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1918-22 Washington-Franklin issues

Offset printings, Perforated 11

Scott 525, 1 gray green, plate number 9489

Scott 525, 1, plate number 10015

For unknown reasons, the plate number was manually entered for this plate.  If you have additional information on this topic, please contact the Webmaster using the link at the bottom of this page.

Scott 525, 1¢ precanceled, plate number 9985

Scott 525 var, 1, misperfed through center of stamp, plate number 9679

Scott 525 var, 1 used, imperf at bottom due to foldover, plate number 9679

Scott 525d, 1¢ double impression, plate number 9518

Scott 526, 2 carmine Type IV, plate number 10840

Scott 526 var, 2 Type IV, "ghost" plate number 10873

Scott 526 var, 2 Type IV, showing both actual and "partial ghost" plate number 10854

Scott 526 var, 2 Type IV, showing both actual and four "ghosts" of plate number 10826 in a bottom strip of 5 photographically cropped from a plate block of 12

Scott 526 var, 2 Type IV, variety showing gash in forehead, plate number 10862

Scott 527, 2 carmine Type V, plate number 11202

Scott 527 var, 2¢ Type V, plate number (1)1233, missing initial 1

Scott 527 var, 2 Type V, miscut to include bottom plate number of upper sheet, photographically cropped from a larger strip, plate number 11203

Scott 528, 2 Type Va, plate number 11370

Scott 528, 2¢ Type Va, precanceled, plate number 11356

Scott 528, 2¢ Type Va, hand-entered plate number 11341

Scott 528 var, 2 Type Va, plate number 11333 with manuscript initials

Beginning with plate 11329 in May 1920, initials began to reappear on Washington-Franklin issues. Initials had previously appeared only on flat plat printings, but Otto A. Myers (OAM) inscribed his initials directly above the left top plate number of several offset plates. Through July 1920, various printers' initials were intermittently inscribed on 30 or more different plates that were used to produce Scott 528 and 528A (perforated) and 534 (imperforate).

Scott 528 var, 2 Type Va, "2 C R NTS" variety, plate number 12142

Scott 528A, 2 Type VI, plate number 11703

Scott 528A, 2¢ Type VI, precanceled, plate number 11819

Scott 528A var, 2 Type VI, plate number 11717 with additional 1 manually entered

Scott 528A var, 2 Type VI, plate number 11606 with initials "W. B." manually entered, photographically cropped from a plate block of 6

Scott 528B, 2 Type VII, plate number 12683

Scott 528B, 2 Type VII, underinked, particularly at top left, plate number 12297

Scott 529, 3 Type III, plate number 8637

    Scott 529, 3 Type III, plate number 8375

For some reason, for plate 8375, the plate numbers were not placed in their traditional positions in the selvage. Bottom pair shows the plate number straddling two stamps, right single shows only part of "375".

Scott 529 var, 3¢ Type III, gummed on the wrong side, plate number 8602

Scott 530, 3 Type IV, plate number 9373

Scott 530, 3 Type IV, used, plate number 9383, with perfin "R I"

Scott 530 var, 3 Type IV, inverted plate number 8800

All other Left plate numbers have the bottom of the plate number toward the image. This variety apparently occurs only on left plate blocks of plate number 8800 -- or should that be "0088"...?

Scott 530, 3¢ Type IV precanceled, plate number 8815

Scott 530 var, 3¢ Type IV, underinked, plate number 9050

Scott 530 var, 3¢ Type IV, overinked, plate number 9533

Scott 530 var, 3¢ Type IV, misperfed, plate number 8815

Scott 530 var, 3¢ Type IV, missing perforations at top, plate number 9334

Scott 530a, 3 Type IV, double impression, plate number 8810

 

Offset printings, Imperforate

Scott 531, 1, plate number 9817

Scott 532, 2 Type IV, plate number 10918

Scott 532 var, 2 Type IV, strip of 3 showing bottom plate number 10918 with two "ghost" plate numbers, photographically cropped from a plate block of 6

Scott 533, 2 Type V, plate number 11260

Scott 534, 2 Type Va, plate number 12007

Scott 534 var, 2 Type Va, bottom strip of 3 with plate number 11414 and two "ghost" plate numbers

Scott 534A, 2 Type VI, plate number 11710

Scott 534B, 2 Type VII, plate number 12809

Scott 535, 3 Type IV, plate number 9333

Scott 535a, 3¢ Type IV, double impression, plate number 9024

Scott 536, 1, perforated 12-1/2, plate number 10052

 

1919 Washington-Franklin issues

Coil waste, Perforated 11 x 10

Portions of sheets that had already been perforated 10 vertically for use in coils, were later perforated 11 horizontally so that what had been formerly scrap could then be sold for regular sheet postage.

Scott 538, 1 pair, plate number 11764 S30

Scott 538 var, 1¢, perforations omitted at top, plate number 13612

Scott 538a, 1 pair, imperforate horizontally error, plate number 13612

Scott 539, 2, pair with plate number 7462 and incorrect S20

Scott 540, 2, pair with plate number 12603 and correct S30

Scott 540, 2, pair with plate number 10471 and inverted S30

Of 271 plates used to print Scott 540, 10471 is the only number with the inverted S30.

Scott 540 var, 2¢, perforations omitted at top, plate number 13778

Scott 540a, 2 pair, imperforate horizontally error, plate number 13740

Scott 541, 3, plate number 9143

 

1920 Washington-Franklin issues

Rotary press sheet stamps, unwatermarked, Perforated 11

Scott 542, 1, plate number 11738

Scott 543, 1 PNS from side plates, plate number 13354

Scott 543, 1 PNS from corner plates, plate number 13962

Scott 543, 1¢ PNS from corner plates, precanceled, plate number 13941

 

1920 Washington-Franklin issues

Coil waste, Perforated 11

Scott 545, 1, plate number 13857

Scott 546, 2 Type III, pair with plate number 12515 S30

 

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