Scott numbers for Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses, Backyard Games stamps
Scott Catalog News by Charles Snee
Another month has passed, and that means it’s time to reveal another batch of new Scott catalog numbers.
The editors of the Scott catalogs each month assign catalog numbers to new issues from the United States, United Nations and postal services from around the world.
The new Scott numbers detailed here are for recently issued U.S. stamps. New Scott numbers for worldwide stamps are given in the Scott New Listings Update in the expanded monthly issue of Linn’s Stamp News.
Included in this month’s listings are Scott numbers for the five nondenominated (55¢) Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses stamps issued Aug. 6 in Highlands, N.J., and the eight nondenominated (55¢) Backyard Games stamps issued Aug. 11 at the Great American Stamp Show in Rosemont, Ill. Minor-number listings are also provided for the imperforate varieties of these two issues from no-die-cut press sheets.
What do these Scott numbers signify? In short, each stamp’s listing in an upcoming edition of the 2023 Scott catalogs.
Having these numbers handy will allow you to easily locate these stamps in the Scott catalogs and learn about their production and values.
Now that you have some context, here are the new U.S. Scott numbers:
Scott Number Description
5621 (55c) Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses – Montauk Point Lighthouse
5622 (55c) Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses – Navesink Twin Lighthouses
5623 (55c) Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses – Erie Harbor Lighthouse
5624 (55c) Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses – Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse
5625 (55c) Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses – Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
b. Horiz. strip of 5, #5621-5625
c. Imperforate strip of 5, #5621a-5625a
5626 (55c) Missouri Statehood Bicentenary
5627 (55c) Backyard Games – Horseshoes
5628 (55c) Backyard Games – Bocce
5629 (55c) Backyard Games – Flying Disc
5630 (55c) Backyard Games – Croquet
5631 (55c) Backyard Games – Pick-up Baseball Variation
5632 (55c) Backyard Games – Tetherball
5633 (55c) Backyard Games – Badminton
5634 (55c) Backyard Games – Cornhole
b. Block of 8, #5626-5634
c. Imperforate block of 8, #5626a-5634a
All of the numbers will appear in the Scott New Listings Update section of the Oct. 18 Linn’s Stamp News. For further information, contact Martin J. Frankevicz.
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