3¢ - Light violet, violet, bright violet, deep violet
Printing Method: ROTARY PRESS
Subject: Abraham Lincoln
Number issued: 270,681,000
Scott #: 584
Issued: August 1st, 1925
25¢ - 50¢
No postmark with gum (MH)
$3 - $8
Full perfect gum, no postmark
no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH)
$10 - $13
The demand for this value having increased, the less expensive and faster method of precancelling and printing was introduced. As in the other values these were first perforated ten gauge and issued in 100 subject sheets precancelled. They were first obtainable only at the Philatelic Agency in mint condition. Those first issued to postmasters were precanceIled, and were not in general use without precancelling until about a year and a half after they had been placed on sale at the Agency for the benefit of stamp collectors and dealers
The following plate numbers were used for #584:
18439-40, 45-46, 57-58
A sheet of 100 stamps
A first day cover of #584, August 1st, 1925
Of the 130 photographs of Lincoln, the bureau chose this one as the source of their vignette.
The bureau slightly adapted the existing intaglio print engraving that they had had on file since the early 1880's. The vignette is somewhat changed from that used on #254, noticeably in the hairline.
The subject of the vignette was originally going to be President Harrison of the 13¢ value, this was changed to Lincoln early in the design process. It had been decided to use presidents well known to the public for the most used values, and Harrison did not qualify as such.