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1958-1962 Four Cent Commemorative issues

1958 Issues

The 4¢ and 8¢ Bolivar issue, Scott 1110-1111, appear on the Champions of Liberty page.

Scott 1112, 4 Trans-Atlantic Cable, plate number 26078

Scott 1113, 1 Lincoln (make-up rate), plate number 26246

Scott 1113 var, local precancel, plate number 26245

Scott 1114, 3 Lincoln (postcard rate), plate number 26254

Scott 1114 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 26253

This is an UL plate number single, although the way it was photographically cropped from the plate block, it appears to be UR.

Scott 1115, 4 Lincoln-Douglas Debates, plate number 26106

Scott 1116, 4 Lincoln, plate number 26272

Scott 1116 var, 4 Lincoln, plate number 26272, reverse image appearing on the gum side of Scott C53, 7 Alaska Statehood. The two stamps were printed at the same time, using the same color of ink.

The 4¢ and 8¢ Kossuth issue, Scott 1117-1118, appear on the Champions of Liberty page.

Scott 1119, 4 Freedom of Religion, plate number 26115

Scott 1120, 4 Overland Mail, plate number 26160

Scott 1121, 4 Noah Webster, plate number 26104

Scott 1122, 4 Forestry Conservation, plate number 26156

Scott 1122 var, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 26167

Scott 1123, 4 Fort Duquesne, plate number 26200

1959 Issues

Scott 1124, 4 Oregon Statehood, plate number 26236

The 4¢ and 8¢ San Martin issue, Scott 1125-1126, appear on the Champions of Liberty page.

Scott 1127, 4 NATO, plate number 26299

Scott 1128, 4 Arctic Exploration / U.S.S. Nautilus, plate number 26303

Scott 1129, 8 Peace Through Trade, plate number 26317

Scott 1130, 4 Silver Centennial, plate number 26357

Scott 1131, 4 St. Lawrence Seaway, plate number 26335

Scott 1131 var, misperfed vertically, captured plate number 26333

Scott 1131 var, reverse image on gum, plate number 26335(Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott 1132, 4 49-Star Flag, plate number 26366

      

Scott 1132 var, misperfed horizontally to top, captured plate number 26368 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)
Scott 1132 var, misperfed horizontally to bottom, plate number 26366 (Image courtesy of Hipstamp / northstamp)
Scott 1132 var, misperfed verically, plate number 26366 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott 1133, 4 Soil Conservation, plate number 26406

  

Scott 1133 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 26592 (Image courtesy of eBay / stuffpreserve)
Scott 1133 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 26592 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott 1134, 4 Petroleum Industry, plate number 26416

Scott 1135, 4 Dental Hygiene, plate number 26441

The 4¢ and 8¢ Reuter issue, Scott 1136-1137, appear on the Champions of Liberty page.

Scott 1138, 4 Ephraim MacDowall, plate number 26500

Scott 1138a, imperforate horizontally error, plate number 26498 (Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation)

1960 Issues

Scott 1139, 4 Credo - Washington, plate number 26495

Scott 1139 var, local precancel, plate number 26494

  

Scott 1139 var, misperfed horizontally (high), plate number 26495 and captured plate number 26494
(26495 image courtesy of Stuart Katz; 26494 image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

   

Scott 1139 var, misperfed horizontally (low), plate number 26494 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)
Scott 1139 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 26488 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott 1140, 4 Credo - Franklin, plate number 26591

Scott 1140 var, local precancel, plate number 26591

    

Scott 1140 var, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 26591
Scott 1140 var,
misperfed vertically, plate number 26589 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott 1141, 4 Credo - Jefferson, plate number 26618

Scott 1141 var, local precancel, plate number 26629

Scott 1142, 4 Credo - Key, plate number 26693

Scott 1142 var, local precancel, plate number 26693

Scott 1142 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 26693

Scott 1143, 4 Credo - Lincoln, plate number 26803

Scott 1143 var, local precancel, plate number 26797

Scott 1144, 4 Credo - Henry, plate number 26738

Scott 1144 var, local precancel, plate number 26738

Scott 1144 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 26752

Scott 1145, 4 Boy Scouts, plate number 26530

Scott 1146, 4 1960 Winter Olympics, plate number 26541

The 4¢ and 8¢ Masaryk issue, Scott 1147-1148, appear on the Champions of Liberty page.

Scott 1149, 4 World Refugee Year, plate number 26599

Scott 1150, 4 Water Conservation, plate number 26600

    

Scott 1150 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 26592 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)
Scott 1150 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 26600 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott 1150 var, blue misprinted due to obstruction, plate number 26588 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott 1150a, brown omitted error, plate number 26592

Scott 1151, 4 SEATO, plate number 26633

Scott 1151 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 26633 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott 1152, 4 American Woman, plate number 26644

Scott 1153, 4 50-Star Flag, plate number 26639

Scott 1153 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 26648 (Image courtesy of Hipstamp / northstamp)

Scott 1154, 4 Pony Express, plate number 26626

Scott 1155, 4 Handicapped, plate number 26679

Scott 1156, 4 World Forestry Congress, plate number 26688

Scott 1157, 4 Mexican Independence, plate number 26707

Scott 1157 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 26717 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott 1158, 4 Japan Treaty, plate number 26729

    

Scott 1158 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 26729
Scott 1158 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 26726 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott 1158 var, misperfed due to paper fold, plate number 26726 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

The 4¢ and 8¢ Paderewski issue, Scott 1159-1160, appear on the Champions of Liberty page.

Scott 1161, 4 Robert A. Taft, plate number 26759

Scott 1162, 4 Automotive Industry, plate number 26777

Scott 1163, 4 Boys' Clubs, plate number 26666

Scott 1164, 4 Providence Automated Post Office, plate number 26799

    

Scott 1164 var, misperfed horizontally (high), captured plate number 26798 (Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation)
Scott 1164 var,
misperfed horizontally (low), captured
plate number 26798 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

The 4¢ and 8¢ Mannerheim issue, Scott 1165-1166, appear on the Champions of Liberty page.

Scott 1167, 4 Camp Fire Girls, plate number 26746

Scott 1167 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 26740 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

The 4¢ and 8¢ Garibaldi issue, Scott 1168-1169, appear on the Champions of Liberty page.

Scott 1170, 4 Walter F. George, plate number 26780

Scott 1171, 4 Andrew Carnegie, plate number 26676

Scott 1172, 4 John Foster Dulles, plate number 26770

Scott 1173, 4 Communications for Peace, plate number 26847

1961 Issues

The 4¢ and 8¢ Gandhi issue, Scott 1174-1175, appear on the Champions of Liberty page.

Scott 1176, 4 Range Conservation, plate number 26870

Scott 1177, 4 Horace Greeley, plate number 26898

Scott 1178, 4 Fort Sumter, plate number 26913

Scott 1183, 4 Kansas Statehood, plate number 26937

Scott 1184, 4 George W. Norris / TVA, plate number 26991

Scott 1185, 4 Naval Aviation, plate number 27014

Scott 1186, 4 Workmen's Compensation, plate number 27024

The entire printing has inverted plate numbers for all LL and LR positions.

Scott 1187, 4 Frederic Remington, plate number 27035

Scott 1188, 4 Sun Yat-Sen, plate number 27040

Scott 1189, 4 Basketball Centennial, plate number 27061

    

Scott 1190, 4 Nursing, dark blue plate number 27081; orange plate number 27080

        

Scott 1190 var, black shifted left, plate number 27083
Scott 1190 var, blue and orange shifted down and left, plate number 27096 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)
Scott 1190 var, green shifted down and left, orange shifted up and right, plate number 27083 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

1962 Issues

Scott 1179, 4¢ Shiloh, plate number 27180

Scott 1179 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 27179 (Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott 1191, 4 New Mexico Statehood, plate number 27114

Scott 1191 var, misperfed horizontally, captured plate number 27114

Scott 1192, 4 Arizona Statehood, plate number 27128

This is believed to be the first U.S. stamp where part of the design intentionally appears in the selvage.

    

Scott 1192 var, misperfed vertically, plate number 27128
Scott 1192 var, misperfed horizontally, plate number 27127 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott 1193, 4 Project Mercury, plate number 27071

Scott 1194, 4 Malaria, plate number 27154

Scott 1195, Charles Evans Hughes, plate number 27274

Scott 1179, 4 Shiloh, plate number 27180

Scott 1196, 4 Seattle 1962 World's Fair, plate number 27203

  

Scott 1196 var, misperfed vertically, captured plate numbers 27176 and 27204 (27176 image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott 1197, 4 Louisiana Statehood, plate number 27205

Scott 1198, 4 Homestead Act, plate number 27148

Scott 1198 var, probably fake local precancel, plate number 27149

Clues:
- Local precancels were generally only authorized for definitive size stamps
- The quality appears to be more typical of a rubber handstamp applied manually to a single stamp, rather than of an overprint-type mat with high quality ink applied in a grid to a block of stamps by a professional printer
- No example is known on cover. The precancellations appear to have been applied long after any possible contemporary usage
- The stamp was offered along with a number of other identical suspicious Elko local precancels on stamps spanning a quarter century

Scott 1199, 4 Girl Scouts, plate number 27217

Scott 1200, 4 Brien McMahon, plate number 27227

Scott 1201, 4 Apprenticeship, plate number 27250

Scott 1202, 4 Sam Rayburn, plate number 27263

Scott 1203, 4 Hammarskjold, pair with plate numbers 27266 (black) and 27277 (yellow) as the stamp was intended to look.

Scott 1204, 4 Hammarskjold invert special printing, pair with plate numbers 27266 (black) and 27277 (inverted yellow)

The post office intentionally reprinted millions of these errors to destroy their philatelic value. This practice was later ruled illegal by the U.S. Supreme Court. Nevertheless, it served as a caution as many collectors don't disclose new error discoveries until they are certain the stamps are no longer being printed.

Scott 1205, 4 Christmas 1962, Wreath, plate number 27301

Scott 1205 var, fake local precancel, plate number 27311

Clues:
- Phelan is an unincorporated area even now, 60 years later. The area had no major industries or other legitimate need for precancels
- The quality appears to be more typical of a rubber handstamp applied manually to a single stamp, rather than of an overprint-type mat with high quality ink applied in a grid to a block of stamps by a professional printer
- No example is known on cover. The precancellations appear to have been applied long after any possible contemporary usage
- The stamp was offered along with a number of other identical suspicious local precancels on stamps spanning a quarter century

    

Scott 1205 var, misperfed horizontally (low), plate number 27306 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)
Scott 1205 var, misperfed horizontally (high), plate number 27314 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

    

Scott 1206, 4 Higher Education, black plate number 27300; dark green plate number 27296

Scott 1206 var, black ink shifted up with result that the lamp flame points down! -- black plate number 27300
(
Image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

Scott 1206 var, black ink shifted up, green plate number 27296 (Image courtesy of eBay / sheetguy2)

Scott 1207, 4 Winslow Homer, plate number 27374

Scott 1207a, imperforate vertically error, plate number 27381 (Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation)

 

Related pages:

3¢ Commemoratives of the 1950s

The Liberty series

Champions of Liberty issues

The 1962 series

5¢ Commemoratives

 

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This page last updated January 21, 2024.