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Scott 65
Scott No. 1st Printing 2nd Printing 3rd Printing 4th Printing1 Remainders Destroyed Total
532 12,500 50,000       62,500
54 25,000 50,000       75,000
55 437,500     325,000   762,500
563 12,500 12,500       25,000
57 875,000     450,000 209,1354 1,115,865
58 12,500 12,500   33,850   46,350
59 387,500     187,5005 289,536 297,964
606 25,000 15,000       40,000
61 37,500     12,500   50,000
61B 50         50
62 65,500     68,750 98,919 35,331
63   7,500       7,500
64 15,000     5,000   20,000
65 6,2507         6,250
66 162,500   87,500     250,000
66C 50         50
67 12,500 12,500   5,000   25,000
68 100,000     12,500 81,250 31,250
69 3,750         3,750
70 15,000 5,000       20,000
71 50,000     35,000 62,879 22,121
72 22,000     14,250 21,151 15,099
73 36,500     12,500 41,901 7,099

1 Excepting Scott No. 57, in each case where remainders were burned the quantity destroyed exceeded the number of stamps printed in the Fourth Printing. Some quantities of each stamp printed in the Fourth Printing were sold before stocks were removed from sale on December 31, 1896. Except for Scott No. 57, the quantity of Fourth Printing stamps actually sold appears to be quite small based on estimates of surviving quantities. For example, in the case of Scott No. 68, it is estimated ten sheets (500 stamps) survived from the Fourth Printing.

2 Most of Scott 53 were made from the purple color stamp (Scott 30). A small quantity of the mauve color stamp (Scott 30a) was overprinted, probably in the Second Printing. None of the violet color (Scott 30b) have been seen overprinted.

3 All of the Scott 56 stamps are from the later printings of Scott 35 produced on a 100 subject plate with left and right margin copies (per sheet of 100) having straight edges.

4 All of the destroyed stamps were from the Fourth Printing, leaving a balance of 240,865 Fourth Printing stamps sold at the Post Office.

5 Scott 59 was produced from the 5 ultramarine (Scott 39), for which an uncatalogued variety is known. The variety consists of the stamps made from the 50 subject Die 1, re-entered, plate. Erasure of the old frame lines caused stamps of the Die 1, re-entered, plate to have incomplete tops on the ovals surrounding the value numbers in the upper corners. Most of Scott No. 59 was produced from the later 100 subject plate stamps of Scott No. 39. The Fourth Printing of Scott No. 59 included some quantity of Die 1, re-entered stamps, used examples of which are always dated in mid-1895. An estimate of 12,500 is given for Die 1, re-entered stamps of Scott No. 59.

6 Most of Scott 60 were made form the blue-green stamp (Scott 33a). A small quantity of the yellow-green (Scott 33) are known, probably from the Second Printing.

7 Most of the Scott 65 stamps were made from the vermilion (Scott 31a). A tiny quantity of the orange-red (Scott 31) was overprinted.

Study 1: Printing and Printing States

Study 3: Loose Type Flaws

Study 4: Printer's Errors - Inverts and Doubles

Study 5: Forgery Study

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