1875 1¢ reprint - #40
1¢ - Bright blue
Perf. 15½ - Scott #40 - 1875
Scissors separated sell at a substantial discount
*not scissors separated
Unused with no gum $280-$500
Date of Issue : Issued for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia
Plate : A new plate (plate #56) of 100 was created, which bears minute differences to the original.
Printer: Continental Bank Note Company
Quantity Issued: 10,000
Color: Bright blue
Note: This issue differs from the original in the shade of blue, also the paper 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.
Although all the 1876 reprints were invalid for postage, this one example on
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