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1981-1999 Transportation Coils

By far the largest series ever issued by the U.S., these water-adhesive coil stamps all featured various forms of transportation. With precancels, tagging, gum and other varieties thrown in, the transportation coils comprise a fertile area for the casual collector or the specialist.

               

Scott 1897, 1 Omnibus, original design, overall tagged, plate numbers 1. 2. 3, 4, 5 and 6

      

Scott 1897 var, 1 Omnibus, miscut so plate number appears at top , plate numbers 1, 5 and 6

Scott 1897 var, 1¢ Omnibus, misperfed, plate number 1

   

Scott 1897b, 1 Omnibus imperforate error, plate numbers 5 and 6

   

Scott 2225, 1 Omnibus, redesigned with large 1, block tagging, plate numbers 1 (dry gum) and 2 (dull gum)

Scott 2225 var, 1¢ Omnibus, split plate number 2

   

Scott 2225 var, 1 Omnibus, misperfed vertically, plate number 2

Scott 2225a, 1¢ Omnibus, redesigned, mottled prephosphored tagging, plate number 3

Scott 2225b, 1 Omnibus, redesigned, untagged, plate number 3

Scott 2225b var, 1 Omnibus, redesigned, plate number 3 appearing as "D" or "B"

              

Scott 1897A, 2 Locomotive, original design, plate numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10

Scott 1897A var, 2¢ Locomotive, original design, miscut with plate number 10 at top

Scott 1897A var, 2 Locomotive, misperfed vertically, plate number 4

           

Scott 1897Ac, 2 Locomotive, imperforate error, plate numbers 3, 4, 8 and 10

Scott 2226, 2¢ Locomotive, redesigned with large 2, block tagging, plate number 1

Scott 2226a, 2 Locomotive, redesigned, untagged, plate number 2

           

Scott 1898, 3 Handcar, plate numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4

Scott 1898 var, 3¢ Handcar, misperfed, plate number 4

   

Scott 2252, 3 Conestoga Wagon, tagged, plate number 1

     

Scott 2252a, 3¢ Conestoga Wagon, untagged, plate numbers 2 (dull gum), and 3 and 6 (shiny gum)

Scott 2252a var, 3¢ Conestoga Wagon, untagged, semi-gloss gum, small plate number 5

Scott 2252a var, 3¢ Conestoga Wagon, split plate number 3

     

Scott 2123, 3.4¢ School bus, plate numbers 1 and 2

  

Scott 2123a, 3.4 precanceled, plate numbers 1 and 2

              

Scott 1898A, 4 Stagecoach, original design, plate numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

  

Scott 1898A var, 4¢ Stagecoach, original design, misperfed, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 1898A var, 4¢ Stagecoach, original design, miscut (missing "Stagecoach 1890s"), plate number 3 (Image courtesy of eBay / nystamps)

     

Scott 1898Ab, 4 Stagecoach, original design, precanceled, plate numbers 3, 4 and 6

     

Scott 1898Ab var, 4¢ Stagecoach, original design, precanceled, misperfed, plate numbers 3, 4 and 5

  

Scott 1898A var, 4¢ Stagecoach, original design, local precancel, plate numbers 3 and 4

Scott 1898Ac, 4¢ Stagecoach precancel, imperforate error, plate number 5

Scott 1898Ac var, 4¢ Stagecoach precancel, imperforate error, miscut, plate number 6 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott 1898Ae, 4 Stagecoach, original design, tagging omitted error, plate number 3

Scott 1898Ad, 4 Stagecoach, imperforate error, plate number 3

Scott 2228, 4 Stagecoach, redesigned, block tagged, plate number 1

The redesigned stamp is narrower and does not have the joint line.

Scott 2228a, 4¢ Stagecoach, redesigned, overall tagged, plate number 1

Scott 2228b, 4¢ Stagecoach, redesigned, imperforate error, plate number 1 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott 2451, 4 Steam Carriage, tagged, plate number 1

Scott 2451b, 4¢ Steam Carriage, untagged, plate number 1

Scott 2451a, 4¢ Steam Carriage, imperforate error, plate number 1

      

Scott 2124, 4.9¢ Buckboard, plate numbers 3 and 4

              

Scott 2124a, 4.9 precanceled, plate numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Scott 2124a var, 4.9¢ Buckboard precancel, miscut with plate number 1 at top

     

Scott 2124a var, 4.9¢ Buckboard precancel, miscut with split plate numbers 1, 2 and 6 at both top and bottom

        

Scott 1899, 5 Motorcycle, plate numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4

One example of Scott 1899a imperforate error is known with plate number 1, and one example with plate number 2.

Scott 2253, 5 Milk Wagon, plate number 1

    

Scott 2452, 5 Circus Wagon, no date, tagged, dull gum,plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2452a, 5¢ Circus Wagon, no date, untagged, dull gum, plate number 1

Scott 2452a var, 5¢ Circus Wagon, no date, untagged, low gloss gum, plate number 2

    

Scott 2452B, 5¢ Circus Wagon, no date, tagged, plate numbers A1 and A2

Scott 2452Bf, 5 Circus Wagon, no date, luminescent ink, plate number A3

    

Scott 2452D, 5 Circus Wagon used, 1995 date, tagged, low gloss gum, plate numbers S1 and S2

Scott 2452De, 5¢ Circus Wagon, imperforate error, plate number S2

    

Scott 2452Dg var, 5¢ Circus Wagon, 1995 date, luminescent ink, low gloss gum, plate numbers S2 and S3

        

Scott 2453, 5 Canoe, brown, plate numbers 1, 2 and 3

Scott 2453 var, 5¢ Canoe, brown, misperfed, plate number 1

    

Scott 2453a, 5¢ Canoe, brown, imperforate error, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2453a var, 5¢ Canoe, brown, imperforate and miscut horizontally error, plate number 1

Scott 2454, 5 Canoe, orange, plate number S11 (both shiny gum and low-gloss gum varieties)

            

Scott 1900, 5.2¢ Sleigh, plate numbers 1, 2, 3 and 5

    

Scott 1900 var, 5.2¢ Sleigh, miscut, split plate numbers 1 and 2

                    

Scott 1900a, 5.2 Sleight, precanceled, plate numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Scott 2254, 5.3¢ Elevator, plate number 1

Scott 2125, 5.5¢ Star Route Truck, tagged, plate number 1

   

Scott 2125a, 5.5 untagged precancel, plate numbers 1 and 2

An untagged, un-precanceled version having plate number 1 is an error, Scott 2125b.

      

Scott 1901, 5.9¢ Bicycle, plate numbers 3 and 4

Scott 1901 var, 5.9¢ Bicycle, miscut with plate number 4 at top

Scott 1901 var, 5.9¢ Bicycle, miscut with complete plate number 3 at top and partial plate number 3 at bottom

Scott 1901 var, 5.9¢ Bicycle, misperfed to right, plate number 4

            

Scott 1901a, 5.9 precanceled, plate numbers 3, 4, 5 and 6

Scott 1901a var, 5.9 Bicycle, precanceled, plate number 5, showing gap in precancel bars

Scott 1901a var, 5.9 Bicycle, precanceled, plate number 4, gap in precancel bars, miscut with plate number appearing at top

Scott 1901b, 5.9¢ Bicycle, imperforate error, precanceled, plate number 4

Scott 2126, 6¢ Tricycle, plate number 1

    

Scott 2126a, 6 Tricycle, precanceled, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2126b, 6¢Tricycle, precanceled, imperforate error, plate number 2

Scott 2127, 7.4¢ Tractor, tagged, plate number 1

Scott 2127 var, 7.4¢ Tractor, misperfed, plate number 1

Scott 2127a, 7.4¢ Tractor, untagged, nonprofit org. precancel, plate number 1

Scott 2127b, 7.4¢ Tractor, untagged, ZIP+4 precancel, plate number 1

Scott 1902, 7.4 Baby Buggy, plate number 2

Scott 1902a, 7.4¢ Baby Buggy, precanceled, plate number 2

Scott 1902a var, 7.4 precanceled, misperfed vertically, plate number 2

Scott 2255, 7.6 Carreta, plate number 1 in brown of subject

Scott 2255 var, 7.6¢ Carreta, plate number 2 in red of overprint

Scott 2255 var, 7.6 Carreta, misperfed, plate number 2

        

Scott 2128, 8.3¢ Ambulance, Cottrell Press (with joint line), tagged, plate numbers 1 and 2

         

Scott 2128a, 8.3 Ambulance, untagged precancel, plate numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4

   

Scott 2231, 8.3 Ambulance precancel, B Press (narrower design with no joint line), plate numbers 1 and 2

       

Scott 2256, 8.4 Wheel Chair, plate numbers 1, 2 and 3

Scott 2256a, 8.4¢ Wheel Chair, imperforate error, plate number 1

    

Scott 2129, 8.5 Tow Truck, plate number 1, and Scott 2129a, 8.5 precanceled, plate number 1

Scott 2129a var, 8.5 Tow Truck, split plate number 1

               

Scott 1903, 9.3¢ Mail Wagon, plate numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

          

     

Scott 1903a, 9.3 precanceled, plate numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8

Scott 1903a var, misperfed vertically, plate number 3 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

    

Scott 1903a var, precancel bars misregistered, miscut with plate numbers 3 and 4 at top

    

Scott 1903b, 9.3 precancel, imperforate error, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2257, 10 Canal Boat, block tagged, plate number 1

  

Scott 2257a, 10¢ Canal Boat, overall tagged, plate numbers 1 and 4

        

 Scott 2257b, 10¢ Canal Boat, mottled prephosphored tagging, plate numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4

Scott 2257c, 10¢ Canal Boat, solid prephosphored tagging, plate number 5

Scott 2257d, 10¢ Canal Boat, untagged error, plate number 4 (Image courtesy of Michael E. Aldrich Auctions)

Scott 2457, 10 Tractor Trailer with gray precancel text, green plate number 1

Scott 2457 var, 10¢ Tractor Trailer, misperfed vertically, green plate number 1

Scott 2457a, 10 Tractor Trailer, imperforate error, green plate number 1

   

Scott 2458, 10¢ Tractor Trailer with black precancel text, green and black plate numbers 11 and 22

Scott 2458 var, 10¢ Tractor Trailer with local precancel, plate number 11

Scott 2458 var, 10¢ Tractor Trailer precancel, misperfed vertically, plate number 22 (Image courtesy of eBay / ckstamps)

Scott 2130, 10.1 Oil Wagon, plate number 1

   

Scott 2130a, 10.1 Oil Wagon, black "Bulk Rate" precancel, plate numbers 1 and 2

   

Scott 2130a, 10.1 Oil Wagon, red "Carrier Route" precancel, plate numbers 2 and 3

   

Scott 2130a var, misperfed vertically, plate numbers 2 (Image courtesy of eBay / ckstamps) and 3 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott 2130b, 10.1¢ with black precancel, imperforate error, plate number 1

Scott 2130b, 10.1 with red precancel, imperforate error, plate number 3

       

Scott 1904, 10.9¢ Hansom Cab, plate numbers 1 and 2

           

Scott 1904a, 10.9 precanceled, plate numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4

Scott 1904a var, 10.9 Hansom Cab precancel, plate number 3, showing gap in precancel bars

Scott 1904a var, 10.9¢ Hansom Cab precancel, miscut with split plate number 1 at top and bottom

Scott 1904a var, 10.9¢ Hansom Cab precancel, misperfed, plate number 2 (Image courtesy of eBay / ckstamps)

Scott 1904b, 10.9 Hansom Cab precancel, imperforate error, plate number 2

   

Scott 1905, 11¢ Caboose, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 1905a, 11 Caboose, precanceled, plate number 1

Scott 1905 var, 11¢ Caboose, local precancel, plate number 1

            

Scott 2131, 11 Stutz Bearcat, plate numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4

    

Scott 2132, 12 Stanley Steamer, plate numbers 1 and 2

    

Scott 2132 var, 12¢ miscut with plate number 1 at top, split plate number 2

    

Scott 2132a, 12¢ longer precancel Type I, plate numbers 1 and 2

    

Scott 2132b, 12¢ shorter precancel Type II, plate numbers 1 and 2

   

Scott 2133, 12.5¢ Pushcart, plate numbers 1 and 2

   

Scott 2133, 12.5 Pushcart precanceled, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2133a var, 12.5¢ precanceled, misperfed vertically, plate number 1 (Image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott 2133b, 12.5 precanceled, imperforate error, plate number 1

Scott 2258, 13¢ Patrol Wagon, plate number 1

    

Scott 2259, 13.2 Coal Car, plate numbers 1 and 2

   

Scott 2259 var, 13.2 misperfed, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2259 var, 13.2 miscut with split plate number 1

Scott 2259a, 13.2 Coal Car, imperforate error, plate number 1

        

Scott 2134, 14 Iceboat, Cottrell Press PNS, Type I (with joint line), plate numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4

  

Scott 2134a, 14 Type I, imperf error, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2134b, 14 Iceboat, B press PNS, Type II (no joint line), plate number 2

  

Scott 2260, 15 Tugboat, block tagging, plate numbers 1 and 2

  

Scott 2260 var, 15¢ block tagging, miscut with split plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2260a var, 15¢ overall tagging, miscut with split plate number 2

Scott 2260b, 15¢ untagged error, plate number 2

Scott 2260c, 15 imperf error, plate number 2

  

Scott 2261, 16.7 Popcorn Wagon, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2261 var, 16.7¢ misperfed vertically, plate number 1

Scott 2261a var, 16.7 imperf error, also miscut, plate number 1

Scott 1906, 17¢ Electric Auto, plate number 1

Scott 1906 var, 17 Electric Auto, miscut with plate number 4 at top

  

Scott 1906 var, misperfed, plate numbers 1 and 2 (P#2 image courtesy of Bill Langs)

Scott 1906a, 17¢ Auto, precanceled, plate number 4

Scott 1906a var, 17¢ precanceled, miscut with split plate number 6

Scott 1906 var, 17¢ Electric Auto, local precancel, plate number 2

Scott 1906b, 17 Electric Auto imperf error, plate number 2

Scott 1906b var, 17 Electric Auto imperf error, also miscut horizontally, split plate number 4

Scott 2135, 17 Dog Sled, plate number 2

Scott 2135 var, 17¢ Dog Sled, miscut, split plate number 2

Scott 2135a, 17¢ Dog Sled, imperforate error, plate number 2

Scott 2262, 17.5¢ Racing Car, tagged, plate number 1

Scott 2262a, 17.5¢ Racing Car, untagged, plate number 1

Scott 2262b, 17.5¢ Racing Car, imperforate error, plate number 1 (Image courtesy of The Philatelic Foundation)

                                    

               

       

Scott 1907, 18 Surrey, plate numbers 1 through 18

   

Scott 1907 var, 18¢ Surrey, misperfed vertically, plate numbers 7 and 8 (PNS 7 image courtesy of Stuart Katz)

     

Scott 1907 var, 18¢ Surrey, miscut with plate number at top, plate numbers 9, 10 and 13

  

Scott 1907 var, 18¢ Surrey, miscut causing significant design change, plate numbers 2 and 8

 

Scott 1907 var, 18¢ Surrey, miscut with split plate number at top and bottom, plate numbers 3 and 10

  

Scott 1907a, 18 imperf error, plate numbers 9 and 10

Scott 1907a var, 18¢ imperf error, miscut with split plate number 9

Scott 1908, 20 Fire Pumper, plate number 8

         

Scott 1908 var, 20¢ Fire Pumper, misperfed vertically, plate numbers 5, 7 and 12 (p# 7 image courtesy of John Himes)

Scott 1908 var, 20¢ Fire Pumper, miscut, plate number 1

         

Scott 1908a, 20 Fire Pumper imperforate error, plate numbers 1, 5 and 9

   

Scott 2263, 20 Cable Car, block tagging, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2263a, 20 Cable Car imperf error, plate number 2

Scott 2463b, 20 Cable Car, overall tagged, plate number 1

   

Scott 2463, 20¢ Cog Railway, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2463a, 20¢ Cog Railway, imperforate error, plate number 1

Scott 2364, 20.5¢ Fire Engine, plate number 1

  

Scott 2265, 21¢ Railroad Mail Car, plate numbers 1 and 2

Scott 2265 var, 21¢ Railroad Mail Car, misperfed, plate number 1

Scott 2265a, 21 imperf error, plate number 1

   

Scott 2464, 23¢ Lunch Wagon, solid prephosphored tagging, plate numbers 2 and 3

Scott 2464, 23¢ Lunch Wagon, solid prephosphored tagging, misperfed, plate number 3

   

Scott 2464a, mottled prephosphored tagging, plate numbers 4 and 5

Scott 2266, 24.1¢ Tandem Bicycle, plate number 1

           

Scott 2136, 25 Bread Wagon, plate numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

     

Scott 2136a, 25 imperforate error, plate numbers 2, 3 and 4

Scott 2136a var, 25 imperforate error, also miscut horizontally, plate number 3

        

Scott 2466, 32 Ferryboat, blue, shiny gum, plate numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5

Scott 2466 var, 32¢ Ferryboat, blue, low gloss gum, plate number 5

  

Scott 2466b, 32¢ bright blue, plate numbers 3 and 5

Scott 2466a, 32¢ imperf error, plate number 2

Scott 2468, $1 Seaplane, overall tagging, dull gum, plate number 1

Scott 2468 var, $1 Seaplane, local precancel, plate number 1

Scott 2468b, $1 PNS, mottled prephosphored tagging, shiny gum, plate number 3

Scott 2468c, $1 PNS, mottled prephosphored tagging, low gloss gum, plate number 3

 

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