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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, original design, overall tagged, plate number 3

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

Scott 1897b, 1 Omnibus imperforate error, plate number 6

Scott 2225, 1 Omnibus, redesigned, plate number 1

Scott 2225 var, 1 Omnibus, misperfed vertically, plate number 2

Scott 2225b, 1 Omnibus, redesigned, untagged, plate number 3

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

Scott 1897A, 2 Locomotive, original design, plate number 10

Scott 1897A var, 2¢ Locomotive, original design, miscut with plate number 10 at top

Scott 1897A var, 2 Locomotive, misperfed vertically, plate number 4

Scott 1897Ac, 2 Locomotive, imperforate error, plate number 4

Scott 2226, 2 Locomotive, redesigned, plate number 2

Scott 1898, 3 Handcar, plate number 4

Scott 2252, 3 Conestoga Wagon, plate number 3

Scott 2252 var, 3 Conestoga Wagon, used, plate number 3 split

    

Scott 2123, 3.4 School bus, plate number 2, and Scott 2123a, 3.4 precanceled, plate number 1

Scott 1898A, 4 Stagecoach, original design, plate number 2

Scott 1898Ab, 4 Stagecoach, original design, precanceled, plate number 4

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

Scott 1898Ad, 4 Stagecoach, imperforate error, plate number 3

Scott 2228, 4 Stagecoach, redesigned, plate number 1

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

Scott 2228b, 4¢ Stagecoach, redesigned, imperforate error, plate number 1

Image courtesy of Bill Langs

Scott 2451, 4 Steam Carriage, tagged, plate number 1

Scott 2451b, 4¢ Steam Carriage, untagged, plate number 1

Scott 2451a, 4¢ Steam Carriage, imperforate error, plate number 1

    

Scott 2124, 4.9 Buckboard, plate number 4, and Scott 2124a, 4.9 precanceled, plate number 2

Scott 1899, 5 Motorcycle, plate number 2

Scott 2253, 5 Milk Wagon, plate number 1

Scott 2452, 5 Circus Wagon, no date, tagged, dull gum,plate number 1

Scott 2452a, 5¢ Circus Wagon, no date, untagged, dull gum, plate number 1

Scott 2452a var, 5¢ Circus Wagon, no date, untagged, low gloss gum, plate number 2

Scott 2452B, 5¢ Circus Wagon, no date, tagged, plate number A2

Scott 2452Bf, 5 Circus Wagon, no date, luminescent ink, plate number A3

Scott 2452D, 5 Circus Wagon used, 1995 date, tagged, low gloss gum, plate number S2

Scott 2452Dg var, 5¢ Circus Wagon, 1995 date, luminescent ink, low gloss gum, plate number S2

Scott 2453, 5 Canoe, brown, plate number 3

Scott 2453 var, 5¢ Canoe, brown, misperfed vertically, plate number 1

Scott 2453a, 5¢ Canoe, brown, imperforate error, plate number 2

Scott 2454, 5 Canoe, orange, plate number S11

    

Scott 1900, 5.2 Sleigh, plate number 1, and Scott 1900a, 5.2 precanceled, used, plate number 5

    

Scott 2125, 5.5 Star Route Truck, plate number 1, and Scott 2125a, 5.5 precanceled, plate number 2

    

Scott 1901, 5.9 Bicycle, plate number 4, and Scott 1901a, 5.9 precanceled, plate number 6

Scott 1901 var, 5.9¢ Bicycle, miscut with plate number 4 at top

Scott 1901a var, 5.9 Bicycle, precanceled, plate number 5, showing gap in precancel bars

Scott 1901a var, 5.9 Bicycle, precanceled, plate number 4, gap in precancel bars, miscut with plate number appearing at top

Scott 1901b, 5.9¢ Bicycle, imperforate error, precanceled, plate number 4

    

Scott 2126, 6 Tricycle, plate number 1, and Scott 2126a, 6 precanceled, plate number 2

Scott 2126b, 6¢Tricycle, precanceled, imperforate error, plate number 2

Scott 1902, 7.4 Baby Buggy, plate number 2

Scott 1902a, 7.4¢ Baby Buggy, precanceled, plate number 2

Scott 1902a var, 7.4 precanceled, misperfed vertically, plate number 2

Scott 2255, 7.6 Carreta, plate number 1 in brown of subject

Scott 2255 var, 7.6¢ Carreta, plate number 2 in red of overprint

Scott 2255 var, 7.6 Carreta, misperfed vertically, plate number 2

    

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

Scott 2231, 8.3 Ambulance, B Press (no joint line), precanceled, plate number 1

Scott 2256, 8.4 Wheel Chair, plate number 1

Scott 2256a, 8.4¢ Wheel Chair, imperforate error, plate number 1

    

Scott 2129, 8.5 Tow Truck, plate number 1, and Scott 2129a, 8.5 precanceled, used, plate number 1

Scott 2129a var, 8.5 Tow Truck, used, plate number 1 split

    

Scott 1903, 9.3 Mail Wagon, plate number 1, and Scott 1903a, 9.3 precanceled, plate number 2

Scott 1903a var, 9.3 Mail Wagon, with precancel bars misregistered, miscut with plate number 4 at top

Scott 1903b, 9.3 precancel, imperforate error, 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 with gray precancel text, plate number 1

Scott 2457 var, 10¢ Tractor Trailer, misperfed vertically, plate number 1

Scott 2457a, 10 Tractor Trailer, imperforate error, plate number 1

Scott 2458, 10¢ Tractor Trailer with black precancel text, plate number 22

Scott 2458 var, 10¢ Tractor Trailer with local precancel, plate number 11

Scott 2130, 10.1 Oil Wagon, plate number 1

Scott 2130a, 10.1 Oil Wagon, black "Bulk Rate" precancel, plate number 1

Scott 2130a, 10.1 Oil Wagon, red "Carrier Route" precancel, plate number 2

Scott 2130b, 10.1 with red precancel, imperforate error, plate number 3

   

Scott 1904, 10.9 Hansom Cab, plate number 1, and Scott 1904a, 10.9 precanceled, plate number 4

Scott 1904a var, 10.9 Hansom Cab precancel, plate number 3, showing gap in precancel bars

Scott 1904a var, 10.9¢ Hansom Cab precancel, miscut with plate number 1 at top and bottom

Scott 1904b, 10.9 Hansom Cab precancel, imperforate error, plate number 2

    

Scott 1905, 11 Caboose, plate number 1, and Scott 1905a, 11 Caboose, precanceled, plate number 1

Scott 1905 var, 11¢ Caboose, local precancel, plate number 1

Scott 2131, 11 Stutz Bearcat, plate number 4

     

Scott 2132, 12 Stanley Steamer, used, plate number 2, and Scott 2132a, 12 precanceled, plate number 1

Scott 2132 var, 12¢ miscut with split plate number 2

    

Scott 2133, 12.5 Pushcart, plate number 1, and Scott 2133a, 12.5 precanceled, plate number 1

Scott 2133b, 12.5 precanceled, imperforate error, plate number 1

Scott 2258, 13¢ Patrol Wagon, plate number 1

Scott 2259, 13.2 Coal Car, plate number 1

Scott 2259 var, 13.2 misperfed vertically, plate number 1

Scott 2259 var, 13.2 miscut with split plate number 1

Scott 2259a, 13.2 Coal Car, imperforate error, plate number 1

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

Scott 2134a, 14 Type I, imperf error, plate number 2

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

Scott 2260, 15 Tugboat, block tagging, plate number 1

Scott 2260a var, 15¢ overall tagging, miscut with split plate number 2

Scott 2260b, 15¢ untagged error, plate number 2

Scott 2260c, 15 imperf error, plate number 2

Scott 2261, 16.7 Popcorn Wagon, plate number 1

Scott 2261 var, 16.7¢ misperfed vertically, plate number 1

Scott 2261a var, 16.7 imperf error, also miscut horizontally, plate number 1

    

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

Scott 1906 var, 17¢ Electric Auto, local precancel, plate number 2

Scott 1906 var, 17 Electric Auto, miscut with plate number 4 at top

Scott 1906b, 17 Electric Auto imperf error, plate number 2

Scott 1906b var, 17 Electric Auto imperf error, also miscut horizontally, split plate number 4

Scott 1906a var, 17 precanceled, miscut with split plate number 6

Scott 2135, 17 Dog Sled, plate number 2

Scott 2135a, 17¢ Dog Sled, imperforate error, plate number 2

Scott 1907, 18 Surrey, plate number 13

Scott 1907 var, 18¢ Surrey, misperfed vertically, plate number 8

Image courtesy of Stuart Katz

Scott 1907 var, 18¢ Surrey, miscut with plate number 13 at top

Scott 1907 var, 18¢ Surrey, miscut with split plate number 10 at top and bottomt

Scott 1907a, 18 imperf error, plate number 10

Scott 1908, 20 Fire Pumper, plate number 8

Scott 1908 var, 20¢ Fire Pumper, misperfed vertically, plate number 5

Scott 1908 var, 20¢ Fire Pumper, miscut, plate number 1

Scott 1908a, 20 Fire Pumper imperf error, plate number 1

Scott 2263, 20 Cable Car, block tagging, plate number 1

Scott 2263a, 20 Cable Car imperf error, plate number 2

Scott 2263b, 20 Cable Car, overall tagged, plate number 1

Scott 2463, 20¢ Cog Railway, plate number 2

Scott 2463a, 20¢ Cog Railway, imperforate error, plate number 1

Scott 2265, 21¢ Railroad Mail Car, plate number 2

Scott 2265a, 21 imperf error, plate number 1

     

Scott 2464, 23 Lunch Wagon, used, solid prephosphored tagging, plate number 3, and Scott 2464a, 23 used, 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 2266, 24.1¢ Tandem Bicycle, plate number 1

Scott 2136, 25 Bread Wagon, plate number 1

Scott 2136a, 25 imperforate error, plate number 4

Scott 2136a var, 25 imperforate error, also miscut horizontally, plate number 3

Scott 2466, 32 Ferryboat, blue, shiny gum, plate number 3

Scott 2466b, 32¢ bright blue, plate number 5

Scott 2466a, 32¢ imperf error, plate number 2

Scott 2468, $1 Seaplane, overall tagging, dull gum, plate number 1

Scott 2468 var, $1 Seaplane, local precancel, plate number 1

Scott 2468b, $1 PNS, mottled prephosphored tagging, shiny gum, plate number 3

Scott 2468c, $1 PNS, mottled prephosphored tagging, low gloss gum, plate number 3

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

 

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This page last updated September 11, 2019.

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