Brown, dark brown, pale brown, yellow brown
Number issued: 57,387,500
Printer: National Bank Note Co.
Scott #: 113
Earliest known use: March 19th, 1869
$8 - $25
No postmark with gum (MH)
$50 - $120
Full perfect gum, no postmark
no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH)
$275 - $1,000
The 1869 pictorial stamps were grilled on the reverse with the G grill. An illustration of this grill is shown above
Vertical imperforate inbetween stamps
No sales recorded
Value MH, $2,200 - $4,250
Value used, $1,200 - $2,900
#113 was issued with the following plate #'s
Imprint and plate number
Printed both sides
Value used, $8,500
The vignette was based on Franklin's contemporary post rider illustration (top image). It was the first U.S. stamp to bear an image other than a prominent American. The inspiration for this was the then new United States Post Office Department (USPOD) seal (bottom image).
The earliest known date of use, March 19th, 1869
The stamp paid the rate for drop letters where no carrier delivery was available and for unsealed circulars.