Brown and blue
Subject: The Landing of Columbus
Number issued: not known
Printer: National Bank Note Co.
Scott #: 129
Earliest known use: 1875
$500 - $1,400
No postmark with gum (MH)
$700 - $2,000
Full perfect gum, no postmark
no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH)
No sales recorded
The earliest known date of use, March 20th, 1880
There are only two remaining blocks of #129. Above is the one of these
The vignette was based on John Vanderlyn's (American, 1775-1852). Landing of Columbus.
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 #129
The stamp paid the paid the domestic registered fee and rates to France, Italy and other countries.