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UPCOMING EVENTS

Always: Orders being taken for the 2018 edition of Hebert's Catalog of Plate Number Singles. Price is $36 to non-members, $33 to APNSS members, postpaid to U.S. addresses via Media Mail.

Now: Renew your APNSS dues if your mailing label expiration date says September 2018 or earlier.

APNSS membership application forms will be available at the MSDA show in Prospect Heights, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago. This show is frequently attended by several dealers with good stock of classic and modern plate number material.

September 2018: Plate Numbers issue #4 for 2018.

 

NOVEMBER 2018

** NEW ** November 2: A visitor noticed that the PNS images for the Allied Military Government for Sicily were no longer being displayed. The web page has been redone with new images. Details on the AMG-Italy page.

OCTOBER 2018

** NEW ** October 21: New Scott catalog numbers reported for September new issues. Details on the 2018 page.

** NEW ** New plate number 14789 reported on Scott 577, the imperforate 2¢ Washington flat plate stamp. This plate number had previously been known only on Scott 554, the perforated variety..

SEPTEMBER 2018

September 17: New Scott catalog numbers reported for July and August new issues. Details on the 2018 page.

September 2: The web page for the Famous Americans issues of 1940-1950 has been redone. Check out the Famous Americans Issues page.

AUGUST 2018

August 26: The web page for the 44¢ and "Forever" issues of 2010 has been redone. Check out the 2010 Issues page.

August 26: The web page for the 44¢ issues of 2009 has been redone. Check out the 2009 Issues page.

August 26: The web page for the Savings, Postal Savings, Treasury Savings and War Savings issues has been redone. Check out the Postal Savings page.

August 18: The new company that is hosting our web site has been bought. They are transitioning to the new company. Please email me if you notice any problems with our site and I'll follow up to get it fixed. Thanks. --Rick.

JULY 2018

July 30: The web page for the 41¢ issues of 2007-2008 has been redone. Check out the 41-cent Commems page.

July 29: The web page for the Distinguished Americans series has been redone. Examples include PNS of a number of die cutting omitted (imperforate) and color omitted errors. Check out the Distinguished Americans page for this frequently overlooked series.

July 28: New Scott catalog numbers reported for May and June new issues. Plate numbers reported for recent and upcoming issues. Details on the 2018 page.

JUNE 2018

June 28: The July issue of Plate Numbers is in the mail to all members. If you subscribe by electronic delivery, check your email inbox. The closing date for the auction is July 25 to allow time for members who might be on vacation to have a chance to get their bids in.

June 28: The web page for 2012-2013 45¢ issues has been redone. Check out the New 2012 page.

June 27: The web page for 2015 issues has been redone. Check out the New 2015 page.

June 24: The Spotlight page for the 2007-2011 Liberty Bell booklet and ATM Forever stamps has been redone. Check out the Liberty Bell Forever page.

June 24: The web page for Modern Airmail stamps issued since 1945 has been redone, including numerous PNS for misperfs, paper folds, misregistered colors, imperfs and other modern errors, freaks and oddities. Check out the Modern Airmail page.

June 16: The web page for the Postal Note stamps has been redone. Thanks to Chris Steenerman for his study of plate proofs. Plate number singles have been photographically cropped to illustrate plate number singles. Check out the Postal Note page.

June 12: New Scott catalog numbers reported for April and early May new issues. Details on the 2018 page.

MAY 2018

May 29: New Scott catalog numbers reported for March new issues. Details on the 2018 page.

May 13: The web page for issues from 34¢ era of 2001-2003 has been redone. Check out the 34-cent Commemoratives page.

May 13: The web page for the 1962-65 "Sixth-and-a-half" Bureau Series has been redone. Check out the Sixth-and-a-Half Series page.

May 9: The web page for the 1929 Kansas-Nebraska overprint issues has been redone. Also illustrated are four fakes, along with an analysis of why they are not genuine overprints. Check out the Kansas-Nebraska page.

May 7: Closing date for the auction appearing in the April Plate numbers.

May 4: The web page for the 2005-2007 39¢ issues has been redone. Check out the 39-cent Commemoratives page.

May 3: The web page for the early Airmail issues has been redone. Check out the Early Airmails page.

May 3: The web page for the Postage Due and Parcel Post Postage Due issues has been redone. Check out the Postage Due page.

May 2: ChangeDetection, the company that supported free monitoring of our web site for many years, and could send you an automatic email whenever it was updated, has been absorbed by another company. You no longer sign up for monitoring via a link from the site you want to monitor. Rather, now you sign up with the company that provides the monitoring service, and specify the site you want to monitor. It's still free, at least for the first 62 change messages per month. You can also set it to track image changes rather than text changes. I use VisualPing.io, the company that absorbed ChangeDetection, but there are other companies that can provide a similar service. Just choose one, and enter www.apnss.org as the url of APNSS that you want to receive notices about when there are changes.

May 2: The web page for the overprinted stamps of Cuba has been redone. Check out the Cuba page.

APRIL 2018

April 29: The April issue of Plate Numbers, the APNSS newsletter, is in the mail to all members. Be sure to check out the mail auction of plate number items..

April 28: The web page for the Transportation coils has been redone. Check out the Transportation Coils page.

April 15: New Scott catalog numbers reported for early February's new issues. Details on the 2018 page.

MARCH 2018

March 12: New Scott catalog numbers reported for early February's new issues. Details on the 2018 page.

March 5: The web page for the various 37¢ Flag issues has been redone. Check out the 37 cent Flags page.

March 5: The web page for the rotary press issues of the Fourth Bureau Series has been redone. Check out the Fourth - Rotary page.

FEBRUARY 2018

February 19: New Scott catalog numbers reported for January's new issues. Details on the 2018 page.

February 19: The web page for the flat plate issues of the Fourth Bureau Series has been redone. Check out the Fourth - Flat page.

February 11: The web page for the 1938-39 Presidential series has been redone. Check out the Prexy page.

February 10: The February issue of Plate Numbers, the APNSS newsletter, is in the mail to all members. Be sure to check out the mail auction of plate number items..

February 10: Well, that was an interesting experience. The company that had hosted our web site since 2003 apparently went out of business. Would not renew our web hosting, would not accept payments, did not answer emails or help tickets or support requests. Suddenly, I got an automatic email stating that our site was gone. So I've just renewed our domain name for another 10 years, and signed up for web hosting with a new company, eNom. I have uploaded the web pages and images and will continue until the entire site is restored. Please report any missing images, dead links or other problems and I'll try to figure them out. Many thanks to Mike Lampson of USSS for putting me on the right path to setting things up again.

February 9: New Scott catalog numbers reported for final 2017 issues. Details on the 2017 page.

 

In this spot, we used to have a link where you could sign up with a free service to have an email sent to you automatically whenever the APNSS web site was updated. The company that provided that service, ChangeDetection, has been absorbed by VisualPing. Now, rather than signing up on the site you want to monitor, you sign up directly with them and specify the url of the site you want to monitor. It's still free [as of July 2018], at least for a reasonable number of messages each month, so go to VisualPing.io and sign up for www.apnss.org. Or choose another web monitoring service. But don't miss out when there's news about plate numbers!

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This page last updated November 2, 2018.