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Designs of the 1981 Series - The Transportation Coils
Printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), unless noted otherwise. All of these stamps are coil stamps. The Series has given rise to a very popular new area of collecting, namely PNC or plate number coil collecting. The Transportation Series are collected as singles or the traditional coil pair; as plate number singles or strips of three or five; five being the preferred method of collecting with the plate number centered. They are also sometimes collected in strips of seven to show precancel gaps to the right of the plate number. Please note that the "Image Size:" listed on this page refers to the size listed by the U.S. Postal Service on their respective Souvenir Pages.
  1¢ 1880s Omnibus · Violet

Designer: David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP538
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/19/1983 in Arlington, Virginia

This stamp, the 11th design in the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.
1897 Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 1-6
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1897b imperforate pair
Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 5-6
none tagged joint line pair
  1¢ 1880s Omnibus Reengraved · Violet

Designer: David Stone (NC) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas   

Issue Date · Usage Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos. Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Issued 11/26/1986 in
Washington, DC

Souvenir Page: None
2225 B press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 1-2
10 vertically large block
dull gum
 plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2225a (error) C press intaglio coil; pre- phosphored uncoated paper; plate #3 10 vertically mottled plate no. single; plate no. strip of 5
(these stamps were printed on prephosphored paper in error)
2225b untagged B, C and F press coil stamp;
plate nos. 2-3
10 vertically none plate no. single; plate no. strip of 5
B press plate no. 2 with dull gum; 
C press plate no. 3 with dull or shiny gum; 
F press plate no. 3 with low gloss gum
2225c imperforate pair none --- ---
  2¢ 1870s Locomotive · Black

Designer: David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: John S. Wallace · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.  

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP539
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 5/20/1982 in Chicago, Illinois

This stamp, the 7th in 
the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.
1897A Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 2,3,4,6,8,10
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1897Ac imperforate pair
Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp
plate nos. 3, 4, 8, 10 
none tagged joint line pair
1897Ad tagging omitted (error stamp)
plate no. 8
10 vertically none ---
  2¢ 1870s Locomotive Reengraved · Black

Designer: David Stone (NC) · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Michael J. Ryan    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP574
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/6/1987 in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2226 B press intaglio coil stamp;
plate no.1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
10 vertically block plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2226a untagged; C and F press intaglio coil stamp; plate no. 2 10 vertically none plate no. strip of 5
C press, plate no. 2, with dull gum; 
F press, plate no. 2, with shiny gum
 3¢ 1880s Handcar · Dark Green

Designer: Walter Brooks (CT) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos       

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP540
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/25/1983 in Rochester, New York

This stamp, the 10th in 
the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.
1898 Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
 3¢ 1800s Conestoga Wagon · Claret

Designer: Richard Schlecht (VA) · Vignette: Thomas Hipschen · Lettering: Dennis Brown      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP766
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 8.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 2/29/1988 in Conestoga, Pennsylvania

This stamp, the 32nd in 
the Series, replaced the 3¢ Handcar stamp.
2252 B press intaglio coil stamp;
plate no.1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
10 vertically block
dull gum
plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2252a untagged B, C and F press coil stamp;
plate nos. 2, 3, 5, 6
10 vertically none plate no. single;  plate no. strip of 5
B press plate no. 2 with dull gum; 
C press plate no. 2-3 with dull gum;
 C press plate nos. 3, 5, 6 with shiny gum;
F press plate no. 5 with semi-gloss gum
2252b imperforate pair, untagged, shiny gum none none ---
  3.4¢ 1920s School Bus · Dark Bluish Green

  Designer: Lou Nolan (DC) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe ·  Vignette: Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP675
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/8/1985 in 
Arlington, Virginia

This stamp, the 20th in 
the Series, paid the basic minimum per piece rate 
for carrier route third- 
class  bulk mailings by nonprofit organizations 
(effective 2/17/1985)
2123 Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 1, 2
(on every 24th stamp)
10 vertically overall joint line pair;  plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2123a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines framing
"Nonprofit Org./ CAR-RT SORT"; plate nos. 1, 2
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none joint line pair;  plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
  4¢ 1890s Stagecoach · Reddish Brown

Designer: James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Thomas R. Hipschen · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP541
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/19/1982 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This stamp, the 8th in 
the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.
1898A Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 1-6
10 vertically overall joint line pair;  plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1898Ad imperforate tagged coil pair none overall ---
1898Ae tagging omitted not precanceled coil 10 vertically none plate no. strip of 5; plate nos. 3, 4
1898Ab untagged Bureau precanceled
plate nos. 3, 4, 5, 6
10 vertically none plate no. strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5
1898Ac imperforate untagged Bureau precanceled coil pair none none plate nos. 5, 6
2228 reduced size --- block plate no. 1
2228a reduced size --- overall plate no. 2
2228b reduced size imperforate pair --- --- plate no. 2
  4¢ 1866 Steam Carriage · Claret

Designer: Richard Schlecht (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP879
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 1/25/1991 in 
Tucson, Arizona

This stamp, the 46th in 
the Series, replaced the 4¢ Stagecoach stamp.
2451 tagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
9.8 vertically tagged plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2451a imperforate pair; plate no. 1 none --- ---
2451b untagged; plate no. 1 9.8 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
  4.9¢ 1880s Buckboard · Brown Black 

Designer: William H. Bond (VA) · Modeler: Esther Porter · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP676
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/21/1985 in 
Reno, Nevada

This stamp, the 22nd in 
the Series, paid the rate 
for nonprofit third-class 
bulk mail pre-sorted to 
the 5-digit ZIP Code. 
(effective 2/17/1985)
2124 Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 3, 4
10 vertically overall joint line pair;  plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2124a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines framing 
"Nonprofit Org."; plate nos. 1-6
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none joint line pair;  plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2124b tagging omitted error - coil stamp
"Nonprofit Org."; plate nos. 1-6
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none ---
  5¢  1913 Pope Motorcycle · Gray Green

Designer: Walter Brooks (CT) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette: Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Dennis Brown      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP542
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 10/10/1983 in 
San Francisco, California

This stamp, the 12th in 
the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.
1899 tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 1-4 10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1899a imperforate tagged coil pair; 
plate nos. 1-2
none overall ---
1899b tagging omitted (error stamp) 10 vertically none plate no. single, plate no. 1 or 2
plate no. strip of 5, plate no. 1 or 2
  5¢ 1900s Milk  Wagon · Black 

  Designer: Lou Nolan (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP767
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
100 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 9/25/1987 in Indianapolis, Indiana

This stamp, the 30th in 
the Series, replaced the 5¢ Motorcycle stamp. The 17.5¢ Racing Car stamp was issued on the same day.
2253 tagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
10 vertically block plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
  5¢ 1900s Circus Wagon · Carmine 

Designer: Susan Sanford (DC) · Modeler: Frank J. Waslick · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP880
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
ENGRAVED
printed by the BEP

Issued 8/31/1990 in Syracuse, New York
This stamp, the 45th in 
the Series, replaced the 5¢ Milk Wagon stamp. 
2452 tagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
9.8 vertically overall
dull gum
plate no. single; plate no. strip of 5
2452a untagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 1, 2; 3000 stamps per roll
9.8 vertically none plate no. single; plate no. strip of 5;
dull (Pl#1) and low gloss (Pl#2) gum
2452c imperforate coil pair; plate no. 1 none overall ---
  5¢ 1900s Circus Wagon · Carmine 

Designer: Susan Sanford (DC) · Modeler: George Schmitt & Co. · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP880A
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
10,000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
PHOTOGRAVURE
printed by Guilford Gravure
for American Bank Note Co.


Issued 12/8/1992 in Cincinnati, Ohio
This stamp replaced the engraved 5¢ Circus Wagon.
2452B
(12/8/92)
untagged gravure Andreotti press
plate nos. A1, A2; the plate number 
appears on every 24th stamp
9.8 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2452Bf untagged gravure Andreotti press
printed with luminescent ink; Pl# A3
9.8 vertically ---
  5¢ 1900s Circus Wagon with Cents (5¢) · Carmine 

Designer: Susan Sanford (DC) · Typographer: John Boyd, Anagraphics (NY) · Modeler: Richard Sennett      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP880B
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
10,000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.3 x 20.6 mm
PHOTOGRAVURE
printed by J. W. 
Ferguson & Sons
for Stamp Venturers

Issued 3/20/1995 in 
Kansas City, Missouri
2452D untagged gravure Champlain press
plate nos. S1, S2; the plate number 
appears on every 14th stamp
9.8 vertically none;
Lo-Gloss gum
plate no. single; plate no. strip of 5
2452De imperforate coil pair; plate no. S2 none --- ---
2452Dg untagged gravure Champlain press
printed with luminescent ink; 
Pl# S2, S3
9.8 vertically --- plate no. single; plate no. strip of 5;
shiny and  Lo-Gloss gum
  5¢ 1800s Canoe · Brown

Designer: Paul Calle (CT) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette: Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Gary Slaght    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP881
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
ENGRAVED
printed by the BEP

Issued 5/25/1991 in 
Secaucus, New Jersey
This stamp was the 48th in 
the Series. "Additional Nonprofit Postage Paid" indicated that all necessary additional postage had been prepaid at the Post Office.
2453 untagged C press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2, 3 every 48th stamp; Bureau precanceled as shown in black "Additional Nonprofit/Postage Paid"
10.2 vertically none plate no. single; plate no. strip of 5
2453a imperforate coil pair; plate nos. 1, 2 none --- ---
2453b gray omitted (color error) 10.2 vertically none ----
  5¢ 1800s Canoe · Red

Designer: Paul Calle (CT) · Typographer: Bradbury Thompson (Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee) · Modeler: Richard Sennett (SV)    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP882
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
10,000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.3 x 20.6 mm
PHOTOGRAVURE
printed by J. W. 
Ferguson & Sons
for Stamp Venturers

Issued 10/22/1991 in 
Secaucus, New Jersey
2454 untagged gravure Champlain press
plate no. S11; the plate number 
appears on every 33rd stamp
10.2 vertically none plate no. single; plate no. strip of 5;
shiny and  Lo-Gloss gum
  5.2¢ 1880s Sleigh · Carmine

Designer: Walter Brooks (CT) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP543
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/21/1983 in 
Memphis, Tennessee

This stamp, the 9th in the Series, paid the third-class minimum per-piece rate for non-profit organizations 
(effective 1/9/1983)
1900 tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1900a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines (no text) 
plate nos. 1-6
10 vertically none plate no. strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5
1900b tagging omitted (error stamp)
not precanceled
10 vertically none ---
 5.3¢ 1900s Elevator · Black

Designer: Lou Nolan (VA) · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP768
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 9/16/1988 in 
New York, New York

This stamp, the 39th (SP768 says 43rd) in the Series, paid the rate on nonprofit third class mail that was presorted to the carrier route.
2254 untagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
"Nonprofit/Carrier Route Sort"
10 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
 5.5¢ 1910s Star Route Truck · Deep Magenta 

Designer: David Stone (NY) · Vignette: Joseph S. Creamer, Jr. · Lettering: Dennis Brown      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP677
Scott Type· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 11/1/1986 in
Fort Worth, Texas

This stamp, the 25th in the Series, paid the rate for non-profit, third-class mail pre-sorted to the carrier route
2125 B press intaglio coil stamp;
plate no. 1
(on every 52nd stamp)
10 vertically block  plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3;
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2125a untagged Bureau precanceled;
reads "Nonprofit Org./ CAR-RT SORT" (with no lines);
plate nos. 1, 2
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
2125b tagging omitted 10 vertically none
 5.9¢ 1870s Bicycle · Blue

Designer: David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP544
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 2/17/1982 in 
Wheeling, West Virginia

This stamp, the 5th in the Series, paid the third-class minimum per-piece rate for bulk mailings by
non-profit organizations (effective 1/10/1982)
1901 tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 3, 4 10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1901a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines (no text);
plate nos. 3, 4, 5, 6
10 vertically none plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5
1901b imperforate tagged coil pair; 
plate nos. 3, 4
none overall joint line pair
 6¢ 1880s Tricycle · Red Brown 

Designer: James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: none given · Vignette: Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP678
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 5/6/1985 in 
Childs, Maryland

This stamp, the 19th in the Series, paid the new basic minimum per-piece rate for third-class
bulk mailings by
nonprofit organizations (effective 2/17/1985)
2126 tagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 1
10 vertically block plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2126a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines framing 
"Nonprofit Org."; plate nos. 1, 2
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
2126b imperforate tagged coil pair; 
plate no. 2
none block ---
2126c tagging omitted error - coil stamp 10 vertically none ---
 7.1¢ 1920s Tractor · Lake

Designer: Ken Dallison (Canada) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP679
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 2/6/1987 in 
Sarasota, Florida

This stamp, the 28th in the Series, paid the rate for nonprofit third-class bulk mail pre-sorted to the 5-digit ZIP Code. 
2127 tagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 1
10 vertically block plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2127a untagged Bureau precanceled
"Nonprofit Org." (no lines); plate#1; 500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
2127b
5/26/89
untagged Bureau precanceled
"Nonprofit/ 5-Digit ZIP+4" (no lines); 
plate#1; 500 or 3000 stamps per roll
10 vertically none
 7.4¢ 1880s Baby Buggy · Brown

Designer: James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Frank J. Waslick · Vignette: Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Dennis Brown      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP545
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/7/1984 in 
San Diego, California

This stamp, the 14th in the Series, paid the basic third-class rate for carrier route presort bulk mailings (effective May '83)
1902 tagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 2
10 vertically block plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5
1902a untagged Bureau precanceled; 
B press; plate no. 2
10 vertically none plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5
 7.6¢ 1770s Carreta · Brown

Designer: Richard Schlecht (VA) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP769
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/30/1988 in 
San Jose, California

This stamp was the 38th in the Transportation Series.
2255 untagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2, 3; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
horizontal "Nonprofit"
10 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
 8.3¢ 1860s Ambulance · Green

Designer: James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Joseph S. Creamer, Jr.     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP680
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/21/1985 in 
Reno, Nevada

This stamp, the 23rd in the Series, paid the basic third-class rate for carrier route presort bulk mailings (effective 2/17/85)
2128 tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 1, 2 10 vertically overall plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)

note: "Ambulance 1860s" is
18.3 mm on the early printing and
18 mm on the latter
2128 untagged (Cottrell) Bureau precanceled
two lines w/ "Blk. Rt/CAR-RT/SORT"; plate#1-4 500 or 3000 stamps per roll
10 vertically none
2231 untagged (B Press) Bureau precanceled
two lines w/ "Blk. Rt/CAR-RT/SORT"; 
plate#1-2; 500 or 3000 stamps per roll
10 vertically none
 8.4¢ 1920s Wheel Chair · Deep Claret

Designer: Chris Calle (CT) · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP503
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/12/1988 in 
Tucson, Arizona

This stamp, the 36th in the Series, paid the rate for non-profit, third- class mail pre-sorted to the carrier route
2256 untagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2, 3; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
vertical "Nonprofit"
10 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2256a imperforate pair; plate no. 1 none none ---
8.5¢ 1920s Tow Truck · Dark Prussian Green 

Designer: William H. Bond (VA) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Michael J. Ryan    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP681
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 1/241987 in 
Tucson, Arizona

This stamp, the 27th in the Series, paid the basic  rate for nonprofit third-class mail. 
2129 B press intaglio coil stamp;
plate no. 1
(on every 52nd stamp)
10 vertically block plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2129a untagged Bureau precanceled;
reads "Nonprofit Org." in red; 
(with no lines); plate nos. 1, 2
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
 9.3¢ 1880s Mail Wagon · Carmine Rose 

Designer: James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP546
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 12/15/1981 in 
Shreveport, Louisiana

This stamp, the 4th in the Series, paid the new basic rate for bulk mailers holding precancel permits (effective 11/1/81)
1903 tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 1-6 10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1903a untagged Bureau precanceled; 
two horizontal lines (no text);
plate nos. 1-8
10 vertically none
1903b imperforate tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil pair; plate nos. 1 or 2 none overall joint line pair
 10¢ 1880s Canal Boat · Blue 

Designer: William H. Bond (VA) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP771
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/11/1987 in 
Buffalo, New York

This stamp was the 29th in the Transportation Series.
2257 B press intaglio coil stamp;
plate no. 1 (on every 52nd stamp)
10 vertically large block
dull gum
plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2257a B press (1993 - dull gum) Pl#1; 
F press (1994 - shiny gum) Pl#4
10 vertically overall plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2257b prephosphored uncoated paper; shiny gum; plate nos. 1-4 10 vertically mottled plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2257c prephosphored coated paper; 
F press semi-gloss gum; plate #5 
10 vertically solid plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2257d tagging omitted (error stamp); Pl#4 10 vertically none plate no. strip of 5
2257e imperforate pair none large block ---
 10¢ 1930s Tractor Trailer · Green 

Designer: David K. Stone (NC) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP881
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
ENGRAVED
printed by the BEP
Issued 5/25/1991 in 
Secaucus, New Jersey
This stamp was the 49th in the Series. The inscription indicated that all necessary additional postage had been prepaid at the Post Office.
2457 untagged C press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1; every 48th stamp; Bureau precanceled as shown in black "Additional Presort/Postage Paid"
10.2 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2457a imperforate coil pair; plate no. 1 none none ---
2457b all color omitted error 10.2 vertically none ---
 10¢ 1930s Tractor Trailer · Green 

Designer: David K. Stone (NC) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP883
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
3,000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
PHOTOGRAVURE
printed by the BEP

Issued 5/25/1994 in 
Secaucus, New Jersey
2458 untagged gravure Andreotti press
plate nos. 11, 22; the plate number 
appears on every 24th stamp
9.8 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
 10.1¢ 1890s Oil Wagon · Slate Blue 

Designer: James Schleyer (VA) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.   

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP682
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/18/1985 in 
Oil Center, New Mexico
(note: the 12.5¢ stamp was issued the same day)

This stamp, the 17th in the Series, paid the per piece rate for third-class bulk mail pre-sorted to the 5-digit ZIP Code. 
2130 tagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 1
10 vertically block plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2130a untagged Bureau precanceled in black or red
plate#1-2 in black and 3-4 in red 
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none note: there are 2 precancel varieties, one 
in black, which has two lines and the inscription "Bulk Rate" and the other 
in red, with no lines and the inscription 
"Bulk Rate/Carrier Route Sort". The imperforate PNC is collected as a strip of 6.
2130b imperforate untagged coil pair
Bureau precanceled in black or red; plate#1 in black and 2-3 in red
none none
 10.9¢ 1890s Hansom Cab · Purple 

Designer: David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP547
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/26/1982 in 
Chattanooga, Tennessee

This stamp, the 6th in the Series, paid the new basic rate for bulk mailers (effective 1/10/82)
1904 tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 1, 2 10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1904a untagged Bureau precanceled;
two horizontal lines (no text); 
Cottrell press; plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically none
1904b imperforate tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil pair; plate nos. 1, 2 none overall joint line pair
 11¢ 1890s Railroad Caboose · Red 

Designer: James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Joseph Creamer, Jr.  · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP548
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 2/3/1984 in 
Rosemont, Illinois

This stamp was the 13th in the Transportation Series.
1905 tagged B press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate nos. 1, 2
10 vertically block joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1905a untagged Bureau precanceled;
two horizontal lines (no text);
C press intaglio coil stamp 
plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically none
 11¢ 1933 Stutz Bearcat · Dark Green 

Designer: Ken Dallison (Canada) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette: Thomas Hipschen · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP683
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 and 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/11/1985 in 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This stamp was the 21st in the Transportation Series and replaced the 11¢ Caboose stamp.
2131 tagged Cottrell press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2131a tagging omitted (error stamp) 10 vertically none ---
 12¢ 1909 Stanley Steamer · Dark Blue 

Designer: Ken Dallison (Canada) · Modeler: Esther Porter · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP684
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/2/1985 in 
Kingfield, Maine

This stamp was the 16th in the Transportation Series.
2132 type I; tagged Cottrell press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-2
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)

note: "Stanley Steamer 1909" is
18.0 mm on the type I
and 17.7 mm on the type II

the untagged Bureau precancel coils came 
in either 500 or 3000 stamp rolls
2132c tagging omitted (error stamp); type I 10 vertically none
2132a type I; untagged Bureau precanceled; Cottrell; two lines w/"UNSORTED FIRST-CLASS"; plate nos. 1-2 10 vertically none
2132b type II; untagged Bureau precanceled; B press; two lines w/"UNSORTED FIRST-CLASS"; plate nos. 1-2 10 vertically none
 12.5¢ 1880s Pushcart · Olive Green 

Designer: James Schleyer (VA) · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP685
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/18/1985 in 
Oil Center, New Mexico
(note: the 10.1¢ stamp was issued the same day)

This stamp, the 18th in the Series, paid the basic rate for bulk third class mail.
2133 tagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2
10 vertically block plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5; 
(the strip of 5 is preferred)

note: all of the tagged stamps from plate 1 and some of the precanceled untagged stamps from plate 1 were printed with luminescent 
ink that glows orange under long-wave UV.

2133a untagged Bureau precanceled
two lines w/"Bulk Rate"; plate nos. 1-2 
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
2133b imperforate untagged coil pair
Bureau precanceled two lines 
w/"Bulk Rate"; plate no. 1 
none none
 13¢ 1880s Patrol Wagon · Black  

Designer: Joe Brockert · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Dennis Brown    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP772
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 10/29/1988 in 
Anaheim, California

This stamp was the 43rd in the Transportation Series.

 

2258 untagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
horizontal "Presorted/First-Class"
10 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
 13.2¢ 1870s Coal Car · Slate Green 

Designer: Richard Schlecht (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Thomas Hipschen · Lettering: Michael J. Ryan    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP773
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 7/19/1988 in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This stamp, the 35th in the Series, paid the single piece rate for third-class bulk mail pre-sorted to the 5-digit ZIP Code. 
2259 untagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
horizontal "Bulk Rate"
10 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2259a imperforate pair; plate nos. 1, 2 none none ---
 14¢ 1880s Ice Boat · Sky Blue 

Designer: William H. Bond (VA) · Modeler: Esther Porter · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP686
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 and 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/23/1985 in 
Rochester, New York

This stamp was the 15th in the Transportation Series.
2134 type I; tagged Cottrell press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)

note: The type I design measures 17.5 mm
and the type II design measures 17.25 mm. Also, the type II stamp is block tagged.
2134a imperforate pair; type I; 
plate nos. 1-2
none overall
2134b
9/30/86
type II; tagged B press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate no. 2
10 vertically block
2134c type I; tagging omitted (error stamp) 10 vertically none
 15¢ 1900s Tugboat · Violet 

Designer: Richard Schlecht (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP774
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 7/12/1988 in 
Long Beach, California

This stamp was the 34th in the Transportation Series
2260 B press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 1, 2 (on every 52nd stamp)
10 vertically large block plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2260a B press intaglio coil stamp;
plate no. 2; (1990)
10 vertically overall
2260b tagging omitted (error stamp) 10 vertically none
2260c imperforate pair; plate no. 2 none --- ---
 16.7¢ 1902 Popcorn Wagon · Rose 

Designer: Lou Nolan (VA) · Modeler: Ronald Sharpe · Vignette: Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP775
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 7/7/1988 in 
Chicago, Illinois

This stamp, the 33rd in the Series, paid the basic bulk mail rate.
2261 untagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown 
in black, vertical "Bulk Rate"
10 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2261a imperforate pair; plate no. 1 none none all known copies are miscut top to bottom
 17¢ 1917 Electric Auto · Ultramarine 

Designer: Chuck Jacquays (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP549
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/25/1981 in 
Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan

This stamp, the 2nd in the Series, paid the new First-Class rate for the second ounce of mail.
1906 tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 1-7 10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1906a untagged Bureau precanceled;
two horizontal lines reading 
"PRESORTED FIRST-CLASS"; 
Cottrell press; plate nos. 3-7
10 vertically none joint line pair; plate no. single, 
plate no. strips of 3 and 5; 
note: there are 4 precancel varieties, each with different fonts and line separations of 11.3; 12.8; 13.4 and 14.1 mm, respectively
1906b imperforate pair; tagged coil none overall joint line pair
1906c imperforate pair; untagged Bureau precancel none none joint line pair
 17¢ 1920s Dog Sled · Sky Blue 

Designer: Lou Nolan (DC) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght · Numerals: Michael J. Ryan     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP687
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
100 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/20/1986 in 
Anchorage, Alaska

This stamp, the 24th in the Series, replaced the 17¢ Electric Auto stamp.
2135 tagged B press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate no. 2
10 vertically block plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5;
(the plate strip of 5 is preferred)
2135a imperforate pair; tagged coil none block ---
 17.5¢ 1911 Racing Car · Dark Violet 

Designer: Tom Broad (MD) · Modeler: Peter Cocci · Vignette: Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP767
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
100 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 9/25/1987 in Indianapolis, Indiana

This stamp, the 31st in the Series, replaced the 17¢ Dog Sled stamp. Note that the 5¢ Milk Wagon stamp was issued on the same day.
2262 tagged B press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate no. 1; the plate number appears on every 52nd stamp
9.8 vertically block plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2262a untagged B press intaglio coil stamp; 
Pl#1; Bureau precanceled, in red, horizontal "ZIP+4/Presort"; 
500 and 3000 stamps per roll
9.8 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2262b imperforate pair; tagged coil; Pl#1 none block ---
 18¢ 1890s Surrey · Dark Brown 

Designer: David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP550
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 5/18/1981 in 
Notch, Missouri

This stamp was the first in the Transportation Series and paid the new 
First-Class letter rate
(effective 3/22/1981)
1907 tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 1-18 10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1907a imperforate pair; tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil; plate nos. 2, 8, 9, 10, 13 none overall joint line pair
1907b tagging omitted (error stamp);
plate no. 8
10 vertically none plate no. strip of 5
 20¢ 1860s Fire Pumper · Vermilion 

Designer: James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP551
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 12/10/1981 in 
Alexandria, Virginia

This stamp, the 3rd in the Series, paid the new First-Class letter rate
(effective 11/1/1981)
1908 tagged Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 1-16 10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1908a imperforate pair; tagged Cottrell press coil; plate nos. 1-5; 9-10; 15-16 none overall joint line pair
1908b tagging omitted (error stamp) 10 vertically none ---
 20¢ 1880s Cable Car · Blue Violet 

Designer: Dan Romano (CA) · Modeler: Frank J. Waslick · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Michael J. Ryan    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP776
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 10/28/1988 in 
San Francisco, California

This stamp, the 42nd in the Series, paid the new First-Class letter rate
2263 block tagged C press intaglio coil stamp; plate no. 2; the plate number 
appears on every 46th stamp
10 vertically large block plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2263a imperforate pair; plate no. 2 none none ---
2263b overall tagged C press intaglio coil stamp; plate no. 2 10 vertically overall plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
 20¢ 1870s Cog Railway · Green 

Designer: Robert Brangwynne (MA) · Modeler: Brian Thompson · Vignette: Gary J. Slaght · Lettering: Dixie March   

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP891
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/9/1995 in 
Dallas, Texas

This stamp, the 51st in the Series, replaced the 20¢ Cable Car stamp. This was the last of the Transportation Series stamps issued.`
2463 block tagged C press intaglio coil 
stamp on pre-phosphored paper; 
plate nos. 1, 2; the plate number appears on every 48th stamp
9.8 vertically mottled plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2463a imperforate coil pair none mottled ---
 20.5¢ 1900s Fire Engine · Rose 

Designer: Chris Calle (CT) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Thomas Hipschen · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght   

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP777
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 9/28/1988 in 
San Angelo, Texas

This stamp, the 40th in the Series, paid the single piece rate for First-Class mailings presorted by the
ZIP+4 Code.
2264 untagged  intaglio coil stamp; 
B press plate no. 1; the plate number appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in black, horizontal "ZIP+4/Presort"
10 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
 21¢ 1920s Railroad Mail Car · Olive Green 

Designer: David Stone (NC) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown   

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP778
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/16/1988 in 
Santa Fe, New Mexico

This stamp, the 37th in 
the Series, paid the single piece First-Class rate for presorted 3-digit or 5-digit ZIP Code mailings.
2265 untagged  intaglio coil stamp; 
B press plate no. 1; C press plate no. 2
the plate number appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red, horizontal "Presorted/First-Class"
10 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2265a imperforate pair; plate no. 1 none none ---
 23¢ 1890s Lunch Wagon · Dark Blue 

Designer: Robert Brangwynne (MA) · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP892
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/12/1991 in 
Columbus, Ohio

This stamp, the 47th in the Series, paid the rate for the second ounce on First-Class mail.
2464 uniform pre-phosphored C press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 2, 3 10.2 vertically solid
dull gum
plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2464a
(1993)
uniform pre-phosphored C press intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 3-5 10.2 vertically mottled plate no. single; plate no. strip of 5;
dull gum (Pl#3); shiny gum (Pl# 3-5)
2464b imperforate pair; plate nos. 2, 3 none solid or
mottled
dull gum
uniform (solid/smooth) tagging, plate nos. 2, 3;
mottled tagging, plate no. 3
 24.1¢ 1890s Tandem Bike · Deep Ultra 

Designer: Chris Calle (CT) · Vignette: Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Michael Ryan    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP779
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 10/26/1988 in 
Redmond, Washington

This stamp, the 41st in the Series, paid the First-
Class rate unpresorted, for ZIP+4 mail.
2266 untagged  intaglio coil stamp; 
B press plate no. 1; the plate number appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red, horizontal "ZIP+4"
10 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
 25¢ 1880s Bread Wagon · Orange Brown 

Designer: William H. Bond (VA) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Michael J. Ryan     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP688
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 11/22/1986 in 
Virginia Beach, Virginia

This stamp, the 25th in the Series, replaced the 25¢ Paul Revere stamp of the Liberty Series of 1954.
2136 tagged B, C or D press intaglio coil stamp; plate no. every 52nd stamp 10 vertically block Sc--- PNC may be collected as a single, strip of 3 or 5, with strip of 5 preferred

plates 1 and 5 were printed on the B press;
plates 2-4 were printed on either 
the C or D press
2136a tagged imperforate pair; plate nos. 2-5 none block
2136b tagged pair; imperforate between --- block
2136c tagging omitted error; plate no. 1 10 vertically none plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5 (preferred way to collect)
 32¢ 1900s Ferryboat · Blue 

Designer: Richard Schlecht (VA) · Modeler: John Murray (USPS) · Typographer: John Boyd (Anagraphics)     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP893
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
100 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/2/1995 in 
McLean, Virginia

This stamp, the 50th in the Series, paid the rate for the first ounce on First-Class mail.
2466 pre-phosphored uncoated paper C press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate nos. 2-5 every 48th stamp
9.8 vertically mottled shiny gum (plate nos. 2-5);
 Lo-Gloss gum (plate nos. 3-5)
plate no. single;  plate no. strip of 5
2466a imperforate coil pair;
plate nos. 2, 3, 5
none mottled shiny gum (plate no. 2);
 Lo-Gloss gum (plate nos. 3, 5)
2466b bright blue color error (Bronx blue) pre-phosphored uncoated paper;
plate no. 5
9.8 vertically mottled
Lo-Gloss gum
Bronx blue;
plate no. single;  plate no. strip of 5
 $1 1914 Seaplane · Blue and Scarlet 

Designer: Chuck Hodgson (CA) · Modeler: Frank J. Waslick · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering: John Masure    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP895
Scott Type · Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/20/1990 in 
Phoenix, Arizona

This stamp, the 44th in the Transportation Series, replaced the $1 Eugene O'Neill stamp of the Prominent Americans.
2468 untagged  intaglio coil stamp; 
B press; plate no. 1 every 52nd stamp
9.8 vertically overall
dull gum
plate no. single;  plate no. strip of 5;
(beware of blind perfs, i.e. faint perforation impressions which may appear only on the gum - this is NOT imperforate)
2468a imperforate coil pair; 
plate no. 1
none overall
dull gum
2468b
(1993)
 embedded phosphor uncoated paper C press intaglio coil stamp; 
plate no. 3 every 48th stamp
9.8 vertically mottled
shiny gum
plate no. single;  plate no. strip of 5
2468c
(1998)
pre-phosphored coated paper C press; 
plate no. 3 every 48th stamp
9.8 vertically grainy
uniform
Lo-Gloss
plate no. single;  plate no. strip of 5

 


Bibliography and suggested additional reading:
The 1995 Plate Number Coil Catalog by Richard J. Nazar - PNC3 (1995)

Websites of interest to the Transportaion Coil series collector: 

The Plate Number Coil Collector's Club
(PNC3)
Just about everything you want to know about the transportation coils and plate number coils in general. Highly recommended.


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