U.S. Newspaper and Periodical Stamps Designs of 1895

The Newspaper stamps of 1895 were printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Early printings were on unwatermarked paper and later in the year double-line watermarked paper was used, giving rise to two collectible varieties (see the listing of Cat. # catalog numbers below). Note that the images illustrated here are proofs of the stamp designs.

Cat. # Numbers for the Newspaper and Periodical Designs of 1895 (perf 12)
Printed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing on double-line USPS watermarked paper
One Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR102 – 1¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on unwatermarked paper
Cat. # PR114 – 1¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on watermarked paper

Two Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR103 – 2¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on unwatermarked paper
Cat. # PR115 – 2¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on watermarked paper

Five Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR104 – 5¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on unwatermarked paper
Cat. # PR116 – 5¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on watermarked paper

Ten Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR105 – 10¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on unwatermarked paper
Cat. # PR117 – 10¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on watermarked paper

Twenty-five Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR106 – 25¢ Carmine "Justice" on unwatermarked paper
Cat. # PR118 – 25¢ Carmine "Justice" on watermarked paper

Fifty Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR107 – 50¢ Carmine "Justice" on unwatermarked paper
Cat. # PR119 – 50¢ Carmine "Justice" on watermarked paper

Two Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR108 – $2 Scarlet "Victory" on unwatermarked paper
Cat. # PR120 – $2 Scarlet "Victory" on watermarked paper

Five Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR109 – $5 Ultramarine "Clio – The Muse" on unwatermarked paper
Cat. # PR121 – $5 Dark Blue "Clio – The Muse" on watermarked paper

Ten Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR110 – $10 Green "Vesta – Goddess of the Hearth, Home and Family" on unwatermarked paper .
Cat. # PR122 – $10 Green "Vesta – Goddess of the Hearth, Home and Family" on watermarked paper.

Twenty Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR111 – $20 Slate "Peace" on unwatermarked paper .
Cat. # PR123 – $20 Slate "Peace" on watermarked paper .

Fifty Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR112 – $50 Dull Rose "Commerce" on unwatermarked paper .
Cat. # PR124 – $50 Dull Rose "Commerce" on watermarked paper.

One Hundred Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Cat. # PR113 – $100 Purple "Indian Maiden" on unwatermarked paper .
Cat. # PR125 – $100 Purple "Indian Maiden" on watermarked paper.

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