Dietz Die Proof
Genuine Stamp

CSA #1 -- 5c Green -- Jefferson Davis

STAMP FACTS

1. Designer: Charles Ludwig

2. Engraver: Charles Ludwig

3. Printing Method: Stone Lithography

4. Lithographer: Hoyer & Ludwig -- Richmond, Virginia

5. Number Printed: 9,250,000

6. Number of Stones: 3 stones designated Stone A/B, Stone 1, Stone 2 used over the 4 month printing period of the stamp

7. Earliest Recorded Date of Use:
Stone A/B -- 16 OCT 1861
Stone 1 -- 23 OCT 1861
Stone 2 -- 2 DEC 1861

8. Plating:
Stone A/B -- Incomplete
Stones 1 and 2 -- Complete

9. Inscription: Hoyer & Ludwig, Richmond, Va (Stone A/B only)

10. Plate Numbers: None

11. Arrangement: Sheets of 200, Panes of 100, Transfer Stone of 50

12. Major Colors:
Stone A/B -- Olive Green (stone with the most uniform color and the best quality)
Stone 1 and Stone 2 -- Green

13. Minor Colors:
Stone A/B -- None
Stone 1 -- Olive Green, Bright Green, Dark Green, Light Green, Dull Green
Stone 2 -- Bright Green, Dark Green, Light Green, Dull Green

14. Largest Known Multiple Unused: Pane of 100 Stone1 (only one full pane of 100 known with certainty)

15. Largest Known Multiple Used: Strip of 10

16. Major Print Varieties: Numerous repeated varieties. See Dietz Catalog for details.

17. Most Typical Use: 5c rate for under 500 miles

18. Secondary Use: Pair used as 10c rate over 500 miles (multiples other than pairs used for higher rates are very scarce)

19. Miscellaneous Data: This stamp is the first stamp issued on American soil to display the likeness of a living president and is also the first stamp printed by stone lithography. Examples of this stamp are known unofficially rouletted (Baton Rouge Roulette)

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