The American Plate Number Single Society
All sheet or pane issues have plate numbers in four corners (UL, UR, LL, LR) unless otherwise specified.
Denominations in parentheses are Forever stamps, if first class rate, or nominal rate, if service-inscribed.
Coil stamps have plate numbers at the bottom of single stamps and appear at the interval specified.
Plate numbers and copyright markings for self-adhesive booklet stamps appear on a peelable strip within the pane.
10¢ American Clock pane with overall tagging (P1111 through P5555 were on prephosphored paper) (Scott 3757 var): P6666
3¢ Silver Coffeepot coil (Scott 3759): S2222
10¢ American Clock coil, untagged (Scott 3763 var): S2222
(44¢) Wedding Roses (Scott 4520): S22222
(45¢) Emancipation Proclamation (Scott 4721): S111111
46¢ Kaleidoscope flowers coil (orange & dark blue petals, Scott 4722; yellow-green & purple petals, Scott 4723; red & blue petals, Scott 4724; pink & green petals, Scott 4725; strip of 4, Scott 4725a): S11111 appearing on Scott 4725
(45¢) Year of the Snake (Scott 4726): no plate numbers
33¢ Apples (post card rate), pane of 20 (Northern spy, Scott 4727; Golden delicious, Scott 4728; Granny Smith, Scott 4729; Baldwin, Scott 4730; block of 4 Scott 4730a): S11111 with Scott 4727 in UL & UR and Scott 4730 in LL & LR
33¢ Apples coil (Baldwin, Scott 4731; Northern spy, Scott 4732; Golden delicious, Scott 4733; Granny Smith, Scott 4734; strip of 4 Scott 4734a): S11111 every 32 stamps, appearing on Scott 4733
66¢ Wedding Cake (Scott 4735): S111111
66¢ Spicebush swallowtail (butterfly) (Scott 4736): V1111111
86¢ Tufted puffins (Scott 4737): P11111
$5.60 Arlington Green covered bridge (priority mail rate) (Scott 4738): V1111 in UL and LR only
$19.95 Grand Central Terminal express mail rate stamp (Scott 4739): V1111, reportedly in LR only
(46¢) Sealed with love (Scott 4741): V11111
(46¢) Rosa Parks (Scott 4742): V11111
Reprints of this issue have an additional plate number V2 printed on the back. There is no apparent difference between the originals and the reprint, and Scott policy does not assign a different catalog number based on a back plate number. Since the plate number is the same for all varieties, Hebert's will list only one.
(46¢) Muscle cars (Scott 4743-47): V11111 in LL (Scott 4747) and LR (Scott 4743) only
Reprints of this issue have additional plate numbers V2 or V3 printed on the back. There is no apparent difference between the originals and the reprints, and Scott policy does not assign a different catalog number based on a back plate number. Since the plate number is the same for all varieties, Hebert's will list only one.
(46¢) Modern art in America (Scott 4748): No plate numbers
46¢ Patriotic Star coil (Scott 4749): S111 every 27 stamps
(46¢) La Florida (Scott 4750-53; block of 4 Scott 4753a): V111111111 in LR only (Scott 4753)
(46¢) Vintage Seed Packets booklet (Scott 4754-4763): V11111
(46¢) Where Dreams Blossom (Scott 4764): S111111111
66¢ Yes I Do (Scott 4765): P1111
(46¢) Flag For All Seasons coil, die cut 8-1/2 vert. (Autumn, Scott 4766; Winter, Scott 4767; Spring, Scott 4768; Summer, Scott 4769; strip of 4, Scott 4769a): V1111 every 20, p# on Spring
(46¢) Flag For All Seasons coil, die cut 9-1/2 vert. (Autumn, Scott 4770; Winter, Scott 4771; Spring, Scott 4772; Summer, Scott 4773; strip of 4, Scott 4773a): P1111 every 20, p# on Spring
(46¢) Flag For All Seasons coil, die cut 11 vert. (Autumn, Scott 4774; Winter, Scott 4775; Spring, Scott 4776; Summer, Scott 4777; strip of 4, Scott 4777a): S1111 every 32, p# on Summer
(46¢) Flag For All Seasons booklet of 20, die cut 11-1/4 x 10-3/4, microprinting at LL corner of flag (Spring, Scott 4778; Summer, Scott 4779; Autumn, Scott 4780; Winter, Scott 4781; strip of 4, Scott 4781a): P
(46¢) Flag For All Seasons booklet of 20, die cut 11-1/4 x 10-3/4, microprinting near top of pole (except Summer, microprinted LL corner near rope) (Spring, Scott 4782; Summer, Scott 4783; Autumn, Scott 4784; Winter, Scott 4785; strip of 4, Scott 4785b): S
(46¢) Flag For All Seasons booklet of 10 (Spring, Scott 4782a; Summer, Scott 4783a; Autumn, Scott 4784a; Winter, Scott 4785a; block of 4, Scott 4785d; booklet, Scott 4785e):
(46¢) Lydia Mendoza (Scott 4786): No plate numbers
(46¢) Civil War - 1863 (Vicksburg, Scott 4787; Gettysburg, Scott 4788): no plate numbers
(46¢) Johnny Cash (Scott 4789): no plate numbers
(46¢) West Virginia statehood (Scott 4790): V1111
(46¢) New England Coastal Lighthouses (Maine, Scott 4791; New Hampshire, Scott 4792; Massachusetts, Scott 4793; Rhode Island, Scott 4794; Connecticut, Scott 4795; strip of 5 Scott 4795a): S1111 in LL and LR only
(46¢) Flag For All Seasons booklet of 20 (Spring, Scott 4796; Summer, Scott 4797; Autumn, Scott 4798; Winter, Scott 4799; strip of 4, Scott 4799a): V
(46¢) Eid (Scott 4800): P111
(46¢) Made in America (Scott 4801a - l): V111111 in LR only (Empire State Building, Scott 4801l)
1¢ Bobcat coil, water-activated gum (Scott 4802): S11111 every 31 stamps
A second printing has additional plate number S2 on the back.
(46¢) Althea Gibson (Scott 4803): V1111
(46¢) March on Washington (Scott 4804): V11111
(46¢) War of 1812, Battle of Lake Erie (Scott 4805): no plate numbers
$2 Stamp Collecting - Inverted Jenny (Pane of 6, Scott 4806; single stamp, Scott 4806a): no plate numbers
100 panes of an intentional variety with the Jenny right side up were also issued. Scott's listing policy excludes intentionally produced errors, so this variety is expected to be mentioned in a footnote and be referred to as Scott 4806 var. No plate numbers.
(46¢) Ray Charles (Scott 4807): no plate numbers
(10¢) Snowflakes coil, five designs (Scott 4808-4812; strip of 5 Scott 4812a): C11111111 every 30 stamps
(46¢) Christmas 2013, Holy Family reprint (Scott 4813): S11111
(46¢) Christmas 2013, Gossaert Madonna and Child (Scott 4815): S11111
(46¢) Christmas 2013, Poinsettia, booklet of 20 (Scott 4816): S1111
(46¢) Christmas 2013, Gingerbread houses, 4 designs (Scott 4817 - 4820): S1111
(46¢) Christmas 2013, Poinsettia, ATM pane of 18 (Scott 4821): V1111
(46¢) Medal of Honor WW2, 2 designs (Scott 4822 - 4823): S111111 in LL & LR only
(46¢) Hanukkah 2013 (Scott 4824): P11111
(46¢) Harry Potter, five souvenir panes of four stamps each (Scott 4825 - 4844): no plate numbers
(46¢) Kwanzaa (Scott 4845): P111111
($1.10) Global airmail (Scott 4740): V111111
($1.10) Global airmail, Wreath, pane of 10 (Scott 4814): P111111 in LL & LR only
Although these stamps are intended to meet an airmail rate, they are valid for all types of mailings and there is no indication in its design that it is primarily for airmail purposes. Therefore Scott has assigned a regular catalog number rather than one with a C prefix.
Hunting Permit stamps
$15 Federal Hunting Permit stamp, self-adhesive die cut (Scott RW80): P11111
$15 Duck stamp, pane of 1 (Scott RW80A): No plate numbers
Rumored or possible:
(46¢) 50th Anniversary of Mr. ZIP or ZIP code
(46¢) Ingrid Bergman delayed from the 2013 program. As in 2012, there was no Legends of Hollywood issue for 2013.
(46¢) Science Fiction Writers (five designs) has been postponed from the previously announced 2013 program.
It appears the (46¢) Just Move! issue announced for 2013 has been delayed to 2014 or later. Some redesign may be required as three of the originally planned stamps depicted activities considered unsafe by some organizations.
At last report, the (46¢) Harry Potter stamp that had previously been postponed to 2014 had been moved back to possibly November 2013.
USPS has stated that there will be no more denominated airmail stamps. Scott Publishing has indicated that the new global airmail stamps will be considered regular definitive stamps, not as airmail issues.
As of 2013, Official stamps have been "officially" discontinued. Government agencies will use up existing stock, then continue the conversion to forever stamps, meters and other postage payment methods.
The plate number information appearing on this page has been contributed by APNSS members Jim Ragsdale, Jim Cochrane and Rick Burdsall.
A complete listing and valuation of plate numbers, positions and other marginal markings will appear in the next edition of the Hebert's Catalog of Plate Number Singles.
This page last updated February 10, 2014.
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