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1974-1975 Ten Cent Commemorative issues

The ten cent rate arrived during a period of high inflation, and the postal service made frequent requests for higher rates to meet their payroll, fuel and pension costs.  The rate was short-lived, being superseded by the 13 rate in 1975.

1974 issues

Scott 1505, 10 Rural America - Chautauqua, plate number 35495 UL

Scott 1506, 10 Rural America - Steam Train, plate number 35545 UR

Image courtesy of Steve O.

Scott 1506 var, 10 Rural America - Steam Train, dark blue misprinted, plate number 35558 LR

Scott 1509, 10 Crossed Flags, bottom pair with plate numbers 34705 (blue) and 34696 (red)

Scott 1510, 10 Jefferson Memorial, plate number 34593 LR

Scott 1510 var, 10 Jefferson Memorial, misperfed, plate number 34595 UL

Scott 1510 var, 10 Jefferson Memorial precancel, plate number 35766 UL

Scott 1511, 10 ZIP Code, plate number 34420 LL

Scott 1511 var, 10 ZIP Code, misperfed, plate number 34420 LL

Scott 1511 var, 10 ZIP Code, all colors mis-aligned, plate number 34415 UR

Scott 1525, 10 VFW, plate number 34920 UR.  Image courtesy of Steve O.

Scott 1526, 10 Robert Frost, plate number 34882 UL

Scott 1527, 10 Expo 74, plate number 34448 UL

Scott 1528, 10 Horse Racing, plate number 35114 LL

Scott 1528a, 10 Horse Racing, blue omitted error, plate number 35114 LR

Scott 1529, 10 Skylab, plate number 35218 LR

Scott 1530, 10 Raphael from UPU issue (Scott 1537a), plate number 35263 UL

Scott 1530 var, 10 Raphael from UPU issue (Scott 1537a), misperfed, plate number 35263 UL

Scott 1530 var, 10 Raphael from UPU issue (Scott 1537a), misperfed, plate number 35263 UL

Scott 1533, 10 from UPU issue (Scott 1537a), plate number 35263 LR

Scott 1534, 10 from UPU issue (Scott 1537a), plate number 35268 LL

Scott 1537, 10 from UPU issue (Scott 1537a), plate number 35263 UR

Scott 1537 var, 10 from UPU issue (Scott 1537a var), double perfed, UR PNS with plate number 35263 photographically cropped from a block of 16

Scott 1537b, 10 UPU error, imperforate vertically, pair photographically cropped from a top plate block of 16 with plate numbers 35263 and 35264 appearing over Scott 1530a and 1531a

Scott 1538, 10 Petrified Wood from Minerals block of four (Scott 1541a), plate number 35064 UL

Scott 1538 var, 10 Petrified Wood from Minerals block of four (Scott 1541a), local precancel, plate number 35080 UL

Scott 1539, 10 Tourmaline from Minerals block of four (Scott 1541a), plate number 35063 UR

Scott 1539a, 10 Tourmaline, pale blue and yellow omitted error, photographically cropped from Minerals block of four (Scott 1541b), plate number 35069 UR

Scott 1540, 10 Amethyst from Minerals block of four (Scott 1541a), plate number 35077 LL

Scott 1541, 10 Rhodochrosite from Minerals block of four (Scott 1541a), plate number 35063 LR

Scott 1542, 10 Kentucky settlement, plate number 35273 UL

Scott 1542 var, 10 Kentucky settlement, showing "extra trees" on right stamp caused by additional light green ink, pair with UL plate number 35246

    

     

Scott 1543, 10 Carpenters' Hall; Scott 1544, Quotation from First Continental Congress; Scott 1545, Quotation from Declaration of Independence; Scott 1546, Independence Hall; from Declaration of Independence block of 4 (Scott 1546a),

Scott 1547, 10 Energy Conservation, plate number 35101 UR

Scott 1547b, 10 Energy Conservation error, red and green omitted, plate number 35121 LR

Scott 1547c, 10 Energy Conservation error, green omitted, plate number 35101 LR

Scott 1548, 10 Sleepy Hollow, plate number 35652 LR

Scott 1548 var, 10 Sleepy Hollow, reverse offset, plate number 35622

Scott 1549, 10 Retarded Children, plate number 35501 UR

Scott 1550, 10 Christmas 1974, Ornament, plate number 35596 LR

Scott 1550 var, 10 Christmas Ornament showing ink smear that covered the entire plate strip of five stamps, plate number 35596 UR.  Image courtesy of Matt Todd.

Scott 1551, 10 Christmas 1974, Currier & Ives print, plate number 35420 UL

Scott 1551a, 10 Christmas 1974, Currier & Ives print, buff omitted error, pair with yellow plate number 35421 UR plus blank corner selvage where buff plate number 35420 should appear

Scott 1552, 10 Christmas 1974, Dove Weather Vane, precanceled self-adhesive, plate number 35638 R

1975 issues

Scott 1553, 10 Benjamin West, plate number 35389 LR

Scott 1554, 10 Paul W. Dunbar, plate number 36027 UR

Scott 1555, 10 D.W. Griffith, plate number 36072 UL

Scott 1555 var, 10 D.W. Griffith, engraved brown shift, plate number 36046 LL

Scott 1556, 10 Pioneer mission to Jupiter, plate number 35849 UL

Scott 1556 var, 10 Pioneer / Jupiter showing paper fold, plate number 35850 UL

Scott 1556a, 10 Pioneer error, red and dark yellow omitted,  plate number 35832 LR

Scott 1557, 10 Mariner 10, plate number 35975 LL

Scott 1557a, 10 Mariner 10 error, red omitted, plate number 35993 LL

Scott 1557b, 10 Mariner 10 error, ultramarine and bistre omitted, plate number 35976 UL.  Only one sheet of 50 is known, and this plate number single is unique.

Scott 1558, 10 Collective Bargaining, plate number 35583 LL

Scott 1559, 8 Sybil Ludington, plate number 35722 LR

Scott 1560, 10 Salem Poor, plate number 35734 UR

Scott 1561, 10 Haym Solomon, plate number 35716 LR

Scott 1562, 18 Peter Francisco, plate number 35746 UL

Scott 1563, 10 Battles of Lexington and Concord, plate number 35789 LL

Scott 1564, 10 Battle of Bunker Hill, plate number 36015 UR

    

    

Scott 1565, Continental Soldier; Scott 1566, Continental Sailor; Scott 1567, Continental Marine; Scott 1568, Militiaman;  from 10 Military Uniforms issue (Scott 1568a)

Scott 1569, 10 Apollo-Soyuz, plate number 36303 UL

Scott 1569 var, 10 Apollo-Soyuz, misperfed, plate number 36305 UL

Scott 1570, 10 Apollo-Soyuz, plate number 36303 LL

Scott 1570 var, 10 Apollo-Soyuz, misperfed, plate number 36300 UL

Scott 1570a, 10 Apollo-Soyuz, pair with LL plate number 36303

Scott 1571, 10 International Women's Year, plate number 36431 UL

    

    

Scott 1572, 10 Stagecoach, Scott 1573, 10 Steam engine, Scott 1574, 10 Stagecoach, and Scott 1575, 10 Communications satellite, from Postal Service Bicentennial (Scott 1575a), plate number 36331

Scott 1576, 10 World Peace Through Law, plate number 36514 LL

Scott 1577 single from 10 Banking and Commerce (Scott 1578a), plate number 36845 LL

Scott 1577 var, 10 Banking and Commerce showing bronze color shift, plate number 36867 LL

Scott 1578 single from 10 Banking and Commerce (Scott 1578a), plate number 36847 LR

Scott 1578a var, 10 Banking and Commerce, pair showing green and bronze color shifts (blue and yellow are correctly placed), plate number 36835 LL

Scott 1579, (10) Christmas 1975, Madonna, plate number 36747 UR

The requested first-class rate increase to 15 was pending and had not been approved by the time these stamps needed to be printed.  As a result, they were printed with no denomination.  Ultimately, the rate increase was only to 13.  The uncertainty caused the Postal Service to decide to preprint and stockpile the "alphabet" temporary stamps which could be issued in whatever denomination was approved.

Scott 1579a, (10) 1975 Madonna imperforate error, pair with UR plate number 36746

Scott 1580, (10) Christmas 1975, Early Christmas Card, L perf, plate number 36636 LL

Scott 1580 var, (10) Christmas 1975, Early Christmas Card, misperfed vertically, pair with UL plate numbers 36636 and 36637

Scott 1580B, (10) Early Christmas Card, bulls-eye perf, plate number 36886 LL

 

 

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