6 ¢   Lincoln   1870-1873
Printed by the National Bank Note Company


----- Die Proofs -----


Die Proof in Dark Carmine signed by the engraver D. S. Ronaldson


Die Proof in Bright Carmine with embossed National Bank Note Company seal.


----- Trial Color Proofs -----


Trial Color Proof in Black


Trial Color Proofs in Bright Rose and Dull Maroon.


----- Plate Proofs -----


Plate Proof block of Plate 26 printed on India paper.
Plates 26 and 27 were used.


Plate Proof used to pay regular postage(unique).

----- Scott #137   Grilled stamps -----


H Grill   11x14.


Earliest known use of a 6c grilled stamp.   April 23, 1870.


----- Scott #148   Stamps without grill -----

No complete plate blocks or strips are known.


A Carmine block of four with imprint.


Used single with part imprint of plate 27.


Earliest known use of a 6c stamp.   March 28, 1870.


A 6c stamp used for revenue purposes(unique).


A strip of 3 with imprint paying the registered rate.


----- Fancy Cancels -----


Chicago Blue strike dated July 19, 1871.


NYFM strike dated June 14, 1873.


NYFM TR-W9 strike dated October 11, 1871.


NYFM TR-W19 strike dated February 22, 1873.