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Price Guide
to Plate Number Coils
On The Letter issues "D"-"G"



UNDER CONSTRUCTION

These stamps are denominated, but with a letter instead of a number. They are used during rate changes. The letter denomination allows the USPS to sell the stamps for whatever rate is set, and in any event for more than the old rate.The letter issues began with "A", and have now continued through "G", as the rate changes roll along just a bit faster than the mechanism to set the new rates does. The "D" was the first issue in the PNC period.

  1. (22) D and Eagle
  2. (22) D Official
  3. (25) E- Earth
  4. (29) F- Flower
  5. (32) G-Old Glory











D coils
FDOI 1 Feb 1985
Released as the rate changed from 20. Face value was set at 22. Not valid for postage to foreign addresses.
DescriptionPS1 PS3PS5Cover FDC
Scott #2112. Tagged
#11.00 4.00 7.00 1.00
#21.00 4.00 7.00
Set
Set of 2 2.00 8.00 14.00
Varieties
Scott 2112a Imperforate (error)
#1 --- ---.00 ---.00
#2 --- --.00 --.00
Scott 2112b Not tagged (error)
#1 300.00 300.00 300.00
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The D Official:
This was the second, and to date the last, official coil stamp released with a plate number on it. The government seems to have decided that it cost too much to sell plate strips to collectors, but it was not willing to allow collectors to use scrap officials on unofficial mail.
DescriptionPS1 PS3PS5Cover
Scott O139.
#130.00 30.00 60.00
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E for Earth
FDOI 3/22/88
DescriptionPS1 PS3PS5Cover
Scott 2279. Block tagged
#11111.00 2.75 3.00
#12112.00 4.00 4.50
#12221.00 2.75 3.00
#22227.00 7.50 8.00
Sets
Set of 4 11.00 17.00 18.50
Varieties
Scott 2279a Imperforate (error)
#1111,1211,2222 --- unk unk
"Overall bleed" tagging (error)
#2222 14.00 14.00 15.00
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F is for Flower


FDOI 22 Jan 1991
Inscribed "For US addresses only" as the UPU would not then accept stamps without a numeral denomination.
DescriptionPS1 PS3PS5Cover
Scott 2518.
#11111.00 3.50 4.00
#121119.00 19.00 20.00
#12221.00 3.50 4.00
#22114.00 4.50 5.00
#22221.00 3.50 4.00
Sets
Set of 5 30.00 37.00 40.00
Varieties
Scott 2518a Imperforate (error)
#1111,1222, 2211, 2222 --- unk unk
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G is for old Glory

FDOI 13 Dec 1994
The G issue was probably the most complex plate number coil release. It was printed by three printers, perforated in two methods, and little was done to prevent the proliferation of plate numbers which marks the American Bank Note printings (see the (10) Eagle & Shield). Some dealers will only sell the ABN printing in sets. I offer individual prices here with the warning that prices, especially for used singles and covers, are probably not stable.
DescriptionPS1 PS3PS5Cover
Scott 2889. BEP printing, no prefix for plate number
#11111.00 4.50 5.00 5.00
#22221.00 4.50 5.00 5.00
Scott 2890. ABN printing. Plate number prefix "A"
#A11111.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A11122.00 4.00 4.50 7.50
#A11134.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A12114.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A12124.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A12223.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A13112.00 4.00 4.50 7.50
#A13131.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A13145.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A13242.00 4.00 4.50 7.50
#A14174.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A14335.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A22114.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A22124.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A22132.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A22143.50 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A22234.50 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A23133.50 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A31133.50 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A31142.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A33141.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A33154.50 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A33233.50 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A33241.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A34234.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A34264.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A34331.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A34353.50 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A34361.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A4426+3.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#A44271.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A4435149.00 149.50 150.00 250.00
#A53272.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A54173.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A54271.00 4.00 4.50 5.00
#A54374.00 5.00 5.50 6.00
#2890 -Short set of 35 ABNs0.00 120.00 125.00 ---
Stamp Venturer's printing. Plate number prefix "S".
Scott 2891 Perforated
#S11111.00 4.50 5.00 1.00
Scott 2892 Rouletted ("slit perforation")
#S11111.00 4.50 5.00 1.00
#S22221.00 4.50 5.00 1.00
G SETS
#2890 -Short set of 35 ABNs0.00 120.00 125.00 ---
#2889-92 Complete set of 41 G's0.00 245.00 250.00 ---
Varieties
Scott 2891 S1111 perf
4 digit black back number on PNC at top24.50 24.75 25.00 ---
4 digit black back number on PNC at bottom24.50 24.75 25.00 ---
4 digit purple back number on PNC36.50 37.25 37.50 ---
5 digit purple back number on PNC at top24.50 24.75 25.00 ---
5 digit purple back number on PNC at bottom24.50 24.75 25.00 ---
Imperforate (error)
Scott 2889a Number unknown --- unk unk ---
Note: For the PS1 pricing I relied heavily on PNCs Unlimited's price list. For the back numbers, Dr Robert Rabinowitz list was my main source.

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