Designs of the 1922 Series

Printed by The Bureau of Engraving and Printing · EDU = Earliest Documented Usage · booklet = pane (6) · JLP = joint line pair · GC = gripper cracks · CP = cracked plate · DT = double transfer IP · HPIV(B) = horizontal pair imperforate vertically (between) · VPIH(B) = vertical pair imperforate horizontally between) · GP = gutter pair · Straight-edge possibilities: 1/2¢ through 50¢ any side · $1 and $2 top or bottom only · $5 no straight-edges

  1/2¢ Nathan Hale 

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Marcus W. Baldwin.
Frame: Robert F. Ponickau.
Lettering: Lyman F. Ellis

Cat. # EDU First Day Quantity Issued Perf Print Method Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
551 4/4/1925 626,241,783 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22  pale to dark olive brown; "cap on fraction bar"; plate crack on plate 17047 Although the ½¢ stamp did not have a direct use, it was issued to be used with the 1¢ stamp to pay the third-class rate of one and a half cents per two ounces, which was in effect from April 15, 1925 through December 1948.
653 5/25/1929 2,180,436,100 11 x 10.5 rotary press 18.5-19 x 22.5 olive brown to deep olive brown; "bloody nose"; retouched plate; vertical gutter pair

1¢ Benjamin Franklin

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Marcus W. Baldwin.
Lettering: Edward M. Hall and Joachim C. Benzing.

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
552 1/17/1923 4,015,109,977 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 pale to deep green; bluish green; double transfer The one cent stamp saw primary usage on postcards and as a makeup stamp to complete the rate. There was a short-lived distinction between government and privately printed postcards. As of April 15, 1925 privately printed postcards were raised to 2¢, while postcards printed by the government remained at 1¢. On July 1, 1928 the premium on privately printed cards was rescinded and the rate returned to 1¢. This rate remained in effect until Jan. 1, 1952. The drop letter rate remained 1¢ at Post Offices with no carrier service.
552a 12/26/1923 Issued ~1923 327,708,000 11 x 11 booklet, flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 green to deep green; double transfer
575 3/16/1923 16,072,400 imperf flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 green to deep green; Schermack III perfs
578 11/7/1923 Issued 11/1923 <3,077,000 11 x 10 rotary coil waste 19.75 x 22.25 green; fantail
581 7/?/1923 Issued 4/1923 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ pale to deep gray, yellowish & bluish green
594 3/25/1924 Issued 3/1924 11 x 11 rotary coil waste from Cat. # — 19.75 x 22.25 green
596 probably issued in 1924 11 x 11 rotary sheet waste from Cat. # 581 19 x 22.5+ green
597 7/18/1923 2,147,680,500 10 vert. rotary sidewise coil 19.75 x 22.25 green; yellow green; bluish to dark green double transfer; JLP; gripper cracks
604 4/19/1924 Issued 7/1924 174,848,250 10 horiz. rotary endwise coil 19-22.5+ green; deep green; bright yellow green; JLP
632 5/24/1927 Issued ~5/21/27 11 x 10.5 rotary press 19 x 22.5+ green to yellow green; vert. pr. imperf. between; horiz. pr. imperf. between; cracked plate
632a 11/2/1927 11 x 10.5 booklet pane – rotary 19 x 22.5+ bright to deep green
658 4/15/1929 13,390,000 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ wide-spaced overprint Note: The 1¢ overprints should be green, never yellow green, & if unused, must have type II gum breakers
658a 11 x 10.5 19 x 22.5+ vert. pr., one w/o ovpt.
669 4/15/1929 8,220,000 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+ wide-spaced overprint
669b 11 x 10.5 19 x 22.5+ no period after NEBR

1.5¢ Warren G. Harding – Profile

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Frederick Pauling ¸
Lettering/Scrolls: Edward M. Hall and Joachim C. Benzing.

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
553 3/19/1925 1,208,187,883 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 pale yellow to deep brown reddish brown ?¸ double transfer The 1½¢ stamp paid the third-class rate of one and a half cents per two ounces, which was in effect from April 15, 1925 through December 1948.
576 4/4/1925 imperf flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 pale to yellow brown; double transfer¸ Schermack III perfs
582 3/19/1925 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ brown; deep brown; yellow & red browns
598 3/19/1925 2,146,673,000 10 vert. rotary sidewise coil 19.75 x 22.25 yellow to deep brown; reddish brown; JLP ¸gripper cracks
605 5/9/1925 25,389,000 10 horiz. rotary endwise coil 19-22.5+ yellow to deep yellow brown; brown; JLP
631 8/27/1926 2,226,000 imperf rotary press 18.5-19×22.5+ yellow brown; w/o gum breaker ridges
633 5/17/1927 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ yellow to deep brown
659 4/16/1929 8,240,000 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ wide-spaced overprint The 1¢ over-prints should be brown, never yellow brown, & must have type II gum breakers, if unused
659a 11 x 10.5 19 x 22.5+ vert. pr., one w/o ovpt.
670 4/15/1929 8,990,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+ wide-spaced overprint

1.5¢ Warren G. Harding – Full Face

Designer: Claire A. Huston.
Vignette: John Eissler.
Lettering: E. M. Hall and Wm. B. Wells ¸ J. C. Benzing (scrolls and ribbon)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
684 12/1/1930 6,490,510,400 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ brown to yellow brown vertical gutter pair horizontal gutter pair The 1½¢ stamp paid the third-class rate of one and a half cents per two ounces, which was in effect from April 15, 1925 through December 1948. The full face Harding stamp was thought to offer a more flattering portrait. The border was altered to match the border of the other lower value stamps in the series
686 12/1/1930 1,456,441,000 10 vert. rotary sidewise coil 19.75 x 22.25 brown joint line pair (JLP)

2¢ George Washington

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Marcus W. Baldwin.
Lettering: Edward M. Hall and Joachim C. Benzing

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
554 1/15/1923 21,681,541,977 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 carmine to light carmine; horiz. pair imperforate between; vertical pair imperf. between The 2¢ stamp paid first class postage on ordinary mail for the first ounce until July 6, 1932 at which time the rate was increased to 3¢. The drop letter rate for letters at a Post Office with carrier service was 2¢ for most of the life of this stamp. On July 6, 1932 this drop letter rate increased to 3¢, but was lowered back again to 2¢ on July 1, 1933. It remained 1¢ per ounce for drop letters at Post Offices with no carrier service throughout the era.
A 2¢ treaty rate with the Pan American states was in effect until April 1, 1932, when it was raised to 3¢. The treaty rate for Great Britain and Canada remained at 2¢ until Sept. 1, 1931, at which time the British rate went to the UPU rate and the to-Canada rate went to 3¢.
554d 11/23/1923 11 x 10 top or bottom flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 carmine
554c 2/10/1923 2,672,028,000 11 x 11  booklet pane – flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 carmine to deep carmine; double transfer
577 4/12/1923 Issued 3/20/23 36,085,600 imperforate flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 carmine to light carmine; Schermack III perfs; Star Plate
577a carmine lake imperforate flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 lake
579 2/20/1923 <17,918,000 11 x 10 rotary coil waste 19.75 x 22.25 carmine to deep carmine ? fantail; recut in eye; joint line pair (JLP); Star Plate
583 5/15/1924 Issued 5/1924 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ carmine to deep carmine; lake ? double transfer
583a 8/27/1926 10 x 10  booklet pane – rotary 19 x 22.5+ carmine to deep carmine; pane positions
595 Issued 6/25/ 1923 11 x 11 rotary coil waste 19.75 x 22.25 carmine to deep carmine; recut in eye
599 1/10/1923 Issued ~1/9/23 24,946,522,000 10 vert. rotary sidewise coil type I 19.75 x 22.25 bright to deep carmine; double transfer; JLP; gripper cracks
599b carmine lake 10 vert. 19.75 x 22.25 lake
599A 3/29/1929 Issued 3/1929 427,807,230 10 vert. rotary coil type II 19.75 x 22.25 carmine ?¸ type II JLP; setenant types I and II JLP
606 12/31/1923 301,134,500 10 horiz. rotary endwise coil type I 19-22.5+ light to bright carmine and rose carmine ? gripper cracks; JLP; cracked plate
606a carmine lake 10 horiz. 19-22.5+ carmine lake
634 12/10/1926 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet type I 19 x 22.5+ carmine to deep carmine; exp. paper; "gash in chin"; "long ear"; "smiling face"; horizontal pair imperforate between
634A 12/15/1928 ( issue date ?) 799,428,800 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet type II 19 x 22.5+ deep carmine; carmine; gutter pair
634b 12/20/1929 ( issue date ?) 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet type I 19 x 22.5+ carmine lake
634d issued Aug 1926 11 x 10.5 rotary booklet type I 19 x 22.5+ carmine to bright carmine ? gouge; recut
634e 11 x 10.5 rotary booklet type I 19 x 22.5+ carmine lake
646 10/20/1928 9,779,896 11 x 10.5  rotary sheet MOLLY PITCHER overprint 19 x 22.5+ carmine; wide-spacing overprint
646a "PITCHER" only 11 x 10.5 19 x 22.5+ carmine; "PITCHER" only
647 8/13/1928 5,519,897 11 x 10.5 rotary – HAWAII ovpt. 19 x 22.5+ carmine (rose); wide-spacing overprint
660 4/16/1929 87,410,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ carmine; wide-spacing overprint must have type II gum breakers, if unused
671 4/15/1929 73,220,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+ carmine; wide-spacing overprint

3¢ Abraham Lincoln

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: George F. C. Smillie
Lettering: Edward M. Hall

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
555 2/12/1923 372,593,077 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 violet to deep violet; reddish & bluish violet Initially the 3¢ stamp did not have a specific usage but as of Oct. 1, 1925 the UPU, government printed, post card rate was raised to 3¢. It paid for the second ounce on UPU letters. On July 6, 1932 the first class rate went to three cents, at which time this stamp became the workhorse of the era.
584 8/1/1925 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ light to deep violet
600 5/10/1924 499,091,500 10 vert. rotary sidewise coil 19.75 x 22.25 pale to bright violet; JLP; cracked plate
635 2/3/1927 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ violet
635a 2/7/1934 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ bright violet; gripper cracks
661 4/16/1929 2,540,000 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ The 3¢ over-prints should be violet to reddish violet, never deep violet, & must have type II gum breakers, if unused
661a 11 x 10.5 19 x 22.5+ vert. pr., one w/o ovpt.
672 4/15/1929 2,110,000 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+ wide-spaced overprint
672a 11 x 10.5 19 x 22.5+ vert. pr., one w/o ovpt.


Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Leo C. Kauffmann.
Lettering: Edward M. Weeks
Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
556 1/15/1923 573,387,277 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 light to deep yellowish brown; light to deep brown and reddish brown, double transfer  
556b 11 x 10 top or bottom flat plate 18.5-19 x 22
585 4/4/1925 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ yellow to deep yellow brown
601 9/14/1923
issued ~8/5/1923
228,288,000 10 vert. rotary sidewise coil 19.75 x 22.25  shades (see 553); joint line pair
636 5/17/1927 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ yellow brown; gutter pair
662 4/16/1929 2,290,000 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ The 4¢ over-prints should be yellow brown, never deep brown, & must have type II gum breakers, if unused
662a 11 x 10.5 19 x 22.5+ vert. pr., one w/o ovpt.
673 4/15/1929 1,600,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+ wide-spaced overprint

4¢ Howard Taft

Designer: Claire Aubrey
Huston ?¸ Vignette: John Eissler ?¸
Lettering: Edward M. Hall and J. C. Benzing (scrolls and ribbon)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
685 6/4/1930 662,956,900 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ brown to deep brown; gouge on right "4" recut on right "4" vertical gutter pair  
687 9/18/1930 86,855,000 10 vert. rotary sidewise coil 19.75 x 22.25 brown; joint line pair (JLP)

5¢ Theodore Roosevelt

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston ?¸
Vignette: John Eissler ?¸
Lettering: Edward E. Myers and Edward M. Hall

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
557 10/27/1922 780,624,677 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 blue to deep blue; imperf. pr.; double transfer; horiz. or vert. pair imperforate between  
557c 11 x 10 top or bottom flat plate 18.5-19 x 22  —
586 4/4/1925 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ blue; double transfer; horiz. pair imperf. between
602 3/5/1924 10 vert. rotary sidewise coil 19.75 x 22.25 dark blue
637 3/24/1927 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ bright to dark blue; gutter pair; double transfer
648 8/13/1928 1,459,897 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ The 5¢ Hawaii over-prints should be deep blue, & must have type II gum breakers, if unused
663 4/16/1929 2,700,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+
674 4/15/1929 1,860,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+

6¢ James A. Garfield 

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston ?¸
Vignette: John Eissler ?¸
Lettering: Edward M. Hall

Cat. EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
558  11/20/1922 249,110,177 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 orange to bright red orange ?¸ double transfer  
587 4/4/1925 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ red orange to pale red orange
638 7/27/1927 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ red orange; horiz. and vert. gutter pair
664 4/15/1929 1,450,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ The 6¢ over-prints should be red orange, & must have type II gum breakers, if unused
675 4/17/1929 980,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+
723 8/18/1932 66,981,400 10 vert. rotary sidewise coil 19.75 x 22.25 deep orange; joint line pair

7¢ William McKinley

Designer: Claire Aubrey
Huston ?¸ Vignette: Louis Schofield ?¸
Lettering: Edward E. Myers

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
559 5/1/1923 376,658,877 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 gray black to intense black; double transfer  
588 5/29/1926 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ black
639 3/24/1927 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ black; vertical pair imperforate between
665 4/16/1929 1,320,000 11 x 10.5 rotary sheet Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ The 7¢ over-prints should be black, not gray black & must have type II gum breakers, if unused
676 4/17/1929 850,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+

   8¢ Ulysses S. Grant  

Designer: Claire Aubrey
Huston ?¸ Vignette: Louis Schofield and John Eissler ?¸
Lettering: William B. Wells and Edward M. Hall

Cat. #  EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
560 5/1/1923 367,196,477 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 pale to deep olive green; yellow olive green; double transfer; star plate  
589 5/29/1926 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ olive green; pale olive green
640 6/10/1927 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ olive green; olive bistre
666 4/15/1929 1,530,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ The 8¢ over-prints should be olive green, & must have type II gum breakers, if unused
677 4/17/1929 1,480,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+ wide-spaced overprint

   9¢ Thomas
Jefferson 

Designer: Claire Aubrey
Huston ?¸ Vignette: George F. C. Smillie ?¸
Lettering: Edward M. Hall      
 

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
561 1/15/1923 177,662,477 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 pale rose to bright carmine rose?¸ double transfer  
590 5/29/1926 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ rose to salmon red
641 5/17/1927 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ rose; orange red; salmon rose?¸ gutter pair
667 4/16/1929 1,130,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ light rose The 9¢ over-prints should be light rose, & must have type II gum breakers, if unused
678 11 x 10.5 rotary Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+ vert. pr., one w/o ovpt.

   10¢ James Monroe  

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston ?¸
Vignette: George F. C. Smillie ?¸
Lettering: Edward M. Hall and Howard I. Earle

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
562 1/15/1923 819,223,576 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 yellow to deep yellow orange?¸ imperforate pair; vertical pair imperforate horizontally between  
562c 11 x 10 top or bottom flat plate 18.5-19 x 22
591 6/8/1925 10 x 10 sheet rotary 19 x 22.5+ yellow to deep yellow orange
603 12/1/1924 10 vert.  rotary sidewise coil 19.75 x 22.25 yellow to deep yellow orange?¸?°JLP
642 2/3/1927 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ yellow to yellow orange?¸double transfer
678 4/16/1929 2,860,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Kans. overprint 19 x 22.5+ orange yellow?¸ pair with horizontal gutter The  10¢ over-prints should be orange yellow, & must have 
type II gum breakers, if unused
679 4/18/1929 1,890,000 11 x 10.5 rotary Nebr. overprint 19 x 22.5+

11¢ Rutherford B. Hayes

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston ?¸
Vignette: John Eissler ?¸
Lettering: Edward M. Weeks and E. M. Hall ?¸ J. C. Benzing (scrolls)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
563 10/4/1922 298,510,877 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 peacock blue; light blue to light yellowish green; imperforate pair  
563a 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 greenish blue
692 9/4/1931 357,108,700 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ light blue to deep greenish blue; retouched forehead

   12¢ Grover
Cleveland 

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston¸
Vignette: John Eissler.
Lettering: Edward M. Weeks and Frank Lamasure¸ J. C. Benzing (scrolls)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
564 3/20/1923 447,511,177 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 light to deep brown violet; double transfer; horizontal pair imperforate vertically large 5-point and 6-point star plates  
693 8/25/1931 352,145,900 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ brown violet to deep brown violet

13¢ Benjamin Harrison

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: John Eissler.
Lettering: Edward M. Hall and J. C. Benzing (scrolls and ribbon)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
622 1/11/1926 130,867,400 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 green; light green; pale bluish green to dark bluish green; large 5-point star plate
694 9/4/1931 193,948,100 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+mm yellow green; light yellow green; blue green to bright blue green; horizontal gutter pair

14¢ American Indian – Hollow Horn Bear

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Louis Schofield.
Lettering: Frank Lamasure & E. M. Hall, J. C. Benzing (scrolls)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
565 5/1/1923 151,114,177 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 indigo; bright deep blue to dark blue; double transfer
695 9/8/1931 140,356,500 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ dark blue

15¢ Statue of Liberty

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Louis Schofield.
Lettering: Edward M. Hall.
J. C. Benzing (scrolls)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
566 11/11/1922 661,479,477 11 x 11 flat plate 18.5-19 x 22 pale to deep gray; large 5-point star plate  
696 8/27/1931 498,355,800 11 x 10.5 rotary press sheet 19 x 22.5+ gray; dark gray

17¢ Woodrow Wilson

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: John Eissler.
Lettering: Edward M. Hall and Joachim C. Benzing (scrolls)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
623 12/28/1925 122,059,800 11 x 11 flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 black; gray black  
697 7/25/1931 142,396,800 10.5 x 11 rotary press sheet 22.5 x 19 black

20¢ Golden Gate  

Designer: C. A. Huston.
Vignette: Louis Schofield.
Lettering: Edward E. Myers and E. M. Hall ?¸ J. C. Benzing (scrolls)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
567 5/1/1923 1,077,488,777 11 x 11 flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 bright to deep carmine rose; crimson; double transfer; horizontal pair imperforate vertically; large 5-point star plate  
698 9/8/1931 672,906,900 10.5 x 11 rotary press sheet 22.5+ x 19 carmine rose; deep carmine rose; double transfer

25¢ Niagara Falls

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Charles Chalmers.
Lettering: Edward E. Myers and E. M. Hall ¸ J. C. Benzing (scrolls)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
568 11/11/1922 107,616,077 11 x 11 flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 green to deep green, yellowish green; double transfer; vertical pair imperforate horizontally  
568c 11 x 10 left or right  flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 left or right edge perf 10, all other sides perf 11
699 7/25/1931 122,555,500 10.5 x 11 rotary press sheet 22.5+ x 19mm bluish green; bright green;  deep bright green

30¢ American Buffalo

Designer: C. A. Huston.
Vignette: Louis Schofield.
Lettering: Edward M. Hall ?¸ J. C. Benzing (scrolls)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
569 3/20/1923 282,608,477 11 x 11 flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 bright to deep olive brown; the BEP classified the color as sepia; double transfer  
700 9/8/1931 198,421,300 10.5 x 11 rotary press sheet 22.5+ x 19 brown; olive brown; deep olive brown; retouched in buffalo head; cracked plate

50¢ Arlington Amphitheatre

Designer: C. A. Huston.
Vignette: Louis Schofield.
Lettering: Edward E. Myers and E. M. Hall, J. C. Benzing (scrolls)

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
570 11/11/1922 220,810,977 11 x 11 flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 lilac, dull to deep dull lilac; lavender  
701 9/4/1931 150,393,710 10.5 x 11 rotary press sheet 22.5+ x 19 lilac; red lilac; deep lilac

$1 Lincoln Memorial

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Louis Schofield.
Lettering: William B. Wells

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
571 2/12/1923 47,217,960 11 x 11 flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 light to deep violet brown; double transfer  

$2 U. S. Capitol

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: Louis Schofield.
Lettering: Edward M. Hall.

Cat. # EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
572 3/20/1923 3.189.578 11 x 11 flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 bright to deep blue  

$5 Armed Freedom – from Statue over U.S. Capitol

Designer: Claire Aubrey Huston.
Vignette: John Eissler.
Lettering: Howard I. Earle

Cat. EDU No. Issued Perf Method Type Design Size Colors / Varieties Usage
573 3/20/1923 1,652,167 11 x 11 flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 carmine and blue  
573a 11 x 11 flat plate 22 x 18.5-19 carmine lake and dark blue

* Issue dates are primarily from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing records and updated from the Sisken/Berkun information where appropriate. If the date of issue is the same as the EDU the cover is considered a First Day Cover. Sometimes the date precedes the date of issue.

*Possible SE – This information is given in order to determine whether a stamp can be reperfed and at which sides:
1. "on any side" means that a straight-edge is possible on any of the four sides
2. "left or right" means that a straight-edge will not occur naturally at top or bottom
3. "none" means that straight-edges did not occur naturally on these stamps. Straight-edge information is given only for sheet stamps and booklet stamps.

Additional Notes:
Please report errata. If you know of a documented usage earlier than the one listed, please let me know and the information will be updated as appropriate.

Bibliography and suggested additional reading:

Basic Information: 
The Half – A Collection, by Clyde Jennings (United States Specialist Feb. 1991 to June 1992)
Linn’s United States Stamps 1922-1926, by Gary griffith (1997)
Linn’s United States Stamps 1927-1932, by Gary griffith (2002)
Rate Usages of the Fourth Bureau Issue, by Jay Stotts (United States Specialist Feb. 1991 to July 1990)
U.S. Domestic Postal Rates, 1872-1999, Revised Second Edition, by Henry W. Beecher and Anthony S. Wawrukiewicz (1999)
Counterfeit Kansas-Nebraska Overprints on the 1922-1934 Issue, compiled by Robert H. Schoen and James T. DeVoss
The United States Definitive Series 1922 – 1938 Second Edition, by Martin A. Armstrong (1980)
Compound Perforation Errors, by John Hotchner (United States Specialist Sep. 1981 to June 1983)
Gum Breaker Experiments on BEP Definitives 1919-31, by Louis Fiset (United States Specialist June 1989 to Dec. 1993)
The U.S. Postage Stamps of the 20th Century, Volume I revised, by Max Johl (1937)

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The Micarelli Identification Guide to U.S. Stamps: Regular Issues 1847-1934 by Charles N. Micarelli.

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