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



There are 5 designs of indicia whose face value is twenty-four cents. These designs can be divided into two groups: those with images of George Washington (2 designs) and those with images of Scott (3).
   For a key to the Washington designs, click here.
   For a key to the Scott designs, click here.



Key to designs that show a bust of Washington

Question 1: How many colors are in the design?
(choose an answer below)

one color
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design U22
You have identified design U22, printed in blue on white paper and diagnostic for Scott # U71.
 
two colors
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design U16
You have identified design U16, printed in red and green on buff paper and diagnostic for Scott #U44, or printed in lake and green on salmon paper and diagnostic for Scott #U44a.




Key to designs that show a bust of Scott

Question 1: Does "War Dept" appear near the top of the design?
(choose an answer below)

yes
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design UO15
You have identified design UO15, shared by Scott #s UO28 (printed in dark red on white paper) and U42 (printed in vermilion on white paper).
 
no
(go to Question 2)
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design U31
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design U54
 


Question 2: Which of the following better describes Scott's hair and the ornaments inside the oval?
(choose an answer below or return to the previous question (#1) you answered)

hair somewhat unkempt
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design U31
You have identified design U31, printed in purple and shared by Scott #s U99 (white paper), U100 (amber), and U101 (cream).  
 
hair more neatly kept
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design U54
You have identified design U54, printed in purple and shared by Scott #s U201 (white paper), U202 (amber), U203 (cream).  

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