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12c Henry Clay special printing single

Scott Catalogue USA: 173
Description:

unused; special printing of 1873 issue

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 (dark violet) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 x 7/8 in. (2.54 x 2.22 cm)
Museum ID:
1980.2493.1014
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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