President James A Garfield (biography)
6¢ - Lake or claret
Double line USPS wmk. - Scott #282 - 1897

Value
Used: $1
No postmark with gum (MH): $12-$35
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $90-$130



6¢ - Purple lake 
 Double line USPS wmk.
Scott #282a - 1897

Issued: Issued December 31st, 1898. Earliest recorded date of use, March 13th 1899.
Plate Size: Sheets of 200 subjects (2 panes of 100)
Printer: The Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Quantity Issued: 46,000,000.

The Post Office report from 1899 supplies one with almost every detail you would wish
to know about this stamp, and every other stamp in this series. The level of detail is amazing.
Click here for more on this report

Shown above a circular date cancel and on the right is a registered cancel. The registry cancel
is the most common strike on this stamp, along with other heavy 'killer' cancels. The less common
town cancel on the left should sell at a slight premium.

The source photograph of James Garfield, followed by the Bureau of Engravings Master Die of the President, followed by the design used in the stamp.


282- P1
Die Proof on India

282-P2
Roosevelt Die Plate Proof on wove paper

282-P2a
Plate Proof produced for the 1915
Panama-Pacific Exhibition