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

(updated 1 December 2014)



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
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 You have identified design UO32, printed in black and blue on white paper, and diagnostic for Scott #UO81.
design UO32
 
     no You have identified design UO31, printed in black and blue on white paper, and diagnostic for Scott #UO79.
design UO31

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