Scott RN-L5. Laceyville, PA, B.W. Edwards draft. 1877. Black & red on white. Printed by American Bank Note Co. Phila. Allegorical woman representing Ceres and eagle vignettes.
Scott Types H through L were printed by Joseph R. Carpenter of Philadelphia. Butler & Carpenter were printers of adhesive revenue stamps, and in early 1866 the firm was awarded a contract to imprint revenues. Butler died during the period, so the printer is listed simply as Carpenter in the catalog. The firm’s first deliveries were made at the end of June, 1866. Designs H through J were engraved, while K and L were produced by letterpress.Type L is the last of the Carpenter designs, featuring a bust of Washington facing left, as in Type K, but with a smaller frame. It is known in blue, turquoise, gray, green, orange, olive, red and brown. The design was approved for use in 1874.