Number issued: not known
Printer: National Bank Note Co.
Scott #: 126
Earliest known use: 1875
$23,000 - $32,500
No postmark with gum (MH)
$6,500 - $9,500
Full perfect gum, no postmark
no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH)
The stamp paid the double-weight, first-class domestic postage rate.
The only surviving block of #126
#115, the grilled version of this stamp has a much lower value than #126. There is a temptation for some to press the grill out of #115 to make it appear as it it was a #126. Many #115's have weak or faint grills and this makes the task of pressing out the grill easier. This is done by soaking the stamp and pressing out the grill and any loose or stray fibres.
In my reason for this reason #126's need to be certificated
The vignette design was modelled after Gilbert Stuart's painting of George Washington.