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1981-1999 Transportation Coils

By far the largest series ever issued by the U.S., these water-adhesive coil stamps all featured various forms of transportation.  With precancels, tagging, gum and other varieties thrown in, the transportation coils comprise a fertile area for the casual collector or the specialist.

Scott 1897, 1 Omnibus PNS, original design, overall tagged, Plate number 3

Scott 1897 var, 1 Omnibus PNS, misperfed so plate number 1 appears at top

Scott 1897b, 1 Omnibus imperforate error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, plate number 6

Scott 2225, 1 Omnibus PNS, redesigned, Plate number 1

Scott 2225 var, 1 Omnibus PNS, misperfed, Plate number 2

Scott 2225b, 1 Omnibus PNS, redesigned, untagged, Plate number 3

Scott 2225b var, 1 Omnibus PNS, redesigned, Plate number 3 appearing as "D" or "B"

Scott 1897A, 2 Locomotive PNS, original design, Plate number 10

Scott 1897A var, 2 Locomotive PNS, misperfed, Plate number 4

Scott 1897Ac, 2 Locomotive imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 4

Scott 2226, 2 Locomotive PNS, redesigned, Plate number 2

Scott 1898, 3 Handcar PNS, Plate number 4

Scott 2252, 3 Conestoga Wagon PNS, Plate number 3

Scott 2252 var, 3 Conestoga Wagon PNS, used, Plate number 3 split

    

Scott 2123, 3.4 PNS, Plate number 2, and Scott 2123a, 3.4 PNS, precanceled, Plate number 1

Scott 1898A, 4 Stagecoach PNS, original design, Plate number 2

Scott 1898Ab, 4 Stagecoach PNS, original design, precanceled, Plate number 4

Scott 1898Ae, 4 Stagecoach PNS, original design, tagging omitted, Plate number 3

Scott 1898Ad, 4 Stagecoach imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 3

Scott 2228, 4 Stagecoach PNS, redesigned, Plate number 1

The redesigned stamp is narrower and does not have the joint line.

Scott 2451, 4 Steam Carriage PNS, Plate number 1

    

Scott 2124, 4.9 PNS, Plate number 4, and Scott 2124a, 4.9 PNS, precanceled, Plate number 2

Scott 1899, 5 Motorcycle PNS, Plate number 2

Scott 2253, 5 Milk Wagon PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2452, 5 Circus Wagon PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2452Bf, 5 Circus Wagon PNS, Plate number A3

Scott 2452D, 5 Circus Wagon PNS, used, Plate number S2

Scott 2453, 5 Canoe PNS, brown, Plate number 3

Scott 2454, 5 Canoe PNS, orange, Plate number S11

    

Scott 1900, 5.2 PNS, Plate number 1, and Scott 1900a, 5.2 precanceled PNS, used, Plate number 5

    

Scott 2125, 5.5 PNS, Plate number 1, and Scott 2125a, 5.5 precanceled PNS, Plate number 2

    

Scott 1901, 5.9 PNS, Plate number 4, and Scott 1901a, 5.9 precanceled PNS, Plate number 6

Scott 1901a var, 5.9 PNS, Plate number 5, showing gap in precancel bars

Scott 1901a var, 5.9 PNS, Plate number 4, showing gap in precancel bars, miscut with plate number appearing at top

    

Scott 2126, 6 PNS, Plate number 1, and Scott 2126a, 6 precanceled PNS, Plate number 2

Scott 1902, 7.4 PNS, Plate number 2

Scott 1902a var, 7.4 precanceled PNS, misperfed, Plate number 2

Scott 2255, 7.6 PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2255 var, 7.6 PNS, misperfed, Plate number 2

    

Scott 2128, 8.3 PNS, Plate number 2, and Scott 2128a, 8.3 Cottrell Press PNS (joint line), precanceled, Plate number 1

Scott 2231, 8.3 B Press PNS (no joint line), precanceled, Plate number 1

Scott 2256, 8.4 PNS, Plate number 1

    

Scott 2129, 8.5 PNS, Plate number 1, and Scott 2129a, 8.5 precanceled PNS, used, Plate number 1

Scott 2129a var, 8.5 PNS, used, Plate number 1 split

    

Scott 1903, 9.3 PNS, Plate number 1, and Scott 1903a, 9.3 PNS, precanceled, Plate number 2

Scott 1903a var, 9.3 PNS, miscut, with precancel bars misregistered, Plate number 4 appearing at top of stamp

Scott 1903b, 9.3 precancel, imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 2

Scott 2257, 10 Canal Boat, block tagged, used, Plate number 1

         

Scott 2257a, 10 Canal Boat, overall tagged, used, Plate number 4

Scott 2257b, 10 Canal Boat, mottled prephosphored tagging, used, Plate number 3

Scott 2257c, 10 Canal Boat, solid prephosphored tagging, used, Plate number 5

Although the tagging cannot be seen in the web site scans, these plate numbers appeared only on the specific tagging method, thus positively identifying each stamp variety.

Scott 2457, 10 Tractor Trailer PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2457a, 10 Tractor Trailer, imperforate error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, plate number 1

Scott 2130, 10.1 PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2130a, 10.1 PNS, black "Bulk Rate" precancel, Plate number 1

Scott 2130a, 10.1 PNS, red "Carrier Route" precancel, Plate number 2

Scott 2130b, 10.1 with red precancel, imperforate error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, plate number 3

   

Scott 1904, 10.9 PNS, Plate number 1, and Scott 1904a, 10.9 precanceled PNS, Plate number 4

Scott 1904a var, 10.9 PNS, Plate number 3, showing gap in precancel bars

Scott 1904b, 10.9 imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 2

    

Scott 1905, 11 Caboose PNS, Plate number 1, and Scott 1905a, 11 Caboose, precanceled PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2131, 11 Stutz Bearcat PNS, Plate number 4

     

Scott 2132, 12 PNS used, Plate number 2, and Scott 2132a, 12 PNS, precanceled, Plate number 1

    

Scott 2133, 12.5 PNS, Plate number 1, and Scott 2133a, 12.5 PNS, precanceled, Plate number 1

Scott 2133b, 12.5 precanceled, imperforate error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, plate number 1

Scott 2259, 13.2 PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2259 var, 13.2 PNS, misperfed, Plate number 1

Scott 2259 var, 13.2 PNS, Plate number 1 split

Scott 2259a, 13.2 PNS, imperforate error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 1

Scott 2134, 14 Cottrell Press PNS, Type I (with joint line), used, Plate number 2

Scott 2134a, 14 Type I, imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 2

Scott 2134b, 14 B PNS, Type II (no joint line), Plate number 2

Scott 2260, 15 PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2260a, 15 imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 2

Scott 2261, 16.7 PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2261a var, 16.7 imperf error, also miscut horizontally, photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 1

    

Scott 1906, 17 Electric Auto, used PNS, Plate number 1, and Scott 1906a, 17 Auto, precanceled, Plate number 4

Scott 1906 var, 17 PNS miscut, Plate number 4 at top

Scott 1906b, 17 Electric Auto imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 2

Scott 1906b var, 17 Electric Auto imperf error, also miscut horizontally, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 4 split

Scott 1906a var, 17 precanceled PNS miscut, Plate number 6 split

Scott 2135, 17 Dog Sled, Plate number 2

Scott 1907, 18 PNS, Plate number 13

Scott 1907a, 18 imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 10

Scott 1908, 20 Fire Pumper PNS, Plate number 8

Scott 1908a, 20 Fire Pumper imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 1

Scott 2263, 20 Cable Car PNS, block tagging, Plate number 1

Scott 2263a, 20 Cable Car imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 2

Scott 2263b, 20 Cable Car PNS, overall tagged, Plate number 1

Scott 2265a, 21 imperf error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, Plate number 1

     

Scott 2464, 23 used PNS, solid prephosphored tagging, Plate number 3, and Scott 2464a, 23 used PNS, mottled prephosphored tagging, Plate number 5

Although the tagging cannot be seen in the web site scans, these plate numbers positively identify the tagging method.

Scott 2136, 25 PNS, Plate number 1

Scott 2136a, 25 imperforate error, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, plate number 4

Scott 2136a var, 25 imperforate error, also miscut horizontally, PNS photographically cropped from a larger strip, plate number 3

Scott 2466, 32 PNS, Plate number 3

Scott 2468, $1 PNS, overall tagging, Plate number 1

Scott 2468 var, $1 precancel, Plate number 1

Scott 2468b, $1 PNS, mottled prephosphored tagging, Plate number 3

Although the tagging cannot be seen in the web site scans, the plate numbers positively identify the tagging method.

 

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