1890-93 Regular Issue 4¢ Lincoln
Issue Date: February 22, 1890
Issue Quantity: 46,877,200
Printed by: American Bank Note Company
Method: Flat plate
Color: Dark brown
During Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency, many new developments came about; the first transcontinental telegraph line, paper money, and free mail delivery. A traditional portrait of Lincoln is featured on the 4¢ 1890-93 Regular Issue stamp.
Although similar in design to the previous issues, the 1890-93 Series was smaller in size and featured new colors.
The 1890-93 Regular Issue stamps were the last issued printed by the American Bank Note Company for 50 years. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing was awarded exclusive control of stamp production until the 1943 Overrun Nations.