Identification guide for design numbers on United States stamped envelopes, wrappers, and letter sheets
forty cents

(updated 1 December 2014)



There are 2 designs of of indicia whose face value is forty cents. They may be distinguished by answering the question below.
Question 1: Is the indicium printed in one or two colors? (choose an answer below)

     one color You have identified design U22, printed in rose on buff paper and diagnostic for Scott #73.
design U22
 
     two colors You have identified design U16, printed in black and red on buff paper and diagnostic for Scott #U45.
design U16

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