3¢ Violet Blue
Rotary Press Printing - Perf. 11 x 10 ½
Scott #1012 - 1952
Current Value = less than $1

Used stamps are worth less than 25 cents

Statistics and Facts

Issued: Chicago, Illinois - September 6th, 1952

First day of Issue

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: 113,860,000

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

The above photo of George Washington Bridge, NY, NY, was taken in the 1950's

1012 covered bridge

Coldwater Covered Bridge Alabama, built in 1850.


Varieties to look for

There are no varities of #1012

The Essay's and Proofs

1012 Proof Scotts - US Postage Stamps

#1012- P1a
large die proof on wove paper and die sunk on full size card

1952 Stamp Thumbnails 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1016