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United States of America
stamppages : free online postage stamp catalogue : United States of America 1860
|1859: The western half of Oregon Territory was admitted as the 33rd state, Oregon. The remainder was transferred to Washington Territory. Johnston Atoll (Pacific) was claimed under the Guano Islands Act, though it had been claimed by Hawaii in 1858. Enderbury Island, McKean Island, Phoenix Island, Starbuck Island, Christmas Island and Malden Island (Pacific) were claimed under the Guano Islands Act.|
1860: Atafu, Birnie Island, Butaritari, Caroline Island, Fanning Island, Flint Island, Gardner Island, Canton Island, Kingman Reef, Manihiki, Marakei, Nukunono, Palmyra Atoll, Penrhyn, Pukapuka, Rakahanga, Swains Island, Sydney Island, Vostok Island, and Washington Island (Pacific) were all claimed under the Guano Islands Act. Many additional islands were listed as bonded on 8 Feb 1860, but based on the coordinates they were either phantoms or duplicates. In addition, Sarah Ann Island was claimed, which may have existed and would be sighted as late as 1917, but has since disappeared.
The 24c Washington was the first stamp issued without an imperforate release. In 1857, in conjunction with the renewal of their contract, Toppan, Carpenter & Co. designed and produced a plate for this 24-cent denomination. This was the 4th stamp produced by Toppan, Carpenter that depicted Washington, and as with the 10 and 12c denominations, the Gilbert Stuart portrait inspired the 24c design. Though Toppan, Carpenter & Co. created the plate in 1857, its stamps were not released to the public until mid-1860. As a single stamp, it paid the half-ounce weight rate to England. It was also used in combination with other denominations to pay more expensive multiple weight or foreign destination rates.
All of the 30-cent stamps were perforated. In terms of color, it was the brightest of all the previously issued stamps. It served many different purposes. Though most frequently used to France and Germany, it was also combined with lower denominations to pay more expensive multiple-weight or foreign destination rates.
The 90c drew its inspiration from a Trumbull painting of a young George Washington in military dress. Because there were fewer postal rates for it to fulfill during its limited time of use, the 90-cent Washington is one of the few stamps of the Classic Period that is more collectible in genuine used condition. There are only six 90-cent Washington covers known. Toppan, Carpenter & Co. printed approximately 29,000 stamps of the 90-cent issue.