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1991-1998 (10¢) Eagle and Shield Bulk Rate Coils

Billions of Eagle and Shield bulk rate coil stamps were produced during the 29¢ and 32¢ rate periods. The stamps had a nominal rate of 10¢, with the mailer paying the additional balance due at the time of mailing.

1991 American Bank Note printings

American Bank Note printings, Scott 2602

Water activated gum, untagged, perf 10 vertically, plate number sequence Blue-R-G-Y-Blk, "Bulk Rate USA"

        

Plate numbers A11111, A11112, A12213, A21112, A21113

        

Plate numbers A22112, A22113, A32333, A33333, A33334

        

Plate numbers A33335, A34424, A34426, A43324, A43325

        

Plate numbers A43326, A43334, A43335, A43426, A53335

        

Plate numbers A54444, A54445, A77777, A88888, A88889

        

Plate numbers A89999, A99998, A99999, A10 10 10 10 10, A10 11 10 10 10

        

Plate numbers A10 11 10 10 11, A10 11 10 10 12, A 11 10 10 10 10, A11 10 10 10 11, A11 10 11 10 10

        

Plate numbers A11 11 10 10 10, A11 11 11 10 10, A12 11 10 10 10, A 14 11 10 10 10, A14 11 10 10 11

  

Plate numbers A14 12 11 11 10, A14 12 11 11 11

 

During the print run, the yellow "1" in fourth position became worn. The figure resembles a reverse gamma or an upper case T with the right bar missing, more than the number 1.

  

All seven possible plate number combinations for Scott 2602 var (any Annn1n plate number) are known with this variety.

      

Plate numbers A11111, A11112, A12213, A21112

    

Plate numbers A21113, A22112, A22113

 

Scott 2602 var, misperfed vertically, plate number A43335

 

Scott 2602 var, part perf, misperfed vertically, plate number A43335

 

There must have been a lot of production issues with plate A43335, as it is also the only plate number known imperforate (Scott 2602a).

 

1991 BEP printings

Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) printings, Scott 2603

Water activated shiny gum, untagged, perf 10 vertically, plate number sequence R-Blue-Y-G-Blk, "USA Bulk Rate"

    

Plate numbers 11111, 22221, 22222

 

Scott 2603 var, extra light blue "1" after p#, below "k". plate number 22221-1

Scott 2603 var, (10) Eagle bulk rate coil, miscut, plate number 22222 appearing at top

 

Water activated low gloss gum, untagged, perf 10 vertically, plate number sequence R-Blue-Y-G-Blk, "USA Bulk Rate"

  

Plate numbers 11111, 22222 [shown above], 33333, 44444

 

Scott 2603 var, low gloss gum, misperfed vertically, plate number 33333

    

Scott 2603 var, "Blue Bird" varieties.

The light blue dot to the right of the eagle's eye. above the wing, is a recurring variety on the shiny gum issue, plate number 22222.

The light blue dot below the shield is a recurring variety on the low gloss gum issue, plate number 33333.

Scott 2603a, imperforate error, plate numbers 11111 and, 22221. It is also known on plate number 22222.

Scott 2603b, tagged error, plate numbers 22221 and 22222. It is also known on plate number 11111.

 

1991 Stamp Venturers printings

Stamp Venturers printings, Scott 2603

Water activated low gloss gum, untagged, perf 10 vertically, plate number sequence Gold-Brn-G-Blue-R, "USA Bulk Rate"

Plate numbers S11111, S22222

 

Water activated shiny gum, untagged, perf 10 vertically, plate number sequence Gold-Brn-G-BlueR, "USA Bulk Rate"

Plate number S22222

 

1996 issue

BEP printing, Scott 2907

Self-adhesive, untagged, die cut 11.5 vertically, small 1996 date, "USA Bulk Rate"

Plate number S11111

 

1998 issues

BEP printing, Scott 3270

Water activated gum, untagged, perf 9.8 vertically, small 1998 date, "USA Presorted Std"

Plate number 11111

 

BEP printing, Scott 3270a

Water activated gum, untagged, perf 9.8 vertically, large 1998 date, plate sequence R-Blue-Y-G-Brn, "USA Presorted Std"

Plate number 22222

 

BEP printing, Scott 3271

Self-adhesive, untagged, die cut 9.9 vertically, small 1998 date, plate sequence R-Blue-Y-G-Brn, "USA Presorted Std"

Plate numbers 11111, 22222

BEP printing, Scott 3271a

Self-adhesive, untagged, die cut 9.9 vertically, large 1998 date, plate sequence R-Blue-Y-G-Brn, "USA Presorted Std"

Plate number 33333

Scott 3271b, small date, tagged error, plate number 11111

 

Related pages:

29¢ Commemoratives

The Transportation Coils series

32¢ Commemoratives

33¢ Commemoratives

 

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This page last updated June 6, 2021.