1895 First Watermarked Issues #264-278

1895 First Watermarked Issues #264-278
In 1895, the Bureau of Engraving & Printing re-issued the 1894 stamps with a watermark design (the letters U S P S) to guard against counterfeits. Since a sheet of 100 stamps contained only 81 double-line watermark letters, few stamps contain a complete letter in their center. More often, the watermark letter is shifted off-center to either side, or the stamp is straddled by 2 incomplete letters.

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  1. # 264 - 1¢ Franklin - blue
    mint
    $9.50
    used
    $0.50
  2. # 265 - 2¢ Washington - carmine Type I
    mint
    $41.00
    used
    $3.00
  3. # 266 - 2¢ Washington - carmine Type II
    mint
    $44.00
    used
    $5.00
  4. # 267 - 2¢ Washington - carmine Type III
    mint
    $7.00
    used
    $0.40
  5. # 268 - 3¢ Jackson - purple
    mint
    $46.00
    used
    $2.25
  6. # 269 - 4¢ Lincoln - dark brown
    mint
    $55.00
    used
    $3.00
  7. # 270 - 5¢ Grant - chocolate
    mint
    $49.00
    used
    $3.50
  8. # 271 - 6¢ Garfield - dull brown
    mint
    $150.00
    used
    $8.00
  9. # 272 - 8¢ Sherman - violet brown
    mint
    $85.00
    used
    $2.75
  10. # 273 - 10¢ Webster - dark green
    mint
    $110.00
    used
    $2.25
  11. # 274 - 15¢ Clay - dark blue
    mint
    $250.00
    used
    $17.50
  12. # 275 - 50¢ Jefferson - orange
    mint
    $320.00
    used
    $45.00
  13. # 276 - $1 Perry - black Type I
    mint
    $695.00
    used
    $95.00
  14. # 276A - $1 Perry - black Type II
    mint
    $1,500.00
    used
    $210.00
  15. # 277 - $2 Madison - blue
    mint
    $1,200.00
    used
    $425.00
  16. # 278 - $5 Marshall - dark green
    mint
    $2,400.00
    used
    $600.00