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1975-1978 13-Cent Commemorative issues

Including regular issues from the same 13 period.

 

Scott 1622, 13 Flag Over Independence Hall, plate number 36777

Scott 1622a, 13 Flag Over Independence Hall error, horizontal pair, imperforate vertically, plate number 36149

Scott 1622C, 13 Flag Over Independence Hall, plate number 39913

This was the only plate number used to print Scott 1622C.

1976 issues

Scott 1631a, 13 Spirit of '76 strip of 3, plate numbers 36946-7-8

Scott 1631b, 13 Spirit of '76 strip of 3, imperforate error (one of only 4 found), plate numbers 36946-7-8

Scott 1632, 13 Interphil, plate number 36960

Scott 1632 var, 13¢ Interphil, dark blue (engraved) misprinted, plate number 36980

Scott 1633, 13¢ Delaware from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), used, plate number 36782

Scott 1637, 13¢ Connecticut from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36782

Scott 1638, 13¢ Massachusetts from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), used, plate number 36783

Scott 1642, 13¢ Virginia from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36783

Scott 1647, 13¢ Kentucky from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36784

Scott 1648, 13¢ Tennessee from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 37244

Scott 1652, 13¢ Mississippi from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36791

Scott 1653, 13¢ Illinois from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36792

Scott 1657, 13¢ Arkansas from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36787

Scott 1658, 13¢ Michigan from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36787

Scott 1662, 13¢ Wisconsin from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36787

Scott 1663, 13¢ California from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36791

Scott 1667, 13¢ California from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36791

Scott 1668, 13¢ Nevada from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36784

Scott 1672, 13¢ South Dakota from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36790

Scott 1673, 13¢ Montana from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36783

Scott 1677, 13¢ Utah from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36783

Scott 1678, 13¢ Oklahoma from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36782

Scott 1682, 13¢ Hawaii from State Flags pane (Scott 1682a), plate number 36788

Scott 1683, 13 Telephone, plate number 37280

Scott 1683 var, 13 Telephone, over-inked, pair with plate number 37283

Scott 1683 var, 13 Telephone, misperfed, plate number 37293

Scott 1684, 13 Commercial Aviation, plate number 36993

Scott 1685, 13 Chemistry, plate number 36972

Scott 1690, 13 Founding of Postal System, plate number 37353

Scott 1690 var, 13¢ Postal System, color shift, plate number 37357

Scott 1691 through 1694, from 13 Signing of the Declaration of Independence, strip of 4 (Scott 1691a)

Scott 1691 var, 13¢ from Signing of Declaration, blue (engraved) color shift, plate number 37484

Scott 1694 var, 13¢ from Signing of Declaration, blue (engraved) color shift, plate number 37483

13 Diver (Scott 1695), Skier (Scott 1696), Runner (Scott 1697), Skater (Scott 1698) from 1976 Olympics block of 4 (Scott 1698a), plate number 37435

Scott 1698b, 13 Olympics, imperforate error, pair photographically cropped from a block of four with plate numbers 37438 and 37431 appearing over Scott 1695a and 1696a

Scott 1699, 13 Clara Maass, plate number 37267

Scott 1699 var, 13¢ Clara Maass, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 37261

Scott 1699 var, 13¢ Clara Maass, misperfed, plate number 37271

Scott 1700, 13 Adolph S. Ochs, plate number 37598

Scott 1700 var, 13¢ Ochs, gray and black design shift, plate number 37592

Scott 1700 var, 13¢ Ochs, design shifted to top (or misperfed), plate number 37598

Scott 1700 var, 13¢ Ochs, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 37598

Scott 1701, 13 Nativity, plate number 37508

Scott 1701a, 13 Nativity, imperf error, plate number 37499

Scott 1701 var, 13¢ Nativity, misperfed, plate number 37493

Scott 1702, 13 Currier and Ives, plate number 37474

Scott 1702a, 13 Currier and Ives, imperforate error, plate number 37479

Scott 1703, 13 Currier and Ives, plate number 37636

Scott 1703a, 13¢ Currier and Ives, imperforate error, plate number 37635

1977 issues

Scott 1704, 13 Washington at Princeton, plate number 37642

Scott 1704a, 13 Washington at Princeton error, imperforate vertically, pair photographically cropped from one of only two known plate blocks of 12

Scott 1705, 13 Sound Recording, plate number 37858

Scott 1705 var, 13¢ Sound Recording, color shift, plate number 37862

Scott 1705 var, 13¢ Sound Recording, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 37860

Scott 1706, 13 Zia pottery, plate number 37773; Scott 1707, San Ildefonson pottery, plate number 37772; Scott 1708, Hopi pottery, plate number 37771; Scott 1709, Acuña Pottery, plate number 37770; from Pueblo Art block of 4 (Scott 1709a)

Scott 1706 var, 13¢ Zia pottery, imperforate vertically (photographically cropped from Scott 1709b), plate number 37770

Scott 1710, 13¢ Lindbergh, plate number 37942

Scott 1710a, 13 Lindbergh, imperforate error, plate number 37936

Scott 1711, 13 Colorado statehood, plate number 37956

Scott 1711 var, 13¢ Colorado statehood, misperfed, plate number 37956

Scott 1711 var, 13¢ Colorado statehood, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 37962

Scott 1711c, 13 Colorado statehood, "bulls-eye" L-perf, plate number 37956

Scott 1712 Swallowtail, Scott 1713 Checkerspot, Scott 1714 Dogface, Scott 1715 Orange-Tip; from 13¢ Butterfiles (Scott 1715a)

Scott 1716, 13 Lafayette, plate number 37923

Scott 1716 var, 13 Lafayette, misperfed, plate number 37954

Scott 1716 var, 13¢ Lafayette, misperfed, plate number 37954

Scott 1716 var, 13¢ Lafayette, misperfed and partially printed on gum due to paper fold, plate number 37952

Scott 1716a, red omitted error, produced by misperfing such that all red appears on the stamp below, plate number 37954

Scott 1717 Seamstress, Scott 1718 Blacksmith, Scott 1719 Wheelwright, Scott 1720 Leaterworker, from 13¢ Skilled Hands for Independence block of 4 (Scott 1720a)

Scott 1721, 13 Canadian Friendship, plate number 38052

Scott 1722, 13 Battle of Oriskany, plate number 37683

Scott 1722 var, misperfed, plate number 37684

Scott 1723, 13 Energy Conservation, plate number 38098; and Scott 1724, Energy Development, plate number 38096

Scott 1723 var, 13¢ Energy Conservation, misperfed, plate number 38095

Scott 1725, 13 Alta California, plate number 38218

Scott 1725 var, black color shift, plate number 38209

Scott 1725 var, orange and green shift, plate number 38210

Scott 1726, 13 Articles of Confederation, plate number 37926

Image courtesy of Steve O.

Scott 1726 var, misperfed, plate number 37922

Scott 1727, 13 Talking Pictures, plate number 37991

Scott 1727 var, misperfed, plate number 38034

Scott 1727 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 37996

Scott 1727 var, gold and black shifted right, plate number 37997

Scott 1727 var, gold and black shifted down, captured plate number 37991

Scott 1728, 13 Battle of Saratoga, plate number 38138

Scott 1728 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 38133

Scott 1729, 13¢ Christmas 1977, Washington at Valley Forge, plate number 38125

Scott 1729 var, ink wiping error, blue plate number 38123

Scott 1729a, Washington at Valley Forge imperforate error, plate number 37894

Scott 1730, 13 Christmas 1977, Mailbox, plate number 38155

1978 issues

Scott 1731, 13 Carl Sandburg, plate number 38334

Scott 1731var, both brown and black shifted left, plate number 38336

Scott 1731var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 383??

Scott 1732, 13 Captain James Cook, plate number 38379

Scott 1732 var, 13 Cook, misperfed, plate number 38391

Scott 1733, 13 Cook's Discovery of Hawaii, plate number 38379

Scott 1733 var, "Resolution," misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 38391

While the U.S. had issued numerous stamps with multiple designs starting with the 1964 Christmas issue, this was the first time that stamps in vertical and horizontal orientation appeared together in the same pane.

Scott 1734, 13 Indian Head Cent, plate number 38353

Scott 1734 var, 13¢ Indian Head Cent, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 38358

Scott 1734 var, ink spattered and flaked, unknown cause, plate number 38357

USPS experimented with the "tiny stamp" format here, with the CAPEX souvenir sheet, and with the 15¢ Dolly Madison stamp. It was unpopular with the public and with stamp designers, and has rarely been used since.

Scott 1744, 13 Harriet Tubman, plate number 38300

Scott 1744 var, 13 Harriet Tubman, yellow omitted error, plate number 38302

Scott 1744 var, 13¢ Harriet Tubman, misperfed, plate number 38304

Scott 1745, Orange flowered quilt; Scott 1746, Red quilt; Scott 1747, Striped quilt; Scott 1748, Plaid quilt; from 13¢ Quilting (Scott 1748a)

USPS printed these stamps with the denominations facing in different directions. "Top" can be determined by referencing the plate number position for each design.

Scott 1745 var, misperfed, plate number 38318

Scott 1748, local precancel, plate number 38319

Scott 1749, Ballet; Scott 1750, Theater; Scott 1751, Folk Dancing; Scott 1752, Modern Dance; from 13¢ American Dance (Scott 1752a)

Scott 1749 var, Ballet, misperfed, plate number 38446

Scott 1750, Theater, local precancel, plate number 38454

Scott 1752 var, Modern Dance, misperfed, plate number 38454

Scott 1753, 13 French Alliance, plate number 38513

Scott 1754, 13 George Papanicolaou, plate number 38240

Scott 1755, 13 Jimmie Rodgers, plate number 38475

Scott 1757a, Cardinal from 13¢ CIPEX souvenir sheet, plate number 38620

Scott 1757d, Bluejay, from 13¢ CIPEX souvenir sheet, plate number 38615

Scott 1757e, Moose, from 13¢ CIPEX souvenir sheet, plate number 38622

Scott 1757h, Raccoon, from 13¢ CIPEX souvenir sheet, plate number 38620

This CIPEX souvenir sheet was the first U.S. stamp initially issued in another country - the first day ceremony was at the Canadian International Philatelic Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario.

Scott 1757a var, 13¢ Cardinal, red, yellow and brown omitted, from CIPEX Souvenir sheet (Scott 1757 var), plate number 38621

Scott 1757a var, 13¢ Cardinal, imperforate vertically, from CIPEX Souvenir sheet (Scott 1757j), plate number 38621

Scott 1757a var, 13 Cardinal, misperfed, from CIPEX Souvenir sheet (Scott 1757m), plate number 38620

Scott 1757e var, 13¢ Moose, misperfed, plate number 38615

Scott 1757e var, 13¢ Moose, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 38627

Scott 1757h var, 13¢ Raccoon, misperfed, plate number 38638

 

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