3¢ Bright Blue
Rotary Press Printing - Perf. 11 x 10 ½
Scott #1006 - 1952
Current Value = less than $1

Used stamps are worth less than 25 cents

Statistics and Facts

Issued: Baltimore, MD - February 28th, 1952

First Day Cover

Plate Size: Sheets of 200 (4 panes of 50) on electric eye plates.

Pane of 50

Printer: The Bureau of Printing and Engraving

Watermark: USPS, single lined

Quantity Issued: 112,540,000

What you should look for

Look for blocks of four or six,
MNH with the plate number as shown above.
Do not bother investing in graded stamps as they
only depreciate for this year.


The Inspiration for the Design

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's First Coach
drawn on wooden planks (not iron rails)

1006 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Scotts - US Postage Stamps

The first trains in America were pulled by horse, with a top speed of 5mph.
This reconstruction of the B&O pioneer can be found at the B&O Railroad Museum

1006 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Flyer
The F7-A diesel featured in the stamp, shown here ready for scrap, but... (see below)

1006 MARC engine

Amazingly the same diesel, pictured above in what should have been
its graveyard in 1957 is still in service, with new colors and a completely
new interior, it can be seen in Baltimore serving Maryland commuters.

Varieties to look for

There are no varieties of #1006

The Essay's and Proofs

Large Die Proof on India
Die sunk on 202 x 152mm card

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