US 27 – 28 1857 5¢ Jefferson A11

27 28

28a 28b


U.S. #27
Series of 1857-61 5¢ Jefferson
First Day of Issue: October 6, 1858
Quantity issued: 135,000 (estimate)
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 15.5
Color: Brick red
 
U.S. #27 is a perforate version of the imperforate 5¢ Jefferson stamp of the Series of 1851-57. However, the projections at the top and bottom of U.S. #27 are complete. U.S. numbers 27, 28, and 28A differ only in shade of red color.

U.S. #28
Series of 1857-61 5¢ Jefferson
Type I

Earliest Known Use: August 8, 1857
Quantity issued: 270,000 (estimate)
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 15.5
Color: Red brown

U.S. #28 differs from numbers 27 and 28A only in the shade of red color.  U.S. #28A is a perforate version of the imperforate 5¢ Jefferson stamp of the Series of 1851-57. However, the projections at the top and bottom of U.S. #27 are complete.
 
U.S. #28A
Series of 1857-61 5¢ Jefferson
Earliest Known Use: March 31, 1858
Quantity issued: 25,000 (estimate)
Printed by: Toppan, Carpenter & Co.
Printing Method: Flat plate
Watermark: None
Perforation: 15.5
Color: Indian red
 
U.S. #28A is a perforate version of the imperforate 5¢ Jefferson stamp of the Series of 1851-57. However, the projections at the top and bottom of U.S. #27 are complete.
 
U.S. #28A differs from numbers 27 and 28 only in the shade of red color.