6 ¢   Lincoln   Special and Souvenir printings

---------- Roosevelt Proofs ----------

Prepared in 1903 by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing for distribution in
85 presentation albums.

159-P2 Rose
159-P2 Pink

---------- Pan Pacific Proofs ----------

Prepared in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition.

208-P2a Carmine

---------- Goodall Proofs ----------

Attributed to James Goodall, president of the American Bank Note Company.

159-TC Grey Black
159-TC Deep Green

159-TC Orange Red
159-TC Grey Blue

---------- Congressional Card Proofs ----------

Printed on card in various years from 1879 - 1894.
Sets of stamp size proofs were distributed by members of Congress.

---------- 1890 Trial Colors ----------

The American Bank Note Company submitted a selection of proposed colors shown on proofs of the stamps in use in late 1889 or early 1890. There were 60 of these proofs, 6 colors for each of the 10 denominations. The pages were numbered sequentially from 1 to 60.

Chestnut Brown


Another choice was whether to continue with the current size of stamp or if it would be best to reduce the size. The options were printed on actual stamps of the plates in use at that time. The colors suggested for use if the larger size was retained were overprinted with the word "SAMPLE". The colors suggested for use if a smaller size stamp was adopted were overprinted "SAMPLE A".

Brown Red