Arago: 90-cent Perry

90-cent Perry

The 90-cent Oliver H. Perry of the New Bank Notes Issues was the final, large, bank note-size rendition of the famous stamp. The original National Bank Note Company design had been in continuous use since 1870, almost twenty years. This was the longest printing of a single design of any of the regular issues during the Classic Period. The 30-cent denomination of this 1888 Issue shared this distinction.

American Bank Note Company used a purple color for the 1888 printing. This was the first and only major color difference in all its printings. The 90-cent denomination was the highest denomination of the entire Bank Note stamp era.

The stamp was typically used in combination with other denominations to fulfill expensive rates. American Bank Note Company printed approximately 135,000 stamps of the 90-cent Perry.

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