Identification guide for design numbers of United States stamped envelopes, wrappers, and letter sheets
one and one-half cents



There are 3 designs of indicia whose face value is one and one-half cents. You can determine which your item has by starting with question 1 below.

Question 1: What image is the principal part of the design?
(choose an answer below)

Mount Vernon
stamp image
design U95
You have identified design U95, printed in chocolate on white paper and diagnostic for Scott #U524.
 
a bust of Washington
(go to Question 2)
stamp image
design U93
stamp image
design U98
 


Question 2: Is the shape of the design a circle or an oval?
(choose an answer below or return to the previous question (#1) you answered)

circle
stamp image
design U93
You have identified design U93, printed in brown and shared by Scott #s U481 (white paper), U482 (amber), U483 (blue), U484 (manila), and W485 (manila) - For a guide to identifying the two dies, click here.
 
oval
stamp image
design U98
You have identified design U98, printed in brown on white paper and diagnostic for Scott #U535.
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