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1963-1967 Five Cent Commemorative issues

1963 issues

Scott 1208, 5 Flag over White House, untagged, plate number 27392

Scott 1208 var, 5¢ Flag, Bureau precancel, plate number 27965

Scott 1208 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 27411

Scott 1208 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 27558

Image courtesy of Hipstamp / northstamp

Scott 1208 var, misprinted due to paper fold, plate number 27558

Scott 1208 var, misperfed horizontally due to paper fold, plate number 28433

Scott 1208 var, offset on back, plate number 27568

Scott 1208a, 5¢ Flag over White House, tagged, plate number 28921

Scott 1208a var, tagged, misperfed vertically, plate number 28921

Image courtesy of Hipstamp / northstamp

Scott 1180, 5¢ Gettysburg, plate number 27508

Scott 1230, 5 Carolina Charter, plate number 27432

Scott 1231, 5 Food For Peace, plate number 27492

Scott 1232, 5 West Virginia Statehood, plate number 27512

   

Scott 1233, 5 Emancipation Proclamation, black plate number 27458; blue plate number 27461

Scott 1234, 5 Alliance for Progress, plate number 27574

Scott 1235, 5 Cordell Hull, plate number 27613

Scott 1236, 5 Eleanor Roosevelt, plate number 27607

Scott 1237, 5 Science, plate number 27639

Scott 1238, 5 City Mail Delivery, tagged, plate number 27612

Scott 1238 var, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 27612

Scott 1238 var, misperfed horizontally ("blue omitted error"), plate number 27596

Scott 1239, 5 Red Cross, plate number 27642

Scott 1240, 5 Christmas Tree, Christmas 1963, untagged, plate number 27587

Scott 1240a, 5¢ Christmas Tree, tagged, plate number 27560

The tagging can be seen in the right hand selvage.

1964 issues

Scott 1241, 5 John Jay Audubon, plate number 27594

Scott 1242, 5 Sam Houston, plate number 27661

Scott 1243, 5 Charles M. Russell, plate number 27751

Scott 1243 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 27741

Scott 1244, 5 New York 1964 World's Fair, plate number 27743

Scott 1245, 5 John Muir, plate number 27692

Scott 1246, 5 John F. Kennedy, plate number 27809

Scott 1246 var, misperfed due to foldover, plate number 27809

Scott 1181, 5 Battle of the Wilderness, plate number 27763

Scott 1247, 5 New Jersey settlement, plate number 27787

Scott 1248, 5 Nevada statehood, plate number 27797

Scott 1249, 5 Register and Vote, plate number 27847

Scott 1249 var, probably fake local precancel, plate number 28562

Clues:
- Local precancels were generally only authorized for definitive size stamps
- The stamp was issued in 1964 when the abbreviation for California was "Cal." or "Calif." -- the 2-character CA was not used until ZIP codes were introduced later in the 1960's
- Oak View only has about 4,000 people today. Census records for the 1960's could not be located. There are no major industries or other legitimate need for precancels
- The quality appears to be more typical of a rubber handstamp applied manually to a single stamp, rather than of an overprint-type mat with high quality ink applied in a grid to a block of stamps by a professional printer
- No example is known on cover. The precancellations appear to have been applied long after any possible contemporary usage
- The stamp was offered along with a number of other identical suspicious local precancels on stamps spanning a quarter century

Scott 1249 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 27840

Scott 1250, 5 William Shakespeare, plate number 27845

Scott 1251, 5 Mayo Brothers, plate number 27871

Scott 1252, 5 American Music, plate number 27854

Scott 1252 var, 5 misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 27848

Scott 1252 var, blue ink starved error, plate number 27853

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

Scott 1252a, blue omitted error, plate number 27854

Scott 1253, 5 American Homemakers, plate number 27917

   

   

Scott 1254 Holly; Scott 1255 Mistletoe; Scott 1256 Poinsettia; Scott 1257 Pine Cone,
from untagged 5¢ Christmas 1964 block of 4 (Scott 1257b)

   

   

Scott 1254a Holly; Scott 1255a Mistletoe; Scott 1256a Poinsettia; Scott 1257a Pine Cone,
f
rom tagged 5¢ Christmas 1964 block of 4 (Scott 1257c)

1965 issues

Scott 1182, 5¢ Appomattox, plate number 28074

Scott 1258, 5 Verrazano Narrows Bridge, plate number 27945

   

Scott 1259, 5 Fine Arts, black plate number 27937; blue plate number 27935

Scott 1260, 5 Amateur Radio, plate number 27901

Scott 1261, 5 Battle of New Orleans, plate number 27985

Scott 1261 var, 5¢ New Orleans, misperfed horizontally, plate number 27982

Scott 1262, 5 Sokols - Physical Fitness, plate number 28008

Scott 1262 var, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 28008

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

   

Scott 1263, 5 Cancer Research, purple plate number 28060; orange plate number 28054

Scott 1263 var, misperfed horizontally, purple plate number 28038, partial orange plate number 2(8037)

Scott 1264, 5 Winston Churchill, plate number 28107

Churchill was the first person awarded honorary U.S. citizenship (in 1963) and one of only two people to receive this honor while they were living. The others were Raoul Wallenberg (1981), William Penn and his wife Hannah (1984), Mother Theresa (1996, awarded while she was still alive), Lafayette (2002), Casimir Pulaski (2009), and Bernardo de Gálvez (2014).

   

Scott 1265, 5 Magna Carta, black plate number 28089; lilac plate number 28083

Scott 1265 var, 5¢ Magna Carta, black shifted up, plate number 28089

Scott 1265 var, 5¢ Magna Carta, black shifted right, plate number 28092

Scott 1265 var, 5¢ Magna Carta, black shifted down, plate number 28092

Scott 1265 var, 5¢ Magna Carta, "albino" black plate number (impression but no ink), lilac plate number 28082

It is not considered a "black omitted" error because nothing is omitted from the stamp itself.

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Scott 1266, 5 UN International Cooperation Year, plate number 28127

Scott 1266 var, most of black ink missing, plate number 28124

Scott 1266 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 28130

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 1266 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 28130

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1267, 5 Salvation Army, plate number 28118

Scott 1268, 5 Dante, plate number 28111

Scott 1269, 5 Herbert Hoover, plate number 28162

Scott 1270, 5 Robert Fulton, plate number 28160

   

Scott 1271, 5 Florida Settlement, plate numbers 28155 (red) and 28179 (black); gold plate number 28152

Scott 1271 var, black shifted right, plate numbers 28155 (red) and 28179 (black)

Scott 1271 var, yellow shifted left, plate numbers 28159 (red) and 28179 (black)

Scott 1271 var, yellow shifted right, black shifted up and left, plate numbers 28169 (red) and 28184 (black)

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1271a, yellow omitted error, plate numbers 28169 (red) and 28184 (black)

   

Scott 1272, 5 Traffic Safety, black plate number 28201; green plate number 28194

Scott 1272 var, Traffic Safety, black shifted up, plate number 28195

Scott 1272 var, Traffic Safety, black shifted left, plate number 28192

Scott 1273, 5 John Singleton Copley, plate number 28213

   

Scott 1274, 11 International Telecommunication Union, black plate number 28139; gold plate number 28144

Scott 1275, 5 Adlai E. Stevenson, plate number 28239

Scott 1275 var, local precancel, plate number 28232

Scott 1275 var, 5¢ Stevenson, reverse prinitng under gum, plate number 28258

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1276, 5 Christmas 1965, Angel, untagged, plate number 28235

Scott 1276 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 28241

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1276 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 28231

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1276a, 5¢ Angel, tagged, plate number 28235

1966 issues

   

Scott 1306, 5 Migratory Bird Treaty, black plate number 28401; blue plate number 28396

Scott 1306 var, red and blue shifted right, plate numbers 28401

Scott 1307, 5 Humane Treatment, plate number 28419

Scott 1307 var, black shifted right, most visible in tongue and eye, plate number 28466

Scott 1307 var, black shifted down, "red lips" variety, plate number 28425

Scott 1307 var, black shifted up, most noticeable by the tongue, plate number 28425

   

Scott 1308, 5 Indiana Statehood, blue plate number 28334; yellow plate number 28327

  

Scott 1309, 5 Circus, blue plate number 28467; red plate number 28458

Scott 1310, 5 SIPEX, plate number 28479

Scott 1311, 5 SIPEX souvenir sheet, miscut. Due to the paper fold, plate number 28501 was not trimmed off in the finishing process.

  

Scott 1312, 5 Bill of Rights, blue plate number 28580; red plate number 28579

Scott 1312 var, misperfed horizontally, blue plate number 28593, red plate number (285)81

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 1313, 5 Poland, plate number 28625

Scott 1314, 5 National Parks centennial, untagged, plate number 28670

Scott 1314 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 28637

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 1314a, 5¢ National Parks centennial, tagged, plate number 28642

Scott 1315, 5 Marine Corps Reserve, untagged, plate number 28639

Scott 1315a, 5¢ Marine Corps Reserve, tagged, plate number 28647

  

Scott 1316, 5 Women's Clubs, untagged, black plate number 28712; red violet plate number 28713

Scott 1316 var, red violet shifted right, plate number 28707

Image courtesy of eBay / Mike's Stamps

Scott 1316a, 5¢ Women's Clubs, tagged, plate number 28714

  

Scott 1317, 5 Johnny Appleseed, untagged, apple green plate number 28719; apple red plate number 28683

Scott 1317 var, local precancle, green plate number 28718

Scott 1317a, 5 Johnny Appleseed, tagged, green plate number 28686

  

Scott 1318, 5 Beautification, untagged, black plate number 28780; green plate number 28729

Scott 1318a, 5¢ Beautification, tagged, plate number 28733

Scott 1319, 5 Great River Road, untagged, plate number 28829

Scott 1319 var, 5¢ Great River Road, fake local precancel, plate number 28816

Clues:
- Local precancels were generally only authorized for definitive size stamps
- Hillsboro only had 218 residents in the 1960 census. The town had no major industries or other legitimate need for precancels
- The quality appears to be more typical of a rubber handstamp applied manually to a single stamp, rather than of an overprint-type mat with high quality ink applied in a grid to a block of stamps by a professional printer
- No example is known on cover. The precancellations appear to have been applied long after any possible contemporary usage
- The stamp was offered along with a number of other identical suspicious local precancels on stamps spanning a quarter century

Scott 1319a, 5¢ Great River Road, tagged, plate number 28828

Scott 1320, 5 Servicemen and Savings Bonds, untagged, plate number 28759

Scott 1320a, 5¢ Servicemen and Savings Bonds, tagged, plate number 28741

Scott 1320c, 5 error, dark blue omitted, most of red (including plate number) and black missing

Scott 1321, 5 Christmas 1966 - small Madonna by Memling, untagged, plate number 28808

Scott 1321 var, local precancel, plate number 28768

Scott 1321 var, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 28762

Scott 1321a, 5¢ Memling Small Madonna, tagged, plate number 28883

1967 issues

  

Scott 1322, 5 Mary Cassatt, untagged, blue plate number 28802; olive plate number 28785

Scott 1322a, 5¢ Mary Cassatt, tagged, plate number 28807

Scott estimates that about 12% of the production of #1314 through #1322 was tagged. The stamps were delivered to a test area that included Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

From this point forward, tagging is assumed for the normal stamp, and untagged varieties are considered errors, unless otherwise indicated.

  

Scott 1323, 5 National Grange, brown plate number 28956; orange plate number 28955

Scott 1323 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 28954

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

  

Scott 1324, 5 Canada, tagged, black plate number 29146; green plate number 29121

Scott 1324a, tagging omitted error, plate number 29091

Scott 1325, 5 Erie Canal, tagged, plate number 28998

Scott 1325a, tagging omitted error, plate number 28999

Scott 1326, 5 Search for Peace, plate number 29229

Scott 1326 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 29243

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 1327, 5 Henry David Thoreau, plate number 29136

Scott 1328, 5 Nebraska Statehood, plate number 29223

Scott 1328 var, yellow (corn, husk) shifted up, plate number 29210

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 1329, 5 Voice of America, plate number 29052

The difference between tagging and the untagged portion can be seen in the right selvage.

Scott 1330, 5 Davy Crockett, plate number 29222

   

Space Walk, tagged (Scott 1331) and Capsule, tagged (Scott 1332)
from 5¢ Space Achievements, tagged
(Scott 1331b)

   

Space Walk, tagging omitted (Scott 1331a); and Capsule, tagging omitted (Scott 1332a)
from 5¢ Space Aschievements, tagging omitted error (Scott 1332c), plate number 29322

Scott 1331 var, red (flag) shifted down, plate number 29322

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1333, 5 Urban Planning, plate number 29349

Scott 1334, 5 Finland Independence, plate number 29305

Scott 1334 var, local precancel, plate number 29305

Scott 1334 var, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 29311

Image courtesy of William L. Langs

  

Scott 1335, 5 Thomas Eakins, plate number 29275 (yellow) / 29277 (blue) / 29333 (gold); 29276 (red) / 29280 (black)

Scott 1335 var, 5 Thomas Eakins, dark red under-inked, plate numbers 29275-77-333 and 29276-80

Scott 1335 var fake, gold chemically altered to green, including the gold plate number 29333

Scott 1336, 5 Christmas 1966, large Madonna by Memling, plate number 29174

Scott 1336 var, local precancel, plate number 29419

  

Scott 1337, 5 Mississippi Statehood, green plate number 29424; sky blue plate number 29384

Scott 1337 var, miscut due to foldover, plate number 29388

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

 

 

Related pages

Four Cent Commemoratives

The "Sixth-and-a-Half" Bureau Series

Prominent Americans Series

Six Cent Commemoratives 

 

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