Plate 5E was manufactured in early July, 1851, and was used continuously until late 1851, when it was put aside for some reason until it was recut and reentered into service in 1855, resulting in Plate 5L. Plate 5E showed no signs of wear. All stamps from this plate have inner lines. Approximately 5,093,600 stamps (25,468 impressions) were printed from Plate 5E. Refer to Dr. Chase's book The 3¢ Stamp of the United States 1851-1857 Issue for the full story of Plate 5E.
Plate 5E - Earliest Use July 19, 1851; Used for 3 1/2 Months; 25,468 impressions/5,093,600 stamps/1.41% of issued; 200 Scott 10A:
Chase - Plate 5E:
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