205P4 5c James Garfield 1882 issue plate proof on card
1881-1882 Catalog numbers 205-209. A new design for the five cent stamp was adopted in 1882 following the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Prior to that, the plates for the one, three, six and ten cent stamp were deepened to allow for stronger impressions and easier wiping of the plates. The stamps from this group would have been included in all printings except the one in 1879, which preceded the release of these stamps.