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Scott C13, plate number 20079


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. The first class rate remains 49¢ for 2015, although the airmail and additional ounce rates are still being reviewed and may change later in the year.

Coil stamps have plate numbers at the bottom center or bottom right of single stamps and appear at the interval specified.

Plate numbers and copyright markings for self-adhesive booklet stamps or ATM panes appear on a peelable strip within the pane.

As it does every year, USPS has moved the tiny date. For 2015, it appears vertically in the upper right corner.

Regular issues and Commemoratives

1¢ Tiffany Lamp pane reprint, 2008 date (Scott 3749A): S22222. Details on American Design page.

For this reprint, the Copyright notice and PPD have been moved to the back, per current practice.

1¢ Bobcat, self-adhesive coil of 10,000 with 2015 date (Scott 4672a): P1111 every 27

See the Wildlife page for additional details

(F) War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans (Scott 4952) and imperforate (Scott 4952a): No plate numbers


$1.00 Waves of Color (Scott 4953), and imperforate (Scott 4953a): P111 in UL and LR

$1.00 Waves of Color (Scott 4953 var), local precancel, plate number P111

See the Modern High Values page for additional details


$2.00 Waves of Color (Scott 4954), and imperforate (Scott 4954a): P111 in UL and LR

See the Modern High Values page for additional details


(F) Love Forever Hearts (Scott 4955-56): C11

Counterfeit of the red Love Hearts stamp with plate number C11


(F) Love Forever Hearts, imperforate (Scott 4955var, 4956 var, from 4956b): C11

(F) Year of the Ram (Scott 4957) and imperforate (Scott 4957a): no plate numbers


(F) Robert Robinson Taylor (Scott 4958), and imperforate (Scott 4958a): P1111 in LL and LR

(F) Weddings: Vintage Rose (Scott 4959): S11

Counterfeit of the Vintage Rose stamp with plate number S11

(F) Weddings: Vintage Rose, imperforate (Scott 4959a): S11


70¢ Weddings: Vintage Tulip (Scott 4960), and imperforate (Scott 4960a): S11

Scott 4962, (10¢) Stars and Stripes pre-sort coil from strip of three, Scott 4963a): S111 every 27

The original printing was done by Sennett. In 2017, a reprint by its successor BCA used plate number B111.


Scott 4965 and 4967 from (F) Water Lilies booklet (Scott 4967b): S1111


Scott 4965 var and 4967 var from (F) Water Lilies imperforate booklet (Scott4967d): S1111


Scott 4972 from (F) Martin Ramirez (Scott 4972a), and
Scott 4972 var from (F) Martin Ramirez, imperforate (Scott 4972b): S11111 in LL and LR

Scott 4976, Goldie's Wood Fern, from (F) Ferns coil of 10,000 (SSP), reprint with 2014 date at LL and microprinting, die cut 11 vertically (from Scott 4977b): S1111 every 25

The first 2014 printing has plate number C1111, appearing on the Autumn Fern stamp, and is without microprinting.

Scott 4976a, Goldie's Wood Fern, from (F) Ferns coil of 3,000 (SSP), reprint with 2015 date at UR, die cut 10.85 vertically (from Scott 4977c): S1111 every 25

(F) From Me to You (Scott 4978): P11111 in UR

(F) From Me to You, imperforate (Scott 4978a): P11111 in UR

The above is a publicity image from USPS showing the dummy X1111 plate number assigned in advance.


(F) Maya Angelou (Scott 4979), and imperfoate (Scott 4979a): S111111 in LR

(F) Civil War, 1865 (Scott 4980-81) and imperforate (Scott 4908b): No plate numbers

(F) Gift of Friendship / Japanese cherry trees (Scott 4982-85) and imperforate (Scott 4983b, 4985b): No plate numbers


(F) Special Olympics (Scott 4986), and imperforate (Scott 4986a): S111111 in LL and LR


(F) Help Find Missing Children (Scott 4987), and imperforate (Scott 4987a): P11111 in LL and LR

(F) Vietnam War Medal of Honor (Navy with 2015 date, Scott 4822b; Army with 2015 date, Scott 4823b; Air Force with 2015 date, Scott 4988; strip of 3 designs, Scott 4988a): S111111 in LL (Army) and LR (Air Force)

The assignment of minor catalogue numbers to Scott 4822 Navy Medal of Honor (2013 date) and 4822a (2014 date) and now 4822b (2015 date), and corresponding changes to Scott 4823 Army Medal of Honor, caused some renumbering of strips and other minor numbers for 4822 and 4823. The Air Force Medal of Honor is a new design and thus receives a new major catalogue number.

(F) Vietnam War Medal of Honor, imperforate (Navy with 2015 date, Scott 4822b var; Army with 2015 date, Scott 4823b var; Air Force with 2015 date, Scott 4988var; strip of 3 designs, Scott 4988b): S111111 in LL (Army) and LR (Air Force)


(22¢) Emperor Penguins, additional ounce rate, die cut 10-3/4 (Scott 4989), and imperforate (Scott 4989a): S1111

See the Wildlife page for additional details

(22¢) Emperor Penguins, additional ounce rate, coil of 100, die cut 11 vert. (Scott 4990): S1111 every 31

See the Wildlife page for additional details


Scott 4991 Red Knot and 4994 Frigatebird, from (35¢) Coastal Birds, postal card rate, die cut 11-1/4 x 11 (Scott 4994a): S1111


Counterfeits of the Coastal Birds issue with improper die cut and fuzzy microprinting.
It is most easily noticed because the LL plate number was omitted.


Scott 4991 var and 4994 var, from (35¢) Coastal Birds, imperforate (Scott 4994b): S1111

Scott 4997 Red knot, from (35¢) Coastal Birds coil of 100, die cut 9-1/2 vert. (Scott 4998a): P1111


(71¢) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Scott 4999), and imperforate (Scott 4999a): P11111

Issued for the non-machineable rate, but also happened to equal the current 2-ounce rate.

(71¢) Wedding Cake, 2-ounce rate (Scott 5000): S111111

(71¢) Yes I Do, 2-ounce wedding stamp (Scott 5001): P11111

(71¢) Vintage Tulip, 2-ounce rate (Scott 5002): S11


(93¢) Flannery O'Connor, 3-ounce rate (Scott 5003): P111111, and imperforate (Scott 5003a): P111111


Scott 5004 and 5005 from (F) Summer Harvest booklet (Scott 5007b): P1111


Scott 5004 var and 5005 var from imperforate (F) Summer Harvest booklet (Scott 5007d): P1111


(F) U.S. Coast Guard (Scott 5008), and imperforate (Scott 5008a): S1111

(F) Elvis (Scott 5009): No plate numbers


Scott 5011 from (F) NYC2016 Stamp Expo (Scott 5011a), and
Scott 5011 var imperforate (from Scott 5011b): P11 in LL and LR


(F) Ingrid Bergman (Scott 5012), and imperforate (Scott 5012a): S1111 in UL and LL

(25¢) Spectrum Eagles coil, 2015 reprint, die cut 10-1/4V (Scott 5013-5018, strip of six 5018a): P1111, every 27, appearing on the red violet stamp (Scott 5016)

The plate number interval of 27 with six designs / colors is accomplished by repeating the Red - Orange - Green stamps before restarting the sequence of six again (Red - Orange - Green - Dark Green - Blue - Violet).

(F) Neon Celebrate, 2015 reprint (Scott 5019): S1111

A reprint was reported in January 2017 with plate number B1111. Since there are no differences in the design, die cut, paper, tagging or other production features, it has the same Scott number.


(F) Paul Newman (Scott 5020), and imperforate (Scott 5020a): S1111 in LL and LR


Scott 5026 and 5028, from (F) Charlie Brown Christmas booklet of 20, (Scott 5030b): S1111

Counterfeits were reported by Linn's Stamp News Sept. 8, 2023.


Scott 5026 var and 5028 var, from (F) Charlie Brown Christmas imperforate booklet of 20 (Scott5030d): S1111


Scott 5031 and 5032, from (F) Geometric Snowflakes booklet of 20, (Scott 5034b): S11111


Scott 5031 var and 5032 var, from (F) Geometric Snowflakes imperforate booklet of 20 (Scott 5034d): S11111

(F) Purple Heart reprint with 2014 date, offset printing (Scott 5035): S111111

For additional details see the Spotlight on Purple Heart page.

No "historical" extra-ounce stamp was planned for 2015. Previous rate changes saw the 20¢ Washington coil and sheet stamp, and the 21¢ Lincoln coil and sheet stamp. USPS announced there would not be a 22¢ equivalent featuring Jefferson, Franklin or a similar historical figure.

Airmail issues

Although the global airmail stamps of the last few years are intended to meet an airmail rate, they are valid for all types of mailings and there is no indication in the stamps' designs that they are primarily for airmail purposes. Therefore Scott assigns a regular catalog number rather than one with the traditional C prefix.

Hunting Permit stamps

$25 hunting permit stamp 2015-2016 (Scott RW82): P11111

$25 Hunting Permit self-adhesive pane of 1 (Scott RW82A): no plate numbers


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 appears in the 2018 edition of the Hebert's Catalog of Plate Number Singles.

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This page last updated December 15, 2023.

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