Arago: 4-cent Lincoln

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4-cent Lincoln

The handsome, dark brown 4-cent stamp of the First Bureau Issue features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). The 1894 and 1895 printings can be positively identified only by the lack of the “U.S.P.S.” watermark.

The third printings were also issued on watermarked paper but in different tints of brown, such as orange brown, lilac brown, and rose brown. The 4-cent Lincoln stamp was used primarily to pay double-weight first-class postage.


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