1857 US Postage Stamps

1875 12¢ reprint - #44

12¢ - Greenish black
Perf. 15½ - Scott #44 - 1875
Scissors separated sell at a substantial discount


Unused with no gum $2,200-$3,100


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

Plate : A new plate (plate #60) of 100 was created, which bears minute differences to the original.

Printer: Continental Bank Note Company

Watermark: None

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

Color: Greenish black

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

44 P3

44- P3
Plate Proof

Full Set of 1875 Proofs

1857 US Postage Stamps