The Trial Color Process for the 1890 Issue   1889-1890

The Colors Originally Proposed by the American Bank Note Company

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Chestnut Brown
Carmine
Deep Dull Orange
Pale Ultramarine
Green
Deep green







The color proposed for the 1890 issue if the current(large) size of stamps was continued
Overprinted "SAMPLE"


The color proposed for the 1890 issue if the new(small) size of stamps was continued
Overprinted "SAMPLE A"