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1988-1990 25-Cent Commemorative issues

Including rate change stamps and other regular issues from the same 25 period.

1988 issues

Scott 2277, (25) "E" Earth, plate number 1111

Scott 2278, 25 Flag in Clouds, plate number 1222

Scott 2278 var, blue ink smear, plate number 1111

Scott 2279, (25) non-denominated E rate coil, plate number 1222

Scott 2279a, imperforate error, plate number 1111

Scott 2279a var, imperforate error, miscut, plate number 1222 at top

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Scott 2280, 25 Flag over Yosemite coil, large block tagging, used, plate number 1

Scott 2280b, 25¢ Flag over Yosemite coil, large block tagging, imperf error, plate number 8

Scott 2280d, 25¢ Flag over Yosemite coil, tagging omitted error, plate number 8

Scott 2280a, 25¢ Flag over Yosemite coil, prephosphored paper with mottled tagging, plate number 13

Scott 2280c, 25 Flag over Yosemite coil, prephosphored, imperforate error, plate number 2

Scott 2280e, 25¢ Flag over Yosemite coil, black trees error, plate number 4

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Scott 2285A, 25¢ Flag in Clouds, from booklet (Scott 2285Ac), plate number 1111

Scott 2343, 25 Constitution Ratification - South Carolina statehood, plate number A11111

Scott 2343 var, misperfed horizontally, imperf at top due to paper fold, plate number A11111

Scott 2343a, imperf vertically error, plate number A11111

Scott 2344, 25 Constitution Ratification - New Hampshire statehood, plate number A1111

Scott 2345, 25 Constitution Ratification - Virginia statehood, plate number 3323

Scott 2345 var, 25¢ Virginia statehood, red ink smear, plate number 1111

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2346, 25 Constitution Ratification - New York statehood, plate number 1111

Scott 2347, 25 Constitution Ratification - North Carolina statehood, plate number A11111

Scott 2348, 25 Constitution Ratification - Rhode Island statehood, plate number 222222

Scott 2377, 25 Francis Ouimet, plate number A11111

Scott 2378, 25¢ Love - Rose, plate number 11111

Scott 2378a, imperforate error, plate number 11111

Image of this apparently unique error courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 2379, 45¢ Love - Rose, 2-ounce rate, plate number 1111

Scott 2380, 25 1988 Summer Olympics, plate number 12111

Scott 2381, 25¢ Locomobile from Classic Automobiles booklet pane (Scott 2385a), plate number 1

Scott 2381 var, multiple impressions, from booklet pane (Scott 2385a var), plate number 1

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

    

    

Nathaniel Palmer (Scott 2386); Lt. Charles Wilkes (Scott 2387); Richard E. Byrd (Scott 2388); and Lincoln Ellsworth (Scott 2389)
from 25¢ Antarctic Explorers block of 4 (Scott 2389a),
plate number A111111

Scott 2388a, 25 Richard E. Byrd, engraved black omitted error (inscription and map lines), from block of 4 (Scott 2389b), Plate number A11111 LL

   

    

Complete set of Scott 2390, 2391, 2392 and 2393, from 25¢ Carousel Animals block of 4 (Scott 2393a)

Scott 2393 var, orange and tan shifted to right, plate number 111121

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2394 var, orange and tan shifted to right, plate number 1

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2394, $8.75 Eagle, express mail rate, plate number 1

Scott 2394 var, $8.75 Eagle, local precancel, plate number 1

    

    

Happy Birthday (Scott 2395); Best Wishes (Scott 2396); Thinking of You (Scott 2397); and Love You (Scott 2398)
from 25¢ Special Occasions booklet (Scott 2396a and 2398a),
plate number A1111

Scott 2398 var, imperforate error, from Scott 2398c, plate number A1111

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Scott 2399, 25 Christmas 1988, Botticelli Madonna, plate number 43454

Scott 2399 var, 25¢ Botticelli, yellow and blue shifted left, plate number 43454

Scott 2399 var, 25¢ Botticelli, solvent smear error, plate number 2

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2399a, gold omitted error (there should be a fifth "2" in the group), plate number 2222(0)

Scott 2400, 25 Sleigh, plate number 11111

1989 issues

Scott 2401, 25¢ Montana statehood, plate number 2222

Scott 2402, 25 A. Philip Randolph, plate number 12111

Scott 2403, 25 North Dakota statehood, plate number A1111

Scott 2404, 25¢ Washington statehood, plate number A1111

Scott 2405, 25¢ Experiment from Steamboats booklet pane (Scott 2509a), plate number 2

Scott 2405 var, tagging omitted error, from booklet pane Scott 2409b, plate number 1

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Scott 2410, 25 1989 Stamp Expo, plate number 111

Scott 2411, 25 Arturo Toscanini, plate number A11111

Scott 2411 var, 25¢ Toscanini, misperfed vertically, plate number A11111

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2412, 25 Bicentennial of U.S. House of Representatives, plate number 1

Scott 2413, 25 Bicentennial of U.S. Senate, plate number 111

Scott 2414, 25 Bicentennial of Executive Branch, plate number 1

Image couresy of Bill Langs

Scott 2414 var, 25¢ Executive Branch, gold shifted down causing "square jaw," plate number 1

Scott 2415, 25 Bicentennial of U.S. Supreme Court, plate number 1

Scott 2416, 25 South Dakota statehood, plate number A1111

Scott 2416 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number A1111

Image courtesy of Steven Katz

Scott 2417, 25 Lou Gehrig, plate number A111111

Scott 2418, 25 Ernest Hemingway, plate number A11111

Scott 2419, $2.40 Moon Landing priority mail, plate number 1

Scott 2419a, $2.40 Moon Landing, black (engraved) omitted error, plate number 11113

Scott 2419b, $2.40 Moon Landing, imperforate error, plate number 1

Scott 2420, 25 Letter Carriers, plate number A11111

Scott 2420 var, 25¢ Letter Carriers, misperfed horizontally, plate number A11111

Scott 2421, 25 Bill of Rights, plate number 376

    

    

Tyrannosaurus (Scott 2422); Pteranodon (Scott 2423); Stegosaurus (Scott 2424); and Brontosaurus (Scott 2425)
from 25¢ Dinosaurs block of 4 (Scott 2425b)

Scott 2422a, 25¢ Tyrannosaurus, engraved black omitted error (inscriptions and denomination), plate number 29368

Scott 2423a, 25 Pteranodon, engraved black omitted error (inscriptions and denomination), plate number 11111

Scott 2426, 25 Pre-Columbian Art, plate number A111111

Scott 2427, 25 Carracci Madonna sheet stamp, plate number 3342

Scott 2427 var, 25 Carracci Madonna, single from booklet pane (Scott 2427a), plate number 1

Scott 2427 var, red (litho) shifted right, single from booklet pane (Scott 2427a var), plate number 1

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 2427 var, miscut, single from booklet pane (Scott 2427a var), plate number 1

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 2428, 25 Christmas 1989, Sleigh, perf 11, yellow package UL with black and red bow, plate number A11111

Scott 2428 var, 25¢ Sleigh, perf 11, misperfed vertically, plate number A11111

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2429, 25¢ Sleigh, perf 11-1/2, red package UL with red bow, from booklet pane (Scott 2429a), plate number 1111

Scott 2431, 25¢ Eagle, plate number A1111

Scott 2431c, 25 Eagle, die cutting omitted error, plate number A1111

1990 issues

    

    

Stagecoach (Scott 2434); Steamboat (Scott 2435; Mail Plane (Scott 2436); and Mail Truck (Scott 2437)
from 25 Early mail transportation (Scott 2437a)

Scott 2434 var, 25¢ Stagecoach, miscut with wide margin at left, plate number 2112

Scott 2434 var, dark blue (engraved text and denomination) omitted error, from Scott 2437b, plate number 2112

Scott 2436 var, dark blue (engraved text and denomination) omitted error, from Scott 2437b, plate number 2112

Scott 2439, 25 Idaho statehood, plate number A11111

Scott 2439 var, 25 Idaho statehood, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number A11111

Scott 2440, 25¢ Love, plate number U2222

Scott 2440 var, 25¢ Love, misperfed vertically, plate number U3223

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 2440 var, misperfed horizontally and vertically, captured plate number U1111

Scott 2440 var, miscut and misperfed horizontally, plate number U2222

Scott 2440 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number U2222

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2440a, 25¢ Love, imperforate error, plate number U2222

Scott 2441, 25¢ Love from booklet pane (Scott 2441a), plate number 1111

Scott 2441 var, green shifted right, plate number 1211

Scott 2441c, red omitted error, plate number (0)211

Scott 2442, 25 Ida B. Wells, plate number A11111

Scott 2443, 15¢ Beach Umbrella, plate number 111111

There is a very faint tan/cream plate number before light blue / yellow / magenta / green / dark blue

Scott 2443 var, 15¢ Beach Umbrella, local precancel, plate number 111111

Scott 2443 var, dark blue shifted up (denomination, gull wingtips), plate number 121111

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2443b, dark blue omitted error (denomination, gull wingtips), also red and green misregistered; plate number 11111(1)

Scott 2444, 25 Wyoming statehood, plate number 2251

    

    

The Wizard of Oz (Scott 2445); Gone With The Wind (Scott 2446); Beau Geste (Scott 2447); and Stagecoach (Scott 2448)
from 25¢ Classic Movies block of 4 (Scott 2448a),
plate number A11111

Scott 2447 var, 25¢ Gone With The Wind, misperfed horizontally, plate number A11111

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2449, 25 Marianne Moore, plate number A111

Scott 2470, 25 from Lighthouses booklet pane (Scott 2474a), plate number 4

Scott 2470b, white (engraved) omitted error, from booklet pane (Scott 2474c), plate number 4 omitted

Scott 2501, 25¢ Assiniboine from Indian Headdresses booklet pane (Scott 2505a), plate number 1

   

Micronesia (Scott 2506); and Marshall Islands (Scott 2507)
from 25¢ Pacific Islands Independence issue (Scott 2507a),
plate number 22523

Scott 2507b, 25 Federated States of Micronesia error, black (engraved text and denomination) omitted error, plate number 22523(-1)
Engraved black plate number 1 should appear in the selvage of the lower left stamp.

    

    

Porpose (Scott 2508); Whale (Scott 2509); Sea Otter (Scott 2510); and Common Dolphin (Scott 2511)
from 25¢ Sea Creatures block of 4 (Scott 2511a)

Scott 2509 var, black (engraved text, denomination) shifted left, plate number 2132

Scott 2511 var, black (engraved text, denomination) shifted left, plate number 1

Scott 2508 var, 25 Porpoise, black omitted error, from Scott 2511b, plate number 4233

Scott 2509a, 25 Whale, black omitted error, from Scott 2511b, plate number 2132

Scott 2512, 25¢ PUAS - Grand Canyon, plate number A1111

Scott 2512 var, 25¢ PUAS, misperfed vertically, plate number A1111

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 2513, 25¢ Dwight Eisenhower, plate number A11111

Scott 2513 var, 25¢ Eisenhower, misperfed vertically, plate number A11111

Scott 2513 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number A11111

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 2514, 25¢ Antonello Madonna, plate number 2221

Scott 2514a, 25¢ Antonello Madonna, from booklet pane (Scott 2514b), plate number 1

Scott 2515, 25 Christmas tree, 1990, perf 11, plate number A1111

Scott 2515a, 25¢ Christmas tree, imperforate horizontally error, plate number A1111

Scott 2516, 25¢ Christmas tree, perf 11-1/2 x 11, from booklet pane (Scott 2516a), plate number 1211

 

Related links:

22¢ Commemoratives

The Great Americans series

The Flora and Fauna series

29¢ Commemoratives

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This page last updated September 1, 2019.