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24c General Winfield Scott special printing single

Scott Catalogue USA: 175
Description:

unused; special printing of the 1873 issue; produced by Continental Bank Note Company in 1875

Probably no more then 90 examples of this stamp still exisit.

In 1875, Post Office Department officials decided to exhibit samples of all previously issued stamps at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia the following year. Since this required a special printing, the department ordered extra copies for sale to stamp collectors.

Date:
1875
Medium:
hard white wove paper; ink (dull purple) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 1/8 x 1 in. (2.86 x 2.54 cm)
Museum ID:
1980.2493.1016
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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