6 ¢   Lincoln Essays   1870
Printed by the National Bank Note Company




--------------- 148-E2 ---------------


Vignette of Lincoln.   Known printed on India paper in Black and Blue.

--------------- 148-E3 ---------------


Essay of possible design in pencil and watercolor on card.


Designs E4,E5,E6,E7,E8,E10,E11 all have the front part of Lincolns hair combed to the back.
The design for E9 and the final approved design have the hair combed to the front.



Designs E4,E5,E6,E7,E8 all have an ornate frame line at the top and along the sides.
This frame line has been removed for designs E9,E10,E11



--------------- 148-E5 ---------------


Only horizontal lines in background.   Lines on cheek and hair unfinished.
Incomplete shading under value label, under "SIX CENTS", and in ornaments in upper corners.


printed in Ultramarine on card.

--------------- 148-E4 ---------------


Only horizontal lines in background.   Lines on cheek and hair unfinished.
Shading missing on 148-E5 has been added.



148-E4 is known in the follwing shades
Carmine, Rose, Dull Rose, Red Violet, Dull Violet
Deep Ultramarine, Dark Black Blue, Green, Dark Green
Yellow, Dark Red Brown, Deep Yellow Brown, Yellow Brown, Orange Brown

--------------- 148-E6 ---------------


Diagonal lines have been added to the background around the vignette.


148-E6 is known in the following shades
Black, Yellow Black. Dull Carmine, Dark Rose, Brown, Grey Brown, Black Brown
Yellow, Olive Green, Dark Green, Ultramarine, Deep Ultramarine, Dull Ultramarine
Violet, Dark Violet, Red Violet, Orange Brown, Grey

--------------- 148-E7 ---------------


Similar to 148-E6 except that a few extra dots have been added at the top of the hair and,
some of the horizontal lines at the top of the hair have been lenghtened.
There are lines in the cheek.

E6
E7




--------------- 148-E8 ---------------


Similar to 148-E7 except that the lines on the cheek have been replaced by dots or dashes.


E7
E8





The outer frame line has been removed for E10 and E11. Otherwise similar to E8.

--------------- 148-E10c ---------------


The panels above the top label have been removed.


--------------- 148-E11 ---------------


Similar to 148-E10 except the panels above the top label are intact.



148-E11 is known in the following shades.
Rose Pink, Deep Rose, Pale Rose, Brown Rose, Rose carmine, Deep Carmine.
Brown, Yellow Brown, Blue, Red Violet, Orange.



E9
Final Design



--------------- 148-E9 ---------------


Similar to final design except that the hair below the ear is rounded.

148-E9 is known in the following shades.
Red Violet, Violet, Rose, Brown Rose.