Demas Barnes 1, 2, and 4¢ Private Die Stamps
Demas Barnes had Butler and Carpenter prepare this 6 cent essay in late 1864. A printing plate was prepared and plate essays are known; however, no stamps were ever issued with this design. Barnes never used a six cent private die stamp.
Demas Barnes 6¢ Essay
Demas Barnes 6¢ Plate Essay, block of 4
In 1866, Barnes & Co. had new dies prepared in a horizontal format, with a vignette of the building at 21 Park Row instead of a portrait of Demas Barnes. The new stamps were issued in 1¢, 2¢, and 4¢ values in black. The firm is last mentioned in business directories in 1870.
Kathairon Bank, facsimile bank notes advertising "Lyon's Celebrated Kathairon, for Preserving, Restoring and Beautifying the Hair." The top note, denominated "20" lists the proprietor as D.S. Barnes, while the bottom note, denominated "50" lists Heath, Wynkcoop & Co. as the proprietor. Both were probably issued in the 1850s, with Demas Barnes as the proprietor.
Specimen bottle label for D.S. Barnes' Mexican Mustang Liniment, Lyon Mfg. Co., 50¢. The 50¢ coin in the label is dated 1853.