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JUNE 2017

** NEW ** June 18: The page for plate number singles of the Guam overprint issues has been redone, including several examples of the special printings for the 1900 Paris Exhibition. Check out the Guam page.

** NEW ** June 10: New Scott catalog numbers reported for recent 2017 issues. Details on the 2017 page.

** NEW ** June 10: The page for plate number singles of the Puerto Rico overprint issues has been redone. Check out the Puerto-Rico page.

** NEW ** June 4: The page for plate number singles of the Americana series has been redone. Check out the Americana page.

** NEW ** June 3: The first printing of the 2018 Hebert's Catalogue is being delivered from the printer today! If you pre-ordered, watch for yours in the mail soon.

** NEW ** June 3: The page for plate number singles of the early 20th Century commemoratives has been redone. Now illustrates PNS of private vending machine coils. Check out the Early-20th-Century-Commemoratives page.

** NEW ** June 2: The page for plate number singles of the 1902-03 Second Bureau series has been redone. Check out the Second-Bureau page.

June 1: The page for plate number singles of the UPU reissues of the First Bureau series has been redone. Check out the First-Bureau-Series-New-colors page.

MAY 2017

May 31: The page for plate number singles of the watermarked First Bureau series has been redone. Check out the First-1895 page.

May 30: New Scott catalog numbers reported for recent 2017 issues. Details on the 2017 page.

May 29: The page for plate number singles of Dummy and Test stamps has been redone. Check out the Dummy and Test page.

May 29: The page for plate number singles of the Columbian series has been redone, with additional examples of proofs illustrated. Check out the Columbians page.

May 29: The page for plate number singles of the Small Banknote series has been redone, with additional examples of proofs and trial colors illustrated. Check out the Small Banknotes pages.

May 29: The pages for plate number singles of the Banknote issues have been redone, with additional examples illustrated. Check out the Banknotes pages.

May 24: The 2018 Hebert's Catalogue is at the printer! If you pre-ordered a copy, it will be shipped as soon as they are delivered from the printer. To order one, the list price is $36, or $33 discounted to APNSS members, postpaid via Media Mail. For orders shipped outside the U.S., please email first for shipping quote.

May 7: New Scott catalog numbers reported for recent 2017 issues. Details on the 2017 page.

APRIL 2017

April 12: The page for plate number singles of the Philippines overprints of the First and Second Bureau Series issues has been redone, with additional examples illustrated. The examples are now complete. Check out the Philippines page.

April 12: The page for plate number singles of the unwatermarked First Bureau Series has been redone, with additional examples illustrated. Check out the First Burea Series - Unwatermarked page.

April 10: New Scott catalog numbers reported for recent 2017 issues. Details on the 2017 page.

MARCH 2017

March 27: The March issue of Plate Numbers is in the mail to all members. The closing date for the mail auction is April 10.

March 27: New Scott catalog numbers reported for recent 2017 issues. Details on the 2017 page.

March 6: The pages for plate number singles of Revenue stamps have been redone, with additional examples illustrated. Check out the Revenues, Documentary, Proprietary, and Stock Transfer and Other pages.

FEBRUARY 2017

February 19: Special Delivery issues redone, with color varieties and misperf examples added. Details on the SpecDel page.

February 6: New Scott catalog numbers reported for recent 2017 issues. Details on the 2017 page.

February 6: The name change of longtime stamp printer Sennett to BCA has caused some recent reprints to be issued with new plate numbers. There's a new plate number for the Breast Cancer Awareness semipostal, Scott B5, and for the Stars and Stripes bulk rate presort coil, Scott 4963a (with the plate number appearing on Scott 4962). Details on the 2017 page.

JANUARY 2017

January 29: New plate numbers, additional information about upcoming 2017 issues. Details on the 2017 page.

January 22: Postage rates go back up, restored to the previous Forever rate of 49¢ for a one-ounce first-class letter.

January 19: The ending date for the auction in the January issue of Plate Numbers has been extended to January 25.

January 8: Plate Numbers issue #1 for 2017 in the mail to all APNSS members. Members who subscribe to an electronic version can check their email inbox for the latest issue. The ending date for the auction is January 20.

January 8: New plate number reported for 2¢ Washington offset perf 11, Scott 528B. APNSS member Eric Chaulsett sent a scan of the discovery copy, a used bottom PNS of plate number 12397. This plate number had previously been listed as "unreported" in Durland and Hebert's.

January 8: New plate numbers, new Scott catalogue numbers assigned, additional information about upcoming 2017 issues. Details on the 2017 page.

January 8: Plate numbers, new Scott catalogue numbers assigned, additional information about final 2016 issues. Details on the 2016 page.

NOVEMBER 2016

November 6: New plate numbers, new Scott catalogue numbers assigned, additional information about upcoming 2016 issues. Details on the 2016 page.

OCTOBER 2016

The October issue of Plate Numbers, the APNSS newsletter, is in the mail to all members. Be sure to check out the APNSS auction. Closing date is October 22. Note: Closing date extended to November 5.

October 6: New plate numbers, new Scott catalogue numbers assigned, additional information about upcoming 2016 issues. Details on the 2016 page.

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 17: New plate numbers, new Scott catalogue numbers assigned, additional information about upcoming 2016 issues. Details on the 2016 page.

JULY 2016

The July issue of Plate Numbers, the APNSS newsletter, is in the mail to all members. Be sure to check out the APNSS auction. Closing date is August 22.

JUNE 2016

June 15: New plate numbers, new Scott catalogue numbers assigned, additional information about upcoming 2016 issues. Details on the 2016 page.

APRIL 2016

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

MARCH 2016

March 13: Additional information about upcoming 2016 issues. Details on the 2016 page.

March 10: Scott catalogue numbers assigned for January and some February issues. Details on the 2016 page.

FEBRUARY 2016

February 16: Additional information about upcoming 2016 issues. Details on the 2016 page.

February 16: We are seeing the return of plate number prefix "B" for stamps printed by Banknote Corporation of America (BCA), which owns Sennett Security Printers (SSP). However, upcoming coil, booklet and regular stamps continue to have the "S" prefix as well.

February 5: Eric Chaulsett reported two new plate number discoveries from lots he purchased from the Nogle collection. They are: a used R single of Scott 408 p#5916, and a used T plate strip of 3 of Scott 409 p#6062. They will be listed in the next edition of the Hebert's Catalogue..

JANUARY 2016

January 9: New plate number single examples and upgraded images for Private Printer Prefixes. Details on the Examples page.

January 9: New plate number single examples, corrections and upgraded images for the Special Handling issues of 1925, 1928 and 1955. Details on the Examples page. Thanks to Bob Rufe for sharing his expertise on these issues and some plate number single images.

January 9: New plate number single examples and upgraded images for the 1913 Parcel Post issues. Details on the Examples page.

January 9: Additional Scott catalog numbers assigned for final 2015 issues. Details on the 2015 page.

January 9: SPOTLIGHT page updated for the most recent Purple Heart issue. Details on the Examples page.

January 9: Additional information about upcoming 2016 issues. Details on the 2016 page.

 

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 July 2017 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.

June 2017 (planned):  Plate Numbers issue #3 for 2017.

May 19-21, 2017: APNSS membership application forms will be available at the ChicagoPex show in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago.

March 2017:  Plate Numbers issue #2 for 2017.

January 2017:  Plate Numbers issue #1 for 2017.

 

 

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