Series of 1861-62 10¢ Washington
Earliest Known Use: September 17, 1861
Quantity issued: Unknown
Printed by: National Bank Note Company
Printing Method: Flat plate
Color: Dark Green
Rare U.S. #62B
Missing from the vast majority of collections!
This is a special opportunity to get a stamp unknown to most collectors, 10¢ Washington Dark Green. This stamp is so scarce it’s not listed in Mystic’s US Stamp Catalog. We’ve only had a few of them in the last 30 years!
US #62B is the “first design” of the 10¢ stamp of the 1861 Series. The second design is US #68. However, #68 was issued first. Experts believe the demand for 10¢ stamps was greater than expected, so the first design plates were needed for printing. Act now to examine this very scarce stamp in person.
US #62B is much, much scarcer than U.S. #68. Less than 2% of the 1861 10¢ stamps are of the first design. So US #62B is extremely desirable. Get your “first design” 1861 10¢ stamp in postally used condition today.