper
Mounted on Card


221-TC1
Trial Color Proof
Black


221-TC1
Trial Color Proof
Violet

220-P4
Plate proof on india
Die sunk on card


221P3
Pair Proof on India


221P4a
Pair Proof on card


221P4a
Pair Proof on stamp paper