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



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.
stamp image
design U33
You have identified design U33, printed in carmine and shared by Scott #s U105 (white paper), U106 (amber), and U107 (cream).
 
They clearly project
into the oval
surrounding
Perry's bust.
stamp image
design U56
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).

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