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1990-2006 Flora and Fauna issues

This ongoing semi-official series includes various definitives and make-up rate stamps from 1991 to 2007.

A brief note from the Webmaster regarding the Flora and Fauna series

The Postal Service does not recognize these stamps as an ongoing series, despite calling three of them part of the "Wildlife" series in their official announcements.

The Scott Catalog recognizes the early issues from 1991 to about 1995 (1, 2, 3, 19, 20 Blue Jay, 20 Pheasant, 29 Wood Duck, 29 Pine Cone, 30, 32 Peach, 32 Pear, 45 and $2 denominations) as the "Flora and Fauna" series. Most later issues are treated as independent stamps.

Since the APNSS web site is structured around illustrating stamp examples for a specific stamp denomination or rate period (5 Commemoratives, 29 Commemoratives...), it would be difficult to find a sample image of a specific post card rate stamp or make-up rate stamp unless you remembered the rate period in which it was issued. Therefore, I have taken the liberty of extending the informal "Flora and Fauna" series to include some later issues depicting wildlife, plants, flowers, fruits and berries, especially those that have been issued for post card rates and additional ounce rates. The very existence of a Flora and Fauna series is subject to debate among U.S. stamp collectors, and even if the series is accepted, the inclusion or exclusion of specific stamps is subject to the opinions and preferences of each individual stamp collector.

My intent is not to push a particular agenda regarding the Flora and Fauna series, nor whether individual stamps are properly in or not in that series. Rather, I have used this device merely to make it easier for you, the visitor to our web site, to quickly and conveniently locate examples of plate number singles through our menu system.

 

Scott 2476, 1 American Kestrel, plate number A7568

Scott 2476 var, 1¢ Kestrel, misperfed, plate number A7659

Scott 2477, 1 American Kestrel, plate number 3333

Scott 3031, 1 American Kestrel, self-adhesive, 1999 date, plate number 3322A

Scott 3031 var, 1¢ 1999 Kestrel S-A, likely from blue ink starvation, plate number 8888A

Scott 3031A, 1 American Kestrel, self-adhesive, 2000 date, plate number B444444

Scott 3031A var, 1¢ 2000 Kestrel S-A, miscut, plate number B111111

Scott 3031Ab, 1¢ 2000 Kestrel S-A, die cutting omitted error, plate number B555555

Scott 3044, 1 American Kestrel coil, small date, plate number 1111 (black, yellow, cyan, red)

Scott 3044a, 1 American Kestrel coil, large date, plate number 1111 (yellow, red, cyan, black)

Scott 3044a var, 1¢ Kestrel coil, large date, misperfed, YRCB plate number 1111

Scott 3032, 2 Red-headed Woodpecker, plate number 11111

Scott 3032 var, 2 Red-headed Woodpecker, freak black duplication of USA 2 under tan, plate number 11121

Scott 3045, 2 Red-headed Woodpecker coil, plate number 11111

Scott 3033, 3 Eastern Bluebird, plate number 11111

Scott 2479, 19 Faun, plate number 22222

Scott 2479b, 19¢ Faun, red omitted error, plate number (1)1111

Scott 3048, 20 Blue Jay self-adhesive booklet, pair with plate number S1111

Scott 3048 var, 20 Blue Jay self-adhesive booklet, vertical die cut error, plate number S2222

Scott 3050, 20¢ Ring Necked Pheasant, die cut 11.2, pair with plate number V1111 from booklet of 10, Scott 3050a

Scott 3050b, 20¢ Ring Necked Pheasant, die cut 11, pair with plate number V3243, from booklet of 10, Scott 3050c

Scott 3051A, 20¢ Ring Necked Pheasant, die cut 10.6 x 10.4, plate number V1111, from booklet of 5, Scott 3051Ab or 3051Ac

Scott 3053, 20 Blue Jay coil, plate number S1111

A die cutting omitted error variety has been reported, Scott 3053a.

Scott 3055, 20 Pheasant coil, plate number 2222

Scott 3055a, 20¢ Pheasant coil, die cutting omitted error, plate number 1111

Scott 2281, 25 Honeybee coil, small block tagging, used, plate number 1

Scott 2281a, 25¢ Honeybee coil, small block tagging, imperforate error, plate number 1

Scott 2281c, 25¢ Honeybee coil, black litho (denomination) omitted error, plate number 2

Scott 2281f, 25¢ Honeybee coil, large block tagging, plate number 2

Scott 2281f var, 25¢ Honeybee coil, large block tagging, "blue green clover" variety, plate number 2

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation.

Scott 2281h, 25¢ Honeybee coil, tagging omitted error, plate number 2

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation.

Scott 2283, 25 Pheasant, plate number A3111

Scott 2283d, 25 Pheasant booklet error, imperforate horizontally, plate number A1111.

This example is probably from printer's waste, but is identical to examples of 2283d.

Scott 2484, 29¢ Wood Duck with black numerals, from booklet pane of 10, plate number 1111

Scott 2484 var, 29¢ Wood Duck with black numerals, misperfed, plate number 1111

Scott 2484b, 29 Wood Duck with black numerals, vertical pair imperforate horizontally, plate number 1111

Scott 2484f, 29¢ Wood Duck with black numerals, vertical pair imperforate between, plate number 1111

Scott 2485, 29 Wood Duck booklet single, red numerals, plate number K11111

Scott 2485c, 29¢ Wood Duck, red numerals, imperforate error, plate number K11111

Scott 2489, 29 Squirrel from self-adhesive ATM pane (Scott 2489a), plate number D22211

Scott 2490, 29 Red Rose from self-adhesive booklet, plate number S111

Scott 2491c, 29 Pine Cone self-adhesive coil, plate number B1

Scott 2480, 30 Cardinal, late number S1111

Scott 2492, 32 Pink Rose self-adhesive booklet, plate number S111

Scott 2492c, 32¢ Pink Rose, imperforate between error, plate number S444

Scott 2492g, 32 Pink Rose self-adhesive "coil" despite die cuts all around, plate number S111

Scott 2493, 32¢ Peach from 2494a booklet pane, plate number V11132

Scott 2494, 32¢ Pear from 2494a booklet pane, plate number V22221

Scott 2495A, 32 Pear self-adhesive coil, plate number V11111

Scott 3049, 32 Yellow Rose self-adhesive booklet single, used, with plate number S1111 printed on the stamp

Scott 3049, 32 Yellow Rose self-adhesive booklet single, with plate number S1111 printed on the selvage strip

Scott 3054, 32 Yellow Rose self-adhesive coil, used, plate number 1122

Scott 3054 var, 32 Yellow Rose coil, miscut, plate number 5555

Scott 3054a, 32 Yellow Rose coil, die cutting omitted error, plate number 5555

Scott 3054a var, 32 Yellow Rose coil, die cutting omitted error and miscut, plate number 7777

Scott 3054a var, 32 Yellow Rose coil, die cutting omitted error, miscut at top, plate number 2223.

The vertical black line is a BEP inspector's rejection mark.

Scott 3052, 33 Pink Rose from 11-1/2 x 11-1/4 booklet (Scott 3052d), plate number S111

Scott 3052E, 33¢ Pink Rose from 10-3/4 x 10-1/2 bklt of 20 (Scott 3052Ef), plate number S111

Scott 3052Ei, 33 Pink Rose self-adhesive, die cutting omitted error, plate number S111

Scott 2481, 45 Sunfish, plate number S1-3333

Scott 2481 var, 45 Sunfish, engraved (black) misregistered, plate number S1-4444

Scott 3036, $1 Red Fox, die cut 11-1/2 x 11-1/4, plate number B1111

Scott 3036 var, $1 Red Fox precancel, plate number B3333

Scott 3036a, $1 Red Fox, die cut 11-3/4 x 11, plate number B1111

Scott 2482, $2 Bobcat, plate number 1111

Scott 2482 var, $2 Bobcat, engraved (black) shifted to right, plate number 2322

Due to the shift, the black plate number (1) appeared over position 3 rather than the normal position 2.

Scott 2482a, $2 Bobcat error, black (engraved text and denomination) omitted, plate number 1211

 

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This page last updated November 10, 2018.