NEWSPAPER BOYS ISSUE
Rotary Press Printing - Perf. 11 x 10 ½
Scott #1015 - 1952
Current Value = less than $1
Used stamps are worth less than 25 cents
Statistics and Facts
First day Maxim Card
Plate Size: Sheets of 200 (4 panes of 50) on electric eye plates.
Printer: The Bureau of Printing and Engraving
Watermark: USPS, single lined
Quantity Issued: 115,430,000
What you should look for
Look for blocks of four or six,
The Inspiration for the Design
The stamp was originaly supposed to celebrate free enterprise, as America's economic post war surge was in full force. You will see on the torch the words "Free Enterprise" on the torch. Then somewhere along the process it was decided that the epitomy of Free Enterprise was the boy getting busy earning his pocket money delivering papers.
At the time there was a big push to get boys involved in community activity, such as Boy Scouts of America. The common slogan at the time was that todays Newspaper boys would be tomorrows leaders. I know mine will not be a baseball pitcher when he gets older.
Varieties to look for
There are no varities of #1015
The Essay's and Proofs
I have not been able to locate an essay or proof of #1015