1861 10c Washington, yellow green

# 68 - 1861 10c Washington, yellow green

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U.S. #68
Series of 1861-62 10¢ Washington

Earliest Known Use: August 20, 1861
Quantity issued: 27,300,000 (estimate)
Printed by: National Bank Note Company
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 12
Color: Yellow green
 
While mail between the North and South decreased during the war, there was an overall increase in volume as soldiers and their families communicated with each other. The 10¢ Washington stamp satisfied the domestic first class letter rate for letters sent more than 3,000 miles. On May 1, 1861, the letter rate was 3¢ if it stayed East of the Rocky Mountains and 10¢ if it crossed them, regardless of the distance.
 
U.S. #68 is the first U.S. stamp known used in Japan. In 1867, a change went into effect allowing payment of the Registry Fee with stamps. U.S. #68 is also the first stamp known used in this manner. A pair paid the fee for a double rate letter from New York to London.
 
 
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U.S. #68
Series of 1861-62 10¢ Washington

Earliest Known Use: August 20, 1861
Quantity issued: 27,300,000 (estimate)
Printed by: National Bank Note Company
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 12
Color: Yellow green
 
While mail between the North and South decreased during the war, there was an overall increase in volume as soldiers and their families communicated with each other. The 10¢ Washington stamp satisfied the domestic first class letter rate for letters sent more than 3,000 miles. On May 1, 1861, the letter rate was 3¢ if it stayed East of the Rocky Mountains and 10¢ if it crossed them, regardless of the distance.
 
U.S. #68 is the first U.S. stamp known used in Japan. In 1867, a change went into effect allowing payment of the Registry Fee with stamps. U.S. #68 is also the first stamp known used in this manner. A pair paid the fee for a double rate letter from New York to London.