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1981-1984 20-Cent Commemorative issues

Including rate change stamps and other regular issues from the same 20 period.

Scott 1946, (20) "C" Eagle, plate number 39567 UR

The "C" rate change stamps were printed at a time when the 5-digit plate numbers were still standard.  They were then stored in vaults (the famous Kansas City underground caves) until needed for the new rate change.  By 1981, the conversion to representative plate numbers was complete.

Scott 1894, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court, plate number 4 R

Scott 1894d, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court, black omitted error, plate number 3 R

Scott 1895, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court coil, plate number 1

Scott 1895 var, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court coil, misperfed, plate number 3

Scott 1895 var, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court coil, tagging error photographed under UV light to show misplaced block tagging, plate number 4

Scott 1895a, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court coil, plate number 6

Scott 1895b, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court coil, precanceled, plate number 14

Scott 1895d, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court coil, imperforate error, strip of 3 with plate number 8

Scott 1895d var, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court coil, imperforate error, miscut horizontally, PNS with plate number 8 photographically cropped from a larger strip

Scott 1895e, 20 Flag Over Supreme Court coil, partially imperforate error, strip of 4 with plate number 8

Scott 1939, (20) Christmas 1981, Botticelli Madonna, plate number 222222 UL

Scott 1940, (20) Christmas 1981, Bear on Sleigh, plate number 11111 LR

Scott 1940a, (20) Christmas 1981, Bear on Sleigh, imperforate error, plate number 11111 LL

Scott 1942, 20 Barrel Cactus from block of 4 (Scott 1945a), plate number 111111-2 UL

Scott 1942 var, 20 Barrel Cactus, misregistered dark green, plate number 111111-4 UL

Scott 1942a, 20 Barrel Cactus, dark brown omitted error ("USA 20" etc.), from block of 4 (Scott 1945b), plate number 11111-2 LL

Scott 1942b, 20 Barrel Cactus, dark green and dark blue omitted error (description, cactus needles, etc.), from block of 4 (Scott 1945d), plate number 111111 LL

Scott 1945, 20 Saguaro Cactus from block of 4 (Scott 1945a), plate number 111111-8 LR

Scott 1949, 20 Bighorn Sheep from booklet pane, plate number 24

Scott 1949 var, 20 Bighorn Sheep, misperfed, plate number 9

Scott 1949 var, 20 Bighorn Sheep, misperfed, plate number 20

Scott 1949b, 20 Bighorn Sheep, imperf vertically, pair photographically cropped from a pane of 10, plate number 14

Scott 1950, 20 Franklin D. Roosevelt, plate number 4 LL

Scott 1951, 20 Love, plate number 11111 LR

Scott 1952, 20 Washington 250th Birthday, plate number 111111 UL

Scott 1952var, 20 Washington 250th Birthday, with untrimmed selvage from next pane, plate number 111111 LL.  The printed vertical line is the guideline for the intended cutting to separate the panes.

Scott 1953, 20 Alabama from 50-stamp State Birds and Flowers issue (Scott 2002a), plate number 11111 UL

Scott 1953 var, 20 Alabama, misperfed, plate number 22222 UL

Scott 1962A, 20 Georgia from 50-stamp State Birds and Flowers issue (Scott 2002a), plate number 11111 UR

Scott 1993, 20 South Dakota from 50-stamp State Birds and Flowers issue (Scott 2002a), plate number 11111 LL

Scott 2002, 20 Wyoming from 50-stamp State Birds and Flowers issue (Scott 2002a), plate number 11111 LR

Scott 2003, 20 Netherlands Treaty, plate number 111 L

Scott 2003a, 20 Netherlands Treaty, imperforate error, plate number 111 R

Scott 2004, 20 Library of Congress, plate number 1 LR

Scott 2004 var, 20 Library of Congress, misperfed, plate number 1 LR

Scott 2005, 20 Consumer Education coil, plate number 3

Scott 2005a, 20 Consumer Education coil, imperforate error, photographically cropped from a larger strip, plate number 1

    

     

Scott 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, 20 Knoxville World's Fair block of 4 (Scott 2009a), plate number 111111

Scott 2010, 20 Horatio Alger, plate number 3 UL

Scott 2011, 20 Aging, plate number 2 LL

Scott 2012, 20 Barrymores, plate number 111111 UL

Scott 2013, 20 Dr. Mary Walker, plate number 111111 LL

Scott 2014, 20 Peace Garden, plate number 3 LR

Scott 2014 var, 20 Peace Garden, misperfed and part imperf, pair with plate number 1221-4

Scott 2014 var, 20 Peace Garden, nearly complete reverse offset printed on the gum, plate number 1

Scott 2015, 20 America's Libraries, plate number 4 LL

Scott 2015 var, 20 America's Libraries, misperfed single with UL plate number 3

Scott 2015 var, 20 America's Libraries, misperfed single with LR plate number 3 appearing within the stamp area

Scott 2016, 20 Jackie Robinson, plate number 11111 LL

Scott 2017, 20 Touro Synagogue, plate number 11111 R

Scott 2018, 20 Wolf Trap Farm, plate number 11111 UR

Scott 2019, 20 Falling Water from Architecture block of 4 (Scott 2022a), plate number 6 UL

Scott 2020, 20 IIT from Architecture block of 4 (Scott 2022a), plate number 2 UR

Scott 2021, 20 Gropius House from Architecture block of 4 (Scott 2022a), plate number 3 LL

Scott 2021 var, 20 Architecture from block of 4 (Scott 2022a), misperfed, plate number 3 LR

Scott 2022, 20 Dulles Airport from Architecture block of 4 (Scott 2022a), plate number 3 LR

Scott 2023, 20 Francis of Assisi, plate number A111111 LL

Scott 2024, 20 Ponce de Leon, plate number 11111 R

Scott 2024a, 20 Ponce de Leon, imperforate error, plate number 11111 R

Scott 2025, 13 Christmas, plate number 1111 UR

Scott 2026, 20 Christmas, plate number 13131 B

Scott 2026a, 20 Christmas, imperforate error, plate number 11111 T

Scott 2026b, 20 Christmas, imperforate vertically error, plate number 11111 UR.  Faint impressions of the intended horizontal perforations can barely be seen, but there are no vertical perforations at all.

Scott 2028, 20 Snowman, from 1982 Christmas block of 4 (Scott 2030a), plate number 2222 UR

Scott 2029, 20 Skating, from 1982 Christmas block of 4 (Scott 2030a), plate number 2111 LL

Scott 2030, 20 Decorating the Tree, from 1982 Christmas block of 4 (Scott 2030a), plate number 2111 LR

Scott 2031, 20 Science & Industry, plate number 886 LL

Scott 2032, 20 Intrepid from Balloons block of 4 (Scott 2035a), plate number 22221 LL

Scott 2035, 20 Explorer II from Balloons block of 4 (Scott 2035a), plate number 11142 UR

Scott 2035b, 20 Ballooning, imperforate error, LL Plate block of 4 with plate number 22221 appearing next to Scott 2032a

Scott 2036, 20 USA - Sweden Treaty, plate number 4 LL

Scott 2037, 20 Civilian Conservation Corps, plate number 111111 LL

Scott 2037a, 20 CCC, imperforate error, plate number 111111 UR

Scott 2038, 20 Joseph Priestly, plate number A111111 UR

Scott 2039, 20 Volunteers, plate number 3 R

Scott 2040, 20 German Immigration, plate number 3 UR

Scott 2041, 20 Brooklyn Bridge, plate number 4 UL

Scott 2041 var, plate number 4 UL showing "short transfer" at right.  Either the ink was not fully applied, or the plate was not fully pressed to the sheet, and the cables at the right section of the bridge do not print completely.

Scott 2042, 20 TVA, plate number 1121 L

Scott 2043, 20 Physical Fitness, plate number 1111 L

Scott 2044, 20 Scott Joplin, plate number 111111 UL

Scott 2045, 20 Medal of Honor, plate number 3 LR

Scott 2045a, 20 Medal of Freedom error, red (denomination and text) omitted, plate number 1111 LL

Scott 2046, 20 Babe Ruth, plate number 3 LL

Scott 2047, 20 Nathaniel Hawthorne, plate number 1111 UR

    

    

Scott 2048, 13 Discus thrower; Scott 2049, 13 Pole Vaulter, used; Scott 2050, 13 Archer; and Scott 2051, 13 Boxers from 1984 Summer Olympics block of 4 (Scott 2051a), plate number 1111

Scott 2052, 20 Treaty of Paris, plate number 1111 LL

Scott 2053, 20 Civil Service, plate number 1 B

Scott 2054, 20 Metropolitan Opera, plate number 3 LR

    

   

Scott 2055, 20 Charles Steinmetz, UL plate number 8; Scott 2056, 20 Edwin Armstrong, UR plate number 4; Scott 2057, 20 Nikola Tesla, LL plate number 2; and Scott 2058, 20 Philo T. Farnsworth, LR plate number 4, from Inventors block of 4 (Scott 2058a)

    

    

Scott 2059, 20 New York City Streetcar, Scott 2060, 20 Montgomery Streetcar, Scott 2061, 20 "Bobtail" and Scott 2062, 20 St. Charles Streetcar from Streetcars issue (Scott 2062a), various plate numbers

Scott 2062b, 20 Streetcars error, black (engraved denomination and text) omitted, Plate number 2222 LL

Scott 2063, 20 Raphael, Christmas 1983, plate number 21222 UR

Scott 2064, 20 Santa, Christmas 1983, plate number 22322 R

Scott 2065, 20 Martin Luther, plate number A11111 LL

Scott 2066, 20 Alaska Statehood, plate number A11111 UR

    

    

Scott 2067, 20 Figure Skaters; Scott 2068, 20 Downhill Skier; Scott 2069, 20 Cross Country Skier; and Scott 2070, 20 Hockey Player from 1984 Winter Olympics block of 4 (Scott 2070a), plate number 1111

Scott 2071, 20 FDIC, plate number 222221 UL

Scott 2072, 20 Love, plate number 2 UL

Scott 2072 var, 20 Love, misperfed, plate number 2 photographically cropped from UL plate block 2-22221

Scott 2072a, 20 Love, imperforate vertically error, plate number 11111 T

Scott 2073, 20 Carter G. Woodson, plate number A111111 LR

Scott 2073 var, 20 Carter G. Woodson, misperfed, plate number A111111 LR

Scott 2074, 20 Soil and Water Conservation, plate number 122222 UR

Scott 2075, 20 Credit Unions, plate number 222221 LR

    

    

Scott 2076, 20 Wild Pink, Scott 2077, 20 Yellow Lady's Slipper, Scott 2078, 20 Spreading Pagoda and Scott 2079, 20 Pacific Calypso from Orchids block of 4 (Scott 2079a), various plate numbers

Scott 2080, 20 Hawaii statehood, plate number A11111 UR

Scott 2081, 20 National Archives, plate number A122221 LL

Scott 2082, 20 Diving from 1984 Summer Olympics block of 4 (Scott 2085a), plate number 1121 UL

Scott 2084, 20 Wrestling from 1984 Summer Olympics block of 4 (Scott 2085a), plate number 1121 LL

Scott 2085, 20 Kayaking from 1984 Summer Olympics block of 4 (Scott 2085a), plate number 1141 LR

Scott 2085b, imperforate vertically error, 20 1984 Summer Olympics, plate number 1131 LR

Only two blocks of four are known of this error.  This pair is photographically cropped from the only known plate block.

Scott 2086, 20 Louisiana World Exposition, plate number 11111 LR

Scott 2087, 20 Health Research, plate number A11111 UR

Scott 2088, 20 Douglas Fairbanks, plate number 1111 T

Scott 2088 var, 20 Douglas Fairbanks, misperfed, plate number 1 UL

Scott 2089, 20 Jim Thorpe, plate number 10 LL

Scott 2090, 20 John McCormack, plate number 11111 UR

Scott 2091, 20 St. Lawrence Seaway, plate number A1111 LR

Scott 2092, 20 Preserving Wetlands, plate number 19 LL

Scott 2092a, 20 Preserving Wetlands error, imperforate vertically, right margin pair with Copyright marking

Scott 2093, 20 Roanoke Voyages, plate number A11111 UL

Scott 2094, 20 Herman Melville, plate number 16 LL

Scott 2095, 20 Horace Moses, plate number 1 B

Scott 2096, 20 Smokey the Bear, plate number 11-14-14-14 UL

Scott 2097, 20 Roberto Clemente, plate number 111111 UR

    

    

Scott 2098, 20 Beagle and Boston Terrier, Scott 2099, 20 Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Cocker Spaniel, Scott 2100, 20 Alaskan Malamute and Collie, and Scott 2101, 20 Coonhound and Foxhound from Purebred Dogs block of 4 (Scott 2101a), various plate numbers

Scott 2102, 20 Crime Prevention, plate number A1111 LL

Scott 2103, 20 Hispanic Americans, plate number 122211 LL

Scott 2104, 20 Family Unity, plate number 22 B

Scott 2105, 20 Eleanor Roosevelt, plate number 4 LR

Scott 2106, 20 A Nation of Readers, plate number 6 UR

Scott 2107, 20 Fra Filippo Lippi Madonna, Christmas 1984, plate number 22222 UL

Scott 2108, 20 Crayon Santa, Christmas 1984, plate number 22222 LL

Scott 2109, 20 Vietnam Veterans Memorial, plate number 3 LL

 

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