#25A – 1857-61 3c Washington, rose, type II

Condition
Price
Qty
- Mint Stamp(s)
Call for Availabilty.i
$0.00
Call for Availability
camera Used Single Stamp(s)
Usually ships within 30 days.i$950.00
$950.00
- Unused Stamp(s) (small flaws)
Usually ships within 60 days.i$3,200.00
$3,200.00
- Used Stamp(s) (small flaws)
Ships in 1-2 business days.i$550.00
$550.00
Mounts - Click Here
Condition
Price
Qty
- MM638215x33mm 25 Horizontal Strip Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$7.95
$7.95
- MM216829x33mm 50 Vertical Black Split-Back Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50
- MM420129x33mm 50 Vertical Clear Bottom-Weld Mounts
Ships in 1-2 business days.i
$3.50
$3.50
U.S. #25A
Series of 1857-61 3¢ Washington
Type II
 
Earliest Known Use: April 15,1857
Quantity: 550,000,000
Printed By:
Toppan, Carpenter, & Co.
Printing Method:
Flat plate
Perforations:
15½
Color:
Rose
 
The 1857-61 issues were the first perforated U.S. stamps. Their designs were reproduced from the imperforate plates of 1851. The entire series (U.S. #18-39) is noted for having narrow margins. These resulted in the perforations cutting into the top and bottom frame lines. Type I of the 1857 3¢ Washington has four outer frame lines.
 
#25A is a Type II stamp. To make more room for the margins, new plates were made without the top and bottom frame lines. In addition to having no top or bottom lines, the side frame lines on the type II stamps extend beyond the top and bottom of the stamp design. This is a result of the vertical line being cut the entire length of the plate, rather for each stamp.
 
First Perforated U.S. Postage Stamps Introduced
When the world’s first postage stamps were released, no provision was made for separating the stamps from one another. Post office clerks and stamp users merely cut these “imperforates” apart with scissors or tore them along the edge of a metal ruler. A device was needed which would separate the stamps more easily and accurately.
 
In 1847, Irishman Henry Archer patented a machine that punched holes horizontally and vertically between rows of stamps. Now stamps could be separated without cutting. Perforations enabled stamps to adhere better to envelopes. He sold his invention to the British Treasury in 1853. That same year, Great Britain produced its first perforated stamps.
 
Read More - Click Here


  • 2021 First-Class Forever Stamps - Star Wars Droids 2021 55c Star Wars Droids

    In 2021, the United States Postal Service released 10 new Forever stamps picturing Star Wars droids. The stamps were created to honor these characters and the positive influence they've had on people.  Order your set today.

    $10.95- $64.95
    BUY NOW
  • Major League Baseball In Stamps, Mint, Set of 5 Sheets, Grenada Major League Baseball Stamp Set
    Includes four mint stamp sheets. Each stamp features a portrait of the featured player, plus an action shot and team logo. Fun to own… and a terrific way to recall your memories of these baseball giants.  Act now and save $30.
    $19.95
    BUY NOW
  • 2001-11 Symbols of America, collection of 16 stamps 2001-11 Symbols of America, collection of 16 stamps
    Filling the gaps in your collection is easy with Mystic’s 2001-11 Symbols of America Set.  You’ll get 16 desirable stamps in one convenient step – saving you time and money. 
    $5.25- $17.50
    BUY NOW

U.S. #25A
Series of 1857-61 3¢ Washington
Type II
 
Earliest Known Use: April 15,1857
Quantity: 550,000,000
Printed By:
Toppan, Carpenter, & Co.
Printing Method:
Flat plate
Perforations:
15½
Color:
Rose
 
The 1857-61 issues were the first perforated U.S. stamps. Their designs were reproduced from the imperforate plates of 1851. The entire series (U.S. #18-39) is noted for having narrow margins. These resulted in the perforations cutting into the top and bottom frame lines. Type I of the 1857 3¢ Washington has four outer frame lines.
 
#25A is a Type II stamp. To make more room for the margins, new plates were made without the top and bottom frame lines. In addition to having no top or bottom lines, the side frame lines on the type II stamps extend beyond the top and bottom of the stamp design. This is a result of the vertical line being cut the entire length of the plate, rather for each stamp.
 
First Perforated U.S. Postage Stamps Introduced
When the world’s first postage stamps were released, no provision was made for separating the stamps from one another. Post office clerks and stamp users merely cut these “imperforates” apart with scissors or tore them along the edge of a metal ruler. A device was needed which would separate the stamps more easily and accurately.
 
In 1847, Irishman Henry Archer patented a machine that punched holes horizontally and vertically between rows of stamps. Now stamps could be separated without cutting. Perforations enabled stamps to adhere better to envelopes. He sold his invention to the British Treasury in 1853. That same year, Great Britain produced its first perforated stamps.