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1971-1973 Eight Cent Commemorative issues

 

1971 issues

Scott 1338F, 8 Flag over White House, plate number 32558

Scott 1338Fi, 8 Flag over White House, imperforate error, plate number 32640

Scott 1338Fj var, 8 Flag over White House, imperforate between vertically error, plate number 32749

Scott 1338Fo, 8¢ Flag over White House, tagging omitted error, plate number 32641

Scott 1394, 8 Eisenhower, plate number 33667

Scott 1394 var, 8¢ Eisenhower precancel, plate number 32784

Scott 1394 var, 8 Eisenhower, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 32724

Scott 1394 var, 8 Eisenhower, misperfed horizontally, plate number 32867

Scott 1394 var, 8¢ Eisenhower, misperfed horizontally, plate number 33163

Scott 1394 var, 8¢ Eisenhower, misperfed vertically and horizontally, plate number 33163

Scott 1394 var, 8¢ Eisenhower, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 33385

Scott 1394b, 8¢ Eisenhower, red omitted error, plate number 33078

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1395b, 8 Eisenhower from booklet pane of 6, plate number 32908

The 8 Eisenhower definitives are sometimes considered part of the Prominent Americans series.

Scott 1396, 8 Postal Service, plate number 32918

Scott 1396 var, 8¢ Postal Service, error with red ink stripe, plate number 32926

Scott 1402, 8 Eisenhower sidewise coil, plate number 32756

Scott 1426, 8 Missouri Statehood, plate number 32702

Scott 1427 Rainbow Trout, Scott 1428 Alligator, Scott 1429 Polar Bears, Scott 1430 California Condor, from 8¢ Wildlife Conservation issue (Scott 1430a)

Scott 1427 var, 8 Trout, misperfed vertically, plate number 33039

Scott 1427 var, 8¢ Trout, pink color misregistered, plate number 33080

Scott 1428 var, 8¢ Alligator, misperfed vertically and horizontally, plate number 33039

Scott 1428 var, 8¢ Alligator, reverse image on gum, plate number 33045

Scott 1429 var, 8¢ Polar Bear, pink color misregistered, plate number 33080

Scott 1431, 8 Antarctic Treaty, plate number 33014

Scott 1432, 8 Bicentennial, plate number 33059

Scott 1432 var, 8¢ Bicentennial, misperfed horizontally, plate number 33031

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1433, 8 John Sloan, plate number 33132

Scott 1433 var, 8¢ Sloan, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 33102

Scott 1433 var, 8¢ Sloan, misperfed vertically, plate number 33134

Scott 1433 var, 8¢ Sloan, misperfed vertically, plate number 33134

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1433 var, engraved (black and red) misprinted low and left, plate number 33130

Scott 1433b, engraved red (denomination and text) omitted error, plate number 33124

Scott 1434, Earth, and Scott 1435, Lunar Rover, from 8¢ Space Achievements (Scott 1434a)

Scott 1434 var, 8 Earth, engraved black misprinted to bottom, captured plate number 33148

Scott 1434 var, 8¢ Earth, engraved black misprinted to left and bottom, captured plate number 33162

Scott 1434 var, 8¢ Earth, engraved black misprinted to right and bottom, plate number 33155

Scott 1434 var, 8¢ Earth, magenta shifted to bottom, plate number 33148

Scott 1434 var, 8¢ Earth, misperfed and miscut, showing gray plate number 33128

|This example illustrates how plate numbers for blue, gray and yellow appeared in part of the selvage that was trimmed off during finishing. Only the black (engraved) plate number appears on the issued panes.

Scott 1436, 8 Emily Dickinson, plate number 33174

Scott 1436 var, appears like double impression (name, 8¢, plate number) but actually caused by a tagging ghost, plate number 33176

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1436 var, 8¢ Dickinson, major color shift of magenta and black to left, plate number 33200

Scott 1436 var, 8¢ Emily Dickinson, misprinted to right, plate number 33171

Scott 1436 var, 8¢ Emily Dickinson, misprinted to right, captured plate number 33175

Scott 1436 var, 8¢ Emily Dickinson, misperfed horizontally, plate number 33199

Scott 1436a, 8 Dickinson error, olive green and engraved black (denomination and text) omitted -- and thus missing the plate number

Scott 1437, 8 San Juan, plate number 33202

Scott 1437 var, 8¢ San Juan error, buff and medium brown misprinted to right, plate number 33202

Scott 1437 var, San Juan error, dark brown, orange brown and black (engraved) misprinted to top and right, plate number 33222

Scott 1437 var, 8¢ San Juan error, dark brown, orange brown and engraved black misprinted to right, plate number 33218

Scott 1437b, 8¢ San Juan, dark brown omitted error, plate number 33203

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation.

Scott 1438, 8 Prevent Drug Abuse, plate number 33064

Scott 1439, 8 CARE, plate number 33144

Scott 1439a, 8 CARE error, black (text and denomination) omitted, plate number 33145

Scott 1439a, 8 CARE, black denomination omitted and text partially omitted, plate number 33143

Scott 1440 Decatur House; Scott 1441 Whaler "Charles W. Morgan"; Scott 1442 San Francisco Streetcar; Scott 1443 San Xavier del Bac Mission; from 8¢ Historic Preservation issue (Scott 1443a)

Scott 1442 var, 8¢ Streetcar, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 33234

Scott 1443 var, 8¢ Mission, misperfed horizontally, plate number 33238

Scott 1444, 8 Christmas 1971, Georgione Nativity, plate number 33184

Scott 1444 var, 8¢ Georgione Nativity, blue shifted to right, plate number 33184

Scott 1445, 8 Christmas 1971, Partridge in a Pear Tree, plate number 33106

Scott 1445 var, 8¢ Partridge error, miscut and misperfed vertically, plate number 33112

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1445 var, 8¢ Partridge, misprinted with all colots to the bottom, misperfed horizontally, plate number 33114

Scott 1445 var, 8¢ Partridge, gray omitted error, missing plate number 33108

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

1972 issues

Scott 1446, 8 Sidney Lanier, plate number 33374

Scott 1446 var, 8¢ Lanier, misprinted to right, plate number 33361

Scott 1446 var, 8¢ Lanier, double impression, plate number 33376

Scott 1447, 8 Peace Corps, plate number 33223

Scott 1448, Waves; Scott 1449, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse; Scott 1450, Gulls; Scott 1451, Driftwood; from 2¢ National Parks Centennial issue (Scott 1451a)

Scott 1451 var, Driftwood, misprinted to left, plate number 33499

Scott 1452, 6 Wolf Trap Farm from National Parks Centennial issue, plate number 33603

Scott 1453, 8 Yellowstone from National Parks Centennial issue, plate number 33427

Scott 1453 var, 8¢ Yellowstone, green shifted to right, plate number 33411

Scott 1453 var, 8¢ Yellowstone, local precancel, plate number 33417

Scott 1454, 15 Mount McKinley from National Parks Centennial issue, plate number 33717

Scott 1454 var, 15¢ misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 33719

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1455, 8 Family Planning, plate number 33395

Scott 1455 var, 8¢ Family Planning, red and yellow shifted to right, plate number 33392

Scott 1455 var, 8 Family Planning, engraved black shifted to right, captured plate number 33399

Scott 1455 var, 8¢ Family Planning, misperfed vertically, plate number 33397

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1455 var, 8¢ Family Planning, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 33383

Scott 1455a, 8¢ Family Planning, yellow omitted error, plate number 33386

Scott 1456, Glassblower; Scott 1457, Metal Worker; Scott 1458, Wigmaker; Scott 1459, Hatter; from 8¢ Colonial Craftsmen (Scott 1459a)

Scott 1460, 6 1972 Olympics, Cycling, plate number 33312

Scott 1461, 8 1972 Olympics, Bobsled, plate number 33333

Scott 1461 var, 8 yellow color shift showing bobsled "jumper," plate number 33333

Scott 1461 var, 8¢ untagged error, plate number 33333

Scott 1461a, 8¢ black (engraved) omitted error, plate number 33333

Scott 1462, 15 1972 Olympics, Runner, plate number 33317

Scott 1462 var, green, red, blue and yellow all shifted down, plate number 33317

Image courtesy of Hipstamp / northstamp

Scott 1463, 8 PTA, normal yellow LR plate number 33654

Scott 1463 var, reversed yellow plate number 33656

The LR position is the only one in which this error occurred

Scott 1463 var, 8¢ PTA, misperfed horizontally, yellow plate number 33656

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz.

Scott 1464, Fur Seal; Scott 1465 Cardinal; Scott 1466 Pelican; Scott 1467 Bighorn Sheep; from 8¢ Wildlife Conservation (Scott 1467a)

Scott 1464 var, engraved black shifted up, plate number 33759

Scott 1464b, 8 Fur Seals, blue omitted error, from Scott 1467c, plate number 33757

Scott 1465 var, 8¢ Cardinal, red shifted down and right, plate number 33739

Scott 1465 var, 8¢ Cardinal, black shifted up, plate number 33739

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1465 var, 8¢ Cardinal, misperfed vertically, plate number 33729

Scott 1465a, 8 Cardinal, red and brown omitted error, from Scott 1467d, plate number 33731

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation.

Scott 1466 var, 8¢ Pelican, blue (beak) and green (leaves) shifted up, plate number 33731

Scott 1466 var, 8¢ Pelican, engraved black ink shifted up, captured plate number 33759

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1466 var, 8¢ Pelican, preprint paper fold, engraved black shifted left, plate number 33731

Scott 1468, 8 Mail Order, plate number 33751

Scott 1468 var, 8¢ Mail Order, all colors shifted high, plate number 33751

Scott 1468 var, 8¢ Mail Order, misperfed horizontally, plate number 33746

Scott 1469, 8 Osteopathic Medicine, plate number 33787

Scott 1469 var, yellow-orange shifted down, plate number 33789

Scott 1470, 8 Tom Sawyer, plate number 33811

Scott 1470 var, 8 Tom Sawyer, misperfed due to paper foldover, plate number 33819

Scott 1470 var, 8 Tom Sawyer, strong plate number 33809 printed over weaker plate number 33819

Scott 1470 var, 8 Tom Sawyer, red (faces and feet) shifted to right, plate number 33815

Scott 1470 var, 8¢ Tom Sawyer, blue (hat, flowers) and red (faces and feet) shifted to left, plate number 33834

Scott 1470 var, 8¢ Tom Sawyer, engraved red (denomination) and black (text) shifted to left, plate number 33815

Scott 1470b, 8¢ Tom Sawyer, red and engraved black omitted error, "plate number 0"

Scott 1471, 8 Christmas 1972, St. Lucy, plate number 33554

Scott 1471 var, 8¢ St. Lucy, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 33565

Scott 1471 var, 8¢ St. Lucy, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 33566

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1471 var, 8¢ St. Lucy, yellow and brown misprinted to left, plate number 33555

Scott 1471 var, 8¢ St. Lucy, misperfed vertically, plate number 33554

Scott 1472, 8 Christmas 1972, Santa, plate number 33704

Scott 1472 var, 8 Christmas 1972, gold color shift creating "double trumpet" variety, plate number 33698

Scott 1472 var, 8¢ Christmas 1972, red and gold shifted left, plate number 33698

Scott 1472 var, 8¢ Christmas 1972, misperfed horizontally, plate number 33704

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1472 var, 8¢ Christmas 1972, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 33712

 

1973 issues

Scott 1473, 8 Pharmacy, plate number 33812

Scott 1473 var, 8 Pharmacy, orange and yellow color shifts, plate number 33808

Scott 1473 var, engraved black shifted left and down, captured plate number 33814

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1473 var, 8¢ Pharmacy, engraved black shifted up, captured plate number 33814

Scott 1473 var, 8¢ Pharmacy, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 33856

Scott 1474, 8 Stamp Collecting, plate number 33847

Scott 1474 var, 8 misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 33850

Scott 1474 var, pre-print paper fold, plate number 33850

Scott 1474 var, miscut after pre-print paper fold, plate number 33852

Scott 1474 var, pre-print paper fold, AND engraved black shifted to bottom, plate number 33857

Scott 1474 var, brown shift to left, plate number 33850 over ghost 33847 and second 33850

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1474 var, black shift down (magnifying glass) plate number 33852

Scott 1474 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 33857

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1474a, 8 Stamp Collecting, black (litho) omitted, plate number 33850

Scott 1475, 8 Love, plate number 33931

Scott 1476, 8 Printing, plate number 34050

Scott 1476 var, 8¢ Printing, misperfed horizontally, plate number 34053

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1476 var, 8¢ Printing, misperfed vertically, plate number 34051

Scott 1477, 8 Posting a Broadside, plate number 34116

Scott 1477 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 34124

Scott 1477 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 34117

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1478, 8 Rider, plate number 34212

Scott 1478 var, engraved red, blue and black shifted right, plate number 34211

Scott 1478 var, misperfed due to pre-print foldover, plate number 34210

Scott 1478 var, double impression of engraved red and blue, engraved black shifted to right, plate number 34199 over ghost 34210

Scott 1479, 8 Drummer, plate number 34313

Scott 1479 var, engraved red, blue and black shifted down and right, misperfed vertically, plate number 34288

Scott 1479 var, engraved red, blue and black shifted up and right, misperfed vertically and horizontally, plate number 34352

Scott 1479 var, engraved red, blue and black shifted up and right, misperfed vertically, plate number 34288

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1479 var, misprinted to left, misperfed and miscut, plate number 34350

Scott 1480-1483, 8¢ Boston Tea Party, various plate numbers

Scott 1480 var, engraved red ("8") shifted down, plate number 34225

Scott 1480 var, black (ship's mast, etc.) shifted up, plate number 34225

Scott 1481 var, engraved red ("8") shifted down, plate number 34272

Scott 1481 var, engraved red ("8¢") shifted down, black shifted right, plate number 34225

Scott 1482 var, black shifted up, plate number 34272

Scott 1483 var, pink "8" and logo, plate number 34272

Scott 1483 var, engraved red ("8") shifted up, plate number 34261

Scott 1484, 8 George Gershwin, plate number 33950

Scott 1484 var, yellow and magenta shifted down, plate number 33950

Scott 1484 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 33956

Scott 1484 var, misperfed due to pre-print paper fold, plate number 33950

Scott 1484a, 8¢ Gershwin, imperforate horizontally error, plate number 33950

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Scott 1485, 8 Robinson Jeffers, plate number 34307

Scott 1485 var, yellow shifted down (most visible in the face), plate number 343(07)

Scott 1485 var, 8 misperfed vertically, captured plate number 34307

Scott 1485 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 34307

Scott 1485a, imperforate horizontally error, plate number 34303

Scott 1486, 8 Henry O. Tanner, plate number 34321

Scott 1486 var, brown shifted down a bit, yellow shifted down substantially, plate number 34315

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1486 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 34321

Scott 1486 var, 8 Henry O. Tanner, misperfed horizontally on diagonal, plate number 34315

Scott 1486 var, misperfed (and imperf at top) due to paper fold, plate number 34317

Scott 1487, 8 Willa Cather, plate number 34355

Scott 1487 var, blue, magent and yellow shifted down, tan shifted down substantially, plate number 34364

Scott 1487 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 34361

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1487a, imperforate horizontally error, plate number 34365

Scott 1488, 8 Copernicus, plate number 34112

Scott 1488 var, 8 Copernicus, orange shifted left and down, plate number 34107

Scott 1488 var, black shifted right causing misperf vertically, captured plate number 34111

Scott 1488a, fake orange omitted error, rather orange removed by some means, plate number 34115

Image, and opinion as to genuineness, courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation.

Scott 1498a, 8 Postal People, plate strip of 5, plate numbers 34081 through 34085 appearing with Scott 1489-1493

Scott 1498a, 8 Postal People, plate strip of 5, plate numbers 34075 through 34079 appearing with Scott 1494-1498

Scott 1498a var, back plate number for the descriptive text that appears on the back of the 8 Postal People strip of 10 (Scott 1498a). The finishing process trimmed these plate numbers off, but in this example about a 50% partial plate number 34080 remains.

Scott 1495 var, 8 Mail handlers, misperfed horizontally, plate number 34090

Scott 1499, 8 Harry S Truman, plate number 34164

Error in stamp design: Truman's complete middle name was S -- without a period.

Scott 1500, 6 Progress in Electronics, plate number 34274

Scott 1500 var, 6¢ Electronics, black shifted down, plate number 34274

Scott 1500 var, 6¢ Electronics, black ink smear, plate number 34269

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1501, 8 Progress in Electronics, plate number 34268

Scott 1501 var, 8 Electronics, black shifted down, plate number 34251 with ghost plate number 34268

Scott 1501 var, 8 Electronics, black shifted to right, plate number 34273

Scott 1501a, 8¢ Electronics, black (engraved) omitted error, missing the plate number

Scott 1501b, 8¢ Electronics, lilac and tan omitted error, plate number 34251

Scott 1502, 15 Progress in Electronics, plate number 34285

Scott 1502 var, 15¢ misperfed due to preprint paper fold, plate number 34300

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1502 var, 15¢ Electronics, brown omitted error, plate number 34287

Scott 1503, 8 Lyndon Johnson, plate number 34222

Scott 1503 var, 8¢ Lyndon Johnson, misperfed vertically, plate number 34213

Scott 1503 var, 8¢ Lyndon Johnson, misperfed vertically, plate number 34218

Scott 1503a, 8 LBJ, imperforate vertically error, plate number 34222

Scott 1504, 8 Rural America, plate number 34401

Scott 1504 var, 8¢ Rural America, black and blue shifted down, plate number 34382

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1504 var, 8¢ Rural America, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 34385

Scott 1504 var, 8¢ Rural America, misperfed vertically, plate number 34404

Scott 1507, 8 Christmas 1973, Raphael Madonna, plate number 34131

Scott 1507 var, 8 Christmas 1973, misperfed horizontally, plate number 34134

Scott 1507 var, 8¢ Christmas 1973, misperfed vertically, plate number 34125

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1508, 8 Christmas 1973, Tree, plate number 34327

 

Scott 1508 was the last 8 commemorative issued before the rate hike to 10. However, 8 stamps continued to be used during the 10 rate period, as this met the postal card rate. The only new stamp issued to meet the new rate was 8 Sybil Ludington stamp from the Bicentennial - Contributors to the Cause set, Scott 1559.

Related pages:

6¢ Commemoratives

The Prominent Americans series

10¢ Commemoratives

 

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This page last updated November 17, 2019.