Monday, January 1, 1849.
Imperforate, no watermark, engraved.
Printed by Tacquin at the Paris Mint.
|Description||Paper||# issued||Scott #||Yvert #|
|January 1, 1849|
|20 centimes black||yellowish||41,698,800||3||3|
|1 franc vermilion||yellowish||300,000||8||7|
|December 1, 1849|
|1 franc light carmine||white||2,692,600||9||6|
|February 3, 1850|
|40 centimes orange||yellowish||4,192,200||7||5|
|July 1, 1850|
|25 centimes light blue||blueish||45,218,100||6||4|
|July 29, 1850|
|15 centimes green||greenish||3,315,600||2||2|
|September 12, 1850|
|10 centimes bister||yellowish||17,097,900||1||1|
Scott #4 was prepared but not issued. There is no Scott #5.
Of the 20 centimes black, Scott #3, 31 million were sold to the public.
The 10 centimes stamp was used to free letters inside a commune, the 40 centimes freed letters bound for foreign countries. The 1 franc vermilion was replaced in less than a year because the color was deemed too close to that of the 40 centimes.
You might want to stop by Les émissions de timbres classiques for much more information.
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