1991 10¢ Eagle and Shield
Regular Issue Coil Stamp
Issue Date: December 13, 1991
City: Kansas City, MO
Printed By: American Bank Note Co
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 10 vertically
Created especially for presorted bulk mail, this stamp carries the equivalent of a 10¢ face value. Because the denomination was lower than the lowest rate of its class, the user was required to make up the difference.
In 1993, this stamp was reprinted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and Stamp Venturers. Although both companies used gravure printing, there are distinct color differences. In addition, the 1993 versions read "USA Bulk Rate" instead of "Bulk Rate USA."