The 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 Scott catalog numbers below). Note that the images illustrated here are proofs of the stamp designs.



Scott 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
Scott PR102 - 1¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR114 - 1¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on watermarked paper

Two Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Scott PR103 - 2¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR115 - 2¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on watermarked paper

Five Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Scott PR104 - 5¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR116 - 5¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on watermarked paper

Ten Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Scott PR105 - 10¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR117 - 10¢ Black "Statue of Freedom" on watermarked paper

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

Fifty Cent Stamps of the 1895 Design
Scott PR107 - 50¢ Carmine "Justice" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR119 - 50¢ Carmine "Justice" on watermarked paper

Two Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Scott PR108 - $2 Scarlet "Victory" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR120 - $2 Scarlet "Victory" on watermarked paper

Five Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Scott PR109 - $5 Ultramarine "Clio - The Muse" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR121 - $5 Dark Blue "Clio - The Muse" on watermarked paper

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

Twenty Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Scott PR111 - $20 Slate "Peace" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR123 - $20 Slate "Peace" on watermarked paper

Fifty Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Scott PR112 - $50 Dull Rose "Commerce" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR124 - $50 Dull Rose "Commerce" on watermarked paper

One Hundred Dollar Stamps of the 1895 Design
Scott PR113 - $100 Purple "Indian Maiden" on unwatermarked paper
Scott PR125 - $100 Purple "Indian Maiden" on watermarked paper