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1940-1949 Three Cent Commemorative issues

Including regular issues of the 1940s.

 

1940-1942 Issues

Scott 894, 3 Pony Express, plate number 22581 LL

Scott 895, 3 Pan American Union, plate number 22562 LL

Scott 896, 3 Idaho Statehood, plate number 22616 UL

Scott 897, 3 Wyoming Statehood, Plate number 22585 UR

Scott 898, 3 Coronado Expedition, Plate number 22635 LR

Scott 899, 1 Defense, Plate number 22664 UR

Scott 899 var, 1 Defense, precanceled, Plate number 22662 UL

Scott 900, 2 Defense, Plate number 22666 LL

Scott 900 var, 2 Defense showing plate crack, Plate number 22749 LL

Scott 901, 3 Defense, Plate number 22669 UR

Scott 901 var, 3 Defense showing ink smear, Plate number 22712 UL

Scott 902, 3 Gettysburg Address, Plate number 22683 UL

Scott 903, 3 Vermont Statehood, Plate number 22706 UL

Scott 904, 3 Kentucky Statehood, Plate number 22925 LL

Scott 906, 3 Chinese Resistance, Plate number 22955 UR

Scott 908, 1 Four Freedoms, Scott 907 2 United Nations, and Scott 905 3 Win the War

Scott 908 var, 1 Four Freedoms showing ghost plate number 23009

1943-1944 Overrun Countries

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing was busy printing war bonds and ration coupons, and had neither the time nor the resources for designing and printing stamps.  It also did not possess the specialized presses necessary for multi-color printing.  For the first time since 1893, this job was given to a private security printer, the American Bank Note Company.  Plate numbers could not be used, as this would conflict with the BEP practice of assigning sequential plates for all issues.  Therefore, the name of each country appears as the plate number.  Only upper right positions were printed; there are no other plate positions.

Scott 909, 5 Poland

Scott 909 var, 5 Poland error, missing plate number

Scott 909a, 5 Poland, double impression of country name

Scott 909c, 5 Poland error, reverse printing of colors

Scott 910, 5 Czechoslovakia

Scott 910a, 5 Czechoslovakia error, double impression (especially evident in the red "Czechoslovakia")

Scott 910b, 5 Czechoslovakia error, reverse printing of colors

Scott 911, 5 Norway, PSE grade 98

Scott 912, 5 Luxembourg

Scott 912 var, 5 Luxembourg, double printing of blue (easiest to see in the name under the flag)

Scott 913, 5 Netherlands

Scott 914, 5 Belgium

Scott 915, 5 France, PSE grade 100

Scott 915 var, 5 France error, reverse printing of colors

Scott 916, 5 Greece

Scott 917, 5 Yugoslavia

Scott 917a, 5 Yugoslavia error

The blue and red stripes of the error stamp were printed over the top of the gray ink used for the frame -- resulting in "no folds" in the flag image in the blue and red stripes.  This is especially noticeable in the red stripe in this example.

Scott 918, 5 Albania

Scott 919, 5 Austria

Scott 920, 5 Denmark

Scott 920 var, 5 Denmark error, reverse printing of colors

Scott 921, 5 Korea

1944 Commemoratives

Scott 922, 3 Transcontinental Railroad, Plate number 23142 UR

Scott 923, 3 Atlantic Crossing, Plate number 23146 UR

Scott 924, 3 Telegraph Centennial, used, Plate number 23152 UL

Scott 925, 3 Corregidor, Plate number 23162 UL

Scott 926, 3 Motion Pictures, Plate number 23180 UR

Scott 927, 3 Florida statehood, Plate number 23237 LR

Scott 928, 5 United Nations, Plate number 23265 UL

1946 Commemoratives

Scott 929, 3 Marines hoisting the flag on Iwo Jima, used, Plate number 23295 UL

Scott 930, 1 Roosevelt Memorial, Plate number 23307 UL

Scott 931, 2 Roosevelt Memorial, Plate number 23314 LL

Scott 932, 3 Roosevelt Memorial, Plate number 23285 UR

Scott 933, 5 Roosevelt Memorial, Plate number 23382 UL

Scott 934, 3 Army, Plate number 23325 LR

Scott 935, 3 Navy, Plate number 23339 UR

Scott 936, 3 Coast Guard, Plate number 23334 UR

Scott 937, 3 Alfred E. Smith, Plate number 23358 LL

Scott 938, 3 Texas statehood, Plate number 23366 LR

Scott 939, 3 Merchant Marine, Plate number 23398 UR

Scott 940, 3 Honorable Discharge, Plate number 23435 UR

Scott 941, 3 Tennessee statehood, Plate number 23448 UL

Scott 942, 3 Iowa statehood, Plate number 23468 UL

Scott 942 var, 3 Iowa Statehood, misperfed severely to left, LR Plate number23468

Scott 943, 3 Smithsonian Institution, Plate number23464 UR

Scott 944, 3 Kearney Expedition, Plate number23511 LR

The Thomas Edison issue, Scott 945, appears on the Famous Americans page.

Scott 946, 3 Pulitzer, plate number 23622 LL

1947 Commemoratives

Scott 947, 3 Postage Stamp Centenary, plate number 23599 UL

Scott 949, 3 Doctors, plate number 23666 UL

Scott 950, 3 Utah Centennial, plate number 23689 LR

Scott 951, 3 "Constitution," plate number 23711 LR

Scott 952, 3 Everglades National Park, plate number 23737 UL

1948 Commemoratives

The George Washington Carver issue, Scott 953, appears on the Famous Americans page.

Scott 954, 3 California Gold Centennial, plate number 23772 UL

Scott 954 var, 3 California Gold Centennial, misperfed, plate number 23772 LL

Scott 955, 3 Mississippi Territory, plate number 23805 UL

Scott 956, 3 Four Chaplains, plate number 23825 UR

Scott 957, 3 Wisconsin Centennial, plate number 23814 UL

Scott 958, 5 Swedish Pioneers, plate number 23831 UR

Scott 959, 3 Women's Progress, plate number 23841 UL

The William Allen White issue, Scott 960, appears on the Famous Americans page.

Scott 961, 3 Canadian Friendship, plate number 23853 UR

Scott 962, 3 Francis Scott Key, plate number 23835 UR

Scott 962 var, 3 Francis Scott Key, vertical strip of 3 showing "ghost" plate numbers 23835 and 23836

Scott 963, 3 Youth Month, plate number 23865 UL

Scott 964, 3 Oregon Territory, plate number 23873 LL

The Harlan Fiske Stone issue, Scott 965, appears on the Famous Americans page.

Scott 966, 3 Mount Palomar Observatory, plate number 23885 UR

Scott 966a, 3 Mount Palomar Observatory error, vertical pair imperforate horizontally, LR Plate number 23885.  Photographically cropped from one of only ten plate blocks in existence.

Scott 967, 3 Clara Barton, plate number 23899 UR

Scott 968, 3 Poultry Industry, plate number 23901 UR

Scott 969, 3 Gold Star Mothers, plate number 23834 LL

Scott 970, 3 Fort Kearney, plate number 23913 UL

Scott 971, 3 Peter Stuyvesant, Volunteer Firemen, plate number 23919 LR

Scott 972, 3 Indian Centennial, plate number 23922 UR

Scott 973, 3 Rough Riders, plate number 23949 LL

Scott 974, 3 Juliette Gordon Low, plate number 23954 LL

The Will Rogers issue, Scott 975, appears on the Famous Americans page.

Scott 976, 3 Fort Bliss, plate number 23936 LL

Scott 977, 3 Moina Michael and memorial poppy, used, plate number 23966 LL

Scott 978, 3 Gettysburg Address, plate number 23964 LL

Scott 979, 3 American Turners, plate number 23941 LL

The Joel Chandler Harris issue, Scott 980, appears on the Famous Americans page.

1949 Commemoratives

Scott 981, 3 Minnesota Territory, plate number 24032 UL

Scott 982, 3 Washington & Lee University, plate number 24037 LL

Scott 983, 3 Puerto Rico Election, plate number 24062 LR

Scott 984, 3 Annapolis Tercentenary, plate number 24097 UR

Scott 985, 3 Grand Army of the Republic, plate number 24139 LL

 

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