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37 Flag issues

A number of 37 Flag stamps have been issued in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.  Some are difficult to distinguish.  Knowing the plate number helps.  Here they all are in one place.

The following printers were used on the various 37 Flag issues:

  • No prefix - Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
  • B - Banknote Corporation of America (BCA)
  • P - Ashton-Potter USA (AP)
  • S - Sennett Security Printers (SSP)
  • V - Avery-Dennison (AV)

Non-denominated (37) issues

The non-denominated stamps were prepared in advance of the rate change.  Letters were used to designate non-denominated stamps from 15 (A) through 33 (H).  The 34 rate change stamps were not designated with a letter, possibly to avoid referring to them as "I-rate" stamps.  If a letter had been used for the 37 stamps, it would have been J.

Sheet stamps

Scott 3620, (37) Flag water-activated sheet, 2002 date.  Printed by Ashton-Potter USA (AP).

Plate numbers used:  P1111

Scott 3621, (37) Flag self-adhesive sheet, small 2002 date.  Printed by AP.

Plate numbers used:  P1111, P2222, P3333

 

Coil stamps

Scott 3622, (37) Flag self-adhesive from coil of 100, 2002 date, perf 9.8, square corners.  Printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).

Plate numbers used:  1111, 2222

Scott 3622a, (37) Flag self-adhesive coil, 2002 date, imperf. error:  Found on plate number 1111

 

Booklet stamps

Scott 3623, (37) Flag self-adhesive booklet, perf 11-1/4, small 2002.  Printed by Banknote Corporation of America (BCA).

Booklet pane of 20, Scott 3623a

Plate numbers used:  B1111 (pictured above), B2222, B3333, B4444, B5555

 

Scott 3624, (37) Flag self-adhesive booklet, perf 10-1/2 x 10-3/4, large 2002.  Points of stars show at upper left.  Printed by Sennett Security Printers (SSP).

Double sided convertible booklet of 20, Scott 3624c

Plate numbers used:  S1111

 

Scott 3625, (37) Flag ATM panel, perf / die cut 8.  Printed by Avery-Dennison (AV).

ATM pane of 18, Scott 3625a

Plate numbers used:  V1111

 

37 issues with denomination

Sheet stamps

Scott 3629F, 37 Flag water-activated sheet stamp, 2003 date.  Printed by AP.

Plate numbers used:  P1111 (pictured above), P1112

 

Scott 3630, 37 Flag self-adhesive sheet, small 2002, die cut 11-1/4 x 11.  Printed by AP.

Plate numbers used:  P1111, P2222 (pictured above), P3333, P4444, P5555

 

Coil stamps

Scott 3631, 37 Flag water-activated stamp from coils of 100, 3000 and 10,000; perf 9.8, 2002 date.  Printed by SSP.

Plate numbers used:  S1111

 

Scott 3632, 37 Flag self-adhesive from coil of 100, 2002 date, die cut 10 (actually 9.8), square corners, prephosphored paper.  Points of stars show at upper left.  Printed by BEP.

Plate numbers used:  1111 (pictured above), 2222, 3333, 4444, 5555, 6666, 7777, 8888, 9999, 1111A, 2222A, about 90% of the printing run for plate 3333A, 4444A, 5555A, every 24 stamps

The sequence of the plate numbers is cyan, magenta, yellow, black on plates 1111A through 4444A.  The sequence is yellow, magenta, cyan, black on all other plates.

A variation has been reported where the final three colors (magenta, cyan and black) "555A" appear on the traditional plate number single, but the yellow 5 appears one stamp to the left.  As of August 15, 2005, this has not been officially verified and no scan was available.

Scott 3632b, 37 Flag self-adhesive coil, 2002 date, imperf. (die cutting omitted) error.  Points of stars show at upper left.  Scott 3632b has been reported with plate numbers 2222, 3333, 4444, 6666 (pictured above), 7777, 1111A and 3333A

Scott 3632 var, 37 Flag self-adhesive coil, 2002 date, die cut 10 (actually 9.8), square corners, non-prephosphored paper, tagged.  Points of stars show at upper left.

Plate numbers used:  about 10% of the printing run for plate 3333A

 

Scott 3633, 37 Flag self-adhesive stamp from coils of 3000 and 10,000, 2002 date, perf 8-1/2, rounded corners.  Points of stars show at upper left.  Printed by BCA.

Plate numbers used:  B1111

 

Scott 3632A, 37 Flag self-adhesive from coil of 100, 2003 date, die cut 10.2, slanted corners.  Points of stars missing at upper left.  Prephosphored paper, solid tagging, non-reactive red ink  Printed by SSP.

Plate numbers used:  S1111 (pictured above), S2222, S3333, S4444

Scott 3632A var, 37 Flag self-adhesive from coil of 100, 2003 date, die cut 10.2, slanted corners.  Points of stars missing at upper left.  Prephosphored paper, solid tagging, luminescent red ink

Plate numbers used:  S3333

Scott 3632Ae, 37 Flag self-adhesive from coil of 100, 2003 date, die cut 10.2, slanted corners.  Points of stars missing at upper left.  Prephosphored paper, mottled tagging

Plate numbers used:  S1111, S3333, S4444

Scott 3632A var, 37 Flag self-adhesive from coil of 100, 2003 date, die cutting omitted error.  Points of stars missing at upper left.  Prephosphored paper, solid tagging

Plate numbers used:  S2222

 

Scott 3633A, 37 self-adhesive from coil of 100, 2003 date, die cut 8.5, square corners.  Points of stars show at upper left.  Printed by BCA.

Plate numbers used:  B1111

 

Scott 3632C, 37 Flag self-adhesive from coil of 100, 2004 date, die cut 11.2 vertically, rounded corners.  Points of stars show at upper left.  Printed by SSP.

Plate numbers used:  S1111

 

Scott 3633B:  37 Flag self-adhesive from coil of 100, 2005 date, die cut 9-1/2 vertically.  Printed by AP.

Plate numbers used:  P1111 every 31 stamps

There was a very small initial printing of only 5 million of these stamps.  It is not known whether additional printings have been done.

 

Booklet stamps

Scott 3634, 37 Flag self-adhesive booklet, small 2002, die cut 11.1 on 2 or 3 sides.  Die cuts somewhat blunt or rounded.  Points of stars show at upper left.  Printed by AV.

Convertible booklet of 10, Scott 3634a

Plate numbers used:  V1111

Scott 3634e, 37 Flag self-adhesive booklet, small 2002, die cut 11.3 (or 11-1/4) on 2 or 3 sides.  Die cuts noticeably more pointed.  Printed by AV.  Discovery reported in January 2006.

Convertible booklet of 10, Scott 3634f

Plate numbers used:  V1111

 

Scott 3635, 37 Flag self-adhesive booklet, small 2002, perf 11-1/4 (or 11.3) on 2, 3 or 4 sides.  Points of stars show at upper left.  Printed by BCA.

Booklet pane of 20, Scott 3635a

Plate numbers used:  B1111 (pictured above), B2222, B3333, B4444, B5555, B6666, B7777

 

Scott 3636, 37 Flag self-adhesive booklet large 2002, die cut 10-1/2 x 10-3/4 (or 10.4 x 10.8) on 2 or 3 sides.  Points of stars show at upper left.  Printed by SSP.

Double-sided convertible booklet of 20, Scott 3636a, 3636c

Plate numbers used:  S1111 (pictured above), S2222, S3333, S4444, S5555, S6666 (S11111 on back cover)

 

Scott 3636D, 37 Flag self-adhesive booklet, 2004 date.  Printed by AV.

Double-sided convertible booklet of 20, Scott 3636De

Plate numbers used:  V1111 (pictured above), V1112, V2222

 

Scott 3636D var, 37 Flag self-adhesive booklet, 2004 date, die cutting errors, plate number V1111.

 

Scott 3637, 37 Flag ATM panel, 2002 date.  Printed by AV.

ATM pane of 18, Scott 3637a

Plate numbers used:  V1111, appearing on back cover next to the bar code

 

 

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