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1971-1973 Eight Cent Commemorative issues

 

1971 issues

Scott 1338F, 8 Flag over White House, plate number 32612 T

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

Scott 1338Fj, 8 Flag over White House, imperforate between vertically error, plate number 32826 B

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

Scott 1394, 8 Eisenhower, plate number 33490 LR

Scott 1394 var, 8 Eisenhower, misperfed single with plate number 32724 LR

Scott 1394 var, 8 Eisenhower, misperfed single with plate number 32867 LL

Scott 1394 var, 8 Eisenhower, misperfed single with plate number 33163 UL

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

Scott 1395b, 8 Eisenhower booklet single, partial plate number 32908

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

Scott 1396, 8 Postal Service, plate number 32928 LL.  Image courtesy of Steve O.

Scott 1402, 8 Eisenhower sidewise coil, partial plate numbers 33777 at bottom

Scott 1426, 8 Missouri Statehood, plate number 32708 UL

Scott 1427, 8 Rainbow Trout from Wildlife Conservation issue (Scott 1430a), plate number 33080 UL

Scott 1428, 8 Alligator from Wildlife Conservation issue (Scott 1430a), plate number 33048 UR

Scott 1429, 8 Polar Bears from Wildlife Conservation issue (Scott 1430a), plate number 33048 LL

Scott 1431, 8 Antarctic Treaty, plate number 33014 LL

Scott 1432, 8 Bicentennial, plate number 33059 UL

Scott 1433, 8 John Sloan, plate number 33124 UL

Scott 1433b, 8 John Sloan error, red (denomination and text) omitted, plate number 33124 UR

Scott 1434, 8 Earth, plate number 33156 LL

Scott 1434 var, 8 Earth, black color misprinted, plate number 33148 UL

Scott 1434a, 8 Space Achievement, pair with plate number 33154 LR

Scott 1436, 8 Emily Dickinson, plate number 33196 LR

Scott 1436 var, 8 Emily Dickinson showing color shift, plate number 33176 LR

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

Scott 1437, 8 San Juan, plate number 33201 LR

Scott 1438, 8 Prevent Drug Abuse, plate number 33067 LL

Scott 1439, 8 CARE, plate number 33139 UR

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

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

Scott 1440, 8 Decatur House from Historic Preservation issue (Scott 1443a), plate number 33239 UL

Scott 1441, 8 Whaler "Charles W. Morgan" from Historic Preservation issue (Scott 1443a), plate number 33247 UR

Scott 1442, 8 San Francisco Streetcar from Historic Preservation issue (Scott 1443a), plate number 33247 LL

Scott 1443, 8 San Xavier del Bac Mission from Historic Preservation issue (Scott 1443a), plate number 33234 LR

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

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

1972 issues

Scott 1446, 8 Sidney Lanier, plate number 33362 LL

Scott 1447, 8 Peace Corps, plate number 33226 LR

Scott 1448, 2 Cape Hatteras, Waves from National Parks Centennial issue (Scott 1451a), plate number 33467 UL

Scott 1449, 2 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse from National Parks Centennial issue (Scott 1451a), plate number 33467 UR

Scott 1450, 2 Cape Hatteras Gulls from National Parks Centennial issue (Scott 1451a), plate number 33482 LL

Scott 1451, 2 Cape Hatteras Driftwood from National Parks Centennial issue (Scott 1451a), plate number 33467 LR

Scott 1452, 6 Wolf Trap Farm from National Parks Centennial issue, plate number 33658 LL

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

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

Scott 1455, 8 Family Planning, plate number 33395 UR

Scott 1455 var, 8 Family Planning, black color misprinted, plate number 33396 UL

Scott 1456, 8 Glassblower from Colonial Craftsmen (Scott 1459a), plate number 33666 UL

Scott 1457, 8 Metal Worker from Colonial Craftsmen (Scott 1459a), plate number 33666 UR

Scott 1458, 8 Wigmaker from Colonial Craftsmen (Scott 1459a), plate number 33590 LL

Scott 1459, 8 Hatter from Colonial Craftsmen (Scott 1459a), plate number 33666 LR

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

Scott 1461, 8 1972 Olympics, Bobsled, plate number 33327 UR

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

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

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

Scott 1463 var, 8 PTA with reversed yellow LR plate number 33656, the only position in which this error occurred

Scott 1464, 8 Fur Seal from Wildlife Conservation (Scott 1467a), plate number 33759 UL

Scott 1467a var, 8 Wildlife Conservation, engraved black ink shifted up, with UL plate number 33759 appearing above Scott 1464 var

Scott 1467c, 8 Wildlife Conservation, blue omitted error, with UL plate number 33757 appearing above Scott 1464b

Scott 1465, 8 Cardinal from Wildlife Conservation (Scott 1467a), plate number 33731 UR

Scott 1467d, 8 Wildlife Conservation, red omitted error, with UR plate number 33731 appearing above Scott 1465a

Scott 1466, 8 Pelican from Wildlife Conservation (Scott 1467a), plate number 33738 LL

Scott 1467, 8 Bighorn Sheep from Wildlife Conservation (Scott 1467a), plate number 33729 LR

Scott 1468, 8 Mail Order, plate number 33751 LL

Scott 1469, 8 Osteopathic Medicine, plate number 33787 LL

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

Scott 1470, 8 Tom Sawyer, plate number 33811 LR

Scott 1470 var, 8 Tom Sawyer, misperfed due to paper foldover, plate number 33828 UR

Scott 1470 var, 8 Tom Sawyer, strong UL plate number 33819 printed over weaker plate number 33828

Scott 1470 var, 8 Tom Sawyer, red (faces and feet) shifted to right, plate number 33828 UL

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

Scott 1472, 8 Christmas 1972, Santa, plate number 33698 LL

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

1973 issues

Scott 1473, 8 Pharmacy, plate number 33812 UL.  Image courtesy of Steve O.

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

Scott 1474, 8 Stamp Collecting, plate number 33852 UL

Scott 1474 var, 8 Stamp Collecting, misperfed, plate number 33850 LR appearing within the stamp

Scott 1474a, 8 Stamp Collecting, black (litho) omitted, plate number 33850 UL.  Between 50-80 copies, and perhaps only two plate positions, are thought to exist.

Scott 1475, 8 Love, plate number 33931 LL

Scott 1476, 8 Printing, plate number 34050 UL

Scott 1477, 8 Posting a Broadside, plate number 34116 UL

Scott 1478, 8 Rider, plate number 34212 LL

Scott 1479, 8 Drummer, plate number 34313 UL

Scott 1480, 8 Boston Tea Party, plate number 34250 UL

Scott 1480 var, 8 Boston Tea Party, photographically cropped from block of 4 (Scott 1483a), engraved red ("8") shifted down, plate number 34225 UL

Scott 1481, 8 Boston Tea Party, plate number 34225 UR

Scott 1481 var, 8 Boston Tea Party, photographically cropped from block of 4 (Scott 1483a), engraved red ("8") shifted down, plate number 34272 UR

Scott 1482, 8 Boston Tea Party, plate number 34236 LL

Scott 1483, 8 Boston Tea Party, plate number 34230 LR

Scott 1483 var, 8 Boston Tea Party, pink "8" and logo, plate number 34272 LR

Scott 1483 var, 8 Boston Tea Party, photographically cropped from block of 4 (Scott 1483a), engraved red ("8") shifted up, plate number 34261 LR

Scott 1484, 8 George Gershwin, plate number 33950 LL

Scott 1485, 8 Robinson Jeffers, plate number 34307 LL

Scott 1485 var, 8 Robinson Jeffers, yellow shifted down (most visible in the face and plate number), plate number 34307 LR

Scott 1485 var, 8 Robinson Jeffers, misperfed, gold plate number 34306 appearing within the stamp

Scott 1485 var, 8 Robinson Jeffers, misperfed, plate number 34307 LL

Scott 1485a, 8 Robinson Jeffers, pair, imperforate horizontally error,  LL plate numbers 34303 and 34304

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

Scott 1486 var, 8 Henry O. Tanner, misperfed, plate number 34315 UR

Scott 1487, 8 Willa Cather, plate number 34355 UR

Scott 1488, 8 Copernicus, plate number 34112 UR

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

Scott 1498a, 8 Postal People, UL plate strip of 5, plate numbers 34075 through 34079 appearing with Scott 1489-1493

Scott 1498a, 8 Postal People, UR 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 remains.

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

Scott 1499, 8 Harry S Truman, plate number 34153 UL

Scott 1500, 6 Progress in Electronics, plate number 34274 UR

Scott 1501, 8 Progress in Electronics, plate number 34268 LL

Scott 1501 var, 8 Progress in Electronics, black shifted down, plate number 34251 UL, and showing ghost plate number 34268

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

Scott 1502, 15 Progress in Electronics, plate number 34285 LR

Scott 1503, 8 Lyndon Johnson, plate number 34218 LR

Scott 1503a, 8 Lyndon Johnson error, imperforate vertically, pair photographically cropped from a LL plate block of 12

Scott 1504, 8 Rural America, plate number 34391 LR

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

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

Scott 1508, 8 Christmas 1973, Tree, plate number 34333 LR

 

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.  These only new stamp issued to meet the new rate was 8 Sybil Ludington stamp from the Bicentennial - Contributors to the Cause set, Scott 1459.

 

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