1857 US Postage Stamps

1875 24¢ reprint - #45

24¢ -Blackish violet
Perf. 15½ - Scott #45 - 1875
Scissors separated sell at a substantial discount


Unused with no gum $1,800-$3,750


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

Plate : The original Toppan Carpenter & Co 24¢ plate of 200 was used (plate #6)

Printer: Continental Bank Note Company

Watermark: None

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

Color: Dark brown violet

Note: This issue differs from the original in the shade of violet, 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

45 P2

45- P2
Plate Proof

Full Set of 1875 Proofs

1857 US Postage Stamps