Red brown and blue, dark red brown and blue, pale red brown and blue
TYPE I (scroll below for Identification)
Subject: The Landing of Columbus
Number issued: 200,000
Printer: National Bank Note Co.
Scott #: 118
Earliest known use: April 2nd, 1869
$100 - $150
No postmark with gum (MH)
$1,250 - $8,000
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
Value MH, $14,000 - $14,500
#118 was issued with the following plate #'s
Imprint and plate number
Vignette plate 19, Frame plate 31
Vignette plate 19, Frame plate 23
The vignette was based on John Vanderlyn's (American, 1775-1852). Landing of Columbus.
There are very few blocks left of #118. Above is the largest known multiple, a block of 6
The stamp paid the paid the domestic registered fee and rates to France, Italy (shown above) and other countries.