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29 Flag over Rushmore Scott 2523
DescriptionPS1 PS3PS5Cover
Scott 2523. BEP printing, no prefix for plate number. Release date 3/29/91
#1, 2, 3, 41.00 3.50 4.00
#5 1.00 4.00 4.50
#6, 71.00 3.50 4.00
#81.00 4.00 4.50
#910.50 11.00 12.00
Scott 2523A. American Bank Note Printing. Plate number prefix "A".
#A11111, 222113.80 4.40 5.00
Sets
Complete Set of 1129.00 50.00 55.00
Varieties
Scott 2523c Toledo brown (error)
#11500.00 2750.003000.00
#7125.00 140.00150.00
Lenz Paper (smooth tag - error)
#2300.00 350.00400.00
#6110.00 120.00130.00

A Toledo Brown #1 Used single was offered for sale in the Mar 1997 Coil Line. It is illustrated on the back cover. Price $1500. That is the basis for my price here.

A PS5 of the Lenz paper #2 was sold for $299 at Internet Auction around Dec 1, 1997. Here is what it looked like (you can't see the tag, of course, but you can see the centering). This was offered as F-VF, but in my opinion it is on the high side of Fine. It is centered a bit high, but that could be VF. But the perfs are just too close to the left hand side ofthe stamps for me to be comfortable considering this overall as F-VF. Grading is highly subjective of course. My price above is for a copy centered no worse than this top to bottom, and with better vertical centering.

The description from the on-line catalog:

A RARE strip of 5 of "LENZ " Plate #2 of Mt Rushmore (2523) coil F-VF MNH. See Photo. This RARE seldom offered strip is the actual strip that was sent to Scott Catalog editiors for possible future listing. Listed in the 1995 PLATE NUMBER COIL CATALOG as F29MR-2 Surface phosphor paper ("Lenz paper" variety) and has a CV of $600. Much scarcer than the LENZ plate #6 it is reported that only about 90 strips of #2 exist. The strip is POST OFFICE FRESH and when viewing the photo use it as a guide for the centering only as the photo over the internet does not do it justice. The stamp is fresh and MNH.

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29 Flag over White House Scott 2609
DescriptionPS1 PS3PS5Cover
#1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 1.00 3.50 4.00 1.00
Complete Set of 1717.00 70.00 79.00

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32 Flag Scott 2913-2915
Released 19 May 1995

The 32 Flag was current during a period of experimentation with stamps by the USPS. Consequently it comes with many variations. The greatest of these is the distinction between the self adhesive stamps and those with what is called water-activiated gum. The self-adhesives are treated in the next table. Here we are discussion only the gummed stamps.

There are two basic varieties of gummed stamps: those printed by the BEP, and those printed by Stamp Venturers. They are easily distinguished.

Scott 2913 The BEP gummed stamp. Plate number has no prefix. Flag shading is light blue.

Scott 2914 The SV gummed stamp. Plate number prefix is S. Flag shading is pale grey.

DescriptionPS1 PS3PS5Cover FDC
Scott 2913. Dull gum
#11111, 22222, 33333, 44444, 45444, 666463.75 4.50 5.00
#22322 8.80 9.40 10.00
#343333.75 4.50 5.00
#66666 8.80 9.40 10.00
#77767, 78767 3.75 4.40 5.00
#99969 3.75 4.40 5.00
Scott 2913 Shiny Gum
#11111, 22222 3.75 4.40 5.00
#22221 4.25 4.90 5.50
Scott 2914 Stamp Venturer Printing. Plate prefix "S".
#S11111 2.75 3.40 4.00
Sets.
Set of 14: One of each number-
Complete Set of 16----- - -

I don't believe one can distinguish used copies of the shiny gum release from the dull gum release. Therefore the used single set will lack the two duplicated numbers.

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