Printing Method: Engraved
Printer: The National Bank Note Company
Subject: George Washington
Number issued: Not known
Scott #: 82
Issued: Late August or September, 1867
THERE ARE ONLY 4 SURVIVING COPIES (shown below)
The four recorded examples of #82 originated on a February 1869 cover from Mason, Texas, to Germany, shown above.
After it was found that the A grill mangled the perforations and margins of the stamp when separated it was decided to reduce the size of the grill. Hence the B grill. It must not have been enough of a reduction due to the limited amount of survivors indicate it was a short lived grill. These may have been essays delivered to the Post Office Department.