Brown, deep brown
Printing Method: Engraved
Subject: Daniel Webster
Number issued: 42,000,000
Watermark: Double Line USPS
Scott #: 282C
Earliest date of use: November 11th, 1898
$1 - $2
No postmark with gum (MH)
$18 - $50
Full perfect gum, no postmark
no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH)
$550 - $1,400
#282C was issued with the following plate #'s
200 subject plates
302-303, 305-306, 519-521, 932, 933
It was proposed that the subject of the 10¢ vignette would be John Adams, an idea that was dropped.
Because the 1¢ denomination had been changed from blue to green it meant that both the 10¢ and 1¢ value would both be green. To avoid possible confusion the 10¢ value was changed from green to brown.
The source photograph used for the design.
The earliest known use of #282C, December 10th, 1898
Trial color proof in black on India mounted on card
Trial color proof in gray-lilac on India mounted on card
Trial color proof in sepia on India mounted on card
Trial color proof in olive-green on India mounted on card