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1954 Liberty Series (Sixth Bureau Series)

Stamps of this series mostly featured patriotic figures and buildings relating to the American Revolution.

 

Regular issues

Scott 1030, 1/2 Franklin, wet printing, plate number 26002

Scott 1030 var, 1/2 Franklin precancel, plate number 26002

Scott 1030 var, 1/2¢ Franklin, misperfed due to pre-print paper fold., plate number 26907

Scott 1030a, 1/2¢ Franklin, dry printing, plate number 26263

Scott 1031, 1 Washington, wet printing, plate number 27152

Scott 1031 var, 1 Washington precancel, plate number 25681

Scott 1031 var, 1¢ Washington, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 26994

Scott 1031 var, 1 Washington, misperfed, plate number 26163

Scott 1031b, 1 Washington, dry printing, plate number 25281

Scott 1031A, 1-1/4 Palace of the Governors, plate number 26642

Scott 1031A var, 1-1/4 Palace of the Governors precancel, plate number 26620

Scott 1032, 1-1/2 Mount Vernon, plate number 25410

Scott 1032 var, 1-1/2 Mount Vernon precancel, plate number 25410

Scott 1033, 2 Jefferson, plate number 25458

Scott 1033 var, 2 Jefferson precancel, plate number 25876

Scott 1033 var, 2 Jefferson, perfins (LAC for Los Angeles County), plate number 25574

Scott 1033 var, 2 Jefferson, crazy perfs resulting from foldover, plate number 25457

Scott 1033 var, 2 Jefferson, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 25137

Scott 1033 var, 2¢ Jefferson, misperfed vertically and horizontally due to foldover, plate number 25050

Scott 1033 var, 2 Jefferson, misperfed diagonally, plate number 25465

Scott 1033a, 2 Jefferson on silkote paper, plate number 25061

Very bright, experimental Silkote paper was used only on a very small printing of 5000 panes for plates 25061 and 25062, with no notice to the public. Virtually all copies were distributed through the Westbrook, Maine post office substation during Christmas 1954.

Scott 1034, 2-1/2 Bunker Hill Monument, plate number 26309

Scott 1034 var, 2-1/2 Bunker Hill Monument precancel, plate number 26308

Scott 1035, 3¢ Liberty, wet printing, plate number 24943

Scott 1035 var, 3¢ Liberty, wet printing, overinked, plate number 24979

Scott 1035 var, 3¢ Liberty, wet printing, misperfed horizontally, plate number 24966

Scott 1035 var, 3 Liberty precancel, plate number 25083

Scott 1035c, 3¢ Liberty, dry printing, plate number 25822

Scott 1035c var, 3¢ Liberty, dry printing, precanceled, plate number 25841

Scott 1035c var, 3¢ Liberty, dry printing, perfin "M" (University of Minnesota), plate number 25531

Scott 1035e, 3¢ Liberty, tagged, plate number 27273

Scott 1035a, 3 Liberty, single from wet printed booklet pane, partial plate number 24980

Scott 1035d, 3¢ Liberty, single from dry printed booklet pane, partial plate number 25357

Scott 1036, 4 Lincoln, wet printing, plate number 26983

Scott 1036 var, 4 Lincoln precancel, plate number 26931

Scott 1036 var, 4 Lincoln, perfin, "ISU" (Iowa State University), plate number 26421

Scott 1036 var, 4¢ Lincoln, misperfed, plate number 25456

Scott 1036a, 4¢ Lincoln, dry printing, plate number 26997

Scott 1036e, 4¢ Lincoln tagged, plate number 27109

Scott 1036b, 4 Lincoln single from booklet pane, partial plate number 26518

Scott 1037, 4-1/2 Hermitage, plate number 26265

Scott 1037 var, 4-1/2 Hermitage precancel, plate number 26264

Scott 1038, 5 Monroe, plate number 25091

Scott 1038 var, 5 Monroe precancel, plate number 25858

Scott 1039, 6 Theodore Roosevelt, wet printing, plate number 25853

Scott 1039 var, 6 Theodore Roosevelt precancel, wet printing, plate number 25844

Scott 1039a, 6 Theodore Roosevelt, dry printing, plate number 25192

Scott 1040, 7 Wilson, plate number 25304

Scott 1040 var, 7 Wilson precancel, plate number 25310

Scott 1041B, 8 Liberty, Rotary Press printing, pair with plate numbers 24927 and 24923

Scott 1041, 8 Liberty, Flat Plate printing, pair with plate numbers 24937 and 24915

Scott 1041 var, 8 Liberty, pair with red shifted down, plate numbers 24938 and 24940

Scott 1041 var, 8 Liberty, Flat Plate printing, precancel, pair with plate numbers 24913 and 24920

Scott 1041 var, 8¢ Liberty, Flat Plate printing, misperfed horizontally, plate number 24939

Scott 1041 var, 8¢ Liberty, Flat Plate printing, pre-print paper fold, plate number 24935

Scott 1042, 8 Liberty, Re-engraved, plate number 26224

Scott 1042 var, 8 Liberty, Re-engraved, precancel, plate number 26224

Scott 1042 var, 8 Liberty, Re-engraved, perfin, "ISU" (Iowa State University), plate number 26937

Scott 1042 var, 8 Liberty, Re-engraved, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 26242

Scott 1042 var, 8¢ Liberty, Re-engraved, misperfed horizontally, plate number 25932

Scott 1214 (formerly 1042A), 8 Pershing, plate number 27076

Originally assigned a catalogue number in the Liberty series, this stamp matches the designs of the 1 Jackson and 5 Washington stamps of 1962. Modern postal history research shows that it is more properly considered part of the 1962 series, sometimes known as the "Sixth and a half Bureau Issue." Scott recently renumbered the 8¢ Pershing stamp as Scott 1214.

Scott 1043, 9 Alamo, plate number 25394

Scott 1043 var, 9 Alamo precancel, plate number 25415

Scott 1044, 10 Independence Hall, dry printing, plate number 25938

Scott 1044 var, 10 Independence Hall precancel, plate number 26951

Scott 1044d, 10 Independence Hall tagged, plate number 27773

Scott 1044A, 11 Liberty, plate number 26978

Scott 1044A var, 11 Liberty precancel, plate number 26986

Scott 1044Ac, 11 Liberty tagged, plate number 26979

Scott 1045, 12 Benjamin Harrison, plate number 26281

Scott 1045, 12 Benjamin Harrison precancel, plate number 26281

Scott 1045a, 12 Benjamin Harrison tagged, plate number 26281

Scott 1046, 15 John Jay, plate number 26166

Scott 1046 var, 15 John Jay precancel, plate number 26166

Scott 1046a, 15 John Jay tagged, plate number 27968

Scott 1047, 20 Monticello, plate number 28021

Scott 1047 var, 20 Monticello precancel, plate number 27002

Scott 1047 var, 20¢ Monticello, misperfed horizontally, plate number 26257

Scott 1048, 25 Paul Revere, plate number 25963

Scott 1048, 25 Paul Revere precancel, plate number 25962

Scott 1048, 25 Paul Revere perfin, unidentified pattern but probably for a university, plate number 25962

Scott 1049, 30¢ Robert E. Lee, wet printing, plate number 25251

Scott 1049 var, 30 Robert E. Lee, wet printing, precancel, plate number 25251

Scott 1049a, 30¢ Robert E. Lee, dry printing, plate number 25487

Scott 1050, 40 John Marshall, wet printing, plate number 26203

Scott 1050 var, 40 John Marshall, wet printing, precancel, plate number 25571

Scott 1050a, 40 John Marshall, dry printing, plate number 25250

Scott 1050a var, 40 John Marshall, dry printing, precancel, plate number 25249

Scott 1051, 50¢ Susan B. Anthony, wet printing, plate number 25898

Scott 1051 var, 50¢ Susan B. Anthony, wet printing, precanceled, plate number 25231

Scott 1051a, 50 Susan B. Anthony, dry printing, plate number 25898

Scott 1052, $1 Patrick Henry, wet printing, plate number 26207

Scott 1052 var, $1 Patrick Henry, wet printing, precancel, plate number 26207

Scott 1052a var, $1 Patrick Henry, wet printing, precancel, plate number 22528

Scott 1053, $5 Alexander Hamilton, plate number 25367

Unlike the rest of the Liberty Series, this high value definitive was a flat plate printing. It is believed to be the last flat plate regular postage issue produced by BEP.

 

Coil issues

Scott 1054, 1 Washington sidewise coil, complete plate number 25721

Scott 1054, 1 Washington sidewise coil, showing "counting number" 12. These occurred at 4-stamp intervals and are not plate numbers. They were trimmed away before coiling.

Scott 1054c, 1¢ Washington sidewise coil, precancel, plate number 25049

Scott 1054A, 1-1/4 Palace of Governors endwise coil, partial plate number 26671

Scott 1054A var, 1-1/4¢ coil, precanceled, partial plate number 26670

Scott 1055, 2 Jefferson sidewise coil, wet printing, partial plate number 25151

Scott 1055 var, 2¢ Jefferson sidewise coil, wet printing, precancelled, partial plate number 25044

Scott 1055a, 2¢ Jefferson sidewise coil, dry printing, partial plate number 25759

Scott 1055a var, 2¢ Jefferson sidewise coil, dry printing, precanceled, partial plate number 25968

Scott 1055b, 2¢ Jefferson sidewise coil, tagged, partial plate number 35575

Scott 1056, 2-1/2¢ Bunker Hill sidewise coil, plate number 26280

Scott 1056 var, 2-1/2¢ Bunker Hill sidewise coil, precancel, plate number 26279

Scott 1057, 3 Liberty sidewise coil, wet printing, two partial plate numbers photographically cropped from longer strips to show complete plate number 24993

Scott 1057a, 3¢ Liberty sidewise coil, dry printing, plate number 25718

Scott 1057c, 3 Liberty sidewise coil, tagged, plate number 24983

Scott 1058, 4 Lincoln sidewise coil, partial plate number 28666 (?)

Scott 1058, 4 Lincoln sidewise coil, showing "counting number" 8

Scott 1059, 4-1/2 Hermitage endwise coil, partial plate number 26262

Scott 1059A, 25 Revere sidewise coil, partial plate numbers 30768 and 30767

Scott 1059Ab, 25 Revere sidewise coil, tagged, partial plate numbers 30767 and 30768

 

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