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2012-13 45-Cent Commemorative issues

Including rate change stamps and other regular issues from the same 45 period.

In January 2012, the first class one-ounce rate increased by 1, to 45. Most first-class rate stamps were issued as "forever" stamps. Additional stamps were issued in denominations of 32 (post card rate), 65 (two ounce rate), 85 (three ounce rate, plus airmail rate to Canada and Mexico), and $1.05 (basic airmail rate to rest of world).

2012 issues


4588-V11111Scott 4588, (25¢) Spectrum Eagle presort coil, plate number V11111

4591-V1111b-Scott 4591, (44¢) New Mexico Statehood, plate number V1111 UR

4592-V1111111a 4593-V1111111c 4596-V1111111b

Scott 4592, Surfers and palm trees; 4593, Surfers; and 4596, Fish and starfish; from Aloha Shirts pane (Scott 4596a), plate number V1111111

4599-S1111111Scott 4599, 32¢ Surfers from Aloha Shirts coil (Scott 4601a), plate number S1111111

4602-S111111d---Scott 4602, 65¢ Wedding Cake, plate number S111111 LR

4603-V1111a-Scott 4603, 65¢ Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly, plate number V1111 UL

Greeting card companies print a butterfly silhouette on envelopes which require postage at the two ounce rate. Since 2011, USPS has issued a butterfly stamp for each rate change.

4604-V1111b 4607-V1111c

Scott 4604, Seeing eye dog, and 4607, Rescue dog, from 65¢ Dogs at Work issue (Scott 4607a). plate number V1111

4608-P1111d 4609-P1111c 4612-P1111b

Scott 4608, Northern goshawk; 4609, Peregrine falcon; and 4612, Northern harrier; from 85¢ Birds of Prey (Scott 4612a), plate number P1111

4615-S1111111Scott 4615, 45¢ Rooster with perch from Weather Vanes coil (Scott 4617a), plate number S1111111


Scott 4618, Sierra juniper; and 4619, Black Pine; from (45¢) Bonsai booklet of 20 (Scott 4622b), plate number P11111

4624-P11111bScott 4624, (45¢) John H. Johnson, plate number P11111 UR

4625-V111111bScott 4625, (45¢) Heart Health, plate number V111111 UR

4626-S11aScott 4626, (45¢) Love Ribbons, plate number S11 UL

4627-V11111aScott 4627, (45¢) Arizona Statehood, plate number V11111 UL

4628-S11111d--Scott 4628, (45¢) Danny Thomas, plate number S11111 LR


Scott 4631, Freedom Forever from Avery-Dennision printing of (45¢) Four Flags coil of 100, die cut 8-1/2 vert, plate number V1111


Scott 4635, Freedom Forever from Ashton Potter USA printing of (45¢) Four Flags coil of 100, die cut 9-1/2 vert, plate number P1111


Scott 4639, Freedom Forever from Sennett printing of (45¢) Four Flags coil of 100, die cut 11 vert, plate number S11111


Scott 4641, Freedom Forever from (45¢) Four Flags booklet of 20 (Scott 4645b), plate number P1111


Scott 4646, Liberty Forever from (45¢) Four Flags booklet (Scott 4648a), plate number S11111


Scott 4649, $5.15 Sunshine Skyway Bridge priority mail stamp, plate number S11111 UR


Scott 4650, $18.95 Carmel Mission express mail stamp, plate number P1111 LR

4651-P11111a 4652-P11111b

Scott 4651, Washington Monument, and 4652, Jefferson Memorial, from (45¢) Cherry Blossom Festival issue, plate number P11111

4653-V111111c--Scott 4653, (45¢) William H. Johnson, plate number V111111 LL


Scott 4659, Elizabeth Bishop from (45¢) 20th Century Poets issue (Scott 4654-63), plate number P111111 LL

4666-P1111111d--Scott 4666, (45¢) José Ferrer, plate number P1111111 LL

4667-V11111aScott 4667, (45¢) Louisiana Statehood, plate number V11111 UL

4668-V11111c 4671-V11111d

Scott 4668, John Ford, and 4671 John Huston, from (45¢) Great Film Directors issue (Scott 4671a), plate number V11111

Scott 4672, 1¢ Bobcat coil, plate number P1111

Scott 4673, Freedom Forever, and 4674, Liberty Forever, from (45¢) Four Flags convertible booklet of 10 (Scott 4676b), plate number V1111 centered over top pair

4677-V1111a 4681-V1111d

Scott 4677, A Bug's Life, and 4681, Monsters, Inc., from (45¢) Pixar Films (Scott 4681a), plate number V1111

Scott 4682 and 4683, 32¢ Aloha Shirts, from booklet of 10 (Scott 4686a), plate number P11111 centered over top pair

4687-P11111a 4690-P11111b

Scott 4687 and 4690 from (45¢) Bicycling (Scott 4690a), plate number P11111

Scott 4691, (45¢) Scouting / Girl Scouts, plate number S111111 LL

4692-V111111c 4693-V111111b

Scott 4692, Miles Davis, and 4693, Edith Piaf, from (45¢) pane of 20 (Scott 4693a), plate number V111111

4694-V11111d.jpgScott 4694, (45¢) Ted Williams, plate number V11111 LR


Scott 4694 var, (45¢) Ted Williams, imperforate from press sheet, plate number V11111 LL

4695-V11111cScott 4695, (45¢) Larry Doby, plate number V11111 LL


Scott 4695 var, (45¢) Larry Doby, imperforate from press sheet, plate number V11111 LL

4696-V11111cScott 4696, (45¢) Willie Stargell, plate number V11111 LL


Scott 4696 var, (45¢) Willie Stargell, imperforate from press sheet, plate number V11111 LL

4697-V11111dScott 4697, (45¢) Joe DiMaggio, plate number V11111 LR


Scott 4697 var, (45¢) Joe DiMaggio, imperforate from press sheet, plate number V11111 LR

4698-S111111a 4701-S111111c

Scott 4698, Isadora Duncan, and 4701, Bob Fosse, from (45¢) Innovative Choreographers (Scott 4701a), plate number S111111

4702-S11111d-Scott 4702, (45¢) Edgar Rice Burroughs, plate number S11111 LR

4704-V111111dScott 4704, (45¢) Purple Heart, plate number V111111 LR


Scott 4704 var, (45¢) Purple Heart, imperforate from press sheet, plate number V111111 LL

Scott 4705, (45¢) O. Henry, plate number V11111 LR


Scott 4708, (45¢) Equality Forever from Four Flags ATM pane (Scott 4709a), plate number P1111

4710a-S11111a 4710e-S11111b 4710k-S11111c 4710o-S11111d

Scott 4710a, 4710e, 4710k, 4710o from (45¢) Earthscapes (Scott 4710a-o), plate number S11111


Scott 4711, (45¢) Christmas 2012, Holy Family from booklet of 20 (Scott 4711a), plate number S11111


Scott 4711 var, (45¢) Christmas 2012, Holy Family booklet of 20, imperforate press sheet, plate number S11111


Scott 4715, (45¢) Christmas 2012, from Santa and Sleigh (Scott 4715a), plate number P1111




2013 issues

Scott nnnn, (45) New Mexico Statehood, plate number S11111 UR


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