1857 US Postage Stamps

1875 3¢ reprint - #41

3¢ - Scarlet
Perf. 15½ - Scott #41 - 1875
Scissor separated sell at a substantial discount


Unused with no gum $2,000-$3,750


Date of Issue : Issued for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia

Plate : The original Toppan Carpenter & Co 3¢ plate of 200 was used (plate #54 or #55)

Printer: Continental Bank Note Company

Watermark: None

Quantity Issued: 10,000
479 (unsold copies were destroyed)

Color: Scarlet

Note: This issue differs from the original in the shade of red, also the paper is harder and much more white and highly finished in appearance. The stamps were likely to have been separated with scissors. The reprints have no grill.

The Essay's and Proofs

41 P2

41- P2
Plate Proof
from the Roosevelt Album

40 P3
Plate Proof

40 P3
100 Proof's on plate

Full Set of 1875 Proofs

1857 US Postage Stamps