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1978-1981 15-Cent Commemorative issues

Including rate change stamps and other regular issues from the same 15 period.

 

1978 issues

Scott 1735, (15) "A" Eagle, plate number 35768. Image courtesy of Steve O.

Scott 1735 var, (15) "A" Eagle, misperfed in both directions, plate number 35768

Scott 1735 var, (15¢) misperfed horizontally, plate number 35769

Scott 1735 var, (15¢) "A" Eagle, misperfed, plate number 35768

Scott 1735 var, (15¢) "A" Eagle, solvent smear, plate number 35768

Scott 1735c, (15¢) "A" Eagle, perf 11.2, plate number 35770

Scott 1756, 15 George M. Cohan, plate number 38412

Scott 1756 var, 15 George M. Cohan, misperfed, plate number 38416

Scott 1756 var, 15¢ George M. Cohan, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 38412

Scott 1758, 15 Photography, plate number 38522

Scott 1758 var, 15¢ Photography, misperfed, plate number 38522

Scott 1758 var, 15¢ Photography, misperfed, plate number 38524

Scott 1759, 15 Viking missions to Mars, plate number 38717

Scott 1759 var, 15¢ Viking mission to Mars, misperfed, plate number 38743

Scott 1760, 1761, 1762, 1763 plate number singles from 15¢ Owls block of 4 (Scott 1763a)

Scott 1760 var, 15¢ Great Gray Owl, black (engraved) color shift, plate number 38798

Scott 1762 var, 15 Barred Owl, black (engraved) color shift, plate number 38800

Scott 1763 var, 15¢ Great Horned Owl, misperfed, plate number 38792

Scott 1764 Giant Sequoiah, 1765 White Pine, 1766 White Oak, 1767 Gray Birch, from 15¢ American Trees (Scott 1767a), plate number 38808

Scott 1766 var, 15¢ White Oak, misperfed, plate number 38810

Scott 1767 var, 15¢ Gray Birch, misperfed due to foldover, plate number 38808

Scott 1768, 15 Christmas 1978, Madonna, plate number 38737

Scott 1768a, 15¢ Madonna, imperforate error, plate number 38731

Scott 1769, 15 Christmas 1978, Hobby Horse, plate number 38668

Scott 1769a, 15 Christmas 1978, Hobby Horse, imperforate error, plate number 38673

1979 issues

Scott 1770, 15 Robert F. Kennedy, plate number 38919

Scott 1770 var, 15¢ RFK, reverse printing under gum, plate number 38918

Scott 1770 var, 15¢ RFK, misperfed, plate number 38918

Scott 1770 var, 15¢ RFK, misperfed due to foldover, plate number 38926

Scott 1771, 15 Martin Luther King, Jr., plate number 38820

Scott 1772, 15 International Year of the Child, plate number 38977

Scott 1772 var, 15¢ Year of the Child, misperfed, plate number 38981

Scott 1773, 15 John Steinbeck, plate number 38942

Scott 1774, 15 Albert Einstein, plate number 38968

Scott 1775 Coffeepot, 1776 Tea Caddy, 1777 Sugar Bowl and 1778 Teapot from Pennsylvania Toleware Folk Art (Scott 1778a), plate number 38997

Scott 1778 var, 15 Tea Pot, misperfed, plate number 38998

Scott 1778b, 15 Teapot error, imperforate horizontally, plate number 39001

Scott 1779 Jefferson Memorial, 1780 Baltimore Cathedral, 1781 Boston State House, 1782 Philadelphia Exchange, from 15¢ Architecture block of 4 (Scott 1782a)

Scott 1783, 1784, 1785, 1786 from 15¢ Endangered Flora (Scott 1786a), matched set of plate number 39049

Scott 1785 var and 1786 var, imperforate error from Scott 1786b

Scott 1787, 15 Seeing Eye Dogs, illustrating some of the additional marginal markings that can appear with bottom plate number 38987: vertical and diagonal bar; empty colored box; diagonal bar. Some plate numbers have up to 8 different possible marginal markings in addition to the plate number, including filled color boxes, a multi-colored plus sign, tiny color squares, holes, dashes, arrows, "crow's feet" and more. For interested specialists, the Hebert's Catalogue of Plate Number Singles lists these different collectible types.

Scott 1787a, 15 Seeing Eye Dogs, imperforate error, plate number 38987

Scott 1788, 15 Special Olympics, plate number 39096

Scott 1789, 15 John Paul Jones, perf. 11 x 11, plate number A0006

Scott 1789 var, 15 John Paul Jones, misperfed, plate number A0001

Scott 1789 var, 15 John Paul Jones, perf. 11 x 11 but imperf at top, plate number A0009

Scott 1789 var, imperf error, plate number A0001 photographically cropped from a larger block

Scott 1789c, 15 John Paul Jones, imperf horizontally error, plate number A0006 photographically cropped from a larger block

Scott 1789d, 15 John Paul Jones, imperf between horizontally error, plate number A0006 photographically cropped from a larger block

Scott 1789A, 15 John Paul Jones, perf. 11 x 12, plate number A0010

Scott 1790, 10 1980 Summer Olympics, plate number 39111

Scott 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, from 15¢ 1980 Summer Olympics (Scott 1794a)

Scott 1792 var, 1794 var imperforate error, from 15¢ 1980 Summer Olympics (Scott 1794ba)

Scott 1796, 15 Hockey Goalie from 1980 Winter Olympics block of 4 (Scott 1798a), "L" perf, plate number 39209 UR

Scott 1797, 15 Ski Jumper from 1980 Winter Olympics block of 4 (Scott 1798a), "L" perf, plate number 39204 LL

Scott 1797a, 15 Ski Jumper from 1980 Winter Olympics block of 4 (Scott 1798c), bulls-eye perf, plate number 39204 LL

Scott 1799, 15 David Madonna, Christmas 1980, plate number 38944 LL

Scott 1799a, 15 Madonna, Christmas 1980, imperforate error, UL PNS with plate number 38950 photographically cropped from a block of 12

Scott 1800, 15 Gingerbread Santa, Christmas 1980, plate number 38880 LR

1980 issues

Scott 1801, 15 Will Rogers, plate number 39080

Scott 1801a, imperforate error, plate number 39080 photographically cropped from a block of 12

Scott 1802, 15 Vietnam Veterans, plate number 39150 UL

Scott 1803, 15 W. C. Fields, plate number 39219 UL

Scott 1804, 15 Benjamin Banneker, plate number A0017 LR

Scott 1805, 15 Write Soon from Letter Writing issue (Scott 1810a), plate number 39231 LR

Scott 1821, 15 Frances Perkins, plate number 39271 UL

Scott 1822, 15 Dolley Madison, plate number 39297 UR

Scott 1823, 15 Emily Bissell, plate number 39286 LL

Scott 1823a, imperforate horizontally error, plate number 39285

Scott 1824, 15 Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, plate number 39313 UL

Scott 1825, 15 Veterans Administration, plate number A0025 LL

Scott 1826, 15 Vernardo de Galvez, plate number 39381 LL

Scott 1826 var, 15 Bernardo de Galvez, two-color ink smear from the printing process, plate number 39364 LL

Scott 1826b, 15 de Galvez, light blue omitted error, plate number 39359 UR

Scott 1827, 15 Brain Coral from Coral block of 4 (Scott 1830a), plate number 39385 UL

Scott 1828, 15 Elkhorn Coral from Coral block of 4 (Scott 1830a), plate number 39385 UR

Scott 1829, 15 Chalice Coral from Coral block of 4 (Scott 1830a), plate number 39385 LL

Scott 1830b, 15 Coral Reefs, vertically imperforate between error, plate number 39385 UL appearing over Scott 1827a

Scott 1830c, 15 Coral Reefs, imperforate error, plate number 39385 UL appearing over Scott 1827a

Scott 1831, 15 Organized Labor, plate number 39405 LR

Scott 1831a, 15 Organized Labor, imperforate error, plate number 39410

Scott 1832, 15 Edith Wharton, plate number 39395 LR

Scott 1833, 15 Learning, plate number A0027 LL

Scott 1834, 15 Bella Coola mask from Indian Art issue (Scott 1837a), plate number 39265 UL

Scott 1835, 15 Chilkat Tlingit mask from Indian Art issue (Scott 1837a), plate number 39265 UR

Scott 1836, 15 Tlingit Tribe mask from Indian Art issue (Scott 1837a), plate number 39265 LL

Scott 1837, 15 Bella Coola mask from Indian Art issue (Scott 1837a), plate number 39265 LR

Scott 1838, 15 Smithsonian from American Architecture block of 4 (Scott 1841a), plate number 39430 UL

Scott 1839, 15 Trinity Church from American Architecture block of 4 (Scott 1841a), plate number 39421 UR

Scott 1841, 15 Lyndhurst from American Architecture block of 4 (Scott 1841a), plate number 39417 LR

Scott 1842, 15 Stained Glass, Christmas 1980, plate number 39327 UR

Scott 1842a, 15 Stained Glass, Christmas 1980, imperforate error, pair with plate numbers 39333 and 39334

Scott 1843, 15 Wreath, Christmas 1980, plate number 39318 B

Scott 1843a, 15 Wreath, Christmas 1980, imperforate error, pair with plate numbers 39323 and 39324

1981 issues

Scott 1874, 15 Everett Dirksen, plate number 4 LR

Scott 1874 var, 15 Everett Dirksen, misperfed, plate number 4

Scott 1875, 15 Whitney Moore Young, plate number 111111 LL

 

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