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



There are 3 designs of indicia whose face value is forty-five cents. One design is distinctive and is shown immediately below. The remaining two designs can be distinguished by answering the question below the following image.

Eagle
stamp image
design UC32
= Scott #UC63 (printed in gray, red, and blue on blue paper; UC63a printed on white paper)


Question 1: Is "E Pluribus Unum" legible?
(choose an answer below)

yes
stamp image
design UO32
You have identified design UO32, printed in black and blue on white paper, and diagnostic for Scott #UO81.

 

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no
stamp image
design UO31
You have identified design UO31, printed in black and blue on white paper, and diagnostic for Scott #UO79.

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