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



There are 4 designs of indicia whose face value is seven cents. Two of these designs are distinctive enough that they can be identified by examining the images immediately below. The remaining 2 designs can be distinguished by answering the question following those two images.

DC-4 Skymaster
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design UC3
= Scott #UC26
 
Jet airplane silhouette
stamp image
design UC8
   printed in blue and diagnostic for Scott #UC33 or printed in red and diagnostic for UC34


Question 1: Are the lower end of the numeral 7's turned upward?
(choose an answer below)

yes
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You have identified design U49, printed in vermilion and shared by Scott #s U185 (white paper; not regularly issued) and U186 (amber).  
 
no
they are curved but not turned upward
stamp image
You have identified design U27, printed in vermilion on amber paper and diagnostic for Scott #U88.

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