The American Plate Number Single Society
All sheet or pane issues have plate numbers in four corners (UL, UR, LL, LR) unless otherwise specified.
With this year's issues, USPS standardized the corner and orientation for the tiny date, which previously could appear anywhere, and occasionally not at all. Beginning with 2011, it appears horizontally in the upper left corner.
Regular issues and Commemoratives
2˘ Navajo Necklace coil (Scott 3758B): S111111 every 31 stamps. Details on American Design page.
10˘ American Clock pane (Scott 3757): New plate number P5555 reported. Details on American Design page.
(44˘) Lunar New Year - Rabbit (Scott 4492): no plate numbers
(44˘) Kansas Statehood (Scott 4493): P11111
(44˘) Ronald Reagan (Scott 4494): V111111, LL and LR only
(5¢) Art Deco Dove coil (Scott 4495): P1111 every 27 stamps
Plate number P2222 reported in October 2011. There are no known production differences from the initial print run.
Plate number P3333 reported in June 2014, using paper without taggant. It is apparently indistiinguishable from P1111 and P2222.
44˘ Quill and Inkwell coil (Scott 4496): S11111 every 31 stamps
(44˘) Latin Music Legends (Scott 4497 and 4498, from strip of 5 Scott 4501a): V1111 in LL (Scott 4598) and LR (Scott 4597) only
(44˘) Celebrate (Scott 4502): S111111
(44˘) Jazz (Scott 4503): V1111
20˘ Washington pane (Scott 4504): P11111
20¢ Washington pane (Scott 4504): P22222
Plate number P22222 reported February 2014. There are no known production differences from the initial print run.
29˘ Herbs pane: Oregano (Scott 4505), Flax (Scott 4506), and Sage (Scott 4509), from strip of 5 (Scott 4509a): V11111
84˘ Oveta Culp Hobby (Scott 4510): V11111
$4.95 New River Gorge Bridge (Scott 4511): P1111
20˘ Washington coil (Scott 4512): P11111, P22222 every 31 stamps
Plate number P22222 was reported in January 2012. There are no known production differences from the initial print run.
29˘ Herbs coil: Sage (Scott 4515), from strip of 5 (Scott 4517a): V11111 every 40 stamps
(44˘) Statue of Liberty and Flag ATM pane (Scott 4518-19): S111111
(44˘) Wedding Roses (Scott 4520): S11111, S22222
64˘ Wedding Cake (Scott 4521): V11111
(44˘) The Civil War: 1861 (Scott 4522-23): No plate numbers
(44˘) Go Green (Scott 4524a, 4524d, 4524m, 4524p): V111111
In March 2012, USPS announced a “reissue” of this stamp in association with Earth Day (April 22, 2012). However, it was nothing more than a marketing push using stamps from the initial print run of 160 million. There was no new printing or variety.
(44˘) Helen Hayes (Scott 4525): V11111
(44˘) Gregory Peck (Legends of Hollywood) (Scott 4526): V1111 in UL & LL only
(44˘) Mercury Project and Messenger Mission (Alan Shepard, Scott 4527; Messenger, Scott 4528): S111111
(44˘) Purple Heart (Scott 4529): S1111111
See the Spotlight page for additional information on the Purple Heart issues.
(44˘) Indianapolis 500 (Scott 4530): S111111 in LL & LR only
(44˘) Garden of Love (Pink flower, Scott 4531; Green vine, Scott 4535; Blue flower, Scott 4536; Yellow-orange flower, Scott 4540) from Garden of Love (Scott 4540a): V1111
(44˘) Melvin Calvin (Scott 4541) and Severo Ochoa (Scott 4544), from American Scientists (Scott 4544a): S11111111 in LL & LR only
(44˘) Mark Twain (Scott 4545): V1111 in LL and LR only
(44˘) Gilbert Rohde (Scott 4546l) from Pioneers of American Industrial Design (Scott 4546): V1111111 in LR only
(44˘) Owney the Postal Dog (Scott 4547): V11111 in LL & LR only
(44˘) Clipper Ship (Scott 4548) from Merchant Marine (Scott 4551a): V111111 in UL & LL only
(44˘) Eid (Scott 4552): V111
(44˘) Cars (Scott 4553) and Eva from WALL-E (Scott 4557) from Hello / Pixar (Scott 4557a): V1111 in UL & LR
(44˘) Edward Hopper, "The Long Leg" (Scott 4558): V11111
(44˘) Liberty (Scott 4559) and Flag (Scott 4560), from Ashton-Potter booklet (Scott 4560a): P11111
(44˘) Liberty (Scott 4561) and Flag (Scott 4562), from SSP booklet (Scott 4562b): S11111
(44˘) Liberty (Scott 4563) and Flag (Scott 4564), from Avery Dennison booklet (Scott 4564b): V11111
(44˘) Barbara Jordan (Scott 4565): P11111
(44˘) Scott 4568 and Scott 4869 from Romare Bearden issue.
Since the plate number V11111 appears at LR of the pane of 16 stamps, there is a collectible PNS position to R of Scott 4568, or B of Scott 4569.
(44˘) Christmas 2011: Madonna of the Candelabra booklet (Scott 4570): S11111
(44˘) Scott 4571 and 4572 from Christmas 2011: Holiday Baubles booklet, microprinting on collar of ornament (Scott 4574b): P1111
(44˘) Scott 4575 and 4576 from Christmas 2011: Holiday Baubles booklet, microprinting but not on collar (Scott 4578b): S11111
(44˘) Scott 4579 and 4581 from Christmas 2011: Holiday Baubles ATM pane (Scott 4582b): S11111
(44˘) Hanukkah (Scott 4583): S11111
(44˘) Kwanzaa (Scott 4584): P1111
98˘ Grand Tetons National Park airmail (Scott C147): new plate number V22222 reported in July 2011 for this 2009 issue
80˘ Voyageurs National Park airmail (Scott C148): P11111
Hunting Permit stamps
$15 Federal Hunting Permit stamp, self-adhesive die cut (Scott RW78)
$15 Duck stamp, pane of 1 (Scott RW78A): No plate numbers
No new Official stamps were printed in 2011. Government agencies were expected to use up existing stock, then continue the conversion to meters and other postage payment methods.
Comments? Suggestions? New plate number to report? Email the Webmaster:
This page last updated January 21, 2023.
Opinions expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the APNSS, its officers or members.