The Value of the Stamp

1015 Scotts - US Postage Stamps

3¢ Violet
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


Issued:
Philadelphia, PA - October 4th, 1952

1015  First Day Cover United States Postage stamps

First day cover

1015 Maxim Scotts - US Postage Stamps

First day Maxim Card

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

1015 pane Scotts - US Postage Stamps
Pane of 50

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,
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

1015 paper boy Scotts - US Postage Stamps

One of the Paper Boys of America
, a 1950's photograph.

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.

1015 US Postage Stamps

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

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