Ultramarine, pale ultramarine
Number issued: 4,882,750
Printer: National Bank Note Co.
Scott #: 115
Earliest known use: March 26th, 1869
$30 - $50
No postmark with gum (MH)
$350 - $600
Full perfect gum, no postmark
no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH)
No sales recorded
The 1869 pictorial stamps were grilled on the reverse with the G grill. An illustration of this grill is shown above
Used value $45,000
The stamp paid the double-weight, first-class domestic postage rate.
#115 was issued with the following plate #'s
Imprint and plate number
The earliest known date of use, April 26th, 1869
The vignette design was modelled after Gilbert Stuart's painting of George Washington.
Be careful about the paper. If the stamp is on India paper, versus white wove paper, then you have a proof which has had gum, fake perforations and a grill added. This has been done to make the relatively inexpensive proof appear to be the expensive genuine #115