Identification Guide for Half Cent United States Postage Stamps

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V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
info@vfthomas.com - 207-266-5748


(updated 30 July 2014)


Welcome to the online identification guide for half cent United States postage stamps.

Purpose of this web page: The purpose of this web page is to help you identify the Scott number for half cent United States postage stamps.

How to contribute: Feedback about this page is welcomed and should be e-mailed to info@vfthomas.com or sent by traditional mail to U.S. Postage Stamp Identifier, c/o V. F. Thomas Co.; P. O. Box 400; Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.






There are 5 United States postage stamps with a denomination of a half cent. You can determine which one you have by comparing your stamp with the images below and then reading what is printed to the right of the matching image. Click on any image to enlarge it.



Nathan Hale
design A154
perf. 11 - Your stamp is Scott #551
perf. 11 x 101/2 - Your stamp is Scott #653


George Washington
design A210
Your stamp is Scott #704


Benjamin Franklin
design A275
Your stamp is Scott #803


Benjamin Franklin
design A477
Your stamp is Scott #1030