1857 US Postage Stamps

1875 90¢ reprint - #47

47 Scotts
90¢ - Deep blue
Perf. 15½ - Scott #47 - 1875
Scissors separated sell at a substantial discount
Requires Certificate


Unused with no gum $3,750-$4,250


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

Plate : The original Toppan Carpenter & Co 90¢ plate of 200 was used (plate #18)

Printer: Continental Bank Note Company

Watermark: None

Quantity Issued: 10,000
Sold: 454 (unsold copies were destroyed), the least common of the 1876 reprints

Color: Deep blue

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


Plate Proof
Die Sunk

47 P2

47- P2
Plate Proof

47 P4

Plate Proof

Full Set of 1875 Proofs

1857 US Postage Stamps