The American Plate Number Single Society
All sheet or pane issues have plate numbers in four corners (UL, UR, LL, LR) unless otherwise specified.
Denominations in parentheses are Forever stamps, if first class rate, or nominal rate, if service-inscribed.
Coil stamps have plate numbers at the bottom of single stamps and appear at the interval specified.
Plate numbers and copyright markings for self-adhesive booklet stamps appear on a peelable strip within the pane.
New plate number P22222 reported in January 2012 for the 20˘ Washington coil stamp first issued in 2011 (Scott 4512)
USPS announced a “reissue” of the 2011 Go Green “forever” stamps (Scott 4524) in association with Earth Day, April 22, 2012. However, this is nothing more than a marketing push for stamps from the original 2011 print run of 160 million stamps. It is not a new printing or variety.
(45¢) Flags of Our Nation VI, coils of 10 designs, Scott 4323-4332: S11111111 appearing on the U.S. Flag and Fruited Plain stamp, Scott 4332
(25˘) Spectrum Eagle presort coil, 6 designs (Scott 4585-90, strip of 6 Scott 4590a): V11111 every 30th stamp, appearing on the stamp with red-violet USA, Scott 4588
(44˘) New Mexico Statehood (Scott 4591): V1111
32˘ Aloha Shirts, pane (5 designs: Surfers and palm trees (red, UL & LR), Scott 4592; Surfers (black & multi, LL), Scott 4593; Fossil fish (purple), Scott 4594; Shells (green), Scott 4595; Fish and starfish (white & gold, UR), Scott 4596; strip of 5, Scott 4596a): V1111111
32˘ Aloha Shirts, coil (Scott 4597-4601; strip of 5 designs, Scott 4601a): S1111111 every 25th stamp, appearing on the Surfers (black & multi) stamp, Scott 4599
65˘ Wedding Cake (Scott 4602): S111111
65˘ Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly (Scott 4603): V1111
65˘ Dogs at Work (Seeing eye dog, UL & UR, Scott 4604; Therapy dog, Scott 4605; Military dog, Scott 4606; Rescue dog, LL & LR, Scott 4607; block or vertical strip of 4 designs, Scott 4607a): V1111
85˘ Birds of Prey (Northern goshawk, UL & LR, Scott 4608; Peregrine falcon, LL, Scott 4609; Golden eagle, Scott 4610; Osprey, Scott 4611; Northern harrier, UR, Scott 4612; horiz. strip of 5 designs, Scott 4612a): P1111
45˘ Weather Vanes coil (Rooster with perch, Scott 4613; Cow, Scott 4614; Eagle, Scott 4615; Rooster without perch, Scott 4616; Centaur, Scott 4617; strip of 5 designs, Scott 4617a): S1111111 every 25th stamp, appearing on Scott 4615
(45˘) Bonsai booklet of 20 with 5 designs (Sierra juniper, Scott 4618; Black pine, Scott 4619; Banyan, Scott 4620; Trident maple, Scott 4621; Azalea, Scott 4622; vertical strip of 5, Scott 4622a): P11111 on peelable strip, below Scott 4618 and above Scott 4619. Copyright on a separate peelable strip below Scott 4622
(45˘) Lunar New Year - Dragon (Scott 4623): no plate numbers
(45˘) John H. Johnson (Scott 4624): P11111
(45˘) Heart Health (Scott 4625): V111111
(45˘) Love Ribbons (Scott 4626): S11
(45˘) Arizona Statehood (Scott 4627): V11111
(45˘) Danny Thomas (Scott 4628): S11111
(45˘) Four Flags coil of 100, die cut 8-1/2 vert, Avery-Dennison printing (Equality, Scott 4629; Justice, Scott 4630; Freedom, Scott 4631; Liberty, Scott 4632; strip of 4 or P# strip of 5, Scott 4632a): V1111 on Scott 4631
(45˘) Four Flags coil of 100, die cut 9-1/2 vert, Ashton Potter USA printing (Equality, Scott 4633; Justice, Scott 4634; Freedom, Scott 4635; Liberty, Scott 4636; strip of 4 or P# strip of 5, Scott 4636a): P1111 on Scott 4635
(45˘) Four Flags coil of 100, die cut 11 vert, Sennett printing (Equality, Scott 4637; Justice, Scott 4638; Freedom, Scott 4639; Liberty, Scott 4640; strip of 4 or P# strip of 5, Scott 4640a): S11111
(45˘) Four Flags booklet with colored stars, Ashton Potter USA printing (Freedom, Scott 4641; Liberty, Scott 4642; Equality, Scott 4643; Justice, Scott 4644; block of 4, Scott 4644a): P1111
(45˘) Four Flags booklet with dark stars, Sennett printing (Freedom, Scott 4645; Liberty, Scott 4646; Equality, Scott 4647; Justice, Scott 4648; block of 4, Scott 4648a): S11111
$5.15 Sunshine Skyway Bridge, priority mail (Scott 4649): S11111
$18.95 Carmel Mission, express mail (panes of 10 in new format, 2 wide x 5 high, Scott 4650): P1111 in UL and LR only
(45˘) Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington Monument, UL & LL, Scott 4651; Jefferson Memorial, UR & LR, Scott 4652) : P11111
(45˘) William H. Johnson (Scott 4653): V111111
(45˘) 20th Century Poets (10 designs, Scott 4654-63): P111111 in LL only (adjacent to Scott 4659)
(45˘) Civil War (1862) (Battle of New Orleans, Scott 4664; Antietam, Scott 4665; pair 4665a): no plate numbers
(45˘) José Ferrer (Scott 4666): P1111111 in LL and LR only
(45˘) Louisiana Statehood (Scott 4667): V11111
(45˘) Great Film Directors (John Ford, UL & LL, Scott 4668; Frank Capra, Scott 4669; Billy Wilder, Scott 4670; John Huston, UR & LR, Scott 4671; block of 4 or strip of 4, Scott 4671a): V11111
1˘ Bobcat coil (Scott 4672): P1111 every 27 stamps
(45˘) Four Flags convertible booklet of 10, die cut 11-1/4 x 10-3/4 (Freedom, Scott 4673; Liberty, Scott 4674; Equality, Scott 4675; Justice, Scott 4676; block of 4, Scott 4676a; booklet of 10, Scott 4676b): V1111 centered over top pair, Scott 4673-74
(45˘) Pixar Films (A Bug’s Life, UL, Scott 4677; The Incredibles, Scott 4678; Finding Nemo, Scott 4679; Toy Story 2, Scott 4680; Monsters, Inc., LR, Scott 4681; strip of 5, Scott 4681a): V1111 in UL and LR only
32˘ Aloha Shirts, booklet, die cut 11-1/4 x 10-3/4 (Scott 4682-86); booklet pane of 10 Scott 4686a):
(45˘) Bicycling (Scott 4687-90): P11111
(45˘) Scouting / Girl Scouts (Scott 4691): S111111
(45˘) Miles Davis / Edith Piaf (Miles Davis, LL, Scott 4692; Edith Piaf, UR, Scott 4693; pair, Scott 4693a): V111111 in UR and LL only
(45˘) Major League Baseball All-Stars, Ted Williams (Scott 4694): V11111
(45˘) Major League Baseball All-Stars, Ted Williams, imperforate from press sheet (Scott 4694 var): V11111
(45˘) Major League Baseball All-Stars, Larry Doby (Scott 4695): V11111
(45˘) Major League Baseball All-Stars, Larry Doby, imperforate from press sheet (Scott 4695 var): V11111
(45˘) Major League Baseball All-Stars, Willie Stargell (Scott 4696): V11111
(45˘) Major League Baseball All-Stars, Willie Stargell, imperforate from press sheet (Scott 4696 var): V11111
(45˘) Major League Baseball All-Stars, Joe DiMaggio (Scott 4697): V11111
(45˘) Major League Baseball All-Stars, Joe DiMaggio, imperforate from press sheet (Scott 4697 var): V11111
(45˘) Major League Baseball All-Stars (Joe DiMaggio UR & LR; Larry Doby; Willie Stargell; Ted Williams UL & LL; block or strip of 4, Scott 4597a): V11111
Single stamps are from panes of 20 of the same stamp are indistinguishable from panes of all four stamps se-tenant. This is also true of the plate number singles. Each design has a single Scott catalogue number.
Scott policy does not assign major or minor catalogue numbers to the intentionally-produced imperforate varieties.
(45˘) Innovative Choreographers (Isadora Duncan, UL & UR, Scott 4698; José Limón, Scott 4699; Katherine Dunham, Scott 4700; Bob Fosse, LL & LR, Scott 4701; strip of 4, Scott 4701a): S111111
(45˘) Edgar Rice Burroughs (Scott 4702): S11111
(45¢) Purple Heart (Scott 4704): V111111
(45¢) Purple Heart, imperforate from press sheet (Scott 4704 var): V111111
(45¢) O. Henry (Scott 4705): V11111
(45¢) Four Flags ATM pane (Scott 4706-09): P1111
(45˘) Earthscapes (15 designs, Scott 4710a-o): S11111
(45˘) Christmas 2012, Holy Family booklet of 20 (Scott 4711): S11111
(45¢) Christmas 2012, Holy Family booklet of 20, imperforate press sheet (Scott 4711 var): S11111
(45˘) Christmas 2012, Santa and Sleigh (Scott 4712-15): P1111
(45˘) Lady Bird Johnson: No plate numbers
$1.00 Waves of Color: P111111 in UL & LR, 1 in UR & LL
$2.00 Waves of Color: P111111 in UL & LR, 1 in UR & LL
$5.00 Waves of Color: S1111111 in UL & LR, 1 in UR & LL
$10.00 Waves of Color: S1111111 in UL & LR, 1 in UR & LL
85˘ Glacier National Park airmail (C149): P11111
$1.05 Lancaster County airmail (C150): S11111
A pane of 20 with die cutting omitted (imperforate error) was reported in Kansas in January. It is expected to be assigned Scott C150a.
An additional pane of 20 with front die cutting omitted was found in Wisconsin in January, examined by Linn’s in May, and reported in their June 25, 2012 edition.
$15 Federal Hunting Permit stamp, self-adhesive die cut (Scott RW79): P11111
$15 Duck stamp, pane of 1 (Scott RW79A): No plate numbers
No new Official stamps are expected. Government agencies will use up existing stock, then continue the conversion to meters and other postage payment methods.
There was no Legends of Hollywood issue for 2012
The Athletes In Motion issue was withdrawn, apparently over a disagreement about payment for the use of Olympic symbols. The planned designs may be reused for a future issue.
The plate number information appearing on this page has been contributed by APNSS members Jim Ragsdale, Jim Cochrane and Rick Burdsall.
A complete listing and valuation of plate numbers, positions and other marginal markings will appear in the next edition of the Hebert's Catalog of Plate Number Singles.
This page last updated December 14, 2012.
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