1857 US Postage Stamps

1875 30¢ reprint - #46

46 Scotts
30¢ - Yellow orange
Perf. 15½ - Scott #46 - 1875
Scissors separated sell at a substantial discount

Value

Unused with no gum $2,500-$4,250

Statistics

Date of Issue : Issued for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia

Plate : The original Toppan Carpenter & Co 30¢ plate of 200 was used (plate #7)

Printer: Continental Bank Note Company

Watermark: None

Quantity Issued: 10,000
Sold:
480 (unsold copies were destroyed)

Color: Yellow orange

Note: This issue differs from the original in the shade of orange, 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.

The Essay's and Proofs

46 P2

46- P2
Plate Proof

Full Set of 1875 Proofs


 

1857 US Postage Stamps