Engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company of New York.
Used to pay the rate for local letters from 1865 to 1872.
All stamps were initially printed in Green. In 1880 the color was changed to Orange
a Proof in black printed on India paper of the central vignette surrounded by scrollwork.
a Progressive Die Proof in black printed on India paper with the central background engraving missing.
a Progressive Proof of just the cod fish in known to exist.
a Die Proof in Black printed on India paper and mounted on card.
Goodall Proofs in Brown and Grey
Goodall Proofs are known to also exist in Red, Greyish Green, and Greyish Blue
An Essay in Black printed on wove paper.
a Plate Proof block of 6 with imprint in Green printed on India paper and mounted on card.
Trade Sample Proofs in shades of Red
Trade Sample Proofs in shades of Violet
Trade Sample Proofs in shades of Blue
Unknown source, possibly from a Trade sample Sheet
A block of four in green on White paper from the 1870 printing
A block of four in green on white paper from the 1879 printing, rouletted instead of perforated