1857 US Postage Stamps

1875 5¢ reprint - #42

5¢ - Red Brown
Perf. 15½ - Scott #42 - 1875
Scissors separated sell at a substantial discount


Unused with no gum $650-$1,600


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

Plate : A new plate (plate #58) of 100 was created, which bears minute differences to the original.

Printer: Continental Bank Note Company

Watermark: None

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

Color: Red Brown

Note: The reprint differs from the orginal in that it 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

42 P2

42- P2
Plate Proof
from the Roosevelt Album

Full Set of 1875 Proofs

1857 US Postage Stamps