1857 US Postage Stamps

1861 "August or First Design" 10¢ -
#58 (now 62B)

Scotts 57
#58 is the same as 62B
Please see 63B for more details


Date of Issue : This stamp was not issued, it was produced as a sample for the Post Office Department. It probably reached collectors via postal officials. It is considered to be an essay.

Plate : Created from plate #4 with 200 subjects for the purpose of submission to the Post Office Department. The issued stamp was created from both this plate (#62B) and a new plate #15 (#68) which has subtle design differences from plate #4.

Printer: National Bank Note Company

Watermark: None

Quantity Issued: 500,000

Color: Dark green or dark yellow green

1857 US Postage Stamps