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1908 Washington-Franklin issues

Perforated 12, double-line watermark

Scott 331, 1, Plate Number 5216 B

Scott 331a, 1 single from booklet pane, Plate Number 5041 T

Scott 332, 2, Plate Number 5260 R

Scott 332 var, 2, misperfed from foldover, Plate Number 5292 R

Scott 332b, 2 on China clay paper, bottom imprint single from plate 4843

The missing corner piece was removed to test the paper during an earlier certification process.

Scott 333, 3, Plate Number 5126 B

Scott 333a, 3 on China clay paper, Plate Number 4927 B

This plate number single is unique.  Ex Roy White.

Scott 334, 4, Plate Number 5576 T

Scott 335, 5, Plate Number 4931 B

Scott 336, 6, Plate Number 4937 B

Scott 337, 8, Plate Number 4919 T

Scott 338, 10, Plate Number 4941 B

Scott 339, 13, Plate Number 4945 B

Scott 339a, 13 on China clay paper, Plate Number 4942 B

This plate number single is unique.  Ex Roy White.  The corner of selvage was removed to test the paper during the certification process.

Scott 340, 15, Plate Number 4952 B

Scott 340 var, 15 "chalky paper" variety, Plate Number 4949 T

The corner of selvage was removed to test the paper during the certification process.

Scott 341, 50, Plate Number 4956 B

Scott 342, $1, Plate Number 4957 T

 

Imperforate, double-line watermark

Scott 343, 1 used, Plate Number 5206 R

Scott 344, 2, Plate Number 4864 L

Scott 344V, 2, paste-up single photographically cropped from an imperforate coil strip, Plate Number 5299 T

Scott 345, 3, Plate Number 4925 L

Scott 346, 4, Plate Number 4932 L

Scott 346 var, 4, Schermack Type III perforations, Paste-up pair with Plate Number 4934

Scott 347, 5, Plate Number 4931 T

 

Perforated 12, double-line watermark, endwise coils

A plate number may exist at the end coil strips that are printed from flat plates.  Typically, another strip was originally pasted over from the top or bottom to make up a full coil strip.

Scott 348, 1, Plate Number 5429 T

Scott 349, 2, Plate Number 5316 T

Scott 350, 4, Plate Number 5422 T

Scott 351, 5 used, Plate Number 4929 B

Perforated 12, double-line watermark, sidewise coils

A plate number may exist at the end coil strips that are printed from flat plates.  Typically, another strip was originally pasted over from the right end to make up a full coil strip.

Scott 352, 1, strip of 4 with plate number 5179 R

Scott 353, 2, Plate Number 5160 R

 

Perforated 12, double-line watermark, bluish paper

These stamps were printed on a paper with high rag content, known as bluish paper.  The paper is actually more of a dull gray.

Scott 357, 1, Plate Number 4889 T

Scott 358, 2, Plate Number 4861 T

Scott 359, 3, Plate Number 4918 T

Scott 360, 4 bluish paper [no example available]

Scott 361, 5 bluish paper

Scott 362, 6, Plate Number 4936 B

Scott 363, 8 bluish paper [no example available]

Scott 364, 10, Plate Number 4943 B

Scott 365, 13, Plate Number 4948 L

Scott 366, 15, Plate Number 4954 R.

Note that part of the double line watermark can be seen in the selvage (an inverted 'U' of the USPS watermark).

 

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