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Scott C13, Plate number single 20079R
 

Addendum to 2007 Hebert's Catalog:  new plates reported for older issues

All sheet or pane issues have plate numbers in four corners (UL, UR, LL, LR) unless otherwise specified.

 

A full sheet of 400 has been discovered of Scott 383, the imperforate 1 Franklin stamp, with plate number 5591.  Since it is a full sheet, there are two plate numbers possible from each position (Top, Left, Right and Bottom).  However, the discovery sheet is apparently unique, and the owner collects full sheets, panes and press sheets and has indicated he intends to keep the sheet intact.  But there should be eight plate number singles of Scott 383 available to collectors... eventually!

Plate 7065 has been reported on Scott 444.  It appears on a used paste-up pair.

Jim Ragsdale reports new plate numbers 10089, 13616 and 13931 on Scott 538.  These join the recent discovery of plate number 13615.

Two plate blocks of the 10 Americana "Right to Petition" stamp (Scott 1592) have been reported with plate number 37246 and dull gum.  This plate number had previously been known only with shiny gum.

Plate 12111 has been reported on the 20 Tiepolo Madonna Christmas stamp, Scott 2026.  Thus far only the bottom position has been reported, and with two numbers appearing in a single plate strip of 20.

Plate number 799 was inadvertently left out of the list of plate numbers for the 20 Science and Industry stamp, Scott 2031.  Thanks to Jim Boudinot for reporting this omission.

A variety of the 25 Jack London stamp in the Great Americans series has been reported on high-bright paper.  A single plate block of four with plate number 2 is known (Scott 2182 var).

Plate 1111 has been reported on a folded booklet of 20 of the 25 Christmas Tree issue, Scott 2516.

APNSS member Wallace Cleland has reported new plate number 2 on the 46 Ruth Benedict stamp in the Great Americans series, Scott 2938.

APNSS member Earle Hicks has reported new plate number 643931-1 on the 1994 World War II souvenir sheet, Scott 2838.  The plate number appears adjacent to Scott 2838j.

An imperforate or die-cutting omitted variety has been reported for the 5 Toleware coil, Plate S1111111, Scott 3612a.

Plate P2222 has been reported on the 4 Chippendale Chair issue, Scott 3750.

The PNC3 web site reports that plate V21113 has been found on the (10) Atlas Statue coil, Scott 3770.

The PNC3 web site also reports that the tagged error variety, Scott 3770a, has been reported with plate V21211.

The remains of a coil of 100 of the 37 Egret coil, Scott 3829, has been discovered with the black (engraved) omitted.  The sole plate number example is a used single with plate number 211, apparently originally from V21111.  The initial V and final 1, both printed in black, are the missing plate number characters.  The stamp is expected to be assigned Scott 3829b.

Plates P8888 and P9999 have been reported on the 2003 self-adhesive Sea Coast coil, Scott 3874a.

Plate P2 has been reported on the 39 Our Wedding booklet stamp, Scott 3998.

Plate S22222 has been reported on the 63 Bryce Canyon airmail stamp, Scott C139.

 

Addendum to 2005 Hebert's Catalog:  new plates reported for older issues

All sheet or pane issues have plate numbers in four corners (UL, UR, LL, LR) unless otherwise specified.

 

Plate 4742 has been reported on Scott 314 with Schermack III perforations.

A right-side plate strip of three of the 13 Washington on bluish paper (Scott 365) has been reported with plate number 4946.

Plate 5974 has been reported on Scott 409.

Plate 7869 has been reported on Scott 482 with Schermack III perforations.

Plate 18179 has been reported on the 7 McKinley perf. 11 x 10-1/2, Scott 639.  The plate was used almost exclusively for printing the perf 10 stamp, and was apparently canceled after as little as one day's print run.

The 5 Yugoslavia stamp of the Overrun Countries series (Scott 917) is also known in a "reverse printing" variety (Scott 917a).  In the regular printing, the blue and dark rose colors of the flag were printed first, so the black lines of shading that simulate the folds in the flag are clearly visible in the top and bottom colored stripes.  In the reverse printing, the black lines of shading were printed first, then the blue and dark rose colors printed on top, so the black lines of shading are clearly visible only in the white center stripe of the flag.  Plate number YUGOSLAVIA appearing in Upper Right position only.  (The Overrun Countries stamps were printed by American Bank Note Company and were not assigned plate numbers from the BEP plate numbering series, so the country names were used instead as "plate numbers.")

The (18) "B" Eagle coil (Scott 1820) has been found with partial plate numbers 39288 and 39315.

2 Locomotive coil, original design, imperforate error (Scott 1897Ac):  3, 4, 8 10

2 Locomotive coil, original design, tagging omitted error (Scott 1897Ad):  8

4 Stagecoach coil, original design, untagged, imperforate error (Scott 1898Ac):  5, 6

4 Stagecoach coil, original design, overall tagging, imperforate error (Scott 1898Ad):  1, 2

4 Stagecoach coil, original design, not precanceled, tagging omitted error (Scott 1898Ae) has been reported, but the plate number is not known.

5 Motorcycle coil, imperforate error (Scott 1899a):  1, 2

5 Motorcycle coil, tagging omitted error (Scott 1899b):  1, 2

5.9 Bicycle coil, untagged precancel, imperforate error (Scott 1901b):  3, 4

9.3 Mail Wagon coil, untagged precancel, imperforate error (Scott 1903b):  1, 2, 3, 4

10.9 Hansom Cab coil, untagged precancel, imperforate error (Scott 1904b):  1, 2

17 Auto coil, imperforate error, tagged (Scott 1906b):  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

17 Auto coil, untagged precancel, imperforate error (Scott 1906c):  3, 4

18 Surrey coil, imperforate error (Scott 1907a):  2, 8, 9, 10, 13

20 Fire Pumper coil, imperforate error (Scott 1908a):  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 15, 16

20 Consumer Education coil, imperforate error (Scott 2005a):  1, 2, 3, 4

20 Consumer Education coil, untagged error (Scott 2005b):  3, 4

22 Flag over Capitol coil with wide block tagging, B press (Scott 2115):  2, 4, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, with plate number every 52 stamps.  Plates 18, 20 and 22 have been reported but not confirmed.  Plate 8 is also reported to have been used, but may have produced only Scott 2215d.

22 Flag over Capitol with narrow block tagging, C press (Scott 2115a):  1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, with plate number every 48 stamps.  Plates 2, 4 and 10 have been reported but not confirmed.

Scott 2115b, the 22 Flag over Capitol test coil, has been renumbered as Scott 2115c.  The only plate number was T1, with plate number every 48 stamps.

22 Flag over Capitol coil with wide and tall block tagging, D press (Scott 2115b):  18, 20, 22, with plate number every 48 stamps.

22 Flag over Capitol coil with black field of stars (Scott 2115d):  8, with plate number every 48 stamps

22 Flag over Capitol coil, tagging omitted (Scott 2115e)

22 Flag over Capitol coil, imperforate error (Scott 2115f):  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22

22 Flag over Capitol coil with purple machine cancel (variety of Scott 2115a):  5

6 Tricycle coil, imperforate error (Scott 2126b):  2

7.1 Tractor coil, untagged, Nonprofit 5-Digit ZIP+4 overprint (Scott 2127b):  1

10.1 Oil Wagon coil, black precancel, imperforate error (Scott 2130b):  1

10.1 Oil Wagon coil, red precancel, imperforate error (Scott 2130b):  2, 3

11 Stutz Bearcat coil, tagging omitted error (Scott 2131a) has been reported, but the plate number is not known.

12 Stanley Steamer coil, Type I, tagging omitted error (Scott 2132c) has been reported, but the plate number is not known.

12.5 Pushcart coil, imperforate error (Scott 2133b):  1

14 Iceboat coil, imperforate error (Scott 2134a):  1, 2

17 Dog Sled coil, imperforate error (Scott 2135a):  2

25 Bread Wagon coil, imperforate error (Scott 2136a):  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

25 Bread Wagon coil, tagging omitted error (Scott 2136c):  4

18 Washington Monument coil, imperforate error (Scott 2149b):  1112

18 Washington Monument coil, untagged precancel, imperforate error (Scott 2149c):  33333

18 Washington Monument coil, tagging omitted error (Scott 2149d):  3333

18 Washington Monument precancel coil, tagged error (Scott 2149e):  11121, 33333

4 Stagecoach coil, redesigned, overall tagging, imperforate error (Scott 2228b):  1

8.4 Wheelchair coil, imperforate error (Scott 2256a):  1, 2

10 Canal Boat coil, large block tagging (Scott 2257):  1, 2

10 Canal Boat coil, overall tagging, dull gum (Scott 2257a):  1

10 Canal Boat coil, overall tagging, shiny gum (Scott 2257a):  4

10 Canal Boat coil, prephosphored uncoated paper, mottled tagging, shiny gum (Scott 2257b):  1, 2, 3, 4

10 Canal Boat coil, prephosphored coated paper, solid tagging, shiny gum (Scott 2257c):  5

10 Canal Boat coil, tagging omitted error (Scott 2257d) has been reported, but the plate number is not known.

10 Canal Boat coil, large block tagging, imperforate error (Scott 2257e):  1

13.2 Coal Car coil, imperforate error (Scott 2259a):  1, 2

15 Tugboat coil, tagging omitted error (Scott 2260b):  2

15 Tugboat coil, imperforate error (Scott 2260c):  2

16.7 Popcorn Wagon coil, imperforate error (Scott 2261a):  1

17.5 Racing Car coil, imperforate error (Scott 2262b):  1

20 Cable Car coil, large block tagging (Scott 2263):  1, 2

20 Cable Car coil, small block tagging (Scott 2263 var):  2

20 Cable Car coil, imperforate error, block tagging (Scott 2263a):  2

20 Cable Car coil, overall tagging (Scott 2263b):  2

21 Railroad Mail Car coil, imperforate error (Scott 2265a):  1

4 Steam Carriage, tagged, imperforate error (Scott 2451a):  1

5 Circus Wagon, tagged, imperforate error (Scott 2452c):  1

5 Circus Wagon has been split into two Scott numbers.  The untagged variety (Scott 2452B) used plate numbers A1 and A2.  The luminescent ink variety (Scott 2452Bf) used plate number A3.

5 Circus Wagon has been split into two Scott numbers.  The untagged, low-gloss gum variety (Scott 2452D) used plate numbers S1 and S2.  The luminescent ink, shiny gum variety (Scott 2452Dg) used plate numbers S2 and S3.

5 Circus Wagon, imperforate error (Scott 2452De):  S2

5 Canoe precancel, imperforate error (Scott 2453a):  1, 2

5 Canoe precancel, gray omitted error (Scott 2453b):  the stamp has been reported, but it is not known what plate number it came from.

10 Tractor Trailer precancel, imperforate error (Scott 2457a):  1

23 Lunch Wagon has been split into two Scott numbers.  The solid tagging variety (Scott 2464) used plate numbers 2 and 3.  The mottled tagging, dull gum variety (Scott 2464a) used plate number 3.  The mottled tagging, shiny gum variety (Scott 2464a) used plate numbers 3, 4 and 5.

23 Lunch Wagon imperforate error, solid tagging (Scott 2464b):  2, 3

23 Lunch Wagon imperforate error, mottled tagging (Scott 2464b):  3

32 Ferryboat imperforate error, shiny gum (Scott 2466a):  2

32 Ferryboat imperforate error, dull gum (Scott 2466a):  3, 5

32 Ferryboat, Bronx blue (Scott 2466b):  5

$1 Seaplane coil, overall tagging (Scott 2468) used only plate number 1.

$1 Seaplane coil, imperforate error (Scott 2468a):  1

$1 Seaplane coil, prephosphored uncoated paper (mottled tagging) (Scott 2468b):  3

$1 Seaplane coil, prephosphored coated paper (grainy solid tagging) (Scott 2468c):  3

19 Fishing Boat coil has been split into two Scott numbers.  Type I (Scott 2529) used plate numbers A1111, A1112, A1212 and A2424.  Type II (Scott 2529a) used plate numbers A5555, A5556, A6667, A7667, A7679, A7766, A7767 and A7779.

19 Fishing Boat coil, untagged error (Scott 2529b):  A5555

$3 Challenger with 1996 date (Scott 2544b) is not listed in 2005 Hebert's.  It has been reported with plate number P7777-2.  This plate number should not be listed with $3 Challenger with 1995 date (Scott 2544).

$3 Challenger issue with 1995 date, imperforate error (Scott 2544d):  P5555-2

29 Wonders of the Sea, die cut-missing error (Scott 2866b):  B2222.

(5) Butte non-profit water-activated coil, imperforate error (Scott 2902a):  S111

(10) Auto coil has been split into two Scott numbers.  The small date variety (Scott 2905) used plates S111 and S222.  The large date variety (Scott 2905a) used plate S333.

A variety has been reported on the 32 Flag Over Porch coil with red 1995 date (Scott 2913).  For some coils of 100 of plate 55555, the left-most plate number 5 (tan) is printed one stamp to the left.  As a result, it is possible to find plate number singles with single plate number 5 as well as with 5555, in addition to the correct 55555.

The Plate Number Coil Collector's Club (PNC3) reports in its July 2005 newsletter that one plate number on a variety of the 32 Flag Over Porch coil with red 1996 date (Scott 2915A), with 10/10 peaks, is quite rare. To date only 56 copies of plate 78777 are known, all used.

1 Kestrel self-adhesive sheet stamp (Scott 3031):  8888B, 9999B

1 Kestrel self-adhesive sheet stamp, BCA printing (Scott 3031A):  B111111, B222222, B444444, B555555

A single imperforate pane of 50 (die cutting omitted) of the 1 Kestrel self-adhesive has been reported and is expected to be assigned Scott 3031Ab.  Plate number B555555 appears in all four positions.

(5) Wetlands self-adhesive coil has been split into two Scott numbers.  The small date variety (Scott 3207A) used plate numbers 1111, 2222, 3333 and 4444.  The large date variety (Scott 3207Ab) has been reported with plate numbers 5555 and 6666.

(10) Bicycle self-adhesive coil has been split into two Scott numbers.  The small date variety (Scott 3228) used plate numbers 111, 221, 222, 333, 344, 444 and 555.  The large date variety (Scott 3228a) used plate numbers 666, 777, 888 and 999.

32 large Wreaths, booklet of 20 (Scott 3249-52):

  • Scott 3252c (die cut 11.4 x 11.5 on 2 or 3 sides):  B222222, B333333, B444444, B555555.  Plate B111111 has been reported but not verified.
  • Scott 3252e (die cut 11.7 x 11.6 on 2 or 3 sides):  B111111, B222222.  Plates B333333, B444444 and B555555 have been reported but not verified.

Three varieties have been reported for the 33 Flag Over City self-adhesive coil.  All varieties are based on the size of the 1999 year date appearing in the lower left corner of the stamp.

  • Scott 3281 with large 1999:  6666, 7777, 8888, 9999, 1111A, 2222A, 3333A, 4444A, 5555A, 6666A, 7777A, 8888A, 1111B, 2222B
  • Scott 3281c with small 1999:  1111, 2222, 3333, 3433, 4443, 4444, 5555, 9999A
  • Scott 3281c var with very small 1999:  9999A

23 Wilma Rudolph self-adhesive pane (Scott 3422) has been reported with plate number P33-1.

83 Edna Ferber (Scott 3434) has been reported with plate number P33-3.

(10) Lion Statue self-adhesive coil with 2000 date (Scott 3447) has been reported with plate number S77777.

34 Statue of Liberty self-adhesive coil, die cutting omitted error (Scott 3477 var) has been reported with plate numbers 4444 and 5555.

The 4 Chippendale Chair self-adhesive pane (Scott 3755) has been reported with plate number S2222.

The $1 Wisdom stamp (Scott 3766) has been reported with plate numbers P33333 and P55555.

70 Nine Mile Prairie (Scott C136) has been reported with plate P44444.

Plate number 7270 has been reported on the 50 Documentary stamp, Scott R238.

Plate number 59045 has been reported on the 25 War Savings stamp, Scott WS1.

 

Addendum to 2003 Hebert's Catalog:  new plates reported for older issues

All sheet or pane issues have plate numbers in four corners (UL, UR, LL, LR) unless otherwise specified.

 

3 Washington ungrilled 1870 National Bank Note Company (Scott 158) has been found with plate number 253 BR.

3 Washington 1879 American Bank Note Company (Scott 184) has been found with plate number 341.

2 Washington 1883 red brown (Scott 210) has been found with plate number 593 TL.

2 Washington green (Scott 212) has been found with plate number HH 654 TL.

2 Washington Small Banknote (Scott 220) has been found with plate 128 B.

The preceding do not appear in 2003 Hebert's, which commences with the 1 Columbian issue, Scott 230.

13 Franklin, bluish paper issue of 1908-09 (Scott 365) has been reported with plate number 4946.  Positions T, L, R, B.

2 Washington imperforate (Scott 409) has been reported with plate number 5974, top plate position.  This plate number is not listed in 2000 Durland.  A privately-perforated coil version (Scott 409H) has been reported with plate number 7703.

2 Washington, perf. 12 x 10 (Scott 423B):  The unique mint copy, a plate number single with top plate number 7082, sold for $176,000 at the June 12, 2004 Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries auction in New York, according to a Rob Haeseler article in the July 12 edition of Linn's Stamp News.

4 Washington coil (Scott 427):  plates 7348 and 7372 have been reported.

4 Washington, unwatermarked, perf 10 of 1916-17 (Scott 465) has been reported with plate number 7600.  Positions T, L, R, B.

The first plate number listed for the 40 Thomas Paine issue (Scott 1292, 2003 Hebert's page 301, and 2005 Hebert's page 301) should be 29537, not 29357.  The plate number appears correctly for Scott 1292a.

(32) "G" Flag with black "G", perf 10 x 10.9 booklet (Scott 2883) has been reported with plate number 2222 over the left stamp in the booklet (Scott 2883a).

(25) Diner self-adhesive coil (Scott 3208A) has been reported with plate number 55555.

The denomination for Scott 3353, Uncle Sam coil, should be 22.

The 33 Looney Tunes Road Runner press sheet (Scott 3391) has been reported with plate number LT001 on the front and plate number LTB001 on the back.  These plate numbers do not appear on the issued souvenir sheets of 9 + 1.  It is the only one of the five Looney Tunes press sheets on which plate numbers appear.

(34) Statue of Liberty booklet (Scott 3451):  V1111.  This is a change to the plate numbers reported in 2003 Hebert's and is corrected in 2005 Hebert's.

20 George Washington booklet (Scott 3482) has been reported with additional plate numbers P2 and P3.  P2 is listed in 2005 Hebert's.

Scott 3484, plate number P111111

21 Bison self-adhesive booklet (Scott 3484 for perf 11.2 and 3484A for perf 10.5 x 11.2) has been reported with additional plate numbers P111111, P222222, P333333, P444444 and P555555.

34 Statue of Liberty self-adhesive pane of 20 (Scott 3485) has been reported with additional plate numbers V1211, V2111, V2112, V2122, V2212, and V2222 .

34 Rose & Love Letter booklet (Scott 3497) has been reported with additional plate numbers B2222, B3333, B4444 and B5555.

37 Santas double-sided booklet pane of 20 (Scott 3540c with small date, or 3540g with large date) has been reported with additional plate numbers S3333 and S4444.  Plate S2222 has been reported but not verified.

34 United We Stand booklet with 2001 date (Scott 3549) has been reported with additional plate numbers B2222, B3333 and B4444.

34 United We Stand booklet with 2002 date (Scott 3549B):  S1111.  This is a change to both the Scott number and plate number reported in both 2003 and 2005 Hebert's.

(14) "D" Official (Scott O138):  All four plate numbers were printed only in the LR position, not UR.

The 1934 through 1958 Hunting Permit ("Duck") stamps (Scott RW1 through RW25) were printed with T, F and B position plate numbers.

The 1964 Duck stamp (Scott RW31) was printed with T and B position plate numbers.

 

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.

 

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