1890-93 Regular Issue 90¢ Perry
Issue Date: February 22, 1890
Issue Quantity: 219,721
Printed by: American Bank Note Company
Method: Flat plate
Commodore Perry’s victory over the British in the War of 1812 gave America control of Lake Erie. Following his naval triumph, Oliver Perry was promoted to captain, given a gold medal, and awarded $12,500 in prize money and bonuses. Perry is the subject of the 90¢ 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.