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

(updated 11 December 2014)



There are 2 designs of indicia whose face value is ninety cents. They can be distinguished by answering the following question:
Question 1: Which better describes the inner portion of the shields that enclose the denomination? (choose an answer below)

     They barely project into the oval surrounding Perry's bust. You have identified design U33, printed in carmine and shared by Scott #s U105 (white paper), U106 (amber), and U107 (cream).
design U33
 
     They clearly projecting the oval surrounding Perry's bust. You have identified design U56, printed in carmine and shared by Scott #s U211 (white paper), U212 (amber), U213 (cream), U214 (oriental buff), U215 (blue), U216 (manila), and U217 (amber manila), or printed in purple and shared by Scott #s U342 (white paper), U343 (amber), U344 (oriental buff), U345 (blue), U346 (manila), and U347 (amber manila).
design U56

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