Description:—Size of engraving 62 x 25mm. Full face portrait of Mr. Barr upon an oval disk bordered by a twisted cord and superimposed upon an irregular shaped tablet with a shaded ground and a fanciful, scrolled frame. At right and left are irregularly shaped tablets with a reticulated ground, that at left is inscribed ” T. H. Barr – & Co. – Proprietors – Terre Haute, Ind.” in four lines; the upper and lower being arched and the others horizontal, all in colorless capitals. Roman for the two upper, and block for the two lower lines. At right, in a similar manner, but in three lines: “U. S. Inter. – Revenue- Four -cents.” ; the lower line is in block capitals, the rest in Roman. At each end of the stamp, upon an oval disk with horizontally lined ground bordered by a twisted cord, is a colorless numeral of value. The end tablets are upon a vertically shaded ground bordered by a heavy, colorless band, lightly shaded vertically and surrounded by a broad, colorless line between two fine lines of color.
An Historical Reference List of the Revenue Stamps of the United Stamps: Including the Private Die Proprietary Stamps
Boston Philatelic Society
Salem, Press of Newcomb & Gauss, 1899