1998 U.S. Stamp Program

December 31, 1999 09:35 PM

  • This U.S. Postal Service Tropical Birds stamp featuring the Crested Honeycreeper was issued on July 29, 1998.

Note: This is the final version of the Linn's 1998 U.S. Stamp Program.

January?, Johns Hopkins. New printing of $1 definitive stamp, pane of 20, with bleach-white paper, lighter blue ink and low-gloss gum, BEP; USPS item No. 109040 (pane), 109030 (plate block of 10), 109020 (plate block of four), 109010 (single stamp); Linn's,Jan. 26, 1998, page 2; Feb. 9, page 14.

Jan. 5, Year of the Tiger. Single 32¢ commemorative stamp in the New Year series begun in 1992, pane of 20, SV, Seattle, WA 98109; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; Jan. 12, page 26; USPS item No. 444920 (block of four), 444940 (pane), 444961 (FDC); Scott 3179.

Jan. 22, Alpine Skiing. Single 32¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20, BCA, Salt Lake City, UT 84199; USPS item No. 445120 (block of four), 445140 (pane), 445161 (FDC);Linn's, Dec. 15, 1997, page 28; Jan. 19, page 8; Scott 3180.

Jan. 28, Madam C.J. Walker. Single 32¢ commemorative self-adhesive stamp, Black Heritage series, pane of 20, BCA, Indianapolis, IN 46206; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; Jan. 19, page 12; June 8, page 10; USPS item No. 445040 (pane), 445061 (FDC); Scott 3181.

Feb. 3, Celebrate the Century. Thirty commemorative stamps for the 1900s (Scott 3182) and 1910s (3183), two panes of 15: Model T (Scott 3182a), T. Roosevelt (b), The Great Train Robbery (c), Crayola crayons (d), St. Louis fair (e), Pure Food and Drugs Act (f), Wrights' flight (g), Ashcan school (h), immigrants (i), Muir (j), teddy bear (k), DuBois (l), Gibson Girl (m), World Series (n), Robie House (o), Chaplin (3183a), Federal Reserve (b), Carver (c), Armory show (d), telephone line (e), Panama Canal (f), Thorpe (g),Grand Canyon (h), World War I (i), scouting (j), Wilson (k), crossword puzzle (l),Dempsey (m), toys (n), child labor (o); AP, Washington, DC 20066 and nationwide,Linn's, April 15, 1996, page 1; Dec. 16, 1996, page 1; March 17, 1997, page 1; June 2, 1997, page 18; June 23, 1997, page 1; July 21, 1997, page 11; Nov. 10, 1997, page 1; Nov. 17, 1997, page 2; Nov. 24, 1997, pages 2 and 12; Dec. 29, 1997, page 1; Jan. 26, pages 1 and 8; Feb. 2, page 1; Feb. 16, page 14; April 13, page 12; June 15, page 1; USPS item No. 553700 (1900s pane), 553800 (1910s pane), 553784 (1900s press sheet, at $19.20), 553884 (1910s press sheet, at $19.20).

Feb. 15, Remember the Maine Single 32¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20, BEP, Key West, FL 33040; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; Feb. 9, page 10; USPS item No. 445220 (block of four), 445240 (pane), 445261 (FDC); Scott 3192.

March 19, Flowering Trees. Five 32¢ self-adhesive commemorative stamps, pane of 20, BCA, New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; March 16, page 1; USPS item No. 557620 (strip of five), 557640 (pane), 557663 (set of five FDCs, at $2.65); Scott 3193 (Flowering Magnolia), 3194 (Blue Paloverde), 3195 (Yellow Poplar), 3196 (Prairie Crab Apple), 3197 (Pacific Dogwood), 3197a (strip of five 3193-97).

March 25, Alexander Calder. Five 32¢ commemorative stamps picturing four stabiles and one mobile, pane of 20, SV, Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, July 7, 1997, page 1; Dec. 8, 1997, page 1; March 16, page 8; June 22, page 2; July 6, page 1; USPS item No. 445740 (pane), 445784 (press sheet, at $38.40), 445762 (five stamps on one FDC, at $1.81), 445763 (set of five FDCs, at $2.65); Scott 3198 (Black Cascade, 13 Verticals), 3199 (Untitled), 3200 (Rearing Stallion), 3201 (Portrait of a Young Man), 3202 (Un Effet du Japonais), 3202a (strip of five 3198-202).

April 3, Henry R. Luce. Single 32¢ definitive stamp, Great Americans series, pane of 20, BCA, New York, NY 10199; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; March 23, page 12; USPS item No. 106840 (pane), 106861 (FDC); Scott 2935.

April 16, Cinco de Mayo. Single 32¢ self-adhesive special stamp, Holiday Celebrations series, pane of 20, SV, joint issue with Mexico, San Antonio, TX 78284; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; April 6, page 8; April 13, page 9; April 20, page 11; USPS item No. 557740 (pane), 557784 (press sheet, at $57.60), 557761 (FDC), 557762 (joint-issue FDC, at $1), 814081 (block of four of Mexican stamp), 814082 (pane of 50 of Mexican stamp); Scott 3203.

April 20, University of Mississippi. Single 20¢ postal card; University, MS 38677; Linn's,Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; April 6, page 8; May 4, page 1; USPS item No. 229200, 229261 (FDC); Scott UX290.

April 27, Tweety & Sylvester. Single 32¢ self-adhesive commemorative stamp, two different panes of 10, AV, and 20¢ picture postal card, pack of 10, New York, NY 10199 and nationwide; Linn's, July 7, 1997, page 1; Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; April 13, page 1; May 11, page 1; May 25, page 1, 10; July 6, page 2, 8; July 20, page 1; USPS item No. 558900 (standard pane of 10); 558961 (FDC); 558984 (press sheet, top half), 558986 (press sheet, bottom half), 558901 (pane of 10 with no die cutting around single stamp); 558966 (pack of 10 cards at $5.95); Scott 3204 (standard pane of 10), 3204a (single), 3204b (pane of nine 3204a), 3204c (pane of one 3204a), 3205 (pane of 10 with die cuts through backing and one imperforate), 3205a (mint single), 3205b (pane of nine 3205a), 3205c (pane of one imperforate), UX291 (postal card).

May 1, Girard College. Single 20¢ postal card; Philadelphia, PA 19104; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; May 4, page 1; USPS item No. 229000, 229061 (FDC); Scott UX292.

May 28, Celebrate the Century. Fifteen commemorative stamps depicting events of 1920-29, pane of 15 (Scott 3184): Babe Ruth (Scott 3184a), the Gatsby Style (b), 18th Amendment (enforcement of prohibition) (c), Electric Toy Trains (d), 19th Amendment (women's suffrage) (e), Emily Post (f), Margaret Mead (g), Flappers Do the Charleston (h), Radio Entertains America (i), Art Deco Style (Chrysler building) (j), Jazz Flourishes (k), Four Horsemen of Notre Dame (l), Lindbergh Flies the Atlantic (m), American Realism (n), Stock Market Crash (o); AP, Chicago, IL 60607 and nationwide; Linn's, March 2, page 20; March 9, page 1; May 11, page 1; May 25, page 12; June 1, page 12; USPS item No. 554100 (pane), 554162 (FDC), 554184 (press sheet of four panes, at $19.20).

May 29, Wisconsin Statehood. Single 32¢ commemorative self-adhesive stamp, pane of 20, SSP, Madison, WI 53714; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; May 18, page 1; June 8, page 2; June 15, page 2; June 29, page 2; July 6, page 1; USPS item No. 445440 (pane of 20); 445461 (FDC); Scott 3206.

June 5, Wetlands. Single nondenominated nonprofit-rate (5¢) stamp in coil roll of 10,000, plate numbers 14 stamps apart, SSP, McLean, VA 22101; USPS item No. 797440 (coil of 10,000), 797420 (strip of five), 797430 (strip of 25), 798561 (FDC with two Wetlands and one Diner, at 56¢), Linn's, June 8, page 1; Scott 3207.

June 5, Diner. Single nondenominated presorted first-class letter-rate (25¢) stamp in coil roll of 10,000, plate numbers 14 stamps apart, SSP, McLean, VA 22101; USPS item No. 798540 (coil of 10,000), 798520 (strip of five), 798530 (strip of 25), 798561 (FDC with two Wetlands and one Diner, at 56¢), Linn's, June 8, page 1; Scott 3208.

June 18, Trans-Mississippi. [Sheet 1][Sheet 2] Nine stamps in two souvenir sheets of nine stamps each (1¢ through $2 stamps [Scott 3209], nine $1 stamps [Scott 3210]), BCA, based on the nine Trans-Mississippi Exposition stamps of 1898; 1¢ Marquette on the Mississippi (3209a), 2¢ Mississippi River Bridge (b), 4¢ Indian Hunting Buffalo (c), 5¢ John C. Fremont (d), 8¢ Troops Guarding Wagon Train (e), 10¢ Hardships of Emigration (f), 50¢ Western Mining Prospector (g), $1 Western Cattle in Storm (h), $2 Farming in the West (i); Anaheim, CA 92803; Linn's, July 7, 1997, page 1; Nov. 17, 1997, page 11; Dec. 8, 1997, page 1; June 15, page 1; July 6, page 1, 19; July 13, page 2, 14; Aug. 3, page 10; USPS item No. 557400 (pane of nine $1 stamps), 557500 (pane of nine different values), 557484 (press sheet, at $40).

June 26, Berlin Airlift. Single 32¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20, BCA; Berlin, Germany; first-day cancels to USPS Cancellation Services, Box 419400, Kansas City, MO 64144-6400; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; May 11, page 1; June 22, page 1; USPS item No. 445540 (pane), 445561 (FDC); Scott 3211.

June 26, Folk Musicians. Four 32¢ commemorative stamps picturing Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter (Scott 3212), Woody Guthrie (3213), Sonny Terry (3214) and Josh White (3215), Legends of American Music series, pane of 20; SSP; Washington, DC 20066;Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; June 22, page 14; July 13, page 8; USPS item No. 446140 (pane), 446162 (four stamps on one FDC, at $1.49), 446163 (set of four covers at $2.12).

July 1, Barrow's Goldeneye. Two $15 federal migratory waterfowl hunting and conservation stamps issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior; Washington, DC 20066 (July 1) and Fremont, CA 94537 (July 18); Linn's, Nov. 24, 1997, page 22; June 1, page 46; Nov. 2, page 34; USPS item No. 332900 for water-activated gum version from pane of 30 (Scott RW65); 332000 for self-adhesive version from pane of one (Scott RW65A).

July 11, Spanish Settlement of the Southwest 1598. Single 32¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20; BCA; Espanola, NM 87532; Linn's, April 6, 1998, page 1; July 13, page 14; USPS item No. 445340 (pane), 445361 (FDC); Scott 3220.

July 15, Gospel Singers. Four 32¢ commemorative stamps: Mahalia Jackson (Scott 3216), Roberta Martin (3217), Clara Ward (3218) and Sister Rosetta (3219), Legends of American Music series, pane of 20; SSP; New Orleans, LA 70113; Linn's, Dec. 1, 1997, page 1; July 13, page 16; USPS item No. 446040 (pane), 446062 (four stamps on one FDC, at $1.49), 446063 (set of four covers at $2.12).

July 16, Lila and DeWitt Wallace. Single 32¢ definitive stamp, pane of 20, Great Americans series, AP, Pleasantville, NY 10570; Linn's, Dec. 15, 1997, page 1; July 13, page 1; USPS item No. 106700 (pane), 106761 (FDC); Scott 2936.

July 22, Stephen Vincent Benet. Single 32¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20, Literary Arts series, AP; Harpers Ferry, WV 25425; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; July 20, page 8; USPS item No. 445640 (pane), 445661 (FDC); Scott 3221.

July 29, Breast Cancer Research. Single nondenominated self-adhesive 32¢+8¢ semipostal stamp, pane of 20, AV; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Aug. 5, 1996, page 14; May 26, 1997, page 12; Aug. 4, 1997, page 1; Aug. 11, 1997, page 1; Aug. 18, 1997, page 14; Sept. 1, 1997, page 1; Oct. 6, 1997, page 3; Nov. 3, 1997, page 19; April 20, page 2; May 18, page 1; June 29, page 28; July 20, page 10; July 27, page 2, 9; Dec. 7, page 1; USPS item No. 443840 (pane), 443861 (FDC); Scott B1.

July 29, Tropical Birds. Four 32¢ commemorative stamps, pane of 20, BCA; and four 20¢ picture postal cards; for Antillean Euphonia (Scott 3222, UX293), Green-throated Carib (3223, UX294), Crested Honeycreeper (3224, UX295), Cardinal Honeyeater (3225, UX296); Ponce, Puerto Rico 00717; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; July 27, page 1; USPS item No. 445940 (pane), 445962 (four stamps on one FDC, at $1.49), 445963 (set of four covers at $2.12), 445966 (20 postal cards at $6.95).

July 31, Pheasant. Two 20¢ self-adhesive stamps, coil of 100, BEP; booklet of 10, AV; Somerset, NJ 08873; Linn's July 20, page 2; July 27, page 1; USPS item No. 776100 (coil of 100), 776161 (coil single FDC), 661900 (booklet of 10), 661961 (booklet single FDC); Scott 3055 (coil); 3050 (booklet single); 3050a (pane of 10).

Aug. 3, Alfred Hitchcock. Single 32¢ commemorative stamp, pane of 20, SSP, Legends of Hollywood series; Los Angeles, CA 90001; Linn's, July 7, 1997, page 1; Nov. 17, 1997, page 1; May 25, page 11; Aug. 3, page 1; Aug. 17, page 9; USPS item No. 446540 (pane), 446561 (FDC with single stamp), 446562 (FDC, pane of 20), 446584 (press sheet at $38.40); Scott 3226.

Aug. 5, Organ & Tissue Donation. Single 32¢ commemorative self-adhesive stamp, AV; Columbus, OH 43216, and nationwide; Linn's, Nov. 17, 1997, page 10; Nov. 24, 1997, page 1; June 29, page 8; Aug. 3, page 1; USPS item No. 444400 (pane), 444361 (FDC); Scott 3227.

Aug. 14, Green Bicycle. Two nondenominated (10¢) presorted standard (bulk-rate) coil stamps in three formats, self-adhesive coil of 10,000, BEP; water-activated coils of 500 and 10,000, SSP; Washington, DC 20066; first-day cancel deadline Nov. 15; American Transportation series; Linn's, June 22, page 8; Aug. 31, page 1; USPS item No. 795540 (BEP coil of 10,000), 795530 (strip of 25), 795520 (strip of five), 797940 (SSP coil of 500), 797930 (strip of 25), 797920 (strip of five), 798140 (SSP coil of 10,000), 798130 (strip of 25), 798120 (strip of five), 798161 (FDC with four water-activated stamps, at 61¢); Scott 3228 (self-adhesive), 3229 (water-activated adhesive).

Aug. 14, Red Fox. Single $1 self-adhesive definitive stamp, pane of 20, BCA, Washington, DC 20066; first-day cancel deadline is Nov. 15; Linn's, Aug. 31, page 1; USPS item No. 109240 (pane), 109200 (single stamp), 109261 (FDC); Scott 3036.

Aug. 20, Bright Eyes. Five 32¢ self-adhesive commemorative stamps; dog (Scott 3230), fish (3231), cat (3232), parakeet (3233), hamster (3234); pane of 20, BCA; Boston, MA 02205; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; Aug. 17, page 1; USPS item No. 443740 (pane), 443763 (FDC, set of five).

Aug. 21, Klondike Gold Rush. Single 32¢ commemorative stamp, AP; Nome, AK 99762, and Skagway, AK 99840; Linn's, Oct. 21, 1996, page 14; Nov. 10, 1997, page 1; Aug. 3, page 2; Aug. 17, page 2; Aug. 24, page 2; Aug. 31, page 2; USPS item No. 445840 (pane), 445861 (FDC); Scott 3235.

Aug. 27, Four Centuries of American Art. Twenty 32¢ commemorative stamps picturing 20 works of art, pane of 20, (Scott 3236), one each by John Foster (Scott 3236a), The Freake Limner (b), Ammi Phillips (c), Rembrandt Peale (d), John James Audubon (e), George Caleb Bingham (f), Asher B. Durand (g), Joshua Johnson (h), William M. Harnett (i), Winslow Homer (j), George Catlin (k), Thomas Moran (l), Albert Bierstadt (m), Frederic Edwin Church (n), Mary Cassatt (o), Edward Hopper (p), Grant Wood (q), Charles Sheeler (r), Franz Kline (s), Mark Rothko (t); SSP; Santa Clara, CA 95050; Linn's, Dec. 8, 1997, page 1; Dec. 15, 1997, page 24; Aug. 17, page 12; Aug. 24, page 1; USPS item No. 557340 (pane), 557362 (FDC, pane of 20), 557384 (press sheet at $38.40).

Sept. 10, Celebrate the Century. Fifteen commemorative stamps for 1930-39, pane of 15 (Scott 3185); Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Scott 3185a), Empire State Building (b),Life magazine (c), First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (d), FDR's New Deal (e), Superman (f),Household Conveniences (g), Walt Disney's Snow White (h), Gone With the Wind (i),Jesse Owens (j), Streamline Design (k), Golden Gate Bridge (l), America Survives the Depression (m), Bobby Jones (n), Monopoly game (o); AP; Cleveland, OH 44101; Linn's,July 21, 1997, page 11; May 25, page 21; June 15, page 10; Aug. 3, page 1; Aug. 31, page 1; Sept. 7, page 1; Sept. 14, page 1; for other Linn's references, see February listing; USPS item No. 554200 (pane) 554284 (press sheet at $19.20).

Sept. 16, Ballet. Single commemorative stamp, pane of 20, AP; and 20¢ picture postal card, pack of 10; New York, NY 10199; Linn's, July 7, 1997, page 1; Dec. 8, 1997, page 1; Sept. 14, page 16; USPS item No. 556940 (pane), 556984 (press sheet at $38.40), 556961 (FDC), 556966 (10 postal cards at $5.95); Scott 3237, UX297 (postal card).

Sept. 30, Diner. Single self-adhesive nondenominated presorted first-class letter-rate (25¢) stamp in coil roll of 10,000, plate numbers 21 stamps apart, BEP, Washington, DC 20066; USPS item No. 798640 (coil of 10,000), 798630 (strip of 25), 798661 (FDC with one Diner and one Green Bicycle, at 56¢), Linn's, Oct. 12, page 2; Scott 3208A.

Oct. 1, Space Discovery. Five 32¢ commemorative stamps picturing an imaginary scene: Space City (Scott 3238), Space Ship Landing (3239), Humanoid in Space Suit (3240), Space Ship Ascending (3241), Large Domed Structure (3242); pane of 20, SSP; Titusville, FL 32780; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; Aug. 17, page 19; Sept. 21, page 1; USPS item No. 552820 (strip of five), 552840 (pane of 20), 552884 (press sheet at $57.60), 552862 (five stamps on one FDC, at $1.81), 552863 (set of five covers, at $2.65).

Oct. 3, Northeastern University. Single 20¢ postal card; Boston, MA 02205; Linn's,Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; July 27, page 2; Oct. 5, page 2; USPS item No. 229300 (single card), 229361 (FDC); Scott UX298.

Oct. 7, Giving & Sharing. Single 32¢ commemorative stamp, AV; Atlanta, GA 30304;Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; Oct. 5, page 28; USPS item No. 444220 (block of four), 444240 (pane), 444261 (FDC); Scott 3243.

Oct. 15, Madonna & Child. Single 32¢ self-adhesive special stamp, BEP, pane of 20; Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; Oct. 12, page 1; USPS item No. 661300 (pane), 661361 (FDC); Scott 3244.

Oct. 15, Wreaths. Twelve 32¢ self-adhesive special stamps, four designs in three formats: pane of 20, booklet of 20 and booklet of 15; Christmas, MI 49862; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; Oct. 12, page 1; Dec. 21, page 18; USPS item No. 558520 (block of four), 558540 (pane of 20), 558563 (set of four FDCs at $2.12), 661200 (booklet of 20), 661263 (set of four FDCs at $2.12), 661100 (booklet of 15); from booklet of 15: evergreen wreath (Scott 3245), victorian wreath (3246), chili pepper wreath (3247), tropical wreath (3248); 23mmx30mm size: evergreen wreath (3249), victorian wreath (3250), chili pepper wreath (3251), tropical wreath (3252).

Oct. 17, Brandeis University. Single 20¢ postal card; Waltham, MA 02254; Linn's, Dec. 22, 1997, page 1; USPS item No. 229100 (single card), 229161 (FDC); Scott UX299.

October?, Seaplane. New printing of $1 coil in Transportation series, coil of 500, with low-gloss gum and surface-tagged paper, plate numbers 48 stamps apart, BEP; USPS item No. 770311 (single), 770321 (strip of five with plate No.), 770341 (coil of 500);Linn's, Nov. 16, page 10.

Nov. 9, H-rate Hat. Seven nondenominated (33¢) definitive stamps in nine formats; pane of 50 with water-activated adhesive, SV (Scott 3260); self-adhesive panes of 10 and 20 (3268), ATM pane of 18 (3269), AV; self-adhesive folded booklet of 20 (3267), BEP; coils of 100 and 3,000 with water-activated adhesive (3264), BEP; self-adhesive coils of 100 (3265) and 3,000 (3266), BEP; Troy, NY 12180; Linn's, June 16, 1997, page 1; Nov. 24, 1997, page 1; Dec. 15, 1997, page 1, 8; Aug. 10, page 2; Aug. 24, page 1; Sept. 21, page 2; Oct. 26, page 16; Nov. 2, page 32; USPS item No. 108640 (pane of 50), 108620 (block of four), 108661 (FDC), 660740 (pane of 10), 554040 (pane of 18), 554061 (FDC), 660640 (pane of 20), 660661 (FDC), 660840 (booklet of 20), 798740 (coil of 100), 798730 (strip of 25), 798720 (strip of five), 799040 (coil of 3,000), 799030 (strip of 25), 799020 (strip of five), 799061 (FDC), 798840 (self-adhesive coil of 100), 798940 (self-adhesive coil of 3,000), 798930 (strip of 25), 798961 (FDC).

Nov. 9, Weather Vane. Two nondenominated (1¢) definitive makeup-rate stamps: pane of 50, BCA with pale blue "USA" (Scott 3258); AP with white "USA" (Scott 3257); Troy, NY 12180; Linn's, Aug. 10, page 2; Oct. 26, page 16; Nov. 2, page 32; USPS item No. 008740 (pane, BCA), 008720 (block of four, BCA), 108740 (pane, AP), 108720 (block of four, AP), 108761 (FDC at 55¢).

Nov. 9, Uncle Sam. Two 22¢ self-adhesive definitive stamps, pane of 20 (SSP, Scott 3259) and coil of 100 (BEP, 3263); Troy, NY 12180; Linn's, Aug. 17, page 11; Oct. 26, page 1; Nov. 2, page 32; Nov. 16, page 1; USPS item No. 107140 (pane), 107120 (block of four), 107161 (FDC at 65¢), 772340 (coil).

Nov. 9, Mary Breckinridge. Single 77¢ self-adhesive definitive stamp, Great Americans series, pane of 20, BCA; Troy, NY 12180; Linn's, Aug. 24, page 12; Oct. 26, page 1; Nov. 2, page 32; USPS item No. 107040 (pane), 107020 (block of four), 107061 (FDC at 98¢); Scott 2942.

Nov. 9, Shuttle Landing. Single $3.20 Priority Mail self-adhesive definitive stamp, pane of 20, BCA; Troy, NY 12180; Linn's, Aug. 31, page 16; Oct. 26, page 1; Nov. 2, page 32; Dec. 21, page 1; USPS item No. 110910 (single), 110940 (pane), 110920 (block of four), 110961 (FDC at $3.41); Scott 3261.

Nov. 19, Shuttle Piggyback. Single $11.75 Express Mail self-adhesive definitive stamp, pane of 20, BCA; New York, NY 10116; Linn's, Aug. 31, page 16; Oct. 26, page 1; Nov. 2, page 32; Nov. 9, page 8; Nov. 16, page 1; Dec. 21, page 1; USPS item No. 111210 (single), 111240 (pane), 111220 (block of four), 111261 (FDC at $11.96); Scott 3262.

Dec. 14, Wetlands. Single nondenominated self-adhesive nonprofit-rate (5¢) stamp in coil rolls of 3,000 and 10,000, BEP, Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Dec. 7, page 10; USPS item No. 797340 (coil of 3,000), 797330 (strip of 25 with plate No.), 797040 (coil of 10,000), 797030 (strip of 25 with plate No.); Scott 3207A.

Dec. 14, Eagle and Shield. Two nondenominated presorted standard (bulk rate) (10¢) coil stamps: self-adhesive coil of 10,000 and water-activated-adhesive coil of 10,000, BEP, Washington, DC 20066; Linn's, Dec. 7, page 10; USPS item No. 799140 (self-adhesive coil of 10,000), 799130 (strip of 25 with plate No.), 799240 (water-activated-adhesive coil of 10,000), 799230 (strip of 25 with plate No.); Scott 3270 (water-activated adhesive), 3271 (self-adhesive).

December, Circus Wagon. New printing of 5¢ coil in Transportation series, coil of 3,000, with low-gloss gum, plate numbers 48 stamps apart, BEP; USPS item No. 793220 (strip of five), 793230 (strip of 25 with plate No.), 793240 (coil of 3,000); Linn's, Nov. 23, page 9.

*Asterisks precede entries with new or changed information. New/changed information is presented in bold italics.

Stamp printing contractors are identified in the listings using the following abbreviations: AP (Ashton Potter USA Ltd.), CCL (CCL Label Inc.) and SSP (Sennett Security Products). Printing contractors for some earlier issues include AV (Avery Dennison), BEP (Bureau of Engraving and Printing), BCA (Banknote Corp. of America), GL (Guilford Gravure), and SS (Sterling Sommer).

Details of each issue listed in this program are given in the cited issues of Linn’s. Stamps are self-adhesive unless otherwise noted.

Mount Nos. refer to the appropriate ScottMount item number.

 

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Stamp Fulfillment Services accepts credit card orders by telephone (800-782-6724) or fax (816-545-1212). Orders may be placed from countries other than the United States by calling 816-545-1000. An additional $5.20 shipping fee is added to standard shipping and handling charges for orders to be mailed to a foreign address.

New issues should be ordered no more than two weeks in advance of the date of issue.

Mail, phone or fax orders have a flat service charge of $1.30 for orders up to $50 if they include only prepackaged items, such as the minimum purchase of a block of four sheet stamps or a pane of definitive stamps. A fee of $2.10 is added for custom orders.

A detailed sales catalog called USA Philatelic lists the prepackaged formats. It is free on request from Information Fulfillment, Dept. 6270, U.S. Postal Service, Box 419014, Kansas City, MO 64141-6014. USA Philatelic listings include formats and USPS item numbers other than those listed here.

 

HOW TO ORDER FIRST-DAY CANCELS

The grace period for collectors to send covers for first-day cancels ends 60 days after a stamp’s issue date, unless stated otherwise in the listing.

Within the grace period, buy the stamp (or stationery item) at your local post office or philatelic center, affix it to an addressed envelope (postage must make up at least the first-class rate) and send under cover to Customer-Affixed Envelopes, Postmaster, (Name of City, State and ZIP code-9991 or the ZIP+4 code given). No remittance is required.

Most collectors use stamped, addressed return carrier envelopes or peelable return address labels that can be removed after the U.S. Postal Service returns the cover.

Plate numbers. Multistamp issues require as a minimum a plate block with every stamp design represented at least once. Plate block formats are listed by Amos Media Co. in the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers.

Stamp Fulfillment Services requires the purchase of a minimum number of stamps to obtain plate number markings. For stamps with face values of 1¢ to 50¢ the minimum purchase is a full pane.

For stamps with face values of 51¢ to $1.20 the minimum purchase is either a full pane or block per the catalog listing. For stamps with face values of $1.21 and up the minimum purchase is a block of four stamps. Plate numbers on most coil stamps may be obtained with a minimum purchase of 25 stamps. Stamp Fulfillment Services does not guarantee specific plate numbers.

If you collect U.S. new issues, you should own Linn’s U.S. Stamp Yearbooks. The 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010 yearbooks are sold individually. The 1989, 2007, 2008 and 2009 yearbooks are sold out. For additional information, or to order, visit www.amosadvantage.com, or telephone Amos Media Co. at 800-572-6885.