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1968-1971 Six Cent Commemorative issues

Including definitives and other issues from the six cent era.

1968 issues

Scott 1338, 6 Flag Over White House, plate number 30116

Scott 1338 var, 6¢ Flag Over White House, double impression, plate number 31341

Scott 1338 var, 6 Flag, imperforate vertically in selvage, plate number 31476

Scott 1338 var, 6 Flag, tagging ghost, plate number 29657

Scott 1338 var, 6¢ Flag, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 29619

Scott 1338 var, 6¢ Flag, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 30804

Scott 1338 var, 6¢ Flag, misperfed vertically and horizontally, captured plate number 30088

Scott 1338 var, 6¢ Flag, misperfed due to foldover, plate number 30816

Scott 1338D, 6 Flag, plate number 32093

Scott 1338D var, 6¢ Flag, precanceled, plate number 32191

Scott 1339, 6 Illinois Statehood, plate number 29571

Scott 1339 var, 6¢ Illinois, orange shifted righ, plate number 29560

Scott 1339 var, 6¢ Illinois, orange shifted right and blue ink smear, plate number 29576

Scott 1340, 6 Hemisfair, plate number 29742

Scott 1340 var, blue (p#) and engraved white (lines) shifted right, missing 6¢, plate number 29731

Scott 1340 var, 6¢ Hemisfair, misperfed horizontally, plate number 29753

Scott 1341, $1 Airlift for Servicemen, plate number 29766

Some collectors consider this an airmail stamp.

Scott 1342, 6 Support Our Youth, plate number 29814

Scott 1343, 6 Law and Order, plate number 29839

Scott 1344, 6 Register and Vote, plate number 29786

Scott 1344, 6¢ Register and Vote, gold shifted to right, plate number 29996. Image courtesy of Stuart Katz.

Scott 1345, 6 Fort Moultrie Flag, from Revolutionary Flags strip of 10 (Scott 1354a), plate number 30311

Scott 1345 var, 6 Fort Moultrie Flag, misperfed vertically, plate number 30311

Scott 1345 var, untagged error, from Scott 1354d, plate number 30085

    

Scott 1355, 6 Walt Disney, plate numbers 30006/08/12, both with and without hyphens

Scott 1355 var, 6¢ Walt Disney, misperfed horizontally, plate numbers 30006/08/12

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1355a, ochre omitted error ("Walt Disney", "6¢"), plate numbers 30006/08/12

Image courtesy of The Philadelic Foundation.

Scott 1355d, black omitted error (jacket, mustache, plate number 30008), plate numbers 30006/12

Image courtesy of Jack Nalbandian.

Scott 1355f, blue omitted error (globe, jacket, characters, plate number 30006), plate numbers 30008/12

Image courtesy of Jack Nalbandian.

Scott 1355b, imperforate horizontally error, plate numbers 30006/08/12

Image courtesy of The Philadelic Foundation.

Scott 1356, 6 Marquette, plate number 30147

Scott 1356 var, 6¢ Marquette, black shifted down, plate number 30123

Scott 1356 var, brown shifted up ("floating hands" variety) plate number 30123

Scott 1356 var, brown shifted left ("missing faces" variety) plate number 30123

Scott 1356 var, 6¢ misperfed due to foldover, plate number 30124

Scott 1357, 6 Daniel Boone, plate number 30341

Scott 1358, 6 Arkansas River Navigation, plate number 30337

Scott 1358 var, misperfed due to foldover, plate number 30326

Image courtesy of eBay / stuffpreserve

Scott 1359, 6 Leif Erikson, plate number 30445

Scott 1359 var, 6¢ Leif Erikson, reverse image on back of stamp, plate number 30458

Scott 1360, 6 Cherokee Strip, plate number 30372

Scott 1361, 6 John Trumbull, plate number 30406

Scott 1361 var, 6 John Trumbull, misperfed, plate number 30383

Scott 1362, 6 Wildlife Conservation, plate number 30351

Scott 1362 var, 6¢ Wildlife Conservation, misperfed vertically, plate number 30370

Scott 1362 var, misperfed and only half tagged due to foldover, plate number 30358

Scott 1363, 6 Van Eyck Madonna, Christmas 1968, plate numbers 29870 and 30285

Scott 1363 var, unusual "lacquer" as if yellowed taggant, plate number 30103

Scott 1363a, 6¢ Van Eyck Madonna, untagged error, plate number 30178

Scott 1363a, imperforate error, plate numbers 29986 and 30161

Scott 1363c, 6¢ Madonna, light yellow omitted error, plate number 29908

Not only is the color omitted from the image, but the gold plate number that is always paired with the black plate number is missing in the selvage.

Scott 1363d, imperforate and untagged error, number 30194

1969 issues

Scott 1364, 6 Chief Joseph, plate number 30481

Scott 1364 var, 6 Chief Joseph, yellow color shift to right, plate number 30499

    

    

Scott 1365, Beautify Cities; Scott 1366, Beautify Parks;
Scott 1367, Beautify Highways;
Scott 1368, Beautify Streets; from 6¢ Beautification issue (Scott 1368a)

Scott 1366 var, 6¢ Beautify Parks, blue shifted down and to the right, plate number 30627

Scott 1369, 6 American Legion, plate number 30769

Scott 1369 var, 6 American Legion, plate number 30790 printed over the top of plate number 30825

Scott 1370, 6 Grandma Moses, plate number 30886

Scott 1370b, 6 Grandma Moses, engraved black and Prussian blue omitted error, plate number 00000

Scott 1371, 6 Apollo 8, plate number 30931

Scott 1371 var, 6¢ Apollo 8, orange shifted right, misperfed vertically, plate number 30923

Scott 1371 var, imperforate error, determined by Scott to be printer's waste, plate number 30932

Scott 1372, 6 W. C. Handy, plate number 30707

Scott 1372 var, 6¢ W. C. Handy, purple shifted down, plate number 30735

Scott 1372 var, 6¢ W. C. Handy, purple shifted down and right, plate number 30732

Scott 1372 var, 6¢ W. C. Handy, misperfed horizontally, plate number 30725

Scott 1372 var, 6¢ W. C. Handy, miscut due to paper fold, plate number 30744

Scott 1373, 6 California Settlement, plate number 31262

Scott 1373 var, engraved red and black shifted right, plate number 31095

Scott 1373 var, engraved red and black shifted down and right, plate number 31124

Scott 1373 var, 6 California Settlement, misperfed horizontally, plate number 31016

Scott 1373 var, 6¢ California Settlement, ink smear, plate number 31078

Scott 1374, 6 John Wesley Powell, plate number 31202

Scott 1374 var, orange shifted left, plate number 31189

Scott 1374 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 31174

Scott 1375, 6 Alabama Statehood, plate number 31275

Scott 1375 var, yellow shifted right, plate number 31275

Scott 1375 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 31288

Scott 1375 var, yellow shifted left, misperfed vertically, plate number 31277

Scott 1375 var, yellow shifted up, misperfed horizontally, plate number 31291

Scott 1375 var, "red missing from rose" fake altered by light or chemical, plate number 31276

    

    

Scott 1376, Conifer (Northwest); Scott 1377, Ladyslipper (Northeast);
Scott 1378, Southwestern plant; Scott 1379,
Dogwood (Southeast); from 6¢ International Botanical Congress (Scott 1379a)

Scott 1376 var, miscut due to paper fold, plate number 30973

Scott 1377 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 30973

Scott 1378 var, yellow shifted down, plate number 30977

Scott 1379 var, yellow shifted right, plate number 30996

Scott 1379 var, miscut due to paper fold, plate number 30996

Scott 1380, 6 Dartmouth College, Daniel Webster, plate number 31079

Scott 1381, 6 Professional Baseball, plate number 31409

Scott 1381 var, doubled engraved black (wording, p#), plate number 31399

Scott 1381 var, engraved black ink smear (wording, 6¢, p#), plate number 31414

Scott 1381 var, 6 Baseball, red and black shifted down, plate number 31410

Scott 1381 var, 6¢ Baseball, red, green and yellow shifted left, plate number 31399

Scott 1381 var, 6¢ Baseball, engraved black (words, plate number) shifted right, plate number 31407

Scott 1381 var, 6¢ Baseball, engraved black (words, plate number) shifted down, plate number 31404

Scott 1381 var, 6 Baseball, misperfed horizontally, plate number 31409

Scott 1381 var, 6¢ Baseball, misperfed vertically, plate number 31414

Scott 1381 var, miscut due to paper fold, plate number 31399

Scott 1381 var, black ink offsed on back (on the paper, below the gum), plate number 31399

Scott 1382, 6 Intercollegiate Football, plate number 31403

Scott 1382 var, double impression of red, plate numbers 31386 and 31391

Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation

Scott 1382 var, 6¢ Football, green shifted up, plate number 31403

Scott 1382 var, 6¢ Football, red shifted up, plate number 31406

Scott 1382 var, 6¢ Football, misperfed vertically, plate number 31408

Scott 1382 var, 6 Football, misperfed horizontally, plate number 31389

Scott 1382 var, 6¢ Football, precanceled, plate number 31398

Scott 1383, 6 Eisenhower, plate number 31433

Scott 1383 var, 6¢ Eisenhower, misperfed horizontally, plate number 31432

Scott 1383 var, 6 Eisenhower, misperf caused by foldover, plate number 31433

Scott 1384, 6 Christmas 1969, plate number 31024

Scott 1384 var, red error plate number 3105 (should be 31035) with green plate number 31036

Scott 1384 var, "Small M" in mAIL, also red (horses, chimneys) shifted to right, plate number 31237

Scott 1384 var, 6¢ Christmas 1969, misperfed vertically, plate number 31163

Scott 1384 var, 6 Christmas 1969, Atlanta precancel, plate number 31121

Scott 1384 var, 6¢ Christmas 1969, high Baltimore precancel, plate number 31180

Scott 1384 var, 6¢ Christmas 1969, high New Haven precancel, plate number 31187

Scott 1384 var, 6¢ Christmas 1969, high Memphis precancel, plate number 31149

Scott 1384 var, 6¢ Christmas 1969, low Atlanta precancel, plate number 31226

Scott 1384 var, misprinted Baltimore precancel, plate number 31229

Scott 1384 var, Atlanta precancel printed on back due to paper fold, plate number 31098

Scott 1384m, 6 Christmas 1969, inverted Baltimore precancel, plate number 31194

Scott 1384 var, local precancel (Dayton, Ohio was not one of the four "official" precancel cities), plate number 31042

Scott 1384 var, red (horses, chimneys) shifted to right, plate number 31146

Scott 1384c, 6 Christmas 1969, light green omitted error, plate number 31084

Scott 1384d, light green, red and yellow omitted error, plate number 31117

Scott 1385, 6 Crippled Children, plate number 31464

Scott 1386, 6 William M. Harnett, plate number 31511

Scott 1386 var, "tagging ghost" showing plate number 31511 over 31509

Scott 1386 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 31489

Scott 1386 var, miscut due to paper fold, plate number 31488

1970 issues

    

    

Scott 1387, American Bald Eagle; Scott 1388, African Elephants;
Scott 1389, Haida Ceremonial Canoe;
Scott 1390, Age of Reptiles; from Natural History issue, Scott 1390a

Scott 1387 var, 6¢ Eagle, plate number 31702 showing ink smear

Scott 1387 var, 6¢ Eagle, plate number 31736 with ghost plate number

Scott 1387 var, 6¢ Eagle, misperfed horizontally. plate number 31720

Scott 1389 var, 6¢ Elephants, orange shift to bottom, black shift to left, plate number 31711

Scott 1389 var, 6¢ Canoe, yellow shift to bottom, plate number 31862

Scott 1390 var, 6¢ Reptiles, black shifted down, plate number 31790

Scott 1390 var, blue shifted right, tagging ghost with plate number 31711 over 31720

Scott 1391, 6 Maine statehood, plate number 31983

Scott 1391 var, red and blue shift, most visible in the lighthouse, plate number 31983

Scott 1391 var, black shift up, most visible in the house, plate number 31951

Scott 1391 var, black shift left and down, plate number 31951 over ghost plate number 31963

Scott 1392, 6 Wildlife Conservation, plate number 31977

Scott 1393, 6¢ Eisenhower, plate number 31928

Scott 1393 var, 6¢ Eisenhower, dull gum, plate number 32007

Scott 1393c, 6¢ Eisenhower, untagged precancel, plate number 31947

Plate number examples of the 7¢ Franklin, 14¢ LaGuardia, 16¢ Ernie Pyle, 18¢ Elizabeth Blackwell and 21¢ Gianinni stamps (Scott 1393D, 1397, 1398, 1399 and 1400) appear with the Prominent Americans issues.

Plate number examples of the 8¢ Eisenhower sheet, booklet and coil stamps (Scott 1394, 1395 and 1402) and of the 8¢ U.S. Postal Service stamp (Scott 1396) appear with the 8¢ Commemorative issues.

Scott 1405, 6 Edgar Lee Masters, plate number 31701

Scott 1405 var, 6¢ Edgar Lee Masters, miscut due to foldover, plate number 31685

Scott 1405 var, misperfed and miscut, plate number 31701

Scott 1406, 6 Woman Suffrage, plate number 32155

Scott 1406 var, 6¢ Woman Suffrage, misperfed vertically, plate number 32162

Scott 1407, 6 South Carolina Settlement, plate number 32012

Scott 1407 var, 6 South Carolina, all colors shifted up, plate number 32047

Scott 1407 var, miscut due to paper fold, plate number 32012

Scott 1408, 6 Stone Mountain Memorial, plate number 32246

Scott 1408, 6 Stone Mountain, misperfed horizontally, plate number 32261

Scott 1409, 6 Fort Snelling, plate number 32311

Scott 1409 var, brown shifted up (boat, fort roof), plate number 32302

Scott 1409 var, tagging ghost, plate number 32331 over 32327

Scott 1409 var, 6¢ Fort Snelling, misperfed horizontally, plate number 32302

    

    

Scott 1410, Save Soil; Scott 1411, Save Cities
Scott 1412, Save Water; Scott 1413, Save Air; from 6¢ Pollution issue (Scott 1413a)

Scott 1414, 6 Christmas 1970, Type I with snowflakes, plate number 31950

Scott 1414a, 6 Christmas 1970, Type I with snowflakes, precanceled, plate number 31943

Scott 1414c, 6 Christmas precancel, strip of 4, blue omitted error. The left stamp, with plate number 32154, is normal. The blue ink runs out (or is otherwise not printed) partway through the second stamp, which is missing the blue plate number 31945. The two right stamps, with plate numbers 31944 and 31943, are missing the blue entirely. Image courtesy of Stuart Katz.

    

    

Scott 1415, Locomotive; Scott 1416, Horse
Scott 1417, Tricycle; Scott 1418, Carriage; from 6¢ Christmas Toys block of 4 (Scott 1418b)

Scott 1415a, Locomotive precancel; Scott 1416a, Horse precancel
Scott 1417a, Tricycle precancel; Scott 1418a, Carriage precancel
from 6¢ precanceled Christmas Toys block of 4 (Scott 1418c)

Scott 1415a var, 6¢ precanceled Train, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 31901

Scott 1416 var, local precancel, plate number 31907

Scott 1416 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 31901

Scott 1416 var, with gum breaker ridges, plate number 31900

Scott 1416a var, precanceled, with gum breaker ridges, plate number 31904

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1416b, black omitted error (Christmas, U.S.), plate number 31904

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 1417 var, 6 Tricycle, brown shifted down (double wheels, high hat), plate number 31900

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1417a var, precanceled, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 31900

Scott 1418 var, local precancel, plate number 32147

Scott 1418 var, with gum breaker ridges, plate number 31901

Scott 1418 var, black underinked, from Scott 1418g (black omitted), plate number 31905

Image courtesy of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries

Scott 1418 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 31900

Scott 1418a var, precanceled, with gum breaker ridges, plate number 31905

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1419, 6 United Nations, plate number 32300

Scott 1419 var, 6¢ UN, black shifted right, plate number 32299

Scott 1419 var, 6¢ UN, misperfed horizontally, plate number 32300

Scott 1420, 6 Landing of Pilgrims, plate number 32286

Scott 1420 var, 6¢ Pilgrims, blue and red shifted right, plate number 32271

    

Scott 1421, Disabled American Veterans; and Scott 1422, 6¢ POW / MIA
from the 6¢ pair, Scott 1421a

    

Scott 1421 var, 6 DAV, two examples of double printing caused by tagging setoff

Left: printed and setoff plate number 32435
Right: printed plate number 32435, setoff plate number 32436

Scott 1422 var, 6¢ POW, tagging ghost, plate number 32441 (over 32442)

 

1971 issues

Scott 1423, 6 America's Wool, plate number 32516

Scott 1423 var, 6¢ America's Wool, orange shifted to left, plate number 32541

Scott 1424, 6 General Douglas MacArthur, plate number 32307

Scott 1424 var, 6¢ MacArthur, misperfed horizontally, plate number 32347

Scott 1425, 6 Blood Donors, plate number 32687

Scott 1425 var, 6 Blood Donors, tagging ghost, plate number 32617 over 32632

Scott 1425 var, 6¢ Blood Donors, miscut due to paper fold, plate number 32603

Scott 1425 was the last 6 commemorative issued before the rate hike to 8. However, several 6 commemoratives were issued during the 8 period, as this met the postal card rate. These include the 6 Wolf Trap Farm stamp from the National Parks set (Scott 1452), the 6 1972 Summer Olympics - Cycling stamp (Scott 1460), and the 6 Electronics stamp (Scott 1500). Plate number singles of these 6¢ stamps appear with the 8¢ commemoratives.

Related links:

5¢ Commemoratives

The Prominent Americans series

8¢ Commemoratives

 

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This page last updated January 20, 2020.