Washington Bulletin - United States Stamps


AUDUBON GREAT AMERICAN PLATES

Engraved in dark chalky blue by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the 22¢ John J. Audubon stamp (#1863) embodies the simplicity and classic elegance that characterizes the Great Americans series of 1980 through 1985. Because of the configuration of the full pane of 100 of this stamp, plate blocks consist of six stamps from either the left or right side of the pane with a single plate number that corresponds to the single engraving plate used. We're offering mint, never hinged plate blocks from either side, or for a special price, a matching left/right set.
Left Plate Block$13.50
Right Plate Block$13.50
Matching Left/Right Set$24.00


CHAMPIONS OF LIBERTY MINT SET

If postage stamps are ambassadors, then the mission of the Champions of Liberty set was to promote democracy. The set of 19 stamps issued between 1957 and 1961 featured nine freedom fighters from some of the hottest spots in the Cold War. The first was an over-sized 8¢ stamp honoring Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay. The 8 others - Simon Bolivar, Lajos Kossuth, Jose de San Martin, Ernst Reuter, T. G. Masaryk, Jan Paderewski, Gustaf Mannerheim, Garibaldi and Mahatma Gandhi - were issued in both 4¢ and 8¢ denominations. The complete mint, never hinged set is available in blocks of 4 or singles.
Singles$4.95
Blocks$14.50


AMERICANA ISSUE 9¢ COIL VARIETY

How complete is your collection of the Americana Issue definitives? If you include Bureau precancels, check to see if you've got this one. It's the 9¢ slate green coil with the Capitol Dome and the phrase "Right of people peaceably to assemble." The overprinted precancel slogan reads "Presorted First Class." We're offering the dull gum variety of this stamp (#1616b) in fine to very fine mint never hinged pairs or line pairs.
Pair$2.50
Line Pair$16.50


$2.40 MOON LANDING ANNIVERSARY

The 20th anniversary of man's first moon landing was commemorated on a $2.40 Priority Mail stamp issued July 20, 1989. Designed by Chris Calle and beautifully printed using a combination of engraving and lithography, this inspirational Space topical stamp (#2419) features an image of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planting the American flag on the lunar surface. We offer this modern classic in your choice of Single, Plate Block, or Full Pane of 20, all in very fine, mint never hinged condition.
Single$6.50
Plate Block$20.00
Full Pane of 20$75.00


1938 BI-COLOR AIRMAIL PLATE BLOCK

Issued at a time when nearly all stamps were monochromatic, the 6¢ red and blue air mail stamp of 1938 (#C23) was a real standout. The 4-stamp plate block of this engraved beauty includes two sets of plate numbers; one red and the other blue. We're offering this attractive Eagle air plate block in fine to very fine mint never hinged condition.
$6.95


1992 COLUMBIAN SS SET SPECIAL!

We recently had an opportunity to buy a dealer's stock of the 1992 Columbian Souvenir Sheets (#2624-29) at a very fair price - and we're passing the savings along to you! This prime set of 6 souvenir sheets commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Voyages of Columbus with original color reproductions of all sixteen of the 1893 Columbian stamps - from the 1¢ through the $5. The margin of each sheet features a picture based on one of the stamp designs. Take advantage of this limited time offer of the complete set of six souvenir sheets in its original envelope at a very reasonable price.
#2624-29$25.00


1943-44 FLAG "NAME" BLOCKS

From 1943 and 1944 we offer mint, never hinged "Name Blocks" of the Overrun Countries Flag stamps (Scott #909-21). On these issues, plate number blocks don't exist. Rather, in the sheet selvage, there's the appropriate country name. This group of thirteen blocks of four, with the nations' flag printed in their actual colors, will sparkle in your album.
Set of 13$45.00


2003 FLAG PLATE NUMBER STRIP

The closely cropped image of a waving American flag was the design used on numerous non-denominated and 37¢ stamps first issued on June 7th of 2002. Additional varieties, including the one we offer here, continued to appear, often without much fanfare, over the next three years. This plate number strip of five 37¢ stamps (#3633A) comes from a self-adhesive coil of 100 which was overlooked by many collectors. Produced by Guilford Gravure for Banknote Corporation of America, it is easily identified by the 2003 year date, perf 8 ½ die cuts with right angle corners at the top and bottom, and plate number B1111.
#3633A$9.95


2002 NON-DENOMINATED FLAG PLATE

It seems you can't remove a stamp from any of the current issues without breaking a plate block! Not so, however, for this non-denominated First-Class Flag stamp (#3620) issued in 2002. Unlike the more recent panes of 20 with plate numbers in all four corners, this plate block comes from a pane of 100 with only one plate block per pane. Because of this relative scarcity and the almost concurrent issuance of a denominated version of the same stamp, this has become a rather difficult plate block to find. While they last, we offer this very fine mint never hinged plate block for well below catalog.
$20.00


2005 AMERICAN AVIATION STAMPS

American Advances in Aviation was the theme of this 2005 issue featuring ten airplanes of all shapes and sizes on a sheet of twenty 37¢ stamps (#3916-25). Private single engine planes, commercial airliners, jet fighters, bombers, and even a futuristic flying wing are among the designs found in this issue. Even better, the back of each stamp includes a description of the aircraft. We're offering the full pane of 20 self-adhesives or, if you prefer, a half pane with all 10 stamps plus a plate number.
Half Pane of 10$8.50
Full Pane of 20$14.95


1975 3¢ PARKMAN IMPERF ERRORS

The 3¢ Francis Parkman coil from the Prominent Americans series was issued in standard and Bureau precanceled varieties and imperforate errors of both exist. We are offering mint, never hinged imperforate pairs of these 1975 issues (#1297a - standard, #1297c - precancel) at very affordable prices that get even better if you take advantage of the discount we offer when you buy both!
1297a$22.50
1297c$7.50
Both$27.50


2009 WINTER HOLIDAYS ATM PANE

A reindeer, a snowman, a gingerbread man and a nutcracker; cheerful designs associated with the Winter Holidays appear on this 2009 issue. The four 44¢ stamps were issued in booklets of 20 and ATM panes of 18. The two varieties are easily identified by a decorative border which adorns the top and bottom of the booklet stamps, but only the bottom of the ATM stamps. We are offering the much rarer ATM variety (#4432b) in a mint pane of 18. Now's your chance to fill that empty space in your White Ace album.
$16.95


1982 2¢ LOCOMOTIVE IMPERF PAIR

Looking for something to spice up your Transportation coils collection? Then you might want to consider adding this imperforate error pair of the 2¢ Locomotive stamp (#1897Ac) from 1982. It's mint, never hinged, in fine to very fine condition and quite affordable too!
$40.00


1989 TRADITIONAL MAIL MINT

One of our very favorite modern se-tenant issues is the set of four 25¢ stamps showing historic methods of mail delivery in the United States. Issued at World Stamp Expo '89 they feature a Stagecoach, a Paddlewheeler, a Biplane, and an Antique Mail Truck. The four designs (#2434-37) are miniature masterpieces that illustrate the postal history of our country. Choose from a block of 4, a plate block of 4, or a pane of 40 stamps. All are very fine, mint and never hinged.
Block$2.95
Plate Block$5.50
Pane of 40$25.00


1917 SPECIAL DELIVERY MINT

Even though it shares the same bicycle messenger design with four earlier Special Delivery stamps, this 1917 version (#E11) is fairly easy to identify. How? It is the only perf 11 stamp in the group. If this classic 10-center is missing from your album, here's an opportunity to fill that space with a very fresh looking fine-very fine, mint, hinged specimen.
$18.50


FLAG OVER PORCH IMPERF ERROR

More than a dozen major varieties of the 32¢ Flag Over Porch stamp were issued between May of 1995 and January of 1997. One of those was a self-adhesive coil stamp printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and released May 21, 1996. As issued, the stamps have die-cut perforations that gauge 9.8, but the pair we're offering here is different - the die cuts have been omitted! This imperforate error coil pair (#2915Ah) can be yours for
Imperf pair$28.50


ATM TEST BOOKLETS SET

"Test stamps" are used in place of real stamps to test stamp handling equipment. We recently came across two varieties of test stamps used in conjunction with ATMs that you might like to add to your collection. The first (#TDB82) has 18 stamps with a Liberty's Torch design and the phrase "ATM Test / Demonstration Sheet" repeated 6 times. The self-adhesive stamps have straight die-cuts. The stamps in the second pane of 18 (#TDB88) have wavy die-cuts that gauge 7 3/4 and "For Testing Purposes Only" printed in black within a fancy frame.
#TDB82$13.50
#TDB88$13.50
Both$25.00


1908 GREEN SPECIAL DELIVERY

This 1908 Special Delivery stamp (#E7) bears very little resemblance to the other U.S. stamps of this type. All previous special deliveries were the size of horizontal commemoratives and featured a messenger either running or on a bicycle. In contrast, this green engraved stamp is just slightly wider than it is high and the motif is Mercury's Helmet. But Mercury, or any messenger for that matter, is nowhere in sight! Different yes, but it's really quite a lovely little stamp which we're offering in fine to very fine hinged condition.
#E7 F-VF, Hinged$45.00


1991 SUMMER OLYMPICS STAMPS

To promote the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, the USPS issued five se-tenant stamps (#2553-57) featuring track and field events in a pane of 40. Joni Carter's colorful illustrations of pole vault, discus, sprints, javelin, and hurdles on the 29¢ semi-jumbos graphically convey the speed and power of the Olympic athletes. We're offering this exciting issue in mint never hinged condition in a variety of formats - the choice is yours.
Strip of 5$3.50
Plate Block of 10$7.50
Full Pane of 40$25.00


SELF-ADHESIVE TEST COIL VARIETY

Most of our readers are familiar with test stamps. Like movie stunt men, they stand in for the stars "real stamps" when new stamp-handling equipment is being tested. The self-adhesive coil test stamp we're offering here (TD133A) is one of the more elusive varieties. Printed in black on white paper with interlocking perforations, it is distinctly different from a similar stamp (#TD133) which has a light blue tint. This item will be a nice addition to the "back of the book" section of your collection.
Single$12.50
Pair$20.00


2007 JAMESTOWN 400TH MINT PANE

The triangular shape of the 41¢ Settlement of Jamestown stamp (#4136) issued in 2007 mimics the shape of the first permanent English settlement in America founded 400 years earlier. That fortified settlement is illustrated on one side of the pane of 20 along with a single self-adhesive stamp. The other side has the remaining 19 self-adhesives cleverly arranged in a geometric pattern.
double sided pane of 20$18.50


2008 BLACK CINEMA MINT SHEET

This pane of 20 Vintage Black Cinema stamps features five different designs (#4336-40) based on original movie posters. Included are "Black and Tan," a short film featuring Duke Ellington; "The Sport of the Gods" a 1921 silent film based on a novel by Paul Laurence Dunbar; "Princess Tam-Tam" a French film starring Josephine Baker; the 1945 short "Caledonia" with saxophonist Louis Jordan; and "Hallelujah," the first major studio film with an all black cast.
$16.95


FIRST SIX AIRMAILS MINT

Of course we all want the best stamps in our collections, but at what price? If you're more concerned with the fronts of your stamps than their backsides, you can buy some very attractive hinged stamps at prices significantly lower than their NH cousins. Consider this offer for the first six U.S. Airmails (#C1-6). These mint stamps are F-VF with fresh clean appearance and full perforations. In other words, a very collectible set at a reasonable price.
$315.00


20¢ WASHINGTON BOOKLET VARIETIES

A 20¢ dark carmine self-adhesive featuring a bust of George Washington in profile was issued in booklet form in 2001 on Washington's birthday. Collectors soon noticed something odd; on some booklets, the stamps on the left had die-cut perfs that measured differently than the stamps on the right! It turned out that two booklet varieties existed. The horizontal die-cuts on one (#3483c) measured 11.25 on the left stamps and 10.5 on the right stamps. The other booklet (#3483f) gauged 10.5 on the left and 11.25 on the right. Due to a special purchase, we're able to offer these unusual panes of 10 stamps at prices well below catalog.
#3483c$17.50
#3483f$17.50
Set of 2 (1 of each)$30.00


STATE BIRDS & FLOWERS DISCOVERY

Found in an unmarked and long-forgotten carton in our climate controlled vault, this 1982 State Birds and Flowers mint set is truly in "Post Office fresh" condition! Included in the set is the mint sheet of 50 stamps (#1953-2002), a set of stamp mounts, and (the real prize!) a booklet, lavishly illustrated by the father and son stamp designers Arthur and Alan Singer, detailing the history of the stamps and the concept of State Birds and Flowers. Take advantage of this fortunate find.
$35.00


1992 USPS OLYMPIC SPONSOR PB

In what many considered an ill-advised investment, the USPS became a major sponsor of the 1992 US Olympic team. To advertise the arrangement, a $1 denominated stamp (#2539) featuring the USPS logo and the Olympic rings between 2 gold bars was issued on September 29, 1991. If this issue is missing from your plate block collection, you're in luck. We have it in stock in f-vf mint never hinged condition.
$10.00


1¢ JEFFERSON COIL IMPERF ERROR

The green 1¢ Thomas Jefferson stamp in the Prominent Americans Series was issued in sheet, booklet and coil varieties, none of which could be described as "rare." However, the coil pair we offer here is certainly unusual. Why? Because while normal coil stamps for this issue are perforated 10, this pair (#1299b) is imperforate! Make this Bureau of Engraving error a highlight of your Prominent Americans stamp album pages for a very modest price.
$20.00


1951 MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP

A pair of gadwall ducks fly up from a marsh in the engraved design of the 1951 migratory bird hunting stamp. Gadwalls are predominantly brown in color with white on their bellies and the undersides of their wings. We offer this $2.00 duck stamp (#RW18) in your choice of condition: used or mint never hinged.
Mint Never Hinged$80.00
Used$10.00


MINT AIRMAIL BOOKLET PANE TRIO

We've combined three airmail booklet panes into a set for this offer. Included are the 1968 pane of eight 10¢ stamps (#C72b), the 1971 pane of four 11¢ stamps plus two labels (#C78a), and the 1973 pane of five 13¢ stamps and label (#C79a). A simple white on red graphic style is shared by the three different stamp designs. The set of mint never hinged panes is available for only...
$3.50


MINT 1¢ KANS / NEBR OVERPRINTS

In 1929, the Post Office Department issued two varieties of the current definitives. One set was overprinted "Kans." and the other "Nebr.". Preventing losses from robberies was the reason cited for these experimental issues, but the real reason may have had more to do with reducing costs by compelling postmasters to order state overprinted stamps annually rather than quarterly. We offer the two 1¢ values from this short-lived test, #658 (Kans.) and #669 (Nebr.) in Fine, mint, never hinged condition. Choose singles or blocks of 4.
Set of 2 singles$7.50
Set of 2 blocks$27.50


1991 SPACE UNFOLDED PANE

Unfolded booklet panes generally sell for a premium over folded panes that have been removed from complete booklets. That's because the tabs on never folded panes are in pristine condition and there is no chance that stamps will inadvertently separate where the pane was folded. If you demand the best in your collection, consider this never folded 1991 Space Exploration pane of 10 stamps (#2577a). Each stamp pictures a different planet and the spacecraft that explored it. This would be a very attractive addition to a Space topical collection.
$13.75


2000 STATUE OF LIBERTY BOOKLET

In anticipation of an upcoming rate change, a new non-denominated (34¢) Statue of Liberty stamp was released December 15, 2000 in a variety of formats including the self-adhesive vending booklet of 20 (#BK280) that we offer here. In addition to the striking blue portrayal of Lady Liberty, this issue is notable for the placement of the plate number, which appears on the lower right stamp in the horizontal booklet.
$15.00


FIRST AIRMAIL TRIO USED

The first official U.S. airmail between New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC commenced on May 15, 1918. A 24¢ red and blue stamp (#C3) was issued two days prior to that first flight to pay the 1-ounce rate in effect. By year's end, the rate was reduced twice; first to 16¢ and later to 6¢, with stamps issued each time to correspond. Each shared the same design as the first which featured a Curtiss Jenny airplane, with the 16¢ stamp (#C2) engraved in green and the 6¢ (#C1) in orange. Here's your chance to fill some key album spaces with this very attractive (and affordable!) trio in fine to very fine used condition.
$85.00


2009 EDGAR ALLAN POE MINT SHEET

In 2009, the US Postal Service commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe with a 42¢ self-adhesive stamp (#4377). The Michael Deas design is especially striking when seen as issued, in a pane of 20 with a wide selvage that contains biographical information and a very mysterious illustration from a 1912 volume of Poe's poems. We offer the mint sheet in post office fresh condition.
$17.50


MINT 1926 WHITE PLAINS SHEET

Some of the most desirable U.S. stamp sets were issued in conjunction with major Expositions. The Louisiana Purchase, Trans-Mississippi, and Columbian are a few notable examples. But the 25-stamp Battle of White Plains sheet (#630) issued at the International Philatelic Exhibition of 1926, was the first ever Souvenir Sheet issued by the Post Office Department. Only a little more than 100,000 were printed and many were subsequently broken down to sell as singles and blocks when the sheets proved unpopular with collectors. Now a premium item, we offer the mint White Plains sheet in F-VF Lightly Hinged condition.
$325.00


COAL CAR COIL IMPERF ERROR

Do you have a collection of Transportation Series coil stamps? Or maybe your collection includes stamp errors. Either way, this item would be right at home in your stamp album. It is an imperforate error of the 13.2¢ Coal Car Transportation coil stamp (#2259a) issued July 19, 1988. We offer a very fine, mint, never hinged pair for a very reasonable price.
$65.00


'H' COIL PLATE # STRIP

Uncle Sam's Hat was the motif used for the many varieties of non-denominated "H" rate change stamps issued November 9, 1998. Among them was a coil stamp with good old-fashioned "lick and stick" gum. We're offering a plate number strip of three of that coil (#3264) with plate #1111 in post office fresh mint condition at a very affordable price.
$3.95


HARDING MEMORIAL ISSUE TRIO

President Warren G. Harding, who died in office while on a trip to the west coast, was commemorated on a 2¢ black Memorial stamp issued in three varieties. A perf 11 flat plate printing (#610) was issued September 1, 1923; less than one month after Harding's death on August 3rd! The same design printed on the rotary press with perfs that guage 10 (#612) was released on September 12. A flat plate imperforate variety (#611) appeared on November 15. All three stamps are offered here in fine to very fine mint, never hinged condition.
$32.75


1926-27 ROTARY PRESS REGULARS

Rotary press varieties of 11 different definitives from the Series of 1922 were issued between 1926 and 1927. These rotary printed stamps (#632-42) were perforated 11 x 10 1/2 with designs that are noticeably taller than their flat plate printed varieties. The familiar Clair Aubrey Huston designed engravings are denominated 1¢ through 10¢ including a 1 1/2¢ Harding. This attractive mint, never hinged set of 11 is available in F-VF condition.
$22.50


1993 GARDEN FLOWERS BOOKLET

The beautiful flowers in this 1993 Garden Flowers booklet (#BK208) are sure to make you think of fresh Spring days in the garden. Five different stamp designs (#2760-64) are cleverly arranged to create a single continuous image that includes Hyacinth, Daffodil, Tulip, Iris, and Lilac. The complete booklet contains four panes of 5 stamps.
$9.95


1963 CHRISTMAS VARIETY PLATES

The 1963 Christmas stamp was issued in two varieties; untagged (#1240) and phosphor tagged (#1240a). Most collectors of U.S. stamps are familiar with the engraved 5¢ White House Christmas Tree stamp but many aren't aware of the variety. Maybe that's because while the difference between the stamps can be seen under normal light, it isn't dramatically obvious until seen under UV light where the tagged variety glows bright green. Here's a chance to compare plate blocks of the two side by side, in F-VF MNH condition of course.
$4.75


FOURTH BUREAU ISSUE COILS

The 1922 Series of U.S. definitives, also known as the Fourth Bureau Issues, included ten coil varieties. Seven of them (#597-603) are sidewise coils with vertical perforations, while the other three (#604-606) are endwise coils with horizontal perfs. The subjects of this set include Franklin, Harding, George and Martha Washington, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and James Monroe. Here's an opportunity to add the entire set to your collection. We offer sets of 10 singles, pairs, or line pairs all in F-VF mint, never hinged condition.
Set of 10 singles$29.95
Set of 10 pairs$62.50
Set of 10 line pairs$175.00


TWO 29¢ TULIP PLATE # STRIPS

Two varieties of the 29¢ Tulip coil stamp exist. The first (#2525) was issued August 16, 1991 and the second (#2526) on March 3, 1992. Both were produced by Stamp Venturers and appear identical with one major difference. The 1992 variety has standard perforations, but at first glance the 1991 stamp appears to be imperforate. Upon closer inspection you'll discover that the stamps have been rouletted; a process that leaves regularly spaced indentations between stamps without removing any paper. You can have both of these Tulip varieties in VF MNH plate # strips of five.
$7.50


SNOWY EGRET PLATE STRIP OF 5

A snowy egret is the subject of a 37¢ self-adhesive coil stamp (#3829) issued October 24, 2003. The stamp is the first in what the USPS calls "an accidental series" of definitives based on paintings by illustrator Nancy Stahl. If this stamp is missing from your plate # coils collection, here's a chance to add a mint plate strip of 5 for a modest price.
$3.95


CHRISTMAS TOPICAL BONANZA!

Are you interested in starting a fun new topical collection? Or perhaps you know someone who would like to get started in stamp collecting. Either way, here's a great way to begin a topical stamp collection of Christmas stamps. We're offering a packet of more than 50 mint never hinged U.S. Christmas stamps, starting with the first one issued in 1962 and including both religious and secular issues through the 1990's. And what better place to mount your colorful new collection than on White Ace Christmas border blank pages? To complete the package, we offer a White Ace #100H three-ring binder and matching dust case. What a great gift for a new collector - or yourself!
Christmas Stamps Packet$19.95
Package of 12 Christmas Topical Pages$8.40
#100H 3-Ring Binder$26.25
Matching Dust Case$19.35


YELLOW ROSE COIL PLATE # STRIP

If the 32¢ yellow rose stamp (#3054) looked familiar to collectors when it was issued in 1997, it's because the same design had been used twice previously; originally as a red rose and then in pink. If this yellow self-adhesive coil variety is missing from your bouquet, consider this offer of a mint plate number strip of 5 stamps.
$4.75


1988 NEW SWEDEN PLATE BLOCK

The 44¢ airmail stamp (#C117) issued in 1988 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the founding of the New Sweden colony packs a lot into a little space. Based on an illustration from an 18th century Swedish book, it includes two maps, two ships, two native Americans, and a colonist. We offer this commemorative as a very fine, mint, never hinged plate block.
$5.00


1989 SETENANT DINOSAURS MINT

Who doesn't like dinosaurs? Well, aside from anything that looks like dinosaur food, nobody! That's why we're sure you'll want to consider the 4 Dinosaur stamps (#2422-25) that we're offering here. Issued October 1, 1989, these 25-centers portray Tyrannosaurus, Pteranodon, Stegosaurus, and Brontosaurus in their Jurassic habitats. Whether you choose a setenant block of 4, a plate block, or a mint sheet of 40, these stamps are very fine, mint, never hinged and post office fresh!
Block of 4$2.75
Plate Block of 4$3.75
Full Pane of 50$22.50


PRECANCEL TRANS COIL PLATES

Many of the stamps in the Transportation Series were issued with precanceled varieties for use by bulk mailers. Some have horizontal lines above and below a description of the intended use for the stamp, such as "Presorted First Class" or "Bulk Rate." Others don't have lines, but have service inscriptions such as "Zip+4 Presort" or "Non-profit Org." subtly integrated into the design. The six mint never hinged plate number strips of 5 precanceled Transportation coil stamps in this offer include examples of both types. The set includes the 17¢ Electric Auto (#1906a), 5.5¢ Star Route Truck (#2125a), 10.1¢ Oil Wagon (#2130a), 12¢ Stanley Steamer (#2132a), 12.5¢ Pushcart (#2133a), and 17.5¢ Racing Car (#2262a).
Set of 6$13.85


MORE PERFECT UNION MINT SHEET

On August 30, 2005 the USPS commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by issuing a sheet (#3937) of 10 stamps marking milestones in the Civil Rights movement. Each of the stamps is based on the work of a different artist. Attribution and historical information is printed on the back of the sheet. Some of the events portrayed are the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, the Freedom Riders, lunch counter sit-ins, and the 1963 march on Washington. A painting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a quote foreshadowing his "I Have a Dream" speech are in the center of the sheet.
$8.95


MINT MARVEL COMICS SUPER HEROES

The Super Heroes of Marvel Comics are featured on this sheet of 20 stamps (#4159) issued on July 26, 2007. Ten different characters plus ten different comic book covers featuring those characters are the subjects of this self-adhesive issue. And just in case you're not sure who Sub-Mariner, Wolverine and Elektra are, a short biography is printed on the back of each stamp. The full pane of 20 is quite attractive; in fact, you could call it a real 'Marvel!'
Pane of 20$16.50


2006 GEE'S BEND QUILTS BOOKLET

The women of the small rural community of Gee's Bend, Alabama have created a distinctive style of quilting that has passed down through at least six generations to the present. It combines bold colors in simple geometric patterns with a sophisticated quilting style that has earned great acclaim in the art world with exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Ten of the quilts were featured in a double-sided booklet (#4098b) issued in 2006 as part of the USPS American Treasures series. We offer this stunning issue in mint, post office fresh condition.
$15.00


1978 CAPTAIN COOK MINT SHEET

When the USPS decided to commemorate the bicentennial of Captain James Cook's historic voyages in 1978, two designers were selected for the job... and it shows! Robert Szabo produced a vertical design featuring a portrait of Cook engraved in dark blue, while Jak Katalan created a horizontal design of Cook's ships engraved in green. While both stamps (#1732-33) are quite attractive, they are combined in a 'neither fish nor fowl' format that is quite unusual. This mint sheet of 50 stamps is a real conversation piece collectible.
$12.50


2003 JEFFERSON MEMORIAL REPRINT

Although it is somewhat overshadowed by the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial may be the prettiest of the bunch. Designer Derry Noyes chose a soft twilight view of the Memorial for a $3.85 Priority Mail stamp that was originally printed by Banknote Corporation of America and later by Sennett Security Printers. That later version (#3647A), which can be easily identified by the '2003' printed in the lower left stamp margin, is missing from many collections. If you need this lovely self-adhesive, here's your chance.
Single$8.25
Plate Block$33.95


2008 AMERICAN SCIENTISTS ISSUE

The U.S. Postal Service honored four outstanding American scientists on this 2008 issue (#4224-7). In it, the stamp illustrations are thoughtfully arranged so that each one flows seamlessly into the adjoining one in a single continuous setenant design. Three of the four stamp subjects, Biochemist Gerty Cori, Chemist Linus Pauling, and Physicist John Bardeen won the Nobel Prize. While astronomer Edwin Hubble's work was certainly worthy of the Nobel Prize, the Nobel Committee did not consider astronomy for the prize in physics until after Hubble's death.
Strip of 4$4.25
Plate Block of 8$8.75
Full Pane of 20$16.00


WONDERS OF AMERICA MINT SHEET

The Wonders of America sheet of 40 stamps (#4033-72) was a big hit when it was issued at the Washington 2006 World Philatelic Exhibition. The colorful designs focus on a plethora of superlatives from all corners of the United States. The back of each stamp on this self-adhesive sheet includes fascinating facts about the remarkable stamp subjects. This sheet's got it all - attractive designs, fun facts, and it's educational to boot!
Sheet of 40 stamps$35.00


2006 JUDY GARLAND LEGEND MINT

Judy Garland was honored as a "Legend of Hollywood" when the USPS issued the 12th stamp in that popular series in 2006. The 39¢ self-adhesive (#4077) features a glamorous portrait of the star based on a publicity photo from "A Star is Born," when Garland was in her thirties. A large selvage photograph shows her in her definitive role as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." We are offering a choice of either a plate block of 4 or a full pane of 20 stamps.
Plate block of 4$6.00
Pane of 20$22.50


1901 5¢ PAN-AMERICAN USED

The 5¢ value in the Pan-American Exposition issue of 1901 pictures the Bridge at Niagara Falls engraved in black within an intricate frame typical of the classic era engraved in a lovely shade of blue. We have fine-very fine used copies of this attractive stamp (#297) for sale. If you like your stamps postally used or if you're a collector on a budget (and who isn't these days!), you might want to consider this offer.
$15.00


X-PLANES EXPRESS/PRIORITY MINT

One of the more creatively designed Express Mail and Priority Mail sets of stamps is the X-Planes issue of March 17, 2006. Designer Phil Jordan used computer generated representations of experimental supersonic aircraft combined with a distinctive holographic foil "X" for a dramatic effect. The Priority Mail stamp (#4018) is denominated $4.05 while the Express Mail stamp (#4019) has a face value of $14.40. Whichever you prefer, single stamps or plate blocks, we're happy to oblige.
Set of 2 Singles$33.50
Set of 2 Plate Blocks$125.00


2010 YEAR OF THE TIGER SHEET

The Lunar New Year series of stamps issued by the USPS has a lot going for it: attractive designs, colorful printing, innovative souvenir sheet formats, and a very popular topic. Still, many collectors were caught by surprise when the 2010 Year of the Tiger 44¢ stamp (#4435) was sold out in less than 3 months. Fortunately, we were able to secure a few of the panes of 12 stamps and a few full uncut press sheets of 9 panes for our customers before it was too late. If you missed out at the Post Office, here's your chance to add this elusive item to your collection.
Souvenir Sheet of 12$14.75
Uncut Press Sheet$120.00


5¢ TRANS-MISSISSIPPI USED

The Trans-Mississippi set was issued to promote the Exposition of the same name held in Omaha in 1898. We have nice used copies of the 5¢ value from that set in fine-very fine condition. The blue engraved classic (#288) depicts John Fremont waving the American flag atop the Rocky Mountains. Add one of these lovely early commemoratives to your collection today!
$20.00


2007 POLAR YEAR MINT SS

The USPS joined dozens of postal administrations from around the world in commemorating the Fourth International Polar Year of 2007-2008 by issuing a souvenir sheet (#4123) on February 21, 2007. The sheet, designed by Phil Jordan, contains two 84¢ stamps showing the Northern and Southern Lights, plus a description of the IPY in the margin. The mint self-adhesive souvenir sheet is offered for your consideration.
$4.25


1926 ROTARY PRESS 9¢ JEFFERSON

There are three major varieties of the 9¢ Thomas Jefferson stamp: one flat plate and two rotary press printings. We're offering the first of the rotary press versions (#590). Issued May 29, 1926, it is engraved in rose and gauges perf 10. This handsome regular issue is offered mint, never hinged with fine or better centering.
$10.00


LIBERTY BELL DULL GUM LINE PAIR

One of the thrills of collecting is finding varieties to add to your collection, and the Americana Issue of 1975-81 provides many such opportunities. The 13¢ Liberty Bell coil (#1618) offered here, for example, has dull gum which is distinctly different from the more common shiny gum stamps. If this variety is missing from your collection, you would do well to consider this fine-very fine, mint never hinged line pair.
$6.95


CHARLES SCHULZ PEANUTS MINT PANE

'Peanuts,' created by Charles Schulz, is one of the most popular comic strips of all time, having run in wide syndication from 1950 until Schulz's death in February 2000. The USPS commemorated Peanuts in May of 2001 by issuing a 34¢ stamp (#3507) showing Snoopy dressed as a WWI fighter pilot. Linus, Lucy, and good ol' Charlie Brown also appear in the decorative header of the 20-stamp pane of self-adhesives, which we'll send you with a smile.
$17.50


1904 USED LOUISIANA PURCHASE

President William McKinley is the subject of the 5¢ dark blue stamp (#326) from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition issue of 1904. The set was issued at the opening of the St. Louis exposition that commemorated (one year late!) the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. While McKinley had nothing to do with that transaction, he had been assassinated less than 3 years earlier at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, and this was the first stamp to picture our 25th President. Available in fine to very fine used condition.
$19.50


BASEBALL PLATE BLOCK QUARTET

This offer includes plate blocks of each of the first four baseball players honored on U.S. stamps. Jackie Robinson, who in 1950 became the first black Major Leaguer, also became the first baseball player to appear on a U.S. stamp (#2016) in 1982. Babe Ruth (#2046), perhaps the most famous player of all time, was honored a year later. Roberto Clemente (#2097), a great player who died in a 1972 plane crash while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, was commemorated in 1984. Rounding out the quartet is "The Iron Horse," Lou Gehrig, whose stamp (#2417) was issued in 1989. You've got all the bases covered with this set!
Set of 4 plate blocks$15.00


1991 CHRISTMAS BOOKLET MINT

This 1991 Christmas booklet (#BK194) is unusual for a number of reasons. First, the stamps, valued at 29¢, are non-denominated even though there was no rate change planned at the time and First Class rates had been at 29¢ for more than 8 months when they were issued. Secondly, the booklet format was unprecedented, with five 4-stamp panes, each with a different Santa Claus design. Finally, one of the panes contained an unintended major design variety. Because of the way the design was cropped, the top left brick in the chimney is missing on two stamps in the first pane. We offer the unexploded booklet in mint condition.
$15.75


2006 BASEBALL SLUGGERS PANE

Mel Ott led the National League in home runs 6 times between 1926 and 1947. Mickey Mantle's 536 home runs included some of the longest ever recorded. Before his career was cut short when he was paralyzed in a car crash, Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella amassed 242 home runs. Hank Greenberg, who missed the prime years of his career because of military service during World War II, hit 331 home runs in only 9 full seasons. All four of these baseball sluggers were honored on a sheet of 39¢ stamps (#4080-83) issued in 2006. Add a full pane of 20 to your collection today.
$14.95


1992 WILD ANIMALS BOOKLET

The 1992 Wild Animals booklet (#BK202) includes four panes of five different 29¢ stamps. A giraffe, a giant panda, a flamingo, a pair of king penguins, and a white bengal tiger are the subjects of this issue. The stamps were designed by Robert Giusti and photogravure printed by Stamp Venturers.
$10.00


CELEBRATE THE CENTURY MINT SET

One of the more ambitious projects undertaken by the USPS was the Celebrate the Century series. The public was asked to vote for the most significant people, items and events in a variety of categories in each of the ten decades of the 20th century. The winners - from the trivial (i.e. disco, tail fins and a Mixmaster) to the profound (the Great Depression, WWII and the Space Race) - were included in the ten different sheets of 15 stamps. The complete set (#3182-91) provides a fascinating history lesson about the tremendous changes that took place in the 20th century United States of America.
$135.00


'A' STAMP 1978 BOOKLET

When the U.S. first class postage rate increased to 15¢ in 1978, the USPS issued orange "A" stamps in several varieties, including a booklet with three panes of eight stamps. We have a fine example of that first 'letter denominated' booklet for you this month, complete and unexploded. It's Scott #BK133. Not in your collection? Then consider ordering one for
'A' Stamp 1978 Booklet$7.50


1985 'D' OFFICIAL CARD RATE PLATE

Overlooked by many plate block collectors are the Official Mail issues of the 1980s. An especially elusive item from this group is the 1985 "Postal Card Rate D" stamp (Scott #O138), which had a nominal value of 14¢ and saw limited use. We're pleased to have come across rarely seen plate number blocks of this issue (mint, never hinged, naturally) and hasten to offer them for $36.50.
$36.50


1993 CLASSIC BOOKS MINT SHEET

How long ago did you read "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," "Little House on the Prarie," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and "Little Women?" In 1992 the USPS issued stamps (#2785-88) honoring these literary classics featuring illustrations that will remind you why you loved these books so much. You may order these Classic Books stamps as a block of 4, a plate block of 4, or a "Post Office fresh" mint pane of 40.
Block of 4$3.50
Plate Block of 4$6.00
Full Pane of 40$19.95


AMERICA PLATE BLOCK QUARTET

In anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus in the New World, members of the Postal Union of the Americas and Spain (PUAS) agreed to jointly issue a series of "America" stamps. The first two USPS issues from 1989 (#2426 and #C121) feature Pre-Columbian artifacts. The 1990 stamps (#2512 & #C127) depict natural wonders. We offer plate blocks of these first four USPS America Series issues in mint, never hinged condition.
Set of 4 plate blocks$13.50


1991 SPACE EXPLORATION BOOKLET

The 1991 Space Exploration issue includes one stamp for each of the 9 planets in our solar system plus one for the Earth's moon. Each of the heavenly bodies is shown with a spacecraft associated with its exploration - with one exception. Pluto (which may not even be a planet!) is shown as "Not yet explored." The 29¢ stamps were issued in a booklet (#BK192) with two panes of ten stamps which we offer in Post Office fresh condition.
$17.50


NON-DENOM TOYS VENDING BOOKLET

With a nod to nostalgia, in 2002 the USPS issued a set of rate change definitives featuring cast iron antique toys. A mail wagon, a locomotive, a taxi cab and a fire pumper are the toys showcased on the four stamps. The stamps have a value of 37¢, but because they were printed before the new postal rates were approved, they are non-denominated and inscribed "First-Class." Consider adding this attractive vending booklet of 20 (#BK291) to your collection.
$13.25


1982 MAZZEI AIR PERF VARIETY

Philip Mazzei, credited as the author of the phrase "All men are created equal," was honored on a 1998 airmail stamp. When the 40¢ adhesive was reprinted in 1982, it was perforated differently from the original issue and most collectors didn't notice. That perf 10 1/2 x 11 1/4 variety (#C98A) is consequently much harder to find than the more common perf 11 original issue. If you're missing the later variety, we can help! We're offering mint singles and plate blocks of 12 at prices well below catalog.
Single$6.95
Plate Block of 12$85.00


1907 1¢ JAMESTOWN MNH

Captain John Smith, leader of the Virginia Colony, is the subject of the 1¢ stamp (#328) from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition set. This familiar green engraved classic features the bearded Captain Smith and a banner which notes "Founding of Jamestown, 1607." We're offering this stamp in three grades: Fine-Very Fine (not perfectly centered but perfs clear design on all sides); Fine (perfs just touch the design on one or two sides); Avg (perfs cut slightly into design). All are mint and never hinged.
Fine-VeryFine condition$50.00
Fine condition$30.00
Average condition$15.00


1972 OLYMPICS PLATE BLOCKS SET

A simple graphic motif, utilizing the Olympic colors of black, yellow, blue, red and green, captures the motions of athletes in competition on the four 1972 U.S. Olympics stamps. The sports featured on the stamps include Bicycling on a 6¢ stamp (#1460), 8¢ Bobsledding (#1461), 15¢ Running (#1462) and Skiing on an 11¢ Air Mail (#C85). The repetitive elements in the designs are amplified when seen in plate blocks of ten, as we are offering here. Take all four plate blocks in F-VF, MNH condition.
$7.50


MINT 1918 1¢ VERTICAL COIL PAIR

"The Father of Our Country," George Washington, was the ubiquitous subject of a great many postage stamps issued in the early part of the 20th century in various colors, formats, perf varieties and denominations. One of them, a 1¢ green vertical coil stamp (#486) issued in 1918, is offered here as either a pair or as a line pair. Both are perf 10 horizontally and come to you in mint, never hinged condition. The centering on the pair is fine to very fine. The line pair is not centered as well, with perfs cutting into the top of the design.
Pair$4.00
Line Pair$4.25


1990 OLYMPIANS PLATE BLOCK OF 10

Five American Olympic Gold Medalists are honored on this setenant issue (#2496-2500) from 1990. But aside from the great Jesse Owens who famously earned four Golds at the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin, the other four could be answers to trivia questions. Ray Ewry won 8 Gold Medals over the course of three Olympics, Hazel Wightman won two Golds in tennis at the 1924 Paris Games, Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win Gold in both the Summer and Winter Olympics, and Helene Madison broke 16 world records in swimming in a 16 month period prior to winning 3 Gold Medals at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics! A mint never hinged plate block of ten of these five remarkable athletes is available for $7.50.
$7.50


1903 MINT NEVER HINGED 4¢ GRANT

The Regular Issues of 1902 and 1903 are miniature masterpieces, expertly engraved portraits framed within ornate borders chock full of intricate details. Consider here the 4¢ brown stamp from the set. Issued in 1903, it features our 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant. Details in the border include the years of Grant's birth and death, the American flag and a bald eagle in each of the upper corners. We offer this classic stamp in fresh mint never hinged condition. However, the stamps are noticeably off center on two sides and are priced accordingly.
$70.00


THREE HOLIDAY VENDING BOOKLETS

It has been common practice in recent years for the USPS to annually issue contemporary design Christmas stamps in multiple formats. Yet, perhaps due to limited distribution, the vending booklet varieties are often overlooked by collectors. We offer complete vending booklets of three such stamps: 37¢ Holiday Cookies (#BK299) from 2005; 41¢ Holiday Knits (#BK305) from 2007; and 42¢ Holiday Nutcrackers (#BK306) issued in 2008. Check your collection to see if any of these are missing from your White Ace album.
Cookies$22.50
Knits$15.00
Nutcrackers$15.00
All Three$49.50


1992 OLYMPICS PLATE BLOCKS SET

In 1992, the USPS issued two sets of five setenant stamps; one for the Winter Games held in Albertville France and the other for the Summer Games in Barcelona Spain. Lon Busch's fluid designs for the Winter Olympics stamps (#2611-15) feature ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, skiing and bobsledding. Richard Waldrep froze the action in his designs for the Summer Olympics stamps (#2637-41) which depict soccer, women's gymnastics, volleyball, boxing and swimming. We offer very fine, mint, never hinged plate blocks of ten semi-jumbo stamps of these two exciting Olympics topical issues for your consideration.
Set of 2 plate blocks$12.50


CLASSIC CAR COIL PLATE STRIPS

Here are two plate number strips of 5 of the Bulk Rate Classic Car stamps of 1995 and 1996. Printed by Stamp Venturers, the black and gold nondenominated stamps were designed by Robert Brangwynne and feature the profile of the hood of a classic car. A gummed version of the stamp (#2905) with plate #S222 was issued March 10, 1995. A second self-adhesive version (#2906) with plate #S111 was issued June 15, 1996.
Two mint plate number strips of five$3.75


1987 CONSTITUTION BOOKLET

The 200th Anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution was commemorated in 1987 with five setenant 22¢ stamps (#2355-59) on which the text of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States is written. The Preamble is the justification given by the framers for replacing the Articles of Confederation with this new governing document. The stamps were issued in a booklet (#BK162) with four panes of five stamps. We offer the complete booklet in mint condition.
$14.50


ROAD RUNNER & COYOTE PANES

Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote are featured on the fourth Warner Brothers cartoon stamp issued by the USPS. The 33¢ self-adhesive was released on April 26, 2000 in panes of ten stamps with two major varieties. The first (#3391) has die cut perforations around all ten stamps but no die cuts on the backing paper. The less common second variety (#3392) has an imperforate single stamp on the right side of the pane and die cuts on the backing paper behind the other nine stamps.
#3391$7.50
#3392$35.00
Both$39.50


SINCLAIR LEWIS IMPERF ERROR

This pair of 14¢ Sinclair Lewis stamps from the Great Americans series is rather unusual. The horizontal pair is fully perforated (as it was intended to be) on the top, bottom and two sides. However, it is not perforated between the two stamps, making this a major error. This imperforate between horizontal pair (#1856c) is offered in fine to very fine mint never hinged condition for your error collection.
$8.50


FLAG & OLYMPIC RINGS BOOKLET

Five interlocking rings, each a different color, comprise the familiar Olympic Rings symbol. Stamp designer John Boyd combined that image with the American Flag in his design for a 29¢ booklet stamp (#2528) issued April 21, 1991. We offer the complete booklet of ten stamps (#BK186) with cover for your consideration. It would be a nice addition to either a Flag or Olympics topical collection.
$5.50


U. S. SOUVENIR SHEET QUARTET

We invite you to add four desirable souvenir sheets to your U. S. album with this omnibus offer. Included in the group are: the 1936 TIPEX (Scott #778); the 1937 Society of Philatelic Americans (#797); the 1947 CIPEX (#948); and the 1956 FIPEX (#1075). The varied imperforates on the sheets - including a 10¢ Smoky Mountains National Park commemorative, 3¢ and 8¢ Statue of Liberty regulars, and reproductions of the 1847 5¢ and 10¢ stamps - make these real eye-catchers.
Four mint sheets$4.25


$10.75 EXPRESS MAIL BOOKLETS

The USPS issued a stamp specifically intended to pay the new rate of $10.75 for Express Mail service in 1985. This jumbo multicolor was produced in booklets of 3 stamps whose design features a closeup of a bald eagle and the moon against a red background. When the stamp was reprinted in 1989, it was given a facelift that made the design much sharper with more intense colors. We offer both varieties in complete booklets with covers. The Scott catalog lists the 1985 booklet as BK148 and the 1989 booklet as BK149.
1985 BK148$55.00
1989 BK149$65.00
Both for only$110.00


22¢ SPECIAL OCCASIONS BOOKLET

Various greetings for special occasions are included in the designs of the Special Occasions booklet stamps issued April 20, 1987. Each booklet (#BK155) contains a single pane of ten stamps with eight different slogans including "Congratulations!" (2 stamps); "Get Well!"; "Thank You!"; "Love You Dad!"; "Best Wishes!"; "Happy Birthday!" (2 stamps); "Love You Mother!"; and "Keep In Touch!". The booklet pane is very cleverly arranged with three different sizes of stamps. We offer this attractive complete booklet with cover (#BK155) for your consideration.
$9.50


1924 3¢ LINCOLN VERTICAL COIL

Fill a big gap in your U.S. coils collection with this offer: a vertical coil version of the 3¢ Abraham Lincoln 1920s regular series stamp. This rotary press printed violet stamp (Scott #600), was issued on May 10, 1924, and is perf. 10. We have in stock fine to very fine mint, never hinged singles and pairs of this vintage coil. So if there's a space in your White Ace album where it belongs, we'll be glad to help you fill it.
Single$10.95
Pair$21.00


18¢ FLAG COIL PLATE STRIP

If you collect plate number coils, you might want to check to see if you have this one. Plate #7 of the 18¢ "from sea to shining sea" Flag stamp (#1891) is one of the more elusive numbers for that issue. We are offering a very fine, mint never hinged plate strip of five with plate number "7" for a very reasonable price.
$19.50


1987 LOCOMOTIVES MINT BOOKLET

Locomotives, trains and all things related to railroads is one of the most popular stamp collecting topics, so when five 22¢ Steam Locomotives booklet stamps (#2362-66) were issued in October of 1987, they were an instant hit. With attractive designs and a variety of odd looking engines with names like Stourbridge Lion, Best Friend of Charleston and Brother Jonathan it's no wonder that these stamps still continue to fascinate even the casual admirer of trains. We
Booklet of 20 stamps$8.95


LIBERTY & FLAG VENDING BOOKLET

Two powerful patriotic symbols, the Statue of Liberty and the American flag, are combined in the design of this 39¢ definitive issued in 2006. The same design was used for a wide variety of stamp formats including the vending booklet of 20 (#BK300A) which we offer here. Because vending booklets were not available at all post offices, many collectors missed this one. If you need this booklet for your collection, consider this offer.
$13.95


NON-DENOM COIL PLATE STRIPS

Before the days of the "Forever" stamp, non-denominated stamps were printed in anticipation of postal rate changes using letters to represent the still to be determined new rate in place of the denomination. We offer the coil varieties of three of these stamps in mint, never hinged plate number strips of five. They include the green "D" Domestic Mail Eagle (#2112), the multicolor "E" Earth (#2279) and the "F" Flower (#2518).
$9.50


2006 CROPS VENDING BOOKLET

Chili peppers, sunflowers, corn, and a variety of beans and squashes; these are the indigenous American crops featured in the five designs of the 39¢ Crops of the Americas definitives. These colorful self-adhesives were issued March 16, 2006 in three different formats - coil, double sided booklet and vending booklet. We offer the full vending booklet of 20 stamps. (#BK302)
$14.50


MARINE ONE EXPRESS MAIL MINT

A dramatic image of Marine One rising above the monuments of our nation's capital is the central motif of a 2007 Express Mail stamp (#4145) denominated $16.25. "Marine One" is the name used by the helicopter transporting the President of the United States. Because of a rate change in 2008, the Marine One stamp was replaced just one year after being issued. We offer this high-value self-adhesive as a mint single or plate block of four.
Single$25.00
Plate Block$95.00


2004 LEWIS & CLARK MINT SHEET

Why is the 2004 Lewis & Clark Bicentennial (#3854) one of our favorite modern United States stamps? Perhaps it is the perfect blending of the best features of modern color printing and high quality engraving found on the great classic stamps. Or maybe it's the dramatic painting and wonderfully warm colors used by stamp designer Michael Deas. Could it be the historic importance of the stamp subject? What do you think? This is a magnificent pane of twenty 37¢ stamps.
$14.95


MINT 1947 DUCK STAMP

The Department of the Interior issued a $1.00 Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp in 1947. The stamp design was based on Jack Murray's wash and tempera painting of two Snow Geese. Typical of the early Duck Stamps, this adhesive is beautifully intaglio engraved and includes printing on the back; a feature which first appeared in 1946. We offer this stamp (#RW14) in fine to very fine mint, never hinged condition.
$52.50


2007 STAR WARS MINT SHEET

If you're a fan of the Star Wars films, then you'll want this mint pane of fifteen 41¢ stamps (#4143) from 2007. It was issued to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the opening of the first Star Wars film in 1977. The imaginatively designed sheet features many of the familiar characters and fantastic spaceships from the saga in a variety of stamp shapes and sizes. The back of the self-adhesive pane has descriptions of each of the characters, just in case you don't already recognize them!
$12.75


1983 BALLOONING MINT SHEET

This colorful pane of forty 20¢ stamps (#2032-35) from 1983 is notable for its unusual stamp arrangement, with 2 vertical stamps and 2 horizontal stamps. The vertical stamps feature Thaddeus Lowe's Civil War reconnaissance balloon "Intrepid" and the first helium filled balloon, "Explorer II", which set an altitude record of 72,395 feet in 1935. The two horizontal stamps show a sky full of the type of bright hot air balloons flown by private balloon enthusiasts.
$15.00


OFFICIAL MAIL MINI-COLLECTION
Between 1983 and 1995, 28 different Official Mail stamps were issued, and this collection has them all! The face values of these stamps (#O127-O156) range from 1¢ up to $5.00 and include non-denominated varieties. There are 11 coil stamps in the group and for them we offer a choice of singles or pairs. Take the entire collection and fill a lot of difficult spaces in your album at a very modest price.
With coil singles$29.50
With coil pairs$39.50


MINT KANSAS-NEBRASKA OVERPRINTS

In 1929, the Post Office Department issued overprinted varieties of eleven definitives for sale only through rural Kansas and Nebraska post offices on an experimental basis. Those sold in Kansas had "Kans." printed in black on the bottom half of the stamp while the Nebraska stamps bore a "Nebr." overprint. Because of the limited distribution, very small quantities of these Kansas-Nebraska stamps still exist. We offer the complete set of 22 stamps (#658-679) in mint lightly hinged condition.
$475.00


COMIC STRIP CLASSICS MINT SHEET

This colorful pane of 20 Comic Strip Classics 32¢ stamps (#3000) from 1995 is a real delight. It includes favorites such as Dick Tracy, Little Orphan Annie, Prince Valiant, Lil Abner, Rube Goldberg, Blondie, Popeye and more. In addition to the great original comic strip illustrations, the back of each stamp has a brief history of the comic strip and cartoon artist. The full pane, in post office fresh condition can be yours for only...
$16.50


1994 COMPUTER VENDED PLATE STRIP

One of the earlier computer vended stamps had a user-selected denomination printed by an ECA GARD Postage and Mailing Center machine on a red and blue engraved coil stamp which the machine dispensed. Two years after its debut in 1992, the manufacturer changed the font style of the denomination on the horizontally perforated stamps, producing a variety (#CVP31b) that went relatively unnoticed and was missed by many collectors. We offer a very fine, mint never hinged plate number strip of 5 of that variety with a 23¢ denomination and plate #1.
$35.00


FIRST U.S. AIRMAILS NEVER HINGED

The first six U.S. Airmail stamps were issued in two groups of three. The first group, issued in 1918, shares a common design featuring a Curtiss Jenny biplane. It includes a 6¢ orange (#C1), a 16¢ green (#C2), and a 24¢ bi-color with a red frame and a blue vignette (#C3). The second group was issued in 1923 and each one of that trio has a different design. There is an 8¢ green propeller (#C4), a 16¢ blue Air Service emblem (#C5), and a 24¢ red DeHavilland Biplane (#C6). We have the set of all six stamps in fine mint never hinged condition at a very nice price. So whether you'd like to get off to a great start on an airmail collection or you want to upgrade your early airs in a big way, you won't do much better than this offer!
$495.00


7¢ ROTARY PRESS McKINLEY MINT

President William McKinley is the subject two 7¢ regular issues printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The second of the two, issued in 1926, was printed on the rotary press with perfs that gauge 10. We offer that black engraved stamp (#588) in fine, mint, never hinged condition.
$19.50


1931 MINT 30¢ BUFFALO

The 30¢ Buffalo stamp exists in flat press, rotary press and Canal Zone overprinted varieties. We have some of the perf 10 1/2 x 11 rotary press variety (#700) in stock in fine to very fine mint, never hinged condition. While the buffalo is an iconic symbol of the American West, the design of this stamp is actually based on a drawing of a bison at the Zoological Park in Washington, DC!
$22.50


1863 5¢ THOMAS JEFFERSON USED

Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States, is the subject of this 1863 issue (Scott #76). It is engraved in brown with perforations that gauge 12. The leftward looking portrait of Jefferson is surrounded by an ornate frame that includes the 5¢ denomination spelled out and twice in numerals. Here's an opportunity for you to add a nice sound used copy of this classic stamp to your collection for a reasonable price.
used copy$95.00


1919 3¢ WWI VICTORY MINT NH

A 3¢ violet stamp (#537) was issued March 3, 1919 to commemorate the Allies victory in World War I. Clair Aubrey Huston's design features the allegorical figure ?Victory? and the flags of Great Britain, Belgium, the U.S., Italy and France. We have in stock some nice mint never hinged copies of this flat plate printed perf 11 stamp with fine to very fine centering.
$16.50


34¢ STATUE OF LIBERTY COIL TRIO

A blue Statue of Liberty definitive designed by Derry Noyes was produced in numerous formats and varieties to pay the 34¢ first class rate which took effect January 7, 2001. We offer plate number strips of 5 of three Lady Liberty coil stamps printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. They include a self-adhesive in coils of 3,000 (#3466); an old-fashioned gummed coil (#3476); and a self-adhesive coil of 100 (#3477).
Set of All 3 Strips of 5$12.50
#3466 - (self-adhesive coil of 3,000) plate number strip$4.50
#3476 - (gummed coil) plate number strip$4.50
#3477 - (self-adhesive coil of 100) plate number strip$4.50


2008 AMERICAN JOURNALISTS SHEET

Five American journalists of the 20th century are honored on this sheet of 42¢ stamps (#4248-52). Included are Martha Gellhorn, who covered conflicts from the Spanish Civil War through the Vietnam War; George Polk, who lost his life covering a story of corruption in Greece after WWII; Eric Sevareid, famous broadcast journalist; John Hersey, author of "Hiroshima"; and Ruben Salazar, a Mexican-American journalist shot to death while covering a Vietnam War protest. Issued April 22, 2008, the 20-stamp sheets were quickly sold out at post offices, so if you missed out then, here's another chance.
$15.00


1997 AMERICAN DOLLS COMPLETE PANE

Classic American dolls are featured on fifteen 32¢ stamps issued in a se-tenant mini-sheet on July 28, 1997. "Alabama Baby," "Skippy," "Betsy McCall," "Baby Coos," and "Scootles" are just some of the old-timers depicted. And of course there's "Raggedy Ann." We have complete panes of these delightful multicolors (Scott #3151) in mint, never hinged condition.
$12.50


JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION SET USED

Over a century old, this set of three commemoratives (#328-330) was issued in conjunction with the Jamestown Exposition of 1907. The trio includes a green 1-center featuring Captain John Smith; a 2¢ red depicting a scene of the Founding of Jamestown; and a 5¢ Pocahontas engraved in blue. Long a favorite among discerning philatelists, we offer the set of three in fine used condition.
$32.00


1923 ABRAHAM LINCOLN MINT

A 3¢ violet Abraham Lincoln stamp was issued on February 12, 1923 - Honest Abe's 114th birthday. Printed on a flat plate press and with perforations that gauge 11, it is from the Fourth Bureau Issues series of definitives. We offer that stamp (#555) in mint, never hinged condition with fine to very fine centering.
$30.00


VARIABLE RATE COIL PLATE STRIP

One of the steps in the evolution of computer vended postage involved variable rate coil stamps. The stamps, which were issued both horizontally and vertically perforated, have a pre-printed red and blue shield and bunting design on which a denomination of up to $99.99 can be printed by a Postage and Mailing Center machine. We offer a mint never hinged plate strip of five of the vertical perf variety (#CVP32) with a 25¢ denomination and plate #A11. An interesting example of the advance of postage stamp technology!
$6.95


1863 2¢ ANDREW JACKSON USED

The black engraved portrait of Andrew Jackson dominates the design of this 2¢ stamp (#73) from 1863. At the time it was issued, Abraham Lincoln was President, Montgomery Blair was Postmaster General, and Jackson, our seventh President, had been dead for less than 20 years. We offer this popular perf 12 classic ?Black Jack? in sound used condition with fine centering.
$55.00


1935 IMPERF NATIONAL PARKS PLATES

In 1935, the U.S. Post Office Department reissued the National Parks set of the previous year in imperforate, ungummed sheets. These "Special Printings" are often referred to as the "Farleys," after the Postmaster General at the time. You may already have the set in singles, but what about plate blocks? Here's a chance to upgrade your collection by adding all ten values (#756-65) in mint plate blocks of six, the format for plate blocks printed on the flat plate press.
Set of plate blocks$250.00


1883 USED WASHINGTON & JACKSON

Only two United States stamps were issued in 1883; a 2¢ red brown Washington (#210) and a 4¢ blue green Jackson (#211). Printed by the American Bank Note Company, they were produced to meet new rates authorized by Congress which took effect on October 1, 1883. We have some nice sound used copies of the two in stock which we offer for your consideration.
Both stamps$19.50


1925 MARTHA WASHINGTON MINT

This 4¢ rotary press printed Martha Washington stamp (#585) dates back to April of 1925. The first First Lady is shown in half profile on this yellow brown engraved perf 10 stamp. This offer is for a very fresh looking, mint, never hinged copy with fine centering.
$22.50


PARCEL POST HIGH VALUE USED

The United States Post Office Department issued its first (and only) set of Parcel Post stamps to correspond to the newly named class of mail which officially began on January 1, 1913. The set of twelve range in value from 1¢ to $1.00. The high value from the set (#Q12) pictures a scene of fruit being picked in an orchard. We offer a nice used copy of that $1.00 Parcel Post stamp.
$35.00


CONSTITUTION BICENTENNIAL PLATES

Designer Howard Koslow used the same format for each of the four 25¢ stamps issued to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the ratification of our Constitution in 1989. The House of Representatives stamp (#2412) features the Franzoni clock in the Capitol's Statuary Hall. The Senate stamp (#2413) shows the Eagle and Shield above the Vice President's chair in the Old Senate Chamber. George Washington is pictured on the Executive Branch stamp (#2414) and Chief Justice John Marshall is the subject of the Supreme Court stamp (#2415), which was issued in 1990. This complete set of four plate blocks is in very fine mint never hinged condition.
$12.50


WILDFLOWERS MINT PANE OF 50

The USPS issued a pane of fifty 29¢ Wildflowers stamps (#2647-2696) on July 24, 1992. The stamp designs are based on original paintings by Karen Mallary, who used a graphically stylized approach to her subjects. The flowers are sturdy and painted in bright colors which are accentuated by a simple black rectangular background. This is a particularly attractive sheet of stamps which, perhaps because the stamps were not tied to the fifty states, was overlooked by many collectors. If this sheet is missing from your collection, here's your chance to add it in post office fresh mint condition.
$37.50


1969 MOON LANDING MINT SHEET

Designed by Paul Calle, the 1969 Moon Landing 10¢ airmail (#C76) is a singularly stunning stamp. Multiply the impact by the 32 stamps on a mint sheet and the effect is truly awesome. The stamp was printed on the Giori press using six colors in a combination of lithography and gravure. The result is a beautifully designed and printed stamp commemorating one of the most memorable moments in mankind's history. We'll send the complete mint sheet to you.
$9.95


1¢ THROUGH 5¢ COLUMBIANS USED

If you'd like to start filling the spaces on page one of your White Ace commemorative album without blowing your stamp budget, then consider this offer. We have some nice used sets of the first five Columbians (#230-4) that will look great in your album. We'll send you a set for a very economical price.
$25.95


MINT 1925 3¢ LINCOLN STAMP

This rotary press printed variety of the 3¢ Lincoln stamp (#584) was issued August 1, 1925. Like many of the stamps of that era, it was designed by Clair Aubrey Huston and engraved by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. We offer this violet definitive Never Hinged with Fine centering - one or two sides will be a bit off center, but perfs will clear the design all around. Priced according to condition.
$45.00


EAGLE & SHIELD PLATE STRIP SET

Here's one for the plate # coil collectors. It is a set of four plate # strips of 5, each with the same Eagle and Shield motif, but each one distinctly different from the others. The first is the 1991 American Bank Note version (#2602) with the inscription "Bulk Rate USA". The two 1993 versions have a slightly modified inscription: "USA Bulk Rate". They are the BEP orange gold variety (#2603) and the Stamp Venturers shiny gold version (#2604). Rounding out the set is the BEP's 1998 self-adhesive stamp (#3271) with the new inscription "USA Presorted Std". Take the four mint never hinged plate # strips of five.
$9.75


AMERICAN ART MINT PANE OF 20

From John Foster's 1670 woodcut through Mark Rothko's "No. 12, 1951" abstract color-field painting, this pane of 20 stamps (#3236) features American Art from four centuries. Issued August 27, 1998, each 32¢ stamp in the pane presents a work of a different artist. The back of the sheet has a short description of each work of art and artist. With artists such as John James Audubon, Winslow Homer, Rembrandt Peale, Edward Hopper, Mary Cassatt and others, this mini-sheet is like a course in American Art History! We'll send one to you in Post Office fresh condition.
Pane of 20$19.95


1925 2¢ & 5¢ NORSE-AMERICANS MINT

On the centennial in 1925 of the arrival of the first Norwegian immigrants in the U. S., our Post Office Department issued a pair of engraved bicolors (#620-1) to mark the anniversary. There's a 2¢ value showing the sloop that brought the settlers to America and a 5-center depicting a Viking ship. The small-sized stamps are real gems, true beauties. We have mint, never hinged copies in stock.
$28.95


1934 PARKS PLATES COMPLETE SET

Many of our readers already have a set of the 1934 National Parks stamps (#740-9) in their collections, but we'd venture to guess that most of you do not have them in plate blocks of six. That's why we think you'll want to take advantage of this special offer. Recently we were able to purchase a small dealer's stock that included a number of F-VF mint, never hinged plate blocks of this popular set. While they last, we're offering the complete set of ten plates at a very attractive price.
$135.00


MINT 50¢ 'BABY ZEPP' AIRMAIL

The 50¢ airmail stamp issued in October of 1933 features the Graf Zeppelin, which visited Chicago's Century of Progress Exhibition before returning to Germany. Because the denomination of this stamp (#C18) is lower than that of the three previously issued Zeppelin stamps, it has come to be known affectionately amongst collectors as the "Baby Zepp". We offer a fine to very fine, mint, lightly hinged copy of this green engraved classic.
$55.00


'E' COIL IMPERFORATE PAIR

Unlike previous non-denominated stamps, the "E" stamps issued in 1978 incorporated an attractive design, featuring a view of the Earth from outer space. The stamps were issued in sheet, booklet and coil versions, and some of those coil stamps slipped through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's quality control unperforated. If you would like to add a pair of this imperforate coil error (2279a) to your collection, you?re in luck!
$55.00


GREAT AMERICANS PLATE SEXTET

How about this for a great deal? We offer mint, never hinged plate number blocks of these Great Americans stamps: 25¢ Jack London, 28¢ Sitting Bull, 29¢ Earl Warren, 29¢ Thomas Jefferson, 35¢ Dennis Chavez, and 40¢ Claire Chennault (Scott #2182-7). Fill six gaps in your U. S. regulars plate block collection with this special offer.
$20.00


1925 ROTARY PRESS 6¢ GARFIELD

This 6¢ red orange stamp (#587) is from the series of rotary press printed regular issues of 1923-1925. It's engraved design features James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, who succumbed to wounds inflicted by an assassin's bullet just six months after his Inauguration. We offer this perf 10 gem in fine, never hinged condition for a very reasonable price.
$15.00


1893 USED 6¢ COLUMBIAN

The Columbian Exposition Issue of 1893 has become one of the most popular of all U.S. stamp issues. The problem is, good mint copies of these stamps are very expensive. So, if your stamp budget is not unlimited, you might want to consider filling some of those empty spaces with nice clean used stamps.. This 6¢ Columbian (#235) features Christopher Columbus being welcomed at Barcelona. We offer it for your consideration in fine to very fine used condition.
$18.50


1975 PIONEER-JUPITER MINT SHEET

On December 10, 1973, the unmanned spacecraft Pioneer 10 passed within 81,000 miles of the planet Jupiter - one of the early landmarks in American space exploration. To mark that achievement, the USPS issued a 10c multicolor (#1556) showing Pioneer 10 and the huge planet. We will mail this complete mint sheet of fifty flat.
$12.35


NEW JERSEY FISH & GAME STAMPS

This trio of New Jersey state hunting and fishing stamps is being offered in fresh mint condition. It includes a 1967 $2.00 trout stamp for residents, a $5 trout stamp for non-residents, plus a 1968 $3 woodcock hunting stamp. The three, issued by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Game, are being offered below face value.
$4.25


SOLDIERS & MARINES MINT PANES

Two very similar stamp issues were released by the USPS to honor American servicemen. The first, which cited four Distinguished Soldiers (#3393-96), was issued in 2000 as a se-tenant pane of 20 gummed adhesives. The honorees of that issue were John L. Hines, Omar Bradley, Alvin York and Audie Murphy. Five years later, a self-adhesive pane of 20 stamps honored four Distinguished Marines (#3961-4). They were John A. Lejeune, Lewis B. Puller, John Basilone and Daniel J. Daley. We are offering both of these desirable issues in mint, post office fresh panes of 20.
Distinguished Soldiers$17.50
Distinguished Marines$19.50
Both Panes$35.00


AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY PANE OF 20

Portraits, landscapes, photojournalism, art photography and more; this sheet of twenty stamps (#3649) includes representatives of all of these styles of American photography. Arranged chronologically on the sheet, each stamp highlights the work of a master photographer such as Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand and Ansel Adams. The self-adhesive sheet also includes a dramatic selvage image and informative text printed on the back describing the photographers and their creations. This 2002 issue will come to you in pristine condition.
$19.50


1923 MINT 2¢ HARDING IMPERF

Warren Gamaliel Harding, the 29th President of the United States, died of a heart attack on September 2, 1923 at the age of 57. In a remarkably short period of time, a memorial stamp was designed, printed and issued in three major printing varieties. We offer the flat plate printed imperforate variety (#611) in mint, never hinged condition. The 2¢ black engraved stamp features the president's profile portrait in a simple frame with his years of birth and death.
$9.50


1893 USED 15¢ COLUMBIAN

The 15¢ value in the Columbian Exposition Issue of 1893 (#238) shows Columbus Announcing His Discovery to the Spanish Royal Court upon returning from his first voyage. Originally intended to pay postage for international registered letters, a change in the registered mail fee left this stamp with few direct uses. Therefore, it was most commonly used in combination with other stamps to meet more expensive heavyweight charges. We have some nice used copies of this dark green engraved classic in stock and will send one to you for
$45.00


14¢ AMERICAN INDIAN MNH

One of our favorite U.S. stamp designs is the 14¢ American Indian from the Fourth Bureau Issue series of 1922-25 (Scott #565). Design credit for this deep blue beauty goes to Clair Aubrey Huston of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. We offer this flat plate printed classic in fine to very fine, mint never hinged condition. If you appreciate elegant design and fine engraving, consider this offer.
$8.45


ATLANTA OLYMPICS MINT SHEET

The last time the Olympics were held in the USA, Atlanta Georgia played host. Those 1996 Summer Games were known as the Centennial Olympic Games as they celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first Olympics of the modern era. The United States Postal Service commemorated this event by issuing a se-tenant sheet of 20 stamps (#3068) featuring illustrations by Richard Waldrep of different Olympic events. In addition, the back of each stamp has a description of the sport printed on it. The entire mint sheet of this always-popular topic is offered in Post Office fresh condition.
Mint sheet$18.95


1977 LINDBERGH 13¢ MINT SHEET

On the fiftieth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, the U. S. issued a 13¢ stamp (Scott #1710) on May 20, 1977. Because Lucky Lindy still was living, Robert Cunningham's design couldn't depict the pilot, so instead, the multicolor features his aircraft, "Spirit of St. Louis," in flight over the ocean. We can send this commemorative to you in a complete pane of fifty. Quite an item!
$10.00


AMERICAN FILMMAKING PANE OF 10

If you're a film buff, you're going to love this one. It's a pane of ten 37¢ stamps (#3772) issued in 2003 that pays homage to the work that goes on behind the scenes in the movie industry. Screenwriting, special effects, cinematography, costume design, film editing and music are some of the subjects of these stamps. The back of the self-adhesive pane has descriptions of each stamp subject.
$13.25


1926 U. S. GRANT MINT STAMP

Ulysses S. Grant has had a profound effect on the course of American history as both the Commanding General of the Federal Army during the Civil War and as the eighteenth President from 1869 through 1877. Grant has been the subject of several stamps including the 8¢ olive green adhesive that we offer here. This perf 10 rotary press printing, Scott #589, was issued May 29, 1926. Add this mint never hinged stamp with Fine centering to your collection.
$34.50


MINT 1983 DUCK STAMP

Phil V. Scholer's painting of a pair of Pintail Ducks on the water was selected as the design for the 1983 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting stamp (#RW50). As with all duck stamps, revenues from the sale of the $7.50 denominated stamp were used for the preservation of habitats in the National Wildlife Refuge System. This beautifully engraved miniature wildlife masterpiece is offered in very fine, mint, never hinged condition.
$13.50


$1 SEAPLANE PLATE STRIP OF 5

From the popular and long-running Transportation Coil series, we offer the $1.00 Seaplane in a plate # strip of five. These very fine, mint, never hinged strips with plate #3 are the shiny gum variety (#2468b). The Seaplane is the highest value, the only airplane, and the only two-color stamp in the series. It's pretty special!
$14.95


ROTARY PRESS REGULARS TRIO

Most of the regular issues of 1922 through 1932 exist in both flat plate and rotary press printings. This offer combines three of the rotary varieties from that series. They are the 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin (#581), the 1 1/2¢ brown Warren G. Harding (#582), and the 2¢ carmine George Washington (#583). All are mint, never hinged with Fine or better centering. Take the trio for a special price.
3 mint stamps$22.50


WSE 2000 SOUVENIR SHEET SET

Space Achievement and Exploration was the theme, and innovative design was the dominant feature shared by these five spectacular souvenir sheets (#3409-3413) from World Stamp Expo 2000. Included in the group are pentagonal stamps, holographic stamps and a circular stamp and souvenir sheet. The souvenir sheets feature fantastic images of astronauts, spaceships, and our solar system and universe. The five sheets were a smash hit at the big WSE 2000 show in Anaheim. This is a great set at a terrific price!
$95.00


TRANSPORTATION PNC3 COLLECTION

Here's a chance to form a mini-collection of plate number coils of the Transportation Series, a popular favorite with many hobbyists. We've brought together fourteen different 1985-87 strips of three with plate numbers (Scott #2123-36), in mint, never hinged condition. (Untagged Bureau precancels aren't included.) This is a great opportunity to get started on an exciting specialty. All fourteen plate number strips can be yours.
$24.75


VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL PLATE

A Green Mountain Boy, one of the Vermont settlers in the regiment led by Ethan Allen, is the central motif of a 1927 commemorative celebrating the sesquicentennial of Vermont's declaration of independence and victory at the Battle of Bennington. The 2¢ red engraved stamp was printed with flat plates, and so plate blocks of six stamps are standard for this issue. We have a few of these desirable plates in fine to very fine mint never hinged condition. Take advantage of this offer to fill that spot in your plate block album.
$45.00


1995 MARILYN MONROE MINT PANE

First in the Legends of Hollywood series, the 1995 32¢ Marilyn Monroe stamp (Scott #2967) was issued in an eye-catching pane of twenty multicolors whose highlight is a jumbo Monroe portrait and background text. Can we tempt you with an offer of this complete pane in mint, never hinged condition? It's suitable for framing, and we guarantee this beauty will be a conversation piece standout in your album.
$24.95


CONSTITUTION BICENTENNIAL PLATES

To mark the bicentennial of the ratification of the Constitution by the original thirteen states, the U. S. issued thirteen stamps from 1987 to 1990 (#2336-48), multicolors with a variety of motifs reflecting significant aspects of the states. We have mint, never hinged plate blocks of the thirteen 22¢ and 25¢ stamps to join your plate block or American Bicentennial collection.
$32.50


'G' FIRST CLASS PRESORT COIL

The rate change of January 1, 1995 was preceded by the release on December 13, 1994 of numerous varieties of non-denominated "G" stamps. The stamps all feature "Old Glory" printed by various printers with several different background colors and service inscriptions. Of this multitude, we offer a plate number strip of five of the First-Class Presort coil (#2888) in fine to very fine, mint, never hinged condition. The stamp was printed by Stamp Venturers and features the American flag on a lovely powder blue background.
$6.50


1979 MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP

Artist Ken Michaelsen's design for the 1979 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting stamp (#RW46) features a pair of green-winged teal ducks. This stamp perfectly illustrates the high production qualities that make duck stamps such attractive collectibles. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing printed the stamps by a combination of fine intaglio engraving that makes the details stand out and offset printing that vividly recreates the teal's multicolor plumage. This 1979 revenue was the first duck stamp to be denominated $7.50. We are offering it in fine to very fine mint, never hinged condition. $16.75 N3
$13.50


1995 CIVIL WAR MINT SHEET

Issued on June 29, 1995, this sheet of twenty Civil War stamps (#2975) didn't commemorate any milestone anniversary, but it was, and continues to be, very popular. This should be no surpise. The sheet features twenty different illustrations by Mark Hess of Civil War subjects from both sides of the conflict that range from the famous to the obscure. In addition, there is a short biography on the back of each stamp. The Civil War is one of the most widely collected stamp topics, and consequently this sheet is in great demand. We have been able to secure a few for our customers who may be missing this key item.
$35.00


1991 COMEDIANS MINT UNFOLDED PANE

Among our favorite modern U. S. stamps is the 1991 quintet featuring comedians: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Jack Benny, Fanny Brice, and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The 29¢ multicolors (which caricaturist Al Hirschfeld designed) were issued in a booklet pane of ten (two of each stamp). We offer a mint, never hinged copy of the pane (#2566a) in unfolded condition. A prime item for booklet pane specialists...
$10.75


1926 5¢ JOHN ERICSSON USED

The 5¢ John Ericsson commemorative of 1926 (Scott #628) is unusual; its denomination odd for a period when most single commems were 2-centers, and the lack of an anniversary as an excuse for its release. The occasion? Simply the unveiling of a Washington, D. C., statue honoring the builder of "The Monitor", a Civil War vessel and an important ship in U. S. naval history. If this gray lilac stamp is missing from your album, try one of our used singles.
$3.00


MAIL WAGON RARE PLATE NUMBERS

The 9.3¢ Mail Wagon was the first fractionally denominated stamp in the Transportation Coil series. Issued late in 1981, the carmine rose Bulk Rate stamp (#1903) was sold in coils of 500 with plate numbers appearing every twenty-fourth stamp. As it happens, stamps with plate numbers "5" and "6" have turned out to be rather scarce. And if you specialize in plate number coils, these may be numbers you're looking for. We can help! We have mint never hinged strips of five of both of these stamps in fine to very fine condition.
Plate #5$285.00
Plate #6$265.00
Both$500.00


JAMES DEAN HOLLYWOOD 32¢ PANE

Hollywood legend James Dean (1931-1955) is depicted on a 1996 32¢ commemorative (Scott #3082) that was issued in a pane of twenty stamps with a jumbo selvage portrait of the film star. The multicolored, decorative pane is a real conversation piece, even suitable for framing. We offer a complete one in fresh mint, never hinged condition.
$19.50


2001 ILLUSTRATORS MINT PANE

The Society of Illustrators celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2001 and the USPS noted the milestone by issuing a se-tenant sheet of 20 stamps (#3502). The issue was an artistic and popular success, selling out in less than one year! The self-adhesives feature designs by twenty different American illustrators including such notables as Maxfield Parrish, J.C. Leyendecker, Frederic Remington and Norman Rockwell. To complete the package, the back of the pane includes biographical information for all twenty illustrators.
$21.50


3¢ VIOLET WASHINGTON IMPERF

The familiar Washington profile on this imperforate flat plate printed stamp (Scott #484) is the Type II variety of that design which can be identified by the heavier line between the lips. Issued late in 1917, it paid the one ounce War Emergency rate enacted in November of that year. We are offering fine to very fine, mint, never hinged singles, pairs and blocks of four. It's your choice!
Single$18.00
Horizontal Pair$36.00
Block$72.00


1926-7 U. S. AIRMAILS MINT SET

A U. S. map with two mail planes in flight is the pictorial motif common to three airmails issued in 1926 and 1927 to meet postal rate changes. Scott #C7-9, the set is comprised of a 10¢ dark blue (the basic rate for mail flown up to 1,000 miles), 15¢ olive brown (for mail flown up to 1,500 miles), and 20¢ yellow green (the basic rate for mail carried more than 1,500 miles). We offer all three. They're mint, never hinged, in fine to very fine condition.
$20.00


ENDANGERED FLORA MINT SHEET

Endangered species are common stamp subjects these days, but one of the first such issues was the Endangered Flora issue of 1979. Designed by Frank Waslick (who also designed the American Owls issue of 1978), these four se-tenant 15¢ stamps (#1783-6) share a robin's egg blue background upon which each of the featured flowers is placed. Persistent Trillium, Hawaiian Wild Broadbean, Contra Costa Wallflower and Antioch Dunes Evening Primrose are all expertly illustrated on this mint sheet of fifty stamps.
$12.75


LOVE STAMPS PLATE BLOCK SEXTET

Six different U. S. Love stamps in mint, never hinged plate number blocks can come your way via this offer. Included are Scott #2378, #2440, #2535, #2537, #2618, and #2815: 1988 25¢, 1990 25¢, 1991 29¢ and 52¢, 1992 29¢, and 1994 52¢. Colorful variations on a romantic theme make these Love stamps real delights, and they truly shine in plate blocks.
Set of 6 stamps$16.95


1929 OHIO RIVER PLATE BLOCK

The Ohio River Canalization stamp of 1929 (#681) was printed on a flat plate press, so plate numbers for this issue are collected in blocks of six. If the space in your album for this plate block is empty, here's your chance to fill it with a fine to very fine, mint never hinged plate block of this classic two-center.
$21.50


1990 MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP

The 1990 Federal Migratory Bird stamp (#RW57) features a painting of a pair of black bellied whistling ducks in flight. This duck's range extends across the southernmost United States and into Central and South America. The stamp was designed by wildlife artist Jim Hautman.
$17.50


BASEBALL FIELDS MINT SHEET

Some will disappear soon, others have just recently been demolished, a few tenaciously hang on, but most live only in the loving memories of dedicated baseball fans. Ebbets Field, Crosley Field, the Polo Grounds, Fenway Park, Shibe Park, Tiger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Forbes Field, Comiskey Park, and Wrigley Field; these are the ten Legendary Baseball Playing Fields featured in a 2001 pane of 20 stamps (#3510-19).
$22.50


PREXIE PLATE BLOCKS

Remember the days when most of the stamps issued featured pictures of presidents? One of the most popular series of U.S. stamps - the Presidential Issue of 1938 - helped many a young philatelist to learn history. We have plate blocks of the 30¢ Theodore Roosevelt (#830), the 50¢ William Howard Taft (#831) and the $1.00 Woodrow Wilson dry printing of 1954 (#832c). Add these F-VF mint NH plate blocks to your collection.
#830$16.50
#831$22.50
#832c$29.50
All 3$65.00


1960-1 AMERICAN CREDO PLATES

The 1960-1 American Credo series of six 4¢ stamps (#1139-44) is an unusual group, featuring statements by great Americans and facsimiles of their signatures: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Francis Scott Key, Abraham Lincoln, and Patrick Henry. We offer this sestet of bicolors in mint, never hinged plate blocks.
$4.25


1975 APOLLO SOYUZ MINT SHEET

An early instance of American-Soviet cooperation was the Apollo Soyuz space test project of the 1970s. Another example of cooperation was the joint issuance in 1975 of a pair of postage stamps marking the project. We have a complete mint sheet (of twenty-four) of the U. S. 10¢ se-tenants, jumbo multicolors (Scott #1569-70) that show the spacecraft before and after they linked. The mint sheet (jointly designed by an American and a Russian) is never hinged, and we'll mail it flat.
$9.50


1926 HARDING IMPERF GUTTERS

An imperforate variety of the 1 1/2¢ Warren G. Harding definitive (#631) was issued in 1926. The stamps were printed on the rotary press in sheets of 400 that were divided into four panes of 100, with wide horizontal and vertical margins, or "gutters", between the panes. Collectible gutter pairs and blocks are created by taking one or more stamps from adjacent panes on the sheet with the attached gutter between them. We offer these mint, never hinged imperforates in sets of two - one with a vertical gutter and one with a horizontal gutter. You can choose either pairs or blocks of four.
Set of 2 pairs$9.95
Set of 2 blocks$18.50


AIR SPECIAL DELIVERY PLATE SET

Designed to pay for air postage and special delivery fees all in one, Air Mail Special Delivery stamps are a sort of philatelic hybrid. Only two such stamps were issued by the U.S. Post Office; the first (#CE1) in 1934 and the last (#CE2) in 1936. Both share the same strikingly attractive design featuring the Great Seal of the United States and the same 16c denomination. The 1934 stamp was printed in dark blue while the 1936 is red and blue. Can we interest you in a set of mint, never hinged plate blocks of this duo? CE1 is a plate block of six and CE2 is a block of four with two sets of plate numbers.
$30.00


41¢ POLAR LIGHTS PANE OF 20

As part of the International Polar Year observation, the USPS and other foreign postal administrations issued polar themed stamps in 2007. The 41¢ U.S. stamps (#4203-04) featured two designs; one each for the Northern Lights and the Southern Lights. Due to widespread international interest in climate change the omnibus issues were very popular and the U.S. stamps quickly sold out. Fortunately, we were able to find a small supply for our customers, so if you were "frozen out" on this issue, we can provide full panes of twenty stamps at a reasonable price.
$17.50


1939 WASHINGTON INAUGURAL PLATES

For the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington in 1789 as the first U. S. President, the Post Office Department in 1939 issued a 3¢ bright red violet commemorative (Scott #854) showing the New York City oath-taking. We offer a set of two plate number blocks of this vertically arranged stamp: one top, one bottom, with matching numbers. Both are blocks of six (because the stamp was printed on a flat plate press), and they're never hinged, of course.
Set of 2 Plate Blocks$9.95


1988 CAROUSEL ANIMALS PLATE BLOCK

Happy recollections of childhood are evoked by the 1988 quartet of 25¢ multicolors featuring Carousel animals. Each of the sparkling stamps (#2390-3) shows a striking creature that graced a merry-go-round: a deer, a horse, a camel, and a goat. We have a mint, never hinged plate number block of this delightful set.
Mint Plate Block$4.85


1981 35¢ DREW MATCHED PLATE BLOCKS

Dr. Charles Drew, the physician who developed blood plasma for use in transfusions, is depicted on a 35¢ value of the Great Americans series of regulars. We have this gray engraved stamp (Scott #1865) in matched sets of plate number blocks. In fact, you have a choice of plate #1 or plate #2. All are in fresh mint, never hinged condition.
Plate #1 set of 4 $10.00
Plate #2 set of 4$10.00


CACTI & BALLOONS PLATE BLOCKS

How's this for an odd couple? Just for the fun of it, we've linked the 1981 20¢ Desert Plants se-tenant quartet (Scott #1942-5) with the 1983 20¢ Balloons se-tenant quartet (#2032-5) for this offer of two plate number blocks. They're in brilliant multicolor -and mint, never hinged, of course.
Set of 2 Plate Blocks$3.75


1979 PENNSYLVANIA TOLEWARE SHEET

Examples of early nineteenth century folk art -Toleware- from Pennsylvania are on four 15¢ jumbo stamps (Scott #1775-8) the USPS issued in 1979. Coffeepots, a tea caddy, and a sugar bowl -all colorfully decorated with varied motifs are featured on these se-tenant commemoratives, which come in a sheet of forty. We can send you this attractive complete sheet -mint and never hinged. Mailed flat, of course...
Mint Sheet$12.60


AMERICAN OWLS MINT SHEET

We think that the American Owls stamps issued by the USPS in 1978 are among the most beautiful of all US stamps. Designer Frank Waslick's paintings have been exquisitely engraved to capture every detail of the four setenant subjects; the Great Gray Owl perched on a post, the Saw-Whet Owl swooping down, the Barred Owl landing and the Great Horned Owl perched on a limb. This month we're offering these stamps (Scott #1760-3) in very fine mint sheets of fifty. You'd be very wise indeed to add this gem to your collection.
$13.50


2000 SUBMARINES PRESTIGE BOOKLET

In March of 2000, the USPS issued it's first-ever Prestige Booklet, a format which combines panes of stamps with pages of photographs and related information, all bound in an attractive cover. The occasion for this premier issue was the 100th Anniversary of the first U.S. Navy submarine, the USS Holland. This historic booklet (#BK279) contains two panes of five stamps depicting five different submarines on each. Included are a Los Angeles Class (33¢), an "S" Class (22¢), an Ohio Class (55¢), the USS Holland (60¢) and a $3.20 Gato Class submarine.
$45.00


PRECANCEL 8.4¢ PIANO IMPERF COIL

From the Americana Series of definitives, this is one for the specialists. It is an imperforate coil pair of the 8.4¢ Piano stamp (#1615Cf). This variety is precanceled with the city name "Newark NJ" between two horizontal lines. The stamp should have been perforated vertically but that step of the production process was skipped making this pair an imperforate error.
$25.00


25¢ XMAS GREETINGS UNFOLDED PANE

The 1990 contemporary Christmas stamp has a cheery colorful abstract Christmas tree motif. The stamps were sold in sheets of 50 and booklet panes of 10 stamps. We offer the booklet variety (#2516a) in an unfolded pane with plate #1211. This item is in very fine, never hinged condition.
$11.25


1944 DUCK STAMP USED

The 1944 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (#RW11) shows a group of three white-fronted geese with wings spread as they prepare to land. The stamp is engraved in red orange and has a $1.00 face value that was used by the Department of the Interior to maintain waterfowl and their wetland habitats. Used copies of duck stamps are collected with hunter's signatures, and that is what we offer here - a neatly signed fine to very fine stamp. This is a very attractive alternative to a mint stamp and at only 25% of the price.
$30.00


8¢ SPACE ACHIEVEMENTS MINT SHEET

Robert McCall designed a setenant pair of stamps (1434-5) to celebrate America's achievements in our first decade of space exploration. Issued August 2, 1971, one stamp shows the Earth, Sun and a Lunar Lander while the second design shows two astronauts exploring the Moon's surface in a Lunar Rover. Produced on the Giori press through a combination of engraving and lithography, the intricately engraved details of the Lunar Rover are especially impressive.
$10.95


1935 'FARLEY' AIR SPECIAL DELIVERY

Do you have the imperforate variety of the 1934 16¢ airmail special delivery stamp? We refer to the dark blue engraved beauty featuring the Great Seal of the United States. In 1935, an imperforate without gum was released; Scott #771, it was one of the so-called "Farley" reprints that stirred so much controversy at the time. We have singles, pairs, and blocks of four in stock - mint, of course.
Single$2.45
Pair$4.50
Block$8.25


1933 OGLETHORPE PLATE BLOCK

General James Oglethorpe, who supervised the establishment of the Colony of Georgia in 1733, is the subject of a 3¢ Georgia Bicentennial commemorative (#726) issued February 12, 1933. Since the stamp was printed from flat plates, the normal plate block, which we offer here, has six stamps. Affordably priced and in fine to very fine mint never hinged condition, we're sure you'll be pleased.
$15.00


1972 6¢ OLYMPICS BICYCLE SHEET

To commemorate the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, the U. S. Postal Service that year issued a 6¢ multicolor (Scott #1460) featuring the sport of Bicycling. Designed by Lance Wyman, the stamp also has the Olympics' linked rings emblem. For your U. S. or sports topical collection, we offer this photogravure printed adhesive in a mint pane of fifty. It's never hinged, of course, and we'll mail it flat.
$8.50


LEGENDS OF BASEBALL MINT PANE

Twenty members of Baseball's "All Century Team" are featured on this colorful issue. Phil Jordan's original designs for this Legends of Baseball setenant sheet (#3408) capture the greats of the game in action, including Jackie Robinson preparing to tag a runner out, Cy Young unleashing a pitch and the Bambino watching another home run leave the yard. The back of this July 6, 2000 Classic Collection issue contains interesting facts about each of the twenty players represented. If you are a baseball fan, this mint pane of Baseball Legends has it all!
Mint Pane$11.95


1976 BICENTENNIAL SOUVENIR SHEETS

Familiar paintings depicting events of the American Revolution were transformed into spectacular U. S. souvenir sheets in 1976 to commemorate our country's bicentennial. Artists' renderings of the surrender of Cornwallis, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington crossing the Delaware, and Washington reviewing his Army at Valley Forge are reproduced in multicolor and with stamps perforated into the designs. We have the set of four sheets (#1686-9), mint and never hinged, in its original envelope.
Set of 4 sheets$19.50


1898 1¢ TRANS-MISSISSIPPI USED

French explorer Jacques Marquette at the Mississippi River: This is the pictorial vignette of the 1¢ Trans-Mississippi commemorative, which was issued in 1898 to publicize an Omaha, Nebraska, exposition. The engraved green stamp (#285) is an American classic, one of those "must have" for a U. S. album. So if there's a space in yours where it should be, here's a chance at a used copy.
$5.50


1993 SPORTING HORSES PLATE BLOCK

Harness Racing, Polo, Thoroughbred Racing, and a Steeplechase event are the subjects of four 1993 29¢ Sporting Horses stamps (#2756-9), printed se-tenant on the same sheet. We have a plate number block of the four multicolors?mint and never hinged. The stamps, which Michael Dudash designed, are attractive, so this plate block is an eye-catching piece.
$3.50


MT. RUSHMORE FLAG PLATE STRIPS

In 1991, the US Postal Service issued two distinct varieties of a 29¢ coil stamp whose dramatic design features Old Glory flying proudly in a full breeze over Mount Rushmore. The first variety (#2523) is an engraved stamp while the second (#2523A) is photogravure printed by American Banknote Company. We are offering plate number strips of five of each of these stamps in very fine, mint, never hinged condition. Choose either one or take them both for a special price.
#2523$4.00
#2523a$4.00
Both$7.50


1923 $2 & $5 REGULARS USED

From the 1920s series of U. S. regulars, here are the two high values: the $2 Capitol and the $5 Freedom Statue. The engraved, flat plate printed pair, which Clair Aubrey Huston designed, are Scott #572-3. Because the prices of mint copies are so high, we're offering used singles this month. Their condition is fine to very fine, and we invite you to order one or both denominations. Whatever option is taken, you'll be adding real luster to your U. S. regulars collection.
#572$8.00
#573$13.50
Both$20.00


BLACK HERITAGE PLATE BLOCK SEXTET

The Black Heritage series of U. S. commemoratives includes some appealing issues, and we're pleased to offer six of them in plate number blocks (mint, never hinged, of course). We've brought together for this offer the 1987 22¢ Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable (Scott #2249), 1988 22¢ James Weldon Johnson (#2371), 1989 25¢ A. Philip Randolph (#2402), 1990 25¢ Ida B. Wells (#2442), 1991 29¢ Jan E. Matzeliger (#2567), and 1992 29¢ W. E. B. Du Bois (#2617). Plenty of American history is reflected in these issues.
Six Plate Blocks$13.50


1928 US AERONAUTICS PLATE BLOCKS

In 1928, to note an International Civil Aeronautics Conference held in Washington, D. C., and the silver anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight, the U. S. issued two stamps, Scott #649-50. Both have a skyline view of the national capital; in addition, the 2¢ value shows the Wright aircraft, and the 5¢ has a globe and 1928 vintage plane. We offer the set in plate number blocks of six: fine to very fine mint and never hinged. You're welcome to choose either or both.
#649$17.50
650$65.00
Both$75.00


US Architecture Used Blocks

Between 1979 and 1982, the U. S. issued four se-tenant blocks of engraved bicolors depicting notable examples of American architecture. We offer this month the complete set of blocks in used condition, including Scott #1782a, #1841a, #1931a, and #2022a. You'll be impressed by the Baltimore Cathedral and structures by such famous architects as Louis Sullivan, Stanford White, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and Eero Saarinen.
Four se-tenant Blocks$4.95


1936-7 ARMY-NAVY PLATE BLOCKS

How far back does your U. S. plate block collection go? Is it spotty prior to the 1940s? If so, let us help you make amends. Here's the Army-Navy commemorative set of 1936-7 (#785-94) in mint, never hinged plate number blocks of four - all of the 1¢, 2¢, 3¢, 4¢, and 5¢ stamps depicting American military heroes and also honoring the service academies.
Set of ten$40.00


1922 BEN FRANKLIN 10¢ COIL

Benjamin Franklin is the subject of a horizontal coil stamp with vertical gauge 10 perforations released by the U.S. Post Office Department in January of 1922. This stamp (#497) is engraved in orange yellow and has a 10¢ denomination. If it's missing from your collection, here's your chance to fill that space with a mint never hinged fine to very fine stamp.
$35.00


1934 TRANS-MISS SOUVENIR SHEET

Bargain hunters, take note. A block of six imperforate 1¢ Yosemite National Park stamps is featured on a Souvenir Sheet issued for the Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition of 1934. This popular sheet (#751) includes marginal inscriptions of historical interest and we offer it here in mint never hinged condition. This month, because of a special purchase from a dealer's stock, we are able to advertise this attractive item for a very reasonable price.
$12.50


1928 2¢ & 5¢ AERONAUTICS SET MINT

An international aeronautics conference met in Washington, D. C., December 12-14, 1928, and the U. S. issued two stamps on the opening day. In addition to marking the event, the pair (Scott #649-50) noted the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight -at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903. The 2¢ and 5¢ stamps show the Capitol and a Kitty Hawk monument. The 2¢ also has the Wrights' plane, and the 5¢ has a 1928 plane with a globe. This is a mint, never hinged set.
$7.95


PUSHCART COIL IMPERF ERROR

From the popular Transportation Coil Series, we are pleased to offer imperforate error pairs of the 12.5¢ Pushcart stamp (Scott #2133b). This is the Bureau precancel version of this 1985 engraved stamp, with the words "Bulk Rate" printed between parallel horizontal lines.
$50.00


US GOLF GREATS PLATE BLOCKS

Sports or Golf topicalist? Plate block collector? Then this offer may be of interest: A trio of U. S. plate blocks featuring golfing greats: the 1981 18¢ Babe Zaharias (Scott #1932), 1981 18¢ Bobby Jones (#1933), and 1988 25¢ Francis Ouimet (#2377). Zaharias is shown with one of her many trophies, and Jones and Ouimet are depicted executing classic swings. The plates are in fresh mint, never hinged condition.
$7.50


1898 10¢ TRANS-MISSISSIPPI USED

How about a fine used copy of the 1898 10¢ Trans-Mississippi stamp (Scott #290), the gray violet beauty whose pictorial motif dramatizes "Hardships of Emigration." We promise that this early U.S. commemorative will be a standout in your White Ace album and invite your order.
$24.00


BLACK OMITTED AMERIPEX BOOKLET

Here's your chance to own an interesting yet affordable error. In 1986, the USPS issued it's first-ever commemorative stamp booklet to promote the Ameripex 86 International Stamp Show. The stamps were produced by a combination of lithography and engraving, but on these error booklets (#2201b) the black engraving which should appear on the first and last stamps in the pane of four is missing. We offer a complete unexploded booklet with two panes of four stamps.
Complete Unexploded Booklet $125.00


CATS AND DOGS PLATE BLOCKS

Here's one for the pet lovers amongst our readers. On September 7, 1984, the USPS issued a setenant block of four stamps (#2098-2101) which featured eight popular dog breeds, including beagle, Boston terrier, Chesapeake Bay retriever, cocker spaniel, Alaskan malamute, collie, black and tan coonhound and American foxhound. A few years later it was the kitty's turn. A February 5, 1988 setenant block of four (#2372-5) showed Siamese, exotic shorthair, Abyssinian, Himalayan, Maine Coon, Burmese, American shorthair and Persian cats. We offer mint, never hinged plate blocks of these two outstanding issues.
$5.50


1939 PRESIDENTIAL COIL LINE PAIRS

Some of the 1938 Presidential Series regulars were issued as coils the following year, and we have the complete group of thirteen (#839-51) in line pairs. Included are nine different vertically perfed values - 1¢, 1-1/2¢, 2¢, 3¢, 4¢, 4-1/2¢, 5¢, 6¢, and 10¢ - and four horizontally perfed stamps - 1¢, 1-1/2¢, 2¢, and 3¢. The subjects are Ben Franklin, George and Martha Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, John Tyler, and The White House. The complete set of thirteen line pairs all are in fine to very fine mint, never hinged condition.
Set of 13 line pairs$95.00


1993 R&R / R&B MUSIC BOOKLET

American popular music giants gleam on the twenty 29¢ multicolors in the 1993 Rock & Roll / Rhythm & Blues booklet (Scott #BK204). Those pictured on the stamps (#2731-7) are Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, Ritchie Valens, Otis Redding, Buddy Holly, and Dinah Washington. Two panes of eight have all seven (with Presley on two stamps). Also included is a pane of four with Presley, Redding, Holly, and Washington stamps. The booklet is unexploded.
$14.50


SPIRIT OF 76 PLATE BLOCK OF 12

Among the Bicentennial issues released in observance of our nation's two hundredth birthday was a setenant trio showing a piper and drummers leading the colonial militia (Scott #1631a). The familiar design of these stamps, which is based on a painting by Archibald M. Willard, is repeated four times in the plate block of twelve which we are offering. Why twelve? Because, like other issues printed on the Andreotti press, each of the five colors had it's own printing cylinder and corresponding plate number. We'll send you one of these patriotic plate blocks of twelve in very fine mint never hinged condition.
$3.25


1926-32 2¢ COMMEMS SET OF TWENTY

Twenty different 2¢ U. S. commemoratives from 1926 to 1932 comprise this historical galaxy, beginning with the Liberty Bell (627) and proceeding to the White Plains (#629), Vermont (#643), Burgoyne (#644), Valley Forge (#645), Molly Pitcher (#646), George Rogers Clark (#651), Edison's Light (#654-5), Sullivan (#657), Fallen Timbers (#680), Ohio River (#681), Massachusetts Bay Colony (#682), Carolina-Charleston (#683), Braddock's Field (#688), Von Steuben (#689), Pulaski (#690), Yorktown (#703), Lake Placid (#716), and Arbor Day (#717).
$24.95


1926-27 MAP AIRMAILS USED

Between 1926 and 1927, three airmail stamps (#C7-9) sharing a common design were issued by the Post Office Department to pay new rates enacted by Congress in 1925. The designs' vignette features a map of the USA with two bi-planes; one westbound and the other eastbound. The trio includes a 10¢ blue, a 15¢ brown and a 20¢ green. Add this very fine used set to your collection for a very reasonable price.
$4.25


13¢ PUEBLO POTTERY 1977 MINT SHEET

As part of the American Folk Art series, the U. S. Postal Service in 1977 released a se-tenant set of four 13¢ multicolors highlighting Pueblo Indian pottery. Printed by photogravure on the Andreotti press, the jumbo stamps (Scott #1706-9) were issued in sheets of forty. We can send you a complete sheet. It's mint, never hinged, and we will mail it flat. A very attractive item...
$12.50


MILITARY UNIFORMS MINT SHEET

The U. S. Postal Service observed the Bicentenary of U.S. Military Services with the 1975 release of a setenant set of four stamps (#1565-8). Featured are servicemen from four branches of our country's first military in Colonial era uniforms. Included are a soldier in the uniform of the Continental Army, a Continental Navy sailor, a Continental Marine with his musket, and a member of the American Militia standing at the ready. This historic mint sheet of fifty stamps, complete with marginal markings, will be mailed to you flat in post office fresh condition.
$11.95


1932 WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL SET

To celebrate the 200th birthday of George Washington, the U. S. on January 1, 1932, issued twelve stamps with different portraits of the first President. Eleven paintings by Peale, Stuart, Trumbull, and others show Washington at various times of his life, from youth to old age. A twelfth stamp reproduces the 1785 Roman-style Houdon bust sculpture, an idealized representation. We offer the complete set (Scott #704-15) in mint, never hinged condition.
$28.75


1992 HUMMINGBIRDS UNFOLDED PANE

Not a readily available item, but in stock this month: An unfolded booklet pane of the 1992 Hummingbirds issue (Scott #2646a). This mint, never hinged pane of five 29¢ multicolors is unfolded and its selvage tab also is intact. Here's a modestly priced item that will add a desirable dimension to your booklet collection.
$6.25


HARRIET TUBMAN PLATE BLOCK OF 20

The USPS issued the first stamp in the Black Heritage series of commemoratives in 1978 with the release of the Harriet Tubman stamp (#1744). Tubman earned the honor because of her courage in conducting more than 300 slaves to freedom through the "Underground Railroad." We are offering a mint never hinged block of 20 of this important stamp that includes a plate block of 12 as well as copyright and Mr. Zip markings.
$6.50


JIM HENSON SOUVENIR SHEET

Jim Henson, "the man behind the Muppets", was honored on a USPS souvenir sheet (#3944) issued in 2005. Joining Henson on the sheet of eleven 37¢ stamps are ten of his lovable creations, including Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy and other familiar favorites. The back of the sheet includes brief biographical information about Henson and some Muppet humor. We offer this delightful sheet in post office fresh mint condition.
$9.50


1923 7¢ McKINLEY MINT

The regular issues of 1922 through 1925 include an interesting mix of Presidents and Americana. This month we are offering the 7¢ value (Scott #559) from this flat plate printed set. The vignette of this perf 11 black engraved classic pictures William McKinley, our twenty-fifth President. If you need to fill a space in your album or if you'd like to upgrade, you won't go wrong with this fine to very fine, mint, never hinged beauty.
$15.00


1925 & 1931 17¢ WOODROW WILSON

A 17¢ black, perf. 11, regular depicting President Woodrow Wilson was issued on December 28, 1925. Almost six years later, on July 25, 1931, the stamp was reissued in a perf. 10-1/2 x 11 variety. The first type is Scott #623, and the latter #697. We have mint never hinged copies of both types and offer them individually or as a pair.
623$19.50
697$7.50
Both$25.00


1949 UPU AIRMAIL PLATES

The U.S. honored the Universal Postal Union in 1949, on its 75th anniversary with the release of three airmail stamps (#C42-4). A 10¢ denomination shows the Old Post Office Building in Washington; a 15-center shows the globe and doves, and the 25¢ value features a Boeing Stratocruiser. We can send you mint, never hinged plate blocks of this trio, a fine and highly desirable group.
$6.95


1995 FLAG UNFOLDED PANE OF 10

The 32¢ Flag Over Porch design was produced in numerous formats in the four years that it paid the First Class rate. One of those varieties is the 1995 gummed booklet pane of ten (#2916a) produced by the BEP. If that item is missing from your collection, here?s your chance to add a pristine, unfolded full pane with tab and plate number 11111 at a very reasonable price.
$7.25


1998 TRANS-MISS REISSUES MINT

The 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition stamps were intended to be engraved in two colors, but because of the Spanish-American War effort, they were issued in single colors. One hundred years later, the Postal Service made a second attempt at printing the stamps as bicolors, as originally intended. The result is a set of two magnificent mini-sheets, one (#3209) with a single copy of each of the nine stamps in the set, and the other (#3210) with nine copies of the famous $1.00 Western Cattle in Storm design. While we don't advise throwing out your original Trans-Mississippis, these stunningly beautiful mint, never hinged bicolor reissues would look great in your collection.
#3209$9.50
#3210$19.50
Both$27.50


HOLIDAY STAMPS BOOKLET DUO

Every year the U.S. Postal Service issues numerous varieties of the Holiday stamps for mailing Christmas cards. And even though most postal patrons don't notice, sharp-eyed collectors know that there are significant differences between these varieties. The vending booklet varieties we offer here are the Snowmen (#BK293) from 2002 and Holiday Ornaments (#BK298) from 2004. Add these mint unexploded vending booklets of 20 stamps to your collection.
Snowmen$17.50
Holiday Ornaments$15.00
Set of 2 booklets$30.00


34¢ GREETINGS MINT SHEET

The 34¢ Greetings From America pane from 2002 was the first sheet of fifty se-tenant designs issued by the USPS in ten years. It was also the first such sheet ever issued as a self-adhesive. Its fifty different stamp designs reflect the retro style of the large letter post cards of the 1930's and 40's and feature flora, fauna and points of interest from each state. And on the back of the sheet are listed each state's bird, flower, tree, capital and date of statehood. Add this spectacular sheet of stamps (#3610a) to your collection.
$29.95


US PRIORITY MAIL STAMPS USED

Because of their high denominations and specialized purpose, U. S. Priority Mail stamps in used condition are prime items. To help you fill album page gaps, we offer four of them: the 1989 $2.40 (Scott #2419), the 1991 $2.90 (#2540), the 1993 $2.90 (#2543), and the 1995 $3.00 (#2544). Three of them have Space motifs, and one shows a bald eagle. We invite you to select any or all of these fine used Priority Mail jumbo multicolors.
#2419$2.00
#2540$2.00
#2543$2.00
#2544$2.00
All Four$6.00


MINERAL HERITAGE MINT SHEET

The USPS issued four se-tenant Mineral Heritage stamps (#1538-41) in 1974. The 10¢ square stamps were designed with a diamond orientation, which is appropriate considering the subject. Printed on the Giori press with finely engraved details, Leonard F. Buckley's colorful designs feature petrified wood, tourmaline, amethyst, and rhodochrosite. This month we are offering a full pane of 48 of these beautiful stamps.
$12.50


1962 80¢ AIRMAIL BOOKLET

The red 8¢ Airmail stamp from 1962 features a jet airliner over the U.S. Capitol and was issued in sheet, booklet and coil formats. We are offering the booklet variety for sale in full booklets of ten stamps (Scott #BKC11). Each booklet contains two panes of five stamps (#C64b) with a label advising "Add zip to your mail / Always use zip code". We offer this item in Post Office fresh condition.
$22.50


WILMA RUDOLPH PRINTING ODDITIES

We have discovered panes of the 2004 Wilma Rudolph Distinguished Americans stamps (#3422) with two very interesting printing imperfections. The first appears to be caused by ink streaks at the top of her head that look like a cowlick. Several stamps in the second row are affected by this "Bad Hair Day" variety. The second blemish is a white spot at the corner of Wilma's mouth, probably caused by dirt on the printing plate. This "White Fang" variety occurs only on the last stamp of the second row. These enticing oddities are being offered in full panes of twenty stamps only.
$25.00


1935/7 TRANSPACIFIC AIRS USED

The famed "China Clipper" in flight over the Pacific Ocean is the central motif on three U. S. airmail stamps of 1935 and 1937 (Scott #C20-2). The 20¢, 25¢, and 50¢ stamps -engraved on the flat plate press -were issued mainly for use on transpacific mail service, which was introduced in November of 1935. Designed by Alvin R. Meissner, they're singularly attractive stamps.
Set of 3 stamps$6.95


PANAMA-PACIFICS USED COMPLETE

Most collectors are familiar with the four engraved designs of the Panama-Pacific Exposition issues of 1913-15. They show Balboa on the 1¢ green, the Panama Canal in red on the 2¢ stamp, the "pre-Bridge" Golden Gate on the 5¢ blue and a scene depicting the discovery of San Francisco Bay on the 10¢ orange-yellow and orange stamps. Each of these designs exist perf. 12 (#397-400A) and perf. 10 (#401-4). If you would like to add some very nice used copies of these classics to your collection, then take advantage of this offer.
#397-400A (5 stamps)$40.00
#401-404 (4 stamps)$75.00
#397-404 (All 9 stamps)$110.00


1985 18¢ WASHINGTON COIL STRIP

An 18¢ perf. 10 vertically coil stamp with a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington plus the Washington Monument was issued in 1985. The pretty, photogravure printed multicolor is Scott #2149. We can send you a mint, never hinged strip of three with plate #3333.
$3.75


1911 10¢ US REGISTRY STAMP USED

In 1911, someone got the idea that there should be a distinctive stamp for registered mail, so a 10¢ stamp showing an eagle was issued (Scott #F1). Of course ordinary stamps still could be used to pay the registry fee. Within two years, the Postmaster General wisely decided that a special stamp was unnecessary, so one more bright idea bit the dust. In any event, we have used copies of this 1911 ultramarine engraved stamp.
$5.95


FARLEY CROSS GUTTER BLOCK TRIO

The Special Printings of 1935 resulted from collector protests over Postmaster General James A. Farley's practice of presenting imperforate and ungummed press sheets to government officials. This resulted in some very interesting collectible varieties, including cross gutter blocks. These blocks contain one stamp each from the corners of four souvenir sheets separated by crossing horizontal and vertical gutters. We offer fresh mint ungummed cross gutter blocks for three souvenir sheets; Byrd Expedition (#768), Trans-Mississippi (#769), and APS (#770).
#768$17.50
#769$12.50
#770$28.95
All Three$52.50


1950'S SPORTY CARS BOOKLET

Five very cool cars are featured in a double-sided convertible booklet of twenty stamps (#3935b) that the Postal Service calls "America on the Move". They include a 1953 Studebaker Starliner, 1954 Kaiser Darren, 1952 Nash Healey, 1955 Ford Thunderbird and 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. The Art Fitzpatrick illustrations for this 2005 issue are so good they might make you want to do something foolish with your stamp budget. Resist the urge to buy one of these toys. Buy the stamps instead!
$12.75


1983 $9.35 EXPRESS MAIL BOOKLET

The $9.35 Express Mail stamp, which was issued in a booklet pane of three, is a beauty -a jumbo multicolor featuring an eagle and moon. Do you have the stamp (Scott #1909a) in an unexploded booklet? If not, we can send one to you, unexploded and post office fresh. You'll be adding a real gem to your U. S. collection. While our present stock lasts...
$65.00


FIRST SPECIAL DELIVERIES USED

Here's a great chance to to add the first five U.S. Special Delivery stamps to your collection in one purchase. The five stamps were issued between 1885 and 1895 and all share the same basic running messenger design with four printed in blue and one in orange. The blue stamps can be readily identified by subtle design differences. We offer all five (#E1-E5) in fine to very fine used condition.
$175.00


1929 2¢ ELECTRIC LIGHT COIL PAIR

On the 75th anniversary in 1935 of Thomas Edison's invention of the incandescent light bulb, the U. S. issued a 2¢ small-size commemorative in three printing varieties. Why the unprecedented variety? We don't know. We have this month one of the trio: the rotary press coil (Scott #656), perf. 10 vertically, in a mint, never hinged pair. We're confident you'll be pleased with it.
$39.50


1973 8¢ POSTAL PEOPLE MINT SHEET

As a tribute to its employees, the U. S. Postal Service issued ten 8¢ stamps in 1973, printed se-tenant in sheets of fifty. Distinctive about this series (#1489-98) are the message and emblem (in water soluble green ink) on the back of each stamp. We're pleased to offer the set in a complete mint sheet of fifty. It's quite an interesting issue, one of those conversation piece items, in this instance on both sides.
$9.50


1928 HAWAII OVERPRINTS MINT PAIR

The U.S. noted the 150th anniversary in 1928 of Captain James Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands with two unusual-and apparently last-minute decision-commemoratives (Scott #647-8). To create them, the Post Office Department simply overprinted current 2¢ and 5¢ regulars with "HAWAII / 1778-1928." These oddities-philatelic conversation pieces-can come to you in fine to very fine mint, never hinged condition.
$27.50


1927 2¢ VERMONT MINT BLOCK

A Green Mountain Boy is depicted on the 1927 2¢ carmine rose stamp (Scott #643) that marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington and of Vermont statehood. The commemorative, which packs plenty of fine engraving into its petite size, is one of our favorites among the decade's issues. For your U. S. collection, we offer this gem in a mint, never hinged block of four.
$8.50


WWII 50th ANNIVERSARY SHEETS SET

The USPS commemorated the 50th anniversaries of significant World War II events in a series of five sheetlets (Scott #2559, 2697, 2765, 2838, 2981) issued one per year between 1991 and 1995. Historically accurate, these stamps recall the sacrifices made in battles won and lost as well as events of importance on the home front. Each sheetlet contains a world map showing the extent and location of the conflagration surrounded by ten stamps in two rows of five. If this set is missing from your collection, add it now.
$55.00


50¢ LUCY STONE PLATE BLOCK

Born August 13, 1818, in West Brookfield, Mass., Lucy Stone was a woman ahead of her times. She was the first woman to lecture on women's rights and probably the first married woman to keep her maiden name. She toured New England and Canada lecturing against slavery in 1848, and later converted Susan B. Anthony and Julia Ward Howe to the cause of Woman's Suffrage. A 50¢ Prominent Americans stamp (#1293) honoring this remarkable lady was issued on her 150th birthday.
very fine mint, never hinged plate block$4.25


1901 1¢ PAN-AMERICAN MINT

The steamship "City of Alpena" has center stage on the U.S. 1¢ Pan-American Exposition commemorative of 1901, a finely engraved green and black bicolor whose theme is "Fast Lake Navigation." A classic stamp, this early commem (Scott #294) also is on the list of the most attractive U.S. stamps of all time. If there's a gap where this beauty should be in your White Ace U.S. Commemoratives album, you can fill it in with one of our fine mint never hinged singles.
$39.50


INDIAN HEADDRESSES UNFOLDED PANE

For your booklet pane collection, we have a complete unfolded pane of the 1990 Indian Headdresses issue, #2505a. This is a pane of ten, but it never was placed in a booklet and folded to fit. Rather, it's one of those left unfolded for use on first day covers and was not a regularly distributed item. This is an especially attractive pane, with its fine blending of colors and superbly engraved detail in the feathers. Mint and never hinged
$16.95


1976 U. S. STATE FLAGS MINT SHEET

As part of the postal celebration of the American Bicentennial, the USPS issued fifty stamps featuring the flags of all the states. Printed se-tenant in one pane, the group of multicolors really dazzles and is a singular tribute by any standard. And it's also interesting, when one looks at the group, to note the variety that characterizes the flags' subjects and motifs. We're pleased to offer this month a mint, never hinged copy of this sheet, which is Scott #1682a. Of course, we'll mail it flat.
$11.50


1997 FLAG OVER PORCH BOOKLET

A few years ago, the workhorse regular issue was the 32¢ Flag Over Porch. This ubiquitous stamp was produced in so many varieties, that you could make a specialized collection out of them. This month, we're offering a complete booklet of thirty stamps of one of those varieties, #2921b, a self-adhesive stamp die-cut 9.8 with a small red "1997" printed in the lower left corner. Issued January 24, 1997, BK228A is a booklet of 30 comprised of three panes of 10.
BK228A$18.50


1982 BIRDS & FLOWERS USED

Designed by the father and son team of Arthur and Alan Singer, the 1982 Birds and Flowers sheet of fifty 20¢ se-tenant multicolors (Scott #1953-2002) is a marvelous example of stamp art at its best. If you collect used U. S., we have a great offer for you: a complete used set of fifty singles and/or a full used pane of fifty. Whichever of our alternatives you choose, you'll be making a significant addition to your collection.
Singles Used$12.50
Full Used Pane$13.50
Singles and Pane$25.00


1935 & 1937 CHINA CLIPPER AIRS

Transpacific airmail service was started on November 22, 1935, and to mark the occasion, the U. S. Post Office Department issued a 25¢ blue stamp featuring the "China Clipper", the plane that flew the new route. Fourteen months later, because of postal rate changes, two more airmail stamps with the same "China Clipper" motif were issued: a 20¢ green and 50¢ carmine. We have fine to very fine mint never hinged copies of the trio (Scott #C20-2).
$18.95


6¢ PRESIDENT GARFIELD 1932 COIL

The 6¢ value of the U. S. 1920s regular series features James A. Garfield, whose Presidency ended after just months when he was struck down by an assassin. We have a 1932 version of this orange stamp - a perf. 10 vertically coil that's Scott #723. If you need this coil, we can send you a mint, never hinged example with fine to very fine centering.
Single$11.50
Pair $24.50


WRIGHT BROTHERS PLATE BLOCKS

The historic first flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903 has been commemorated regularly on U.S. stamps. In 1928, the 25th anniversary of the famous feat was commemorated on the 2¢ International Civil Aeronautics Conference issue (#649). One year after the 1948 death of Orville Wright, a 6¢ airmail (#C45) picturing the Brothers and their Wright Flyer was issued. Two setenant airmail stamps (#C91-2) featuring portraits of Orville and Wilbur and their plane marked the 75th anniversary of the first powered flight. We are offering mint, never hinged plate blocks of all three of these historic issues this month. Can you find a place for them in your collection?
#649 Plate Block of 6$17.50
#C45 Plate Block of 4$2.25
#C91-92 Plate Block of 4$3.50
All three Plate Blocks$20.00


1909 IMPERF COMMEM TRIO USED

Three commemorative issues of 1909 were issued in both perforated and imperforate varieties. The three noted the Centenary of Lincoln's Birth, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and the simultaneous Tercentenary of the discovery of the Hudson River and Centenary of Robert Fulton's first steamship. We have a small quantity of the three hard to find imperforates (Scott #368, 371 and 373) in used condition for sale.
$65.00


1ST CLASS FLOWERS VENDING BOOKLET

It's getting increasingly difficult to find some of the recently issued vending booklets. The non-denominated "4 Flowers" vending booklet (#BK281) issued December 15, 2000 is a prime example. This lovely booklet contains twenty self-adhesive definitives inscribed "first class USA". Unfortunately, it was not available for sale through the USPS philatelic catalog, and because a 34¢ denominated version of the booklet became available less than two months after this one's release, it is not commonly seen.
$18.95


1934 BYRD SOUVENIR SHEET

Admiral Richard Byrd's second Antarctic Expedition was the subject of a souvenir sheet of six stamps (#735) issued February 10, 1934 on the occasion of the National Stamp Exhibition in New York. The stamps share the design with a previous issue from October, 1933, but unlike that earlier release which was sold in panes of fifty, this item was sold in ungummed sheets of six with special marginal markings. Featured in the design is a globe with dotted lines indicating the routes and dates of Byrd's epic journeys up to that point.
very fine mint copy$14.50


13¢ LIBERTY BELL IMPERF PAIR

The 13¢ Liberty Bell coil stamp from the Americana Issue was supposed to be perforated vertically, but a few coils slipped through quality control having missed that step in production. We have some of the resulting imperforate error stamps (#1618b) for sale in very fine, mint, never hinged pairs. This would be an interesting addition to an Americana specialized collection.
$19.75


FRANKLIN/WASHINGTON PACIFIC 97 SS SET

On sale for less than two weeks, these souvenir sheets were issued for the world philatelic exhibition in San Francisco and also mark the 150th anniversary of the first U. S. stamps. One sheet (#3139) has a dozen 50¢ Benjamin Franklin stamps; the other (#3140) has twelve 60¢ George Washington adhesives-both designs adapted from those of the 1847 5¢ and 10¢ stamps. As we recall, the USPS destroyed more sheets than it sold, so those that remain may have investment potential.
mint set, never hinged$24.50


1913 20¢ AIRPLANE PARCEL POST

The world's first postage stamp to depict an airplane? Here it is: The 1913 20¢ parcel post stamp (Scott #Q8). This carmine rose, commemorative size adhesive was one of a series intended for use only on parcels; but it and its fellows lasted only for about a year, and the idea of distinctive parcel post stamps was dropped. "Back-of-the-book" stamps are generally neglected; however, because this overlooked one has an unprecedented design, it deserves recognition.
used single$17.50


BOSTON TEA PARTY 1973 MINT SHEET

As part of the U. S. Postal Service commemoration of the bicentennial of American independence, a se-tenant block of four 8¢ stamps was issued in 1973 to recall the Boston Tea Party. The act of defiant protest by the Colonists against their English masters is dramatically portrayed on these four multicolors (Scott #1480-3). We have complete mint sheets of fifty of this American Revolution topical issue, and would be pleased to send one to you -mailed flat, of course.
$9.50


EXPO '89 SOUVENIR SHEETS

World Stamp Expo '89 in Washington, D.C., was a memorable event, and the occasion for a number of new issues. Among them, surely the most outstanding were three souvenir sheets. One has four imperforate 90¢ Lincolns (Scott #2433); another has a quartet of Classic Mail imperfs (#2438); and a third features four 45¢ Future Mail air imperfs (#C126). Because of their limited printing and distribution, all three sheets are much sought after. We have mint, never hinged copies.
Lincoln Sheet$12.50
Classic Mail Sheet$3.50
Future Mail Sheet$4.00


1893 10¢ COLUMBIAN USED

If, like most collectors, you don't already have a complete mint set of the 1893 Columbians, you might want to consider this offer. Check the space in your album where the 10¢ value (#237) belongs. If it's empty, why not fill it with one of the fine used copies we're offering? You'll be one step closer to completing the set at a price that's easy on your budget.
$6.65


1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS PLATE BLOCKS

The U. S. hosted the 1984 Summer Olympics at Los Angeles, and the Postal Service went all out for the occasion, issuing sixteen stamps. Four are 13¢ commems (#2048-51), and the other twelve are airmails (#C101-4, #C105-8, and #C109-12). The multicolors, which Robert Peak designed, show athletes engaged in different competitive Olympic sports. We offer the set in four se-tenant plate blocks of four, which are mint and never hinged.
$18.50


1923 US AIRMAIL TRIO USED

The second set of US airmail stamps was issued in 1923 to pay the postage on mail flown on a new night flying service between New York and California. This trio consisted of an 8¢ green with an airplane radiator and propeller (Scott #C4), a 16¢ blue with the Air Service emblem (#C5), and a 24¢ carmine DeHavilland biplane (#C6). We have Fine to Very Fine used copies of these early airmails, which you can choose to buy individually or for a special price, as a set.
C4$12.00
C5$26.00
C6$27.00
set of 3$60.00


1995 CHRISTMAS BOOKLET PANES

The four setenant secular Christmas stamps of 1995 were issued in several formats including the booklet panes of ten stamps that we offer here. The Victorian style designs in this set include Santa in a Chimney (#3004), a child holding a toy (#3005), another child holding a tree (#3006) and Santa making a sled (#3007). The first of the two varieties of this booklet pane (#3007b) has three stamps each of #3004 and #3005 and two each of #3006 and #3007. The second pane (#3007c) has two of #3004 and #3005 and three of #3006 and #3007. We offer these premium unfolded booklet panes in mint never hinged condition either individually or as a set of two.
One pane$8.95
Set of two$17.00


MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., MINT SHEET

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the great American Civil Rights leader, is the honoree of the 1979 15¢ Black Heritage stamp (Scott #1771). We offer this multicolored commemorative in a full sheet of fifty-mint and never hinged, of course. If you collect commem sheets, as so many do, don't pass by this one. Or perhaps you're a Black Heritage topicalist. In any event, here's a desirable item, which we will mail flat.
$22.50


1940 FAMOUS AMERICANS MINT SET

Washington Irving, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, Booker T. Washington, Victor Herbert, Alexander Graham Bell, John James Audubon, and a host of other greats are the subjects of thirty-five Famous Americans stamps issued in 1940. Do you have this philatelic picture gallery of poets, educators, scientists, composers, artists, authors, and inventors? If not, consider our offer of the complete set (#859-93) in mint, never hinged condition.
$24.95


ALASKA & HAWAII PLATE BLOCKS

We've brought together for this omnibus offer four plate number blocks of commemorative issues honoring Alaska and Hawaii. Included are the 1959 7¢ Alaska Statehood airmail (Scott #C53); the 1959 7¢ Hawaii Statehood air (#C55); the 1984 20¢ Alaska Statehood twenty-fifth anniversary (#2066); and the 1984 20¢ Hawaii Statehood twenty-fifth anniversary (#2080). This handsome quartet of plate blocks is mint and never hinged, of course.
$5.50


WORLD WAR II U. S. AIRMAILS SET

A twin-motored transport plane is depicted on six U. S. airmail regulars issued during 1941 in the months prior to our entry into World War II; a seventh value was added to the series in 1944. These commemorative-size definitives were the only U. S. airs issued during the war and run the gamut of denominations to meet all domestic and foreign rates: 6¢, 8¢, 10¢, 15¢, 20¢, 30¢, and 50¢. Finely engraved, each is in a distinctive color, adding variety despite the common design. The seven (#C25-31) are offered in mint, never hinged condition.
$16.50


HUGUENOT-WALLOON MINT TRIO

To commemorate the tercentenary of the arrival in the New World in 1624 of the Huguenots and Walloons from Holland and Belgium, the U.S. Post Office issued a set of three stamps in 1924. These classics (Scott #614-6) show the ship "Nieu Nederland" on the green 1¢ value, Walloon Settlers on the red two-center and a stunning Florida sunset behind the Jan Ribault Monument on the blue 5¢ high value of the set. Each of the three Clair Aubrey Huston designed stamps shares a common and quite elegant frame. Upgrade your collection in a big way with this fine to very fine mint, never hinged set.
$45.00


1990 CLASSIC FILMS PLATE BLOCK

Great movie stars-Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Gary Cooper, and John Wayne-in classic film roles are depicted on four 1990 se-tenant 25¢ multicolors (Scott #2445-8). The stamps, which were photogravure printed by the American Bank Note Company, are real beauties, and they truly shine in a plate number block. So that's what we offer, in mint, never hinged condition. By the way, the classic films are "The Wizard of Oz," "Gone With the Wind," "Beau Geste," and "Stagecoach."
$6.25


U. S. 1932 OLYMPICS STAMPS MINT

The U. S. in 1932 hosted the winter and summer Olympic Games, and the Post Office Department issued stamps for both events: a 2¢ carmine rose showing a skier (Scott #716) for the Lake Placid, New York, competitions, and 3¢ and 5¢ stamps (#718-9) showing, respectively, a runner at the starting mark, and Myron's "Discobolus." We offer mint, never hinged copies of the three small-size commems.
$4.85


1990 $2.00 BOBCAT PLATE BLOCK

With this offer we bring you the high value from the Flora and Fauna series of United States definitives. The $2.00 Bobcat stamp (#2482) was designed by noted wildlife artist Chuck Ripper, and was issued in June of 1990. During it's more than ten years of service it was used chiefly for parcels. If your collection is missing the plate block of this finely engraved miniature masterpiece, take advantage of this offer.
$13.50


1933 CENTURY OF PROGRESS SHEETS

On August 25, 1933, the U. S. Post Office Department issued two imperforate souvenir sheets, each with twenty-five copies of the 1¢ and 3¢ Century of Progress stamps released a few months earlier. The occasion for the imperfs was the American Philatelic Society convention in Chicago. We have fresh mint copies of these flat plate printed sheets (Scott #730-1), which were issued ungummed.
2 Souvenir Sheets$50.00


IRELAND/U. S. McCORMACK PLATE SET

On June 6, 1984, the U. S. and Ireland issued almost identical stamps honoring operatic tenor John McCormack (1884-1945), who was a native of Ireland but gained much of his professional success in America. We have mint, never hinged plate number blocks of both countries' stamps (Scott #2090 for the American and #594 for the Irish). The pair of plate blocks make for a colorful display, singly or together.
$3.50


1978 15c HOLMES $3.60 BOOKLET

Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes is featured on a 15c regular that first was issued in 1968. A decade later, the maroon stamp was released in booklet pane form: three panes of eight in a 1978 $3.60 booklet that's Scott #BK117A. Its red and blue cover shows Holmes and the Supreme Court Building. We have some philatelic agency quality booklets in stock, complete and unexploded.
$8.50


PAN-AM INVERTS SOUVENIR SHEET

Right near the top of the list of legendary stamp errors are the Pan-American inverts of 1901. Each of the three stamps has an inverted central vignette; a steamship on the 1¢ (#294a), a locomotive on the 2¢ (#295a) and an electric automobile on the 4¢ (#296a). Since the trio catalogs for $75,000, they are not found in most collections. But in an unusual tribute to a Post Office Department error, the set was featured in a 2001 souvenir sheet (#3505) with exquisitely engraved reproductions of the three. Also included are four 80¢ diamond shaped stamps which feature a buffalo design used on a Pan-American Exposition "cinderella" stamp.
Souvenir Sheet$7.50


1975 PIONEER-JUPITER MINT SHEET

On December 10, 1973, the unmanned spacecraft Pioneer 10 passed within 81,000 miles of the planet Jupiter - one of the early landmarks in American space exploration. To mark that achievement, the USPS issued a 10¢ multicolor (#1556) showing Pioneer 10 and the huge planet. May we send you a complete mint sheet of fifty? It's a great Space topical collectible. And we'll mail it flat, of course.
$12.35


1901 PAN-AMERICAN SET USED

A set of six stamps was issued on May 1, 1901; the opening day of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. This classic set (#294-9) celebrated transportation technology of the time with vignettes featuring a steamship, a train, an electric automobile, the bridge at Niagara Falls, Canal locks and an ocean liner. The black engraved subjects of the stamps are framed ornately with different colors for each of the six. We are pleased to offer you this attractive complete set in used condition.
$95.00


1893 4¢ COLUMBUS SHIPS STAMP USED

The three ships that comprised the fleet of Christopher Columbus on his 1493 journey to the New World- the "Pinta," the "Nina," and the "Santa Maria"-are depicted on the 4¢ denomination of the 1893 Columbian series, the first U. S. commemoratives. We have used copies of this ultramarine engraved stamp (Scott #233), which was printed by the American Bank Note Company.
$6.60


CENTURY OF PROGRESS 1935 IMPERFS

From the 1935 Farley reprints of U. S. stamps, we offer the ungummed 1¢ and 3¢ Century of Progress imperforates (#766a and 767a) in horizontal pairs with vertical gutters as listed in Scott. The original stamps were issued in 1933 and show a restoration of Fort Dearborn (1¢) and Chicago's Federal Building (3¢).
Mint Pair$14.75


US VETERANS PLATE BLOCKS QUARTET

We're bringing together for this offer a quartet of U. S. stamps honoring veterans, each in a mint, never hinged plate number block. Included are the 1984 20¢ Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Scott #2109), the 1985 22¢ Korean War Veterans (#2152), the 1985 22¢ World War I Veterans (#2154), and the 1991 29¢ Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (#2551).
$12.50


1977 BUTTERFLIES SE-TENANT SHEET

Butterflies from different regions of the U. S. are depicted on four se-tenant multicolors (Scott #1712-5) the USPS issued June 6, 1977. Featured are the Swallowtail, Checkerspot, Dogface, and Orange-Tip - all beauties. Stanley Galli designed the stamps, which were printed by the photogravure process on the Andreotti press. We offer a complete mint, never hinged pane of fifty, mailed flat, of course.
Mint Pane of 50$10.95


1943-4 OVERRUN NATIONS FLAGS SET

The flags of thirteen countries overrun by Axis powers during World War II are reproduced in color on a 1943-4 series of 5¢ U. S. stamps printed by the American Bank Note Company. Scott #909-21, they show the flags of Albania, Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Yugoslavia. We have sets of mint never hinged singles and blocks of four. Whichever option you select, you'll be adding some dazzling items to a U. S. album.
Singles$2.85
Blocks$10.95


1994 29¢ MOON LANDING FULL PANE

A 29¢ stamp designed by the father and son team of Chris and Paul Calle was issued in 1994 to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first manned moon landing. The multicolored beauty comes in a miniature sheet of twelve with jumbo selvage depicting Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's historic lunar landing. We offer a mint, never hinged copy of this stunning space topical sheet (Scott #2841).
Full Pane$11.95


1980 15¢ WINDMILLS $3.00 BOOKLET

Eighteenth and nineteenth century windmills from around the country-Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia-are depicted on five unusually small 15¢ stamps that were issued in a booklet back in 1980, engraved beauties printed in sepia on yellow paper. Included in the booklet are two panes of ten stamps each. We offer this booklet, a topical gem (Scott #BK135), complete and unexploded.
$9.00


U. S. 1913 PARCEL POST STAMPS

Over 100 years ago the U. S. issued a series of stamps for the franking of parcels. Within a few months, wise officials decided that such special stamps actually were unnecessary, so the foolish project was discontinued, and the stamps quickly became obsolete. We have five of them for you: 1¢, 2¢, 3¢, 4¢, and 5¢. These commemorative size, carmine colored adhesives have different motifs: a postal clerk, a city carrier, a railway postal clerk, a rural carrier, and a mail train. This quintet of "back-of-the-book" oddities (Scott #Q1-5) is offered in used condition.
$12.75


10¢ PAN-AMERICAN USED

Fast Ocean Navigation is the theme of the 10¢ value from the popular Pan-American set of six commemoratives. The stamps were issued in conjunction with the Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo, NY from May 1 to November 1, 1901 and were on sale only for the six month duration of the event. The stamp we offer here, in fine to very fine used condition, features the steamship "St. Paul" in a black engraved central motif surrounded by an ornate yellow brown frame. If this attractive stamp, Scott #299, is missing from your collection, take advantage of this opportunity.
$21.50


1987 AMERICAN WILDLIFE MINT SHEET

Fifty different examples of North American wildlife, as portrayed by famed artist Chuck Ripper, are the subjects of a se-tenant sheet of 22¢ multicolors (Scott #2286-2335) that the U. S. Postal Service issued in 1987. Running the gamut from butterflies and moths, bobwhites and bald eagles, lobsters and ladybugs, to beavers and bison, these are stunning stamps particularly in their original form as a sheet of fifty. And that's what we offer this month: a mint, never hinged sheet of this American wildlife series. May we send it to you?
Mint Sheet$55.00


23¢ PRESORT COIL IMPERF ERROR

The 23¢ Presorted First Class coil stamp showing a waving American flag reflected in the letters "USA" was issued in several varieties. The one we offer here is a Bureau of Engraving and Printing version issued in October of 1992. But there's a twist. Because of a production error, these stamps are missing their perforations. If you would like to add a pair of this imperforate error (#2607c) to your collection, now's the time.
$70.00


1985 'D' COIL PLATE NUMBER STRIP

One of the February, 1985, "D" rate change stamps was a perf. 10 vert. coil. We offer the green stamp (Scott #2112) in a plate number strip of three (plate #2). It's mint, never hinged, and in fine to very fine condition.
$5.45


1982 BIRDS & FLOWERS MINT SHEET

Consider this gem! The U. S. Postal Service in 1982 issued a sheet of fifty 20¢ multicolors depicting birds and flowers of the states (Scott #1953-2002). Designed by Arthur and Alan Singer, it's probably the last such sheet the USPS ever will release. We have sheets in stock - in very fine mint, never hinged condition -and would be pleased to send one to you (mailed flat).
$25.00


1973 MINT MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP

The Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1973 features a pair of Steller's Eiders, a small diving duck on the federal threatened species list. This little-known waterfowl is exquisitely illustrated against the desolate beauty of its Alaskan habitat, and as with all of the migratory bird stamps, the art and engraving of this $5 multicolor (Scott #RW40) is superb. We are offering mint, never hinged copies of this revenue stamp.
$20.00


'94 WORLD CUP U. S. SOUVENIR SHEET

For the first time, the U. S. in 1994 hosted the World Cup soccer tournament, and to mark the occasion the U. S. Postal Service issued a souvenir sheet (#2837) with three stamps showing players in action. The margin has a U. S. map highlighting sites of the matches and featuring the official logo. For your sports topical collection, we offer a mint copy of this sheet and an unaddressed Artcraft engraved (in black) first day cover of it. You're welcome to choose either or both.
Souvenir Sheet$3.50
First Day Cover$3.50
FDC and Souvenir Sheet$6.50


1989 STEAMBOATS UNFOLDED PANE

More and more collectors are seeking unfolded booklet panes for album display, an interest perhaps spurred by the many commemoratives that have been issued in booklet form. One such item, and a tough one, is the 1989 25¢ Steamboats pane of five (#2409a). For your White Ace album, we offer a mint, never hinged unfolded example of this multicolored beauty, complete with selvage.
$8.50


1935 3¢ MT. RAINIER FARLEY BLOCK

From the 1935 "Farley" special printings group of previously issued U. S. stamps, we're pleased to present Scott #770, the imperforate 3¢ Mt. Rainier National Park, in a mint block of four with crossed gutters. This variety, which was issued ungummed, comes from panes of reprints of the 1934 APS souvenir sheet. May we send this imperforate U. S. conversation piece to you?
$28.95


1979 15¢ VIETNAM VETS PLATE STRIP

A 15¢ stamp paying tribute to Vietnam war veterans was issued in 1979 (#1802), and we offer this multicolor (featuring the Vietnam Service Medal ribbon) in a strip of twenty. This is an unusual multipurpose strip, for it includes a plate number block of ten, a Zip block of four, and a Copyright block. That's right; you get all of them at once -and the strip is mint, never hinged.
$7.50


1994 SILENT SCREEN STARS SE-TENANTS

Stars of Hollywood's silent film era are the subjects of ten 1994 29¢ stamps (Scott #2819-28) that famed caricaturist Al Hirschfeld designed: Rudolph Valentino, Clara Bow, Charlie Chaplin, Lon Chaney, John Gilbert, Zasu Pitts, Harold Lloyd, the Keystone Cops, Theda Bara, and Buster Keaton. We have two special offers for you: Either a half pane of twenty se-tenant stamps or a full sheet of forty. Both are mint, never hinged, and we'll mail either one or both flat. The choice is yours.
Mint Sheet$36.00
Half Pane$19.50


37¢ FLAG VENDING BOOKLETS

After it first appeared in June of 2002, new varieties of the ubiquitous 37¢ American Flag design continued to proliferate well into 2003. We offer two vending booklet varieties here that you may have missed in the confusion. The first (#BK291B) was officially issued on June 7, 2002, but was not readily available until several weeks later. It was printed by Sennet Security Printers with "2002" in the lower left corner. On October 23, 2003, a second vending booklet (#BK291A) printed by Avery Dennison, was issued without a First Day ceremony or cancel. A small "2003" can be found in the lower left corner of that stamp. We offer both varieties in full booklets of twenty.
2002 Booklet$13.50
2003 Booklet$13.50
Both$23.50


1990 MADONNA XMAS UNFOLDED PANE

For your booklet pane collection, we offer a complete unfolded pane (with plate number) of the 1990 25¢ Antonello "Madonna and Child" Christmas stamp, a multicolored beauty printed by a combination of lithography and engraving. The pane (Scott #2514b) is mint, never hinged, of course.
$10.50


FIRST US SELF-ADHESIVE PLATE

It's hard to believe now with the proliferation of self-adhesive stamps, that until the late 1990's virtually all U.S. stamps were the old-fashioned "lick-n-stick" types. That's why it's even more amazing that our first self-adhesive stamp appeared way back in 1974. That stamp was the Peace on Earth Dove Christmas stamp (#1552). Issued on rouletted backing paper and inscribed "Precanceled", these stamps have a die-cut cross through the dove to prevent their soaking and reuse. We offer this innovative issue in a mint plate number block of 20 which includes six numbers and five slogans.
$5.95


1913 BALBOA PANAMA-PACIFIC MINT

The 1¢ value of the 1913 Panama-Pacific Exposition set (Scott #397) depicts Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa, the first European to cross the Isthmus of Panama from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. This finely engraved green commemorative is a classic, and we highly commend one of our fine mint, never hinged singles. If you need this beauty, choose between a regularly perforated copy or a less expensive one with a straight edge.
Fully Perforated$32.00
Straight Edge$24.00


1980 LETTER WRITING MINT SHEET

While many foreign postal administrations issue stamps annually for Letter Writing Week, the U. S. Postal Service has done so only once. In addition to the uniqueness of its subject matter, that issue (#1805-10) also features an unprecedented sheet layout with six different stamp designs in alternating rows of two different sizes. The colorful stamp designs cleverly illustrate the themes "Letters Preserve Memories", "Letters Lift Spirits", "Letters Shape Opinions" and, oh yeah, "P.S. Write Soon".
Mint Sheet of Sixty$19.95


1931 15¢ STATUE OF LIBERTY MINT

The 15¢ gray Statue of Liberty stamp was originally issued as part of the 1920s U.S. regular series. In 1931, the same design was used for a rotary press variety which was perfed 11 x 10 1/2. This month we are pleased to offer mint, never hinged examples of the 1931 variety (Scott #696) in Fine to Very Fine condition. What's more, you can choose between singles and blocks of four.
Single$9.50
Block of 4$35.00


US $1 & $5 LIBERTY STAMPS USED

American patriot Patrick Henry is shown on the $1.00 1955 Liberty Series regular, and Alexander Hamilton, another founding father, is the subject of the $5.00 high value issued in 1956. We've gathered a small stock of these purple (Henry) and black (Hamilton) stamps in fine used condition, and offer them as a mini-set. They're Scott #1052 and 1053, and are ready for display on your album page.
$6.00


BASKETBALL COMMEMORATIVE PLATE BLOCKS

Two U. S. Basketball stamps with similar designs were issued thirty years apart, Scott #1189 and #2560. The first, a 1961 4¢ value, pays tribute to James A. Naismith, who invented the sport in 1891. The second, a 29¢ 1991 commemorative, marks basketball's centennial anniversary. We have the two issues in mint, never hinged plate blocks of four.
$4.90


MINT 75¢ PARCEL POST STAMP

A harvesting scene is the featured motif on this 75¢ carmine rose adhesive (#Q11), one of the Parcel Post stamps the U.S. Post Office Department issued in 1913. A short-lived group, they were discontinued in less than a year when officials realized that this special type of stamp was unnecessary. We offer this back of the book item in fine to very fine mint condition; both hinged and never hinged - your choice.
Hinged$95.00
Never Hinged$195.00


1930/1934 WINGED GLOBE AIR SET

Between 1930 and 1934, the U. S. issued four airmail stamps with the Winged Globe motif: two different 5¢ violets in 1930 (Scott #C12) and 1931 (#C16); an 8¢ olive bister the next year(#C17); and a 6¢ dull orange in 1934 (#C19). We have mint, never hinged copies of these popular airs, and offer them as a quartet or individually.
#C12$15.75
#C16$7.85
#C17$3.50
C19$3.50
The set of 4$27.95


1978 'A' STAMP OVERCUT PLATES

The first of the U. S. nondenominated rate change regulars was the "A" stamp of 1978 (#1735), an orange photogravure product with an eagle and the letter "A." It had a nominal value of 15¢. We have a matched set of four position plate number blocks -mint, never hinged- with a big difference. They were cut from their sheets so that portions of five additional stamps are present on two sides. Unusual? To be sure. You'll add a bit of pizzazz to your plate block album with this modestly priced quartet.
$4.25


SPECIAL OLYMPICS PLATE STRIP OF 20

Special Olympics, a movement which grew out of a summer camp for mentally retarded children started by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1963, was the subject of a 1979 U.S. commemorative (#1788). Like many of the other photogravure stamps of that era, it was printed on the Andreotti press with multiple plate numbers, one for each of the five colors in the stamp. This practice resulted in a plate block of ten stamps. We are offering twice that by including the Zip and Copyright blocks in one large plate strip of twenty. This is a very fine mint, never hinged strip complete with all marginal markings.
$7.50


1904 2¢ LOUISIANA PURCHASE MINT

President Thomas Jefferson's portrait is the centerpiece of the 2¢ carmine Louisiana Purchase Exposition commemorative of 1904 (Scott #324), which was issued to celebrate the centennial of the massive land purchase from France and also to publicize an exposition in St. Louis. If this engraved perf. 12 stamp is missing from your White Ace U. S. Commemoratives album, consider our offer of a fine to very fine mint never hinged copy. You'll be pleased with it.
$45.00


1988 PHEASANT BLUE SKY BOOKLET

Printed by American Banknote Company, the 25¢ Pheasant of 1988 was the first booklet stamp produced outside of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Many collectors don't realize that there were two printings of the Chuck Ripper designed stamps with distinct differences in the color of the sky. In the first printing the sky is an intense blue, but the later printing (which can be identified by plate numbers A3111 and A3222) has a noticeably lighter blue sky. Due to the much shorter press run of the second printing, this blue sky variety is not very common. We offer the complete booklet with two panes (#BK159).
Pheasant "Blue Sky" booklet$120.00


2006 SNOWFLAKES BOOKLETS

The 2006 USPS Holiday stamps featured a snowflakes motif with four stamp designs based on photographs taken through a microscope. (Yes, every one of them is unique.) This month we offer two of the stamp varieties that disappeared from sale at Post Offices faster than a snowflake on the Fouth of July! They are the Vending Booklet of 20 stamps (#BK303) and the ATM pane of 18 (#4116b). Their condition? Fresh as new-fallen snow, of course!
Vending Booklet$19.50
ATM Booklet$19.50
Both$37.50


1938 HIGH VALUE PREXIES USED

Some U. S. specialists believe the high value stamps of the 1938 Presidential Series of regulars are the best looking of all twentieth century American issues. We don't go that far, though we think they're singularly attractive. Naturally, we're talking about the $1.00 Woodrow Wilson, $2.00 Warren Harding, and $5.00 Calvin Coolidge bicolors (Scott #832-4), which we offer this month in fresh used condition.
$6.00


1971 60¢ SPECIAL DELIVERY PLATE

Special Delivery mail service is part of America's postal history heritage. The last stamp for this obsolete service was issued May 10, 1971, a 60¢ violet blue and carmine bicolor with an unusual Arrows motif by Norman Yves. If this back-of-the-book item is missing from your collection, we can send you a mint, never hinged plate number block of the perf. 11 stamp (Scott #E23).
$4.85


29¢ FLAG/OLYMPICS UNFOLDED PANE

Here's a booklet pane of ten 29¢ American Flag with Olympic rings regulars (Scott #2528a) that's unfolded and with its selvage tab intact. What's more, the pane is mint, never hinged. You don't often see such unfolded panes, which is a pity, so we're pleased to have this topical one on hand.
$9.50


1926 2¢ LIBERTY BELL COMMEM MINT

The Liberty Bell is featured on a 2¢ 1926 U. S. commemorative that marks the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and also honors the Sesquicentennial Exposition held in Philadelphia that year. Designed by Clair A. Huston, the carmine rose adhesive (Scott #627) is a finely engraved popular favorite.
$3.50


WRIGHTS MATCHED PLATES SET

Orville and Wilbur, those famous flying Wright Brothers, were honored on two setenant airmail stamps (#C91-2) issued in 1978. The stamps commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first powered flight and each features a portrait of the brothers and their flying machine. We are offering a set of four plate blocks of this important issue with one plate from each sheet position (upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right) all with matching plate numbers.
Set of 4 Matching Plate Blocks$11.95


USED EXPRESS & PRIORITY MAILS

Nice used copies of high value stamps are always difficult to find. That's why we think you'll be interested in this offer of recent Express Mail and Priority Mail stamps in very fine used condition. We have two stamps of special interest to Space Topicalists - the $3.20 Space Shuttle Landing (#3261) and the $11.75 Shuttle Piggyback (#3262). Also in this offer are the latest Express and Priority stamps which feature views of the Capitol Dome on a $3.50 stamp (#3472), and the Washington Monument on a $12.25 stamp (#3473).
3261$2.00
3262$9.50
3472$2.00
3473$9.50
All four$20.00


1911 USED 8¢ WASHINGTON

Scott #380 is one of the many Washington Franklin stamps issued between 1908 and 1921. It is an 8¢ olive green perf 12 variety featuring a George Washington bust in profile. This 1911 issue was among the first printed by the Bureau of Engraving on paper watermarked with single-lined letters.
$11.50


1¢ & 2¢ 1893 COLUMBIANS MINT NH

From the very first U. S. commemorative series, the 1893 Columbians, we have the 1¢ and 2¢ denominations (#230-1). The former is a deep blue stamp whose pictorial motif shows Christopher Columbus sighting land; the latter -brown violet- depicts his arrival in the New World. We have mint, never hinged singles of these American classics and offer them individually or as a unit.
230$45.00
231$50.00
Both Stamps$85.00


1960 FEDERAL BOATING STAMPS MINT

Federal Boating Stamps? That's right. Two were issued in 1960 for use on license applications to the U. S. Coast Guard for motorboats of more than ten horsepower. Both stamps, which are Scott #RVB1-2, share a design depicting outboard and inboard motorboats. Printed by offset, a $1.00 denomination is in red with a black number, and a $3.00 value is blue with a red number. According to knowledgeable professionals, the $1.00 stamp is much rarer than the $3 and is underpriced in catalogs. We offer both: mint, never hinged, with stubs.
RVB1$47.50
RVB2$39.50
Both Sheets$80.00


LEGENDS OF WEST UNCUT PRESS SHEET
Remember the hullabaloo in 1994 when the Legends of the West sheet was issued? We're not thinking of the Bill Pickett situation, which caused a first printing recall. We're talking about the USPS decision to sell uncut full press sheets of six panes with 120 29¢ stamps. If you check the Scott catalog (#2869), you'll see listings for gutter blocks and pairs that can be gleaned from one of these jumbo press sheets -a mini-collection, in fact, just like the 1930s "Farleys." We offer a complete uncut sheet of six panes (mint, never hinged, unfolded) for you to keep intact or to create gutter block and pair combinations.
$85.00


1971 MIGRATORY BIRD STAMP

The 1971 Migratory Bird Hunting stamp (#RW38) features three Cinnamon Teal in various poses as they prepare to land. This multicolored engraved revenue was the last of the $3.00 duck stamps. The U.S. Department of the Interior uses proceeds from the sale of Migratory Bird Hunting stamps for the protection of wetland habitats. They appeal to both stamp collectors and sportsmen because of the high quality of the stamp design and production. We offer the 1971 edition of the annual duck stamp in mint, never hinged condition.
$35.00


1986 ARCTIC EXPLORERS SHEET

Robert Peary, Matthew Henson, Vilhjalmur Stéfansson, Adolphus Greely, and Elisha Kent Kane -intrepid Arctic explorers of the past- are the subjects of four 1986 22¢ commemoratives. Printed se-tenant in a sheet of fifty stamps, the multicolors also depict snow-covered landscapes. We offer a complete mint, never hinged sheet -pretty enough to be framed -of this polar topical issue (Scott #2220-3).
$25.00


WORLD WAR II US AIRMAIL SET USED

A twin-motored transport plane in flight is the pictorial focal point of seven airmail stamps issued during World War II. The commemorative size 1941-4 adhesives have denominations ranging from 6¢ to 50¢, to cover various air postage rates at the time. And all are finely engraved in different colors. We offer this handsome group, Scott #C25-31, in fresh used condition.
$4.25


1978 QUILTS & DANCE MINT SHEETS

Four different se-tenant stamps depicting American quilts (#1745-8) were issued March 8, 1978, in a pane of forty-eight. Six weeks later, four se-tenant stamps featuring American dances (#1749-52) were released in another pane of forty-eight. We have full sheets of these colorful diamond-shaped commemoratives-mint and never hinged-and would be pleased to send either or both to you, mailed flat, of course. The choice is yours.
Quilts$13.00
Dances$13.00
Both Sheets$24.50


1909 ABRAHAM LINCOLN CENTENNIAL

A pensive profile portrait of Abraham Lincoln is the centerpiece of a 2¢ carmine stamp issued February 12, 1909, to commemorate the birth centennial of the sixteenth President. The finely engraved perf. 12 adhesive is Scott #367. We offer a mint, never hinged copy of this commemorative.
$7.95


FARLEY MOTHER'S DAY POSITION SET

The 3¢ Mother's of America issue, featuring James Whistler's familiar portrait of his Mother, was included in the Special Printings of 1935 ordered by Postmaster General James Farley. This "Farley" variety (#754) was issued in full imperforate press sheets of 200 without gum, and included arrows and guide lines indicating where the sheets should be cut into panes of 50. We are offering sets of very fine mint blocks from all five collectible positions - left, right, top and bottom arrow blocks plus the center line block where the horizontal and vertical lines intersect.
$25.95


1972 PARKS CENTENNIAL PLATE SET

Two sets of stamps have been issued honoring our National Parks; this is the "other" set. Not nearly as well-known among collectors as the 1934 set, these stamps commemorate the 1972 Centennial of the National Park system and our first National Park - Yellowstone. Included in this set of very fine never hinged plate blocks are #1451a, Cape Hatteras National Seashore setenant block of 4 (a tiny masterpiece), 6¢ Wolf Trap Farm (#1452), 8¢ Old Faithful, Yellowstone (#1453), 15¢ Mt. McKinley (#1454) and #C84, 11¢ City of Refuge in Hawaii.
$4.50


1968 6¢ HISTORIC FLAGS MINT SHEET

Historic flags of the American Revolution period are reproduced in their actual colors on ten 6¢ stamps issued July 4, 1968 (Scott #1345-54). Printed by the combined engraving and lithography processes, they were released in panes of fifty with the stamps printed se-tenant in vertical rows of ten. We have a small quantity of full mint sheets of this popular item in philatelic agency condition.
$13.50


1929 TRIO OF EDISON STAMPS

Do you have mint copies of all three varieties of the 1929 2¢ Thomas Edison's Light Jubilee commemorative? The carmine rose stamp was issued in a perf. 11 flat plate printing type, a perf. 11 x 10½ rotary press printing variety, and a rotary press coil. Why are there three such versions of Alvin Meissner's design? We don't know. We offer the mint trio (Scott #654-6).
$18.95


1888 & 1893 SPECIAL DELIVERY USED

From more than a century ago, we present two early U. S. special delivery stamps: The 1888 10¢ blue and 1893 10¢ orange (Scott #E2-3). Both engraved stamps (printed by the American Bank Note Company) show a messenger running. Of special interest: The orange stamp is generally considered to be part of the Columbian series, for it was issued on the same day. We have used singles in stock and invite you to choose either or both.
E2$25.00
E3$32.50
Both$55.00


IMPERF FLAG COIL MINI-COLLECTION

The United States Flag has been a popular subject for many different regular issue coil stamps which you probably already have. But if you'd like to add a little pizzazz, consider adding these imperforate pairs to your collection. We have 13¢ Flag Over Independence Hall (#1625a), 18¢ Flag Over Lighthouse (#1891a), 20¢ Flag Over Supreme Court (#1895d), 22¢ Flag Over Capitol (#2115f) and 25¢ Flag Over Yosemite (#2280c) all in very fine mint never hinged condition.
1625a$22.50
1891a$20.00
1895d$7.50
2115f$12.00
2280c$9.50
All five$65.00


1989 LINCOLN IMPERF SOUVENIR SHEET

Prime is the word for this Abraham Lincoln souvenir sheet issued at World Stamp Expo '89, a mammoth Washington, D. C., exposition in 1989. Its four imperforate 90¢ Lincoln stamps recall an 1869 U. S. regular (Scott #122), though three of the imperfs are in different colors from that 90¢ original. We offer a mint, never hinged copy of the sheet (Scott #2433), a marvelous topical item whose price has risen considerably in the decade since it was issued.
$12.50


1969 BASEBALL & FOOTBALL PLATES

The centennials of professional baseball and intercollegiate football were commemorated in 1969 with 6¢ stamps (#1381-2) that are sports topical favorites. The former shows a batter eyeing a ball that's coming his way, and the latter depicts a strategy session between a player and his coach. We have mint, never hinged plate number blocks of these popular issues.
$4.95


$5 MOORE 1973 PLATE BLOCK

The high value of the 1960s Prominent Americans series of U. S. regulars is a $5.00 gray black featuring jurist John Bassett Moore. In 1973, a tagged version of the stamp was issued, and this is the variety (Scott #1295a) we offer in a plate number block of four. The mint, never hinged plate is in fine to very fine condition.
$29.50


1975 13c SHIELD REGULAR IMPERF

You can add a new dimension to your U.S. collection with this item: an imperforate pair of the 1975 13c Eagle and Shield stamp of the Americana Series. Listed in the Scott catalog as #1596a, this is a rarely seen error, for the multicolored stamp was printed by photogravure in sheets of 100 perforated 11.2. We are please to offer mint, never hinged imperforate horizontal pairs.
Imperf Horizontal Pair$45.00


Lindbergh 1927 10c Airmail

In record time, soon after Charles Lindbergh's successful solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927, the US issued a 10c airmail commemorating the historic feat. The dark blue engraved stamp (Scott #C10) shows Lindy's "Spirit of St. Louis" and the flight route between New York and Paris. We're breaking up a partial sheet of this old-timer, and can send you a mint, never hinged single (standard or straight-edge) or a block of four.
Standard Single$11.95
Straight-Edge Single$8.95
Block of 4$44.95


1903 2c WASHINGTON MNH

The 2c Washington "shield" issue of 1902 (Scott #319) has been found by specialists in over one hundred shades of red. We would be hard pressed to think of even ten words for different shades of red, so we won't even try. Suffice it to say that we are offering very nice mint, never hinged copies of this classic old-timer.
$12.75


1940 FAMOUS AMERICANS USED

The 1940 Famous Americans series was popular when the thirty-five stamps were issued, and they've remained at the top of the "favorites" list for sixty years. Poets, novelists, educators, scientists, composers, artists, and inventors are portrayed on the rotary press printed stamps whose standard design was precedent-setting. We've made up some complete used sets (Scott #859-93) and are eager to send the group of thirty-five different to you.
$12.50


8c 1893 COLUMBIAN USED

Christopher Columbus being restored to Spain's monarchs' favor is the pictorial motif of the 8c stamp in the 1893 Columbian series, the first U.S. commemoratives. This magenta stamp (#236), like the others, was issued early in 1893 to publicize the World's Columbia Exposition, held in Chicago May 1 - October 30 of that year. It celebrated, a bit belatedly, the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the New World. We offer a used copy of this classic commemorative.
$9.25


1971 HISTORIC PRESERVATION SHEET

Historic Preservation is the theme of four se-tenant bicolors the U.S. issued in 1971, jumbo 8-centers depicting the Stephen Decatur House in Washington, D.C.; the whaling ship "Charles W. Morgan," a San Francisco cable car, and the San Xavier del Bac Mission in Arizona. We offer a complete mint sheet of these unusual stamps (#1440-43), which were printed by both lithography and engraving. Mailed flat, of course...
$7.50


1935 NATIONAL PARKS IMPERFORATES

Chances are that you have the 1934 National Parks series, an all time favorite among US collectors. But do you have the imperforate version issued the next year as part of the so-called "Farley Follies?" Printed on the flat plate press and issued without gum, these imperfs are Scot #756-65. And except for the lack of perfs and gum, they're the same as the more common 1934 stamps.
Set of 10 Imperfs$11.95


1994 29c DOVE LOVE UNFOLDED PANE

St. Valentine's Day of 1994 was the timely release date for the 29c Love booklet pane stamp featuring a dove in a heart-shaped wreath. We offer this multicolor, which Lon Busch designed, in a complete unfolded booklet pane of ten. The pane (#2814a) is mint, never hinged, just how you prefer it to be. Unfolded panes such as this, perfect for album page display, are prime collectibles.
$7.75


LEXINGTON-CONCORD MINT TRIO

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington-Concord, a set of three stamps was issued on April 4, 1925. This finely engraved trio (#617-19) is composed of a 1c green which depicts Washington at Cambridge, a 2c red "Birth of Liberty" battle scene, and a 3c blue which features Daniel Chester French's Minute Man statue and the poem "The Shot Heard Round the World." We offer this Fine to Very Fine classic mint set in your choice of never hinged or lightly hinged condition.
Never Hinged$42.50
Lightly Hinged$22.50


1986 AMERIPEX PRESIDENTS SHEETS

Thirty-five US Presidents from George Washington to Lyndon Johnson are portrayed along with their signatures on four souvenir sheets, of nine stamps each, issued in 1986 for AMERIPEX, an international stamp show in Chicago. (One stamp in the fourth sheet shows the White House.) If you need this unusual quartet (Scott #2216-19), we offer it mint, never hinged, and in its original imprinted envelope. The sheets also make a novel gift for a youngster studying American history.
$17.50


1924 Huguenot-Walloon Set Used

Three 1923 stamps honor the Huguenot and Walloon settlers, who came to the New World in 1624 from what is now Holland and Belgium. One shows the ship that brought them across the Atlantic, another depicts their arrival, and the third features a monument to their leader. We have the 1c, 2c, and 5c set (#614-46) in fresh used condition.
$14.95


1978 Wright Brothers Mint Sheet

The Wright Brothers first powered flight in 1903 has been the subject of several U.S. stamps including a se-tenant pair (C91-92) issued in 1978 for the 75th anniversary of that historic event. Designed by Ken Dallison, both of the 31c airmails include portraits of Orville and Wilbur Wright and their Wright Flyer. This month we are offering mint sheets of 100 of this important issue in select post office fresh condition. This prime collectible is getting increasingly difficult to find, so if it is missing from your collection, here's your chance!
Mint Sheet$65.00


1988 25c HONEYBEE IMPERF COIL PAIR

Imperforates are the aristocrats of American philately, and here's a chance to own such a gem. We have the 1988 25c Honeybee coil stamp in a rarely seen imperforate coil pair. Scott #2281a, the multicolor (which was printed by a combination of lithography and engraving)was designed by the noted wildlife artist Chuck Ripper. For your collection of U.S. coils, you can't make a better choice than this beautiful imperf.
imperf coil pair$55.00


Cooperation in Space Plates Set

You're probably familiar with the 1992 space stamps which the USPS issued jointly with Russia (Scott #2631-4). Their setenant design features a variety of American and Soviet spacecraft as well as an astronaut and a cosmonaut. Were you aware that there is a constant plate flaw which looks like a tether coming from the Apollo spaceship found only in lower right position plate blocks? If you'd like to make an interesting addition to your collection, consider this offer of a set of very fine never hinged plate blocks from all four positions.
All four position mint plate blocks$12.50


BARTHOLDI & STATUE OF LIBERTY PLATES

One of the most enduring symbols of what our country stands for is the Statue of Liberty, Designed by French sculptor Frederic Bartholdi and given to the American people by the French government, she stands proudly in the New York harbor where she has greeted generations of immigrants to our shores for more than a century. This month we are offering very fine, never hinged plate blocks of the U.S. stamp honoring Bartholdi (Scott #2147) and the State of Liberty Centennial stamp (#2224). And as a special bonus, we will give a mint copy of the French stamp (#2014) which was jointly issued for Lady Liberty's centennial in 1986 with each order.
Frederic Bartholdi Plate Block and Statue of Liberty Plate Block$4.50


TEN US SPACE ISSUES PLATE BLOCKS

For space topicalists and plate block collectors, we have an omnibus offer of the first ten U.S. space issues in plate blocks. Included are: 1948 3c Fprt B;oss (#976), 1960 4c Echo 1 (#1193), 1967 5c + 5c Space Walk (#1331-2), 1969 6c Apollo 8 (#1371), 1971 8c + 8c Space Decade (#1434-5), 1974 10c Skylab (#1529), 1975 10c Pioneer and 10c Mariner 10 (#1556-7), and 1969 10c Man on Moon air (#C76). All ten plate blocks are mint and never hinged.
$9.50


SPACE SHUTTLE HIGH VALUES MINT

The $11.75 Express Mail and the $3.20 Priority Mail stamps of 1998 are special because of what you can see and what you can't see. Both show exciting images of Space Shuttles; landing with parachute deployed on the $3.20 stamp and piggybacked on a 747 jumbo jet on the $11.75 stamp. What you can't see (unless you have a special USPS stamp decoder) are the names of the six shuttles: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Atlantis, Endeavor and Discovery. The names were printed by a special method called "Scrambled Indicia" which can only be seen through the aforementioned decoder. We offer very fine mint copies of these two self-adhesives as singles or plate blocks. And if you need a stamp decoder, we offer that as well.
$3.20 Single$5.50
$3.20 Plate Block$20.00
$11.75 Single$19.50
$11.75 Plate Block$75.00
USPS Stamp Decoder$9.95


MR. ZIP TEST BOOKLET

Many collectors are not aware of the existence of test stamps. These "dummy stamps" are created for the purpose of testing stamp production and vending equipment where it wouldn't be practical to use real stamps. The test booklet we're offering here is identified in the Scott catalog as #TDB12a. At first glance it looks like a normal $1.00 booklet of twenty 5c stamps, until you notice the word "DUMMY" printed in red across the cover. Open the booklet and you find another surprise; the 4 panes of stamps are blank! The inside cover of this booklet features a minuteman promoting US Savings Bonds. Interested?
Booklet of 20$9.50


1952 80c Hawaii Airmail Stamp Mint

Because the 80c bright red violet airmail stamp of 1952 (Scott #C46) was issued to pay the postage on certain mailings from hawaii to the mainland, it saw limited use. Singularly attractive, the engraved adhesive has a view of Diamond Head at Honolulu, Hawaii, with a plane flying over-head. We have some partial sheets of this key airmail and can send you either a mint single or block of four in very fine, never hinged condition. What more can you ask for?
Single stamp$5.00
Block of four stamp$18.00