Size of engraving 81 x 20mm. Three-quarters portrait of Mr. H. Dalley to left upon the hatched ground of an oval disk which is placed low down in the centre of a colorless ellipse of which the upper and lower curves project a trifle. Above, in an arched line of outlined and exteriorly shaded Roman capitals, “Dalley’s Magical Pain Extractor”; below, in a curved line, at left “The Genuine”; at right, “has This” in colored and exteriorly shaded block capitals, under which, in a straight line, at left, is “Private” and at right “Stamp.” in shaded Roman capitals. There are foliated ornaments at each side of the oval disk and these inscriptions are ornamented with colored dashes. Upon the colored spaces between the curved ends of the ellipse and the frame at top and bottom is, at left, above, “25 Cts.” at left below “50 cts.”; at right, above, “& $100”; and below “A Box”, in colorless numerals and Roman capitals. At the left end is a colorless semi-circular disk inscribed in a curved line of shaded Roman capitals “One Cent”; the words being separated by a large, shaded, numeral of value. To left of this, in a marginal label of solid color, is Mr. Dalley’s signature in facsimile. At right, upon a similar disk except that it also in eludes the space which, at left, is colored, is a shaded numeral of value at left of which, in a curved line of shaded Roman capitals, is “U. S. Internal”; crossing the numeral in a straight line of shaded block capitals is “Revenue.” ; and at right of that, in a curved line of Roman capitals “One Cent.” Trefoil ornaments are added at the inner corners of these semicircular disks and small foliated ones in the outer corners of the right hand one. An outer line of color completes the design.
An Historical Reference List of the Revenue Stamps of the United Stamps: Including the Private Die Proprietary Stamps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