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Modern U.S. Airmail stamps

1972-1980 issues

Scott C77, 9¢ Delta jet, plate number 32946

Scott C78, 11¢ Jet, plate number 32942

  

Scott C78 var, misperfed horizontally, plate numbers 33020 / 33019 (Right image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C78 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 32999 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott C78 var, misperfed vertically and horizontally, plate number 32998 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott C78 var, 11¢ Jet, local precancel (tagged), plate number 32941

Scott C78b, 11¢ Jet, untagged Bureau precancel, D.C. with periods, plate number 32941

Scott C78b var, 11¢ Jet, untagged Bureau precancel, DC without periods, plate number 32998

Scott C78a, 11¢ Jet booklet single, plate number 32964

Scott C78a var, tab from booklet single, plate number 32965

Scott C82, 11¢ Jet, coil: No image available

Scott C79, 13¢ Letter, plate number 34584

Scott C79 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 34653

Scott C79b, 13¢ Letter, precanceled, plate number 34558

Scott C83, 13¢ Letter, coil: No image available

Scott C80, 17¢ Statue of Liberty, plate number 33096

Scott C80 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 33098

Scott C80 var, reverse printing under gum, plate number 33094 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C81, 21¢ USA and Jet, plate number 33246

Scott C81 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 33007 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott C81 var, red and blue (non engraved) shifted to bottom, plate number 33017

Scott C81 var, black and dark blue (engraved) shifted up and right, plate number 33332 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C81 var, black and dark blue (engraved) shifted down and right, plate number 33248 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott C81 var, dark blue and black normal, USA (non engraved) shifted to bottom, plate number 33003 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott C81 var, double impression most easily visible in the red USA, plate number 33248

Scott C81 var, pre-print paper fold, plate number 33246

Scott C81 var, offset below gum, plate number 33246 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C82, 11¢ Jet coil, plate number 32944

Scott C84, 11¢ National Parks Centennial, plate number 33481

Scott C84 var, blue shifted right, plate number 33461 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C84 var, shift in black (engraved), plate number 33461

Scott C84 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 33461 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott C84a, 11¢ green omitted error, plate number 33459

Scott C85, 11¢ 1972 Olympics, Skiing, plate number 33322

Scott C85 var, 11¢ 1972 Olympics, black shifted to left adding "sixth skier," plate number 33322

Scott C85 var, 11¢ 1972 Olympics, red under-inked giving "pink skier," plate number 33323

Scott C85 var, 11¢ 1972 Olympics, all colors shifted right and down, captured plate number 33322

Scott C86, 11¢ Electronics, plate number 34191

Scott C86 var, black (of design) shifted down, plate number 34190

Scott C86 var, black (of design) shifted up, plate number 34190 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott C86 var, engraved black and red shifted left, plate number 34197 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott C86 var, engraved black and red shifted down, red printed twice, plate number 34232 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott C86 var, engraved black and red shifted down and right, plate number 34190 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C86c, 11¢ red omitted error, plate number 34191

Scott C87, 18¢ Statue of Liberty, plate number 34959

Scott C87 var, black shifted to right, plate number 34942 (black)

Scott C87 var, red and blue shifted to bottom, plate number 34942 (black)

Scott C87 var, engraved black shifted to bottom, captured plate number 34959 (black) (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

   

Scott C87 var, red and blue shift to bottom, captured blue plate number 34955, and black plate number 34959

Scott C87 var, black (engraved) offset on back, plate number 34942

Scott C88, 26¢ Mount Rushmore, plate number 34851

Scott C88 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 34860

Scott C88 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 34867 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C88 var, offset of entire image on reverse, plate number 34875 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C88b, green instead of red tagging error, plate number 34774 (Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation)

Scott C89, 25¢ Globes, plate number 36959

Scott C89 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 36957 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott C89 var, ink smear affecting blue, red and p#, plate number 36988

Scott C90, 31¢ Globes, plate number 38314

Scott C90 var, described as "misperfed horizontally" but in fact the image was printed too low, plate number 36981

Scott C90 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 37344 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott C90 var, misperfed vertically to right, plate number 37034 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C90 var, misperfed vertically to left, plate number 37002 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C90 var, misprinted low and skewed, but perforated properly, plate number 37927 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C90 var, misperfed vertically, also misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 36977.
36 is printed on the front, (with 977 printed on the back.
(Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott C90 var, 31¢, blue under-inked, plate number 37402

Scott C91, 31¢ Wright Brothers (from Scott C91a pair), plate number 38861

Scott C91 var, brown and tan color shift, plate number 38844

Scott C92, 31¢ Wright Brothers, plate number 38844

Scott C92 var, blue (engraved) shifted up so text is missing entirely, plate number 38844

Scott C93, 21¢ Octave Chanute, plate number 39008

Scott C93 var, dark blue (engraved) shifted up and right, plate number 39020 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C93 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 39014

Scott C94, 21¢ Octave Chanute, plate number 39015

Scott C94 var, plate number in both blue and green, plate number 39008 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C94 var, local precancel, plate number 39007

Scott C95, 25¢ Wiley Post, plate number 39210

Scott C95 var, 25¢ black (engraved) and blue (engraved) shifted up, plate number 39197 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott C96, 25¢ Wiley Post, plate number 39197

Scott C96 var, brown shifted down and right, plate number 39193 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott C96 var, black (engraved) and blue (engraved) shifted down, plate number 39193

Scott C97, 31¢ 1980 Olympics, pole vault, plate number 39117

Scott C98, 40¢ Philip Mazzei, bulls-eye perf (not through selvage), plate number 39461

Scott C98 var, 40¢ bulls-eye perf, red color shifted up, plate number 39461 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C98A, 40¢, perf 10.5 x 11.25 (through selvage), plate number 39461

Scott C98A var, 40¢, all offset colors shifted to left, plate number 39461

Scott C99, 28¢ Blanch Stuart Scott, plate number 39537

Scott C99a, 28¢ imperforate error, plate number 39541

Scott C100, 35¢ Glenn Curtiss, plate number 39502

Scott C100 var, light blue (sky) under-inked, plate number 39507

1983 issues for 1984 Olympics: representative plate numbers

  

  

Gymnastics (Scott C101); Hurdles (Scott C102); Women's Basketball (Scott C103); and Soccer (Scott C104)
from 28¢ Olympics (Scott C104a), plate number 2222

Scott C103 var, 28¢ imperf at bottom, plate number 2222 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C104 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 2222

  

  

Shot putter (Scott C105); Gymnast (Scott C106); Swimmer (Scott C107); and Weightlifter (Scott C108)
bullseye perf 11.2, from Scott C108b,
plate number 2222

Scott C108 var, local precancel, plate number 2222

Scott C106a, 40¢ Gymnast, line perf 11 (from Scott C108c), plate number 2222

Scott C108a, 40¢ Weightlifter, line perf 11 (from Scott C108c), plate number 2222

Scott C105 var, 40¢ imperforate error (from Scott C108d), plate number 2222

Scott C107 var, 40¢ imperforate error (from Scott C108d), plate number 2222

     

    

Scott C109, C110, C111 and C112, 35¢ Olympics, (from Scott C112a), plate number 1111

1985-2005 issues

Scott C113, 33¢ Alfred Verville, plate number 12111

Scott C113a, 33¢ imperforate error, plate number 12111 (Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation)

Scott C114, 39¢ Lawrence & Elmer Sperry, plate number 12111

Scott C114a, 39¢ imperforate error, plate number 12111 (Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation)

Scott C115, 44¢ Transpacific Airmail, plate number 1111

Scott C115a, 44¢ imperforate error, plate number 1111

There are blind perfs in the lower selvage, but none at all between the stamps

Scott C116, 44¢ Junipero Serra, plate number 1111

Scott C117, 44¢ New Sweden, plate number 1111

Scott C118, 45¢ Samuel P. Langley, large block tagging, plate number 324343

Scott C118a, 45¢ overall tagged, plate number 999999

Scott C119, 36¢ Igor Sikorsky, plate number 1

Scott C119 var, 36¢ "red omitted," plate number 1

Variety not recognized by Scott if traces of red are present.

Scott C119 var, misperfed due to paper fold, also double row of perfs, plate number 32111

Scott C119a, 36¢ red, dark blue & black (engraved) omitted, plate number 32211

Scott C120, 45¢ French Revolution, plate number 1

Scott C121, 45¢ Americas, plate number 1111

    

    

Space Shuttle (Scott C122); Speeder (C123); Rover (C124) and Space Shuttle (C125)
from 45¢ UPU issue (Scott C125a)

Scott C122 var, 45¢, engraved blue (text and denomination) omitted (from Scott C125b), plate number 1112

Scott C124 var, 45¢ engraved blue (text and denomination) omitted (from Scott C125b), plate number 1112

Scott C127, 45¢ Americas, plate number A1111

Scott C127 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number A1111

Scott C127 var, misperfed vertically, captured plate number A1111 (Image courtesy of eBay / CK Stamps)

Scott C128, 50¢ Harriet Quimby, L perf, plate number S1111

Scott C128 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number S1111 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott C128a, 50¢ imperf horizontally, plate number S1111

Scott C128b, 50¢ Harriet Quimby, bullseye perf, plate number S2222

   

Scott C129, 40¢ William T. Piper, first printer (hair does not touch frame), L perf through selvage, plate number A1111

Scott C132, 40¢ Piper, second printer (hair touches frame), bullseye perf partway through selvage, plate number S1111

Scott C130, 50¢ Antarctic Treaty, plate number S1111

Scott C131, 50¢ Asian Land Bridge, plate number 111111

2001-2011 American Scenes issues

Scott C134, 40¢ Rio Grande, plate number V11111

Scott C133, 48¢ Niagara Falls, plate number V11111

Scott C133 var, 48¢ Niagara Falls, "modified red" color, plate number V11111

Scott C133 var, local precancel, plate number V11111

Scott C135, 60¢ Grand Canyon, plate number B1111

Scott C135a, 60¢ die cutting omitted error, plate number B1111

Scott C138, 60¢ Acadia, 2001 year date, prephosphored, die cut 11.25 x 11.5, plate number B1111

Scott C138a, 60¢ Acadia, 2001 year date, overall tagging, die cut 11.5 x 11.9, plate number B2222

Scott C138b, 60¢ Acadia, 2005 year date, plate number S1111

Scott C138c, 60¢ Acadia error, printed on the backing paper, plate number S1111

Scott C139, 63¢ Bryce Canyon, plate number S22222 (Image courtesy of Ernie Schmitt)

Scott C139a, 63¢ die cutting omitted error, plate number S11111 (Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation)

Scott C142, 69¢ Okefenokee Swamp National Park, plate number P11111

      

Scott C136, 70¢ Nine Mile Prairie, plate number P11111, P22222, P44444

Scott C144, 72¢ 9-Mile Woods, New Hampshire, plate number S11111

Scott C140, 75¢ Great Smoky Mountains, plate number P11111

Scott C146, 79¢ Zion National Park, plate number P11111

Scott C137, 80¢ Mount McKinley, plate number V11111

Scott C137 var, 80¢ Mount McKinley, miscut with die cuts shifted to top, plate number V11111 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott C148, 80¢ Voyageur National Park, plate number P11111

Scott C141, 84¢ Yosemite National Park, plate number V11111

Scott C149, 85¢ Glacier National Park, plate number P11111

Scott C149 var, misprinted due to solvent spill, plate number P11111 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott C143, 90¢ Hagatña Bay, Guam, plate number V11111

Scott C143 var, magenta shifted left, most easily seen in the denomination and left border, plate number V11111

Scott C145, 94¢ St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, plate number V11111

   

Scott C147, 98¢ Grand Teton National Park, plate numbers V11111, V22222

Scott C150, $1.05 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, plate number S11111

Scott C150a, $1.05 die cutting omitted error, plate number S11111

 

Airmail issues since 2013

Beginning in 2013, USPS started issuing "global air mail" stamps. They are permanently valid for the basic airmail rate anywhere in the world, or for up to two ounces for Canada. While these stamps are all clearly intended for airmail usage, they are also valid for regular postage. Therefore, they are assigned regular catalog numbers by Scott, rather than the C-prefix numbers. This is consistent with catalog numbering for high-value Priority Mail and Express Mail stamps, which are clearly intended for those special rates but are similarly also valid as regular postage.

2013 issues

Scott 4740, ($1.10), plate number V111111

Scott 4740a, ($1.10), imperforate, plate number V111111

Scott 4814, ($1.10), plate number P111111

Scott 4814a, ($1.10), imperforate, plate number P111111

2014 issues

Scott 4893, ($1.15), plate number P11111

Scott 4893a, ($1.15), imperforate, plate number P11111

Scott 4936, ($1.15), plate number S11111

Scott 4936a, ($1.15), imperforate, plate number S11111

2016 issue

Scott 5058, ($1.15), plate number B111111

2017 issue

Scott 5198, ($1.15), plate number P11111

2018 issue

Scott 5311, ($1.15), plate number B11111

2020 issue

Scott 5460, ($1.20), plate number P111111

2022 issue

Scott 5680, ($1.30), plate number P111111

The global airmail rate was increased to $1.40 in January 2023.

The global airmail rate was increased to $1.50 on July 9, 2023.

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This page last updated October 26, 2023.

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