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1916-17 Washington-Franklin issues

Perforated 10, unwatermarked

Scott 462, 1˘, Plate number 7656 T

Scott 462a, 1˘ single from booklet pane, Plate number 7880 T

Scott 463, 2˘, Plate number 7775 T

Scott 463a, 2˘ single from booklet pane, Plate number 7882 T

Scott 464, 3˘, Plate number 7254 R

Scott 465, 4˘, Plate number 7372 B

Scott 466, 5˘, Plate number 7633 B

Scott 467, 5˘ red. This error occurred when one or two 5-cent dies were inadvertently used to replace worn dies within a 2-cent plate.  Plate number 7942 was used to print all of the 5˘ red error stamps, and a plate block of the 2˘ value, Scott 463, is shown. However, none of the 5˘ errors is close enough to the edge of the pane to appear in a plate block. A pair of the 5˘ error with a normal 2˘ stamp is shown at the right.

Scott 468, 6˘, Plate number 7139 L

Scott 469, 7˘, Plate number 6936 B

Scott 470, 8˘, Plate number 5725 T

Scott 471, 9˘, Plate number 6907 T

Scott 472, 10˘, Plate number 7215 T

Scott 473, 11˘, Plate number 7499 B

Scott 474, 12˘, Plate number 6913 T

Scott 475, 15˘, Plate number 6819 T

Scott 476, 20˘, Plate number 6909 L

Scott 476A, 30˘, Plate number 6911 T, photographically cropped from a plate block of 6

All copies of Scott 476A are unused with full gum.  Certified genuine copies of this rarity must generally be in multiples to prove that there is no trace of a watermark.  This stamp was not recognized with a Scott catalog number until 1957.  Since then only two full panes, one partial pane and one plate number single have been certified as genuine -- meaning that, at most, only five or six copies with plate number have been found.

Scott 477, 50˘, Plate number 7049 T

No more than 10 plate blocks are thought to exist.

Scott 478, $1, Plate number 5782 B

Scott 479, $2 Madison reprinted from the 1902-03 series, perforated 10, Plate number 8015 T

Scott 480, $5 Marshall reprinted from the 1902-03 series, perforated 10, Plate number 8016 T

Scott 480 var, $5 Marshall, paste-up pair with plate number 8016 T.  Probably unique.

 

Imperforate, unwatermarked

Scott 481, 1˘, Plate number 13339 B

Scott 481 var, 1˘, experimental electolytic plate variety, unsuccessfully tested during September 1921.  Only two plate numbers, 13376 and 13377, were used to produce the imperforate stamps.  Plate number single photographically cropped from a larger block

Scott 482, 2˘ Type I, Plate number 8070 R

Scott 482A, 2˘ Type 1a:  This variety was printed on Plate 10208, and all known examples have Schermack Type III perforations.

Scott 483, 3˘ Type I, Plate number 8147 R

Scott 483 var, 3˘ Type I, precanceled, Plate number 8139 T

Scott 484, 3˘ Type II, Plate number 8325 B

Scott 485, 5˘ red.  This error occurred when one or two 5-cent dies were inadvertently used to replace worn dies within a 2-cent plate.  Plate number 7942 was used to print all of the 5˘ red error stamps, and a plate block of the 2˘ value, Scott 482, is shown. However, none of the 5˘ errors is close enough to the edge of the pane to appear in a plate block.

 

Perforated 11, unwatermarked

Scott 498, 1˘, Plate number F 10592 T

Scott 498 var, 1˘ used, experimental electrolytic plating, Plate number 13377 B.

One of only four plate numbers used on the electrolytic plates.  (Image courtesy of Wallace Cleland)

Scott 498 var, 1˘, misperfed, Plate number 9477 R

Scott 498 var, 1˘, mis-inked at top left, Plate number 10603 T

Scott 498b, 1˘ imperforate between error, Plate number 10662 B

Scott 498e, 1˘ booklet single, Plate number F11768 T

Scott 498g, 1˘ error, pair, perf 10 at bottom of lower stamp, Plate number 13366 T

Scott 499, 2˘ Type I, Plate number 13690 T

Scott 499, 2˘ Type I, Plate number F12987 with inverted F appearing at the bottom position

Image courtesy of USSS Marginal Markings Committee.

Scott 499 var, 2˘ Type I, P severely misperfed, Plate number 8542 R

Scott 499 var, 2˘ Type I, error, imperforate at top, Plate number 10334 T

Scott 499b, 2˘ Type I, imperforate vertically error, pair with top plate number F13524

Scott 499e, 2˘booklet  single, Plate number F12487 T

Scott 499h, 2˘ lake, Type I, Plate number 13229 B

Scott 500, 2˘ Type Ia, Plate number 10208 R

Scott 500, 2˘ Type Ia (left), paired with Scott 499, 2˘ Type I (right), bottom plate number 10208

Scott 501, 3˘ Type I, Plate number 8243 T

Scott 501 var, 3˘ Type I, pair with top plate number 8129, bottom stamp showing double transfer

Scott 501b, 3˘ booklet single, Plate number 8096 T

Scott 502, 3˘ Type II, Plate number 8357 B

Scott 502b, 3˘ Type II, booklet single, Plate number 8332 T

Scott 503, 4˘, Plate number 7975 T

Scott 504, 5˘, Plate number 8485 R

Scott 504 var, 5˘ precancel, Plate number 10542 R

Scott 505, 5˘ red.  This error occurred when one or two 5-cent dies were inadvertently used to replace worn dies within a 2-cent plate.  Plate number 7942 was used to print all of the 5˘ red error stamps, and a plate block of the 2˘ value, Scott 498, is shown.  However, none of the 5˘ errors is close enough to the edge of the pane to appear in a plate block. A single 5˘ error stamp is shown at the right.

Scott 506, 6˘, Plate number 12560 R

Scott 506, 6˘ with inverted precancel, Plate number F12560 T

Scott 506 var, 6˘ misperfed, Plate number 7137 T

Scott 507, 7˘, Plate number 8491 B

Scott 507 var, 7˘, misperfed, Plate number 8897 B

Scott 508, 8˘, Plate number A5725 T

Scott 508, 8˘ precanceled, Plate number 12566 B

Scott 509, 9˘, Plate number 11774 T

Scott 509 var, 9˘ precanceled, Plate number 12572 B

Scott 510, 10˘, Plate number 7369 T

Scott 510 var, 10˘ dry printing, Plate number 10255 B

Scott 510 var, 10˘ misperfed, Plate number (8)304 B

Scott 510 var, 10˘ precancel, Plate number 8437 B

Scott 511, 11˘, Plate number 7505 B

Scott 511a, 11˘ error, Plate number F13467 T

The bottom stamp is perforated 10 at the bottom, caused when a damaged perforating wheel was replaced with one of the wrong gauge.  Photographically cropped from what is thought to be a unique plate block of 6.

Scott 512, 12˘ claret brown, Plate number F10621 T

Scott 512a, 12˘ brown carmine, Plate number F 10621 T

Scott 513, 13˘, Plate number 12586 B

Scott 514, 15˘, Plate number 8891 L

Scott 514, 15˘ precanceled, Plate number 10619 B

Scott 515, 20˘, Plate number 6935 B

Scott 516, 30˘, Plate number 6914 R

Scott 516, 30˘ precanceled, Plate number 6899 B

Scott 517, 50˘, Plate number F13656 T

Scott 518, $1 violet brown, Plate number A5782 B

Scott 518b, $1 deep brown, Plate number A5782 T

Scott 523, $2 orange & black, Plate number 8177 T (orange)

Scott 547, $2 carmine & black, Plate number 8177 T (carmine)

Scott 547a, $2 lake & black, Plate number 8179 T (black)

Scott 524, $5, Plate number 8178 T (green)

Scott 523, $2 orange; Scott 547, $2 red; and Scott 524, $5 green, each with plate number 8179 T (black).

The same plate number 8179 was used to print the black bust of Franklin for both $2 stamps and the $5 stamp.

 

Scott 519, 2˘, Plate number 4818 L

A few leftover panes of the original TWO CENTS design with double-line watermark were perforated with the then-current gauge of 11.

 

 

 

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