Dietz Die Proof
Genuine Stamp

CSA #6 -- 5c Blue London Printing -- Jefferson Davis


1. Designer: Jean Ferdinand Joubert De La Ferte

2. Engraver: Jean Ferdinand Joubert De La Ferte

3. Printing Method: Typography

4. Printer: De La Rue & Co -- London, England

5. Number Printed: 12,000,000

6. Number of Plates: One

7. Earliest Recorded Date of Use: 16 APR 1862

8. Plating: Complete panes still remain

9. Inscription: None

10. Plate Numbers: None

11. Arrangement: Sheets of 400, Panes of 100 (Delivered from England in 1/2 sheets of 200 separated by a vertical gutter)

12. Major Colors: Blue

13. Minor Colors: Light Blue

14. Largest Known Multiple Unused: 1/2 Sheet of 200

15. Largest Known Multiple Used: Block of 14

16. Major Print Varieties: None

17. Most Typical Use: Pairs paying the 10c letter rate

18. Secondary Use: Singles used to pay the 5c letter rate prior to the rate increase of 1 JUL 1862. Singles used in combination with other 5c stamps to pay the 10c letter rate.

19. Miscellaneous Data: Virtually no flaws and a very uniform blue color with clear and sharp impressions