This die proof scan shows all four lines. The genuine stamp scan shows three lines. The usual copy of this stamp shows only parts of two lines.
1. Designer: John Archer
2. Engraver: John Archer
3. Printing Method: Copper Plate Intaglio
4. Printer: Archer & Daly -- Richmond, Va
5. Number Printed: 500,000
6. Number of Plates: One
7. Earliest Recorded Date of Use: 19 APR 1863
8. Plating: Complete except for 3 positions
9. Inscription: None
10. Plate Numbers: None
11. Arrangement: Sheets of 100
12. Major Colors: Blue
13. Minor Colors: Milky Blue, Greenish Blue, Dark Blue
14. Largest Known Multiple Unused: Strip of 7
15. Largest Known Multiple Used: Strip of 6
16. Major Print Varieties: Double Transfer Pos 74 and several minor short transfers
17. Most Typical Use: 10c letter rate
18. Secondary Use: Pair paying overweight double rate (only 6 covers recorded). One cover reported with 40c Trans-Mississippi rate.
19. Miscellaneous Data: The rarest and most expensive of the CSA stamps. Many examples of stamps with phony frame-lines do exist the most common being with lines drawn in with a ball point pen on a CSA #11 stamp. Before purchasing this stamp, it is recommended that the stamp be authenticated by an expert.