Designs of the 1981 Series – The Transportation Coils

Printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), unless noted otherwise. All of these stamps are coil stamps. The Series has given rise to a very popular new area of collecting, namely PNC or plate number coil collecting. The Transportation Series are collected as singles or the traditional coil pair; as plate number singles or strips of three or five; five being the preferred method of collecting with the plate number centered. They are also sometimes collected in strips of seven to show precancel gaps to the right of the plate number.

Please note that the "Image Size:" listed on this page refers to the size listed by the U.S. Postal Service on their respective Souvenir Pages.

  1¢ 1880s Omnibus · Violet

Designer:
David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr. 
  
 


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP538
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/19/1983 in Arlington,
Virginia

This stamp, the 11th design in the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.

1897 Cottrell press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate nos. 1-6
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1897b imperforate pair
Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp;
plate nos. 5-6
none tagged joint line pair
  1¢ 1880s
Omnibus
Reengraved · Violet

Designer:
David Stone (NC) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Gary M. Chaconas   


Issue Date · Usage Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Issued 11/26/1986
in
Washington, DC

Souvenir Page: None

2225 B press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate nos. 1-2
10 vertically large block
dull gum
 plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2225a (error) C press intaglio coil;
pre- phosphored uncoated paper; plate #3
10 vertically mottled plate no.
single; plate no. strip of 5
(these stamps were printed on prephosphored paper in error)
2225b untagged B, C and F press coil
stamp;
plate nos. 2-3
10 vertically none plate no.
single; plate no. strip of 5
B press plate no. 2 with dull gum; 
C press plate no. 3 with dull or shiny gum; 
F press plate no. 3 with low gloss gum
2225c imperforate pair none
  2¢ 1870s Locomotive ·
Black

Designer:
David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
John S. Wallace · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.  


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP539
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 5/20/1982 in Chicago,
Illinois

This stamp, the 7th in 
the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.

1897A Cottrell press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate nos. 2,3,4,6,8,10
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1897Ac imperforate pair
Cottrell press intaglio coil stamp
plate nos. 3, 4, 8, 10 
none tagged joint line pair
1897Ad tagging omitted (error stamp)
plate no. 8
10 vertically none
  2¢ 1870s Locomotive
Reengraved ·
Black

Designer:
David Stone (NC) · Vignette: Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering:
Michael J. Ryan
    


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP574
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/6/1987 in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2226 B press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate no.1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
10 vertically block plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2226a untagged; C and F press intaglio coil
stamp; plate no. 2
10 vertically none plate no. strip of 5
C press, plate no. 2, with dull gum; 
F press, plate no. 2, with shiny gum
 
1880s Handcar
· Dark
Green

Designer:
Walter Brooks (CT) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos
      


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP540
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/25/1983 in Rochester,
New York

This stamp, the 10th in 
the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.

1898 Cottrell press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
 
1800s Conestoga Wagon
· Claret

Designer: Richard
Schlecht (VA) · Vignette: Thomas Hipschen · Lettering:

Dennis Brown      


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP766
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 8.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 2/29/1988
in Conestoga, Pennsylvania

This stamp, the 32nd in 
the Series, replaced the 3¢ Handcar stamp.

2252 B press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate no.1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
10 vertically block
dull gum
plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2252a untagged B, C and F press coil
stamp;
plate nos. 2, 3, 5, 6
10 vertically none plate no.
single;  plate no. strip of 5
B press plate no. 2 with dull gum; 
C press plate no. 2-3 with dull gum;
 C press plate nos. 3, 5, 6 with shiny gum;
F press plate no. 5 with semi-gloss gum
2252b imperforate pair, untagged,
shiny gum
none none
  3.4¢ 1920s School Bus ·
Dark Bluish Green

  Designer:
Lou Nolan (DC) · Modeler:
Ronald C. Sharpe
· 
Vignette:
Kenneth
Kipperman
·
Lettering: Gary Slaght
     


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP675
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/8/1985
in 
Arlington, Virginia

This stamp, the 20th in 
the Series, paid the basic minimum per piece rate 
for carrier route third- 
class  bulk mailings by nonprofit organizations 
(effective 2/17/1985)

2123 Cottrell press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate nos. 1, 2
(on every 24th stamp)
10 vertically overall joint line pair;  plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2123a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines framing
"Nonprofit Org./ CAR-RT SORT"; plate nos. 1, 2
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none joint line pair;  plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
  4¢ 1890s Stagecoach ·
Reddish Brown

Designer:
James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Thomas R. Hipschen · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght  
   


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP541
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/19/1982
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This stamp, the 8th in 
the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.

1898A Cottrell press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate nos. 1-6
10 vertically overall joint line pair;  plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1898Ad imperforate tagged coil pair none overall
1898Ae tagging omitted not precanceled
coil
10 vertically none plate no. strip of 5; plate
nos. 3, 4
1898Ab untagged Bureau precanceled
plate nos. 3, 4, 5, 6
10 vertically none plate no. strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5
1898Ac imperforate untagged Bureau
precanceled coil pair
none none plate nos. 5, 6
2228 reduced size block plate no. 1
2228a reduced size overall plate no. 2
2228b reduced size imperforate pair plate no. 2
  4¢ 1866 Steam Carriage ·
Claret

Designer:
Richard Schlecht (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert
     


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP879
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 1/25/1991
in 
Tucson, Arizona

This stamp, the 46th in 
the Series, replaced the 4¢ Stagecoach stamp.

2451 tagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
9.8 vertically tagged plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2451a imperforate pair; plate no. 1 none
2451b untagged; plate no. 1 9.8 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
  4.9¢ 1880s Buckboard ·
Brown Black 

Designer:
William H. Bond (VA) · Modeler: Esther Porter · Vignette:
Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr. 
     


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP676
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/21/1985
in 
Reno, Nevada

This stamp, the 22nd in 
the Series, paid the rate 
for nonprofit third-class 
bulk mail pre-sorted to 
the 5-digit ZIP Code. 
(effective 2/17/1985)

2124 Cottrell press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate nos. 3, 4
10 vertically overall joint line pair;  plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2124a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines framing 
"Nonprofit Org."; plate nos. 1-6
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none joint line pair;  plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2124b tagging omitted error – coil stamp
"Nonprofit Org."; plate nos. 1-6
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
  5¢  1913 Pope Motorcycle ·
Gray Green

Designer:
Walter Brooks (CT) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette:
Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Dennis
Brown      


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP542
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 10/10/1983
in 
San Francisco, California

This stamp, the 12th in 
the Series, was used as 
a make-up rate stamp.

1899 tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1899a imperforate tagged coil
pair; 
plate nos. 1-2
none overall
1899b tagging omitted (error stamp) 10 vertically none plate no. single, plate no. 1
or 2
plate no. strip of 5, plate no. 1 or 2
  5¢ 1900s Milk  Wagon ·
Black 

  Designer:
Lou Nolan (VA) · Modeler:
Clarence Holbert
· Vignette:
Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown     


Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP767
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
100 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 9/25/1987
in Indianapolis, Indiana

This stamp, the 30th in 
the Series, replaced the 5¢ Motorcycle stamp. The 17.5¢ Racing Car
stamp was issued on the same day.

2253 tagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
10 vertically block plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

  5¢ 1900s Circus Wagon · Carmine 

Designer: Susan
Sanford (DC) · Modeler
:
Frank J. Waslick ·
Vignette:
Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP880
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
ENGRAVED
printed by the BEP

Issued 8/31/1990
in Syracuse, New York

This stamp, the 45th in 
the Series, replaced the 5¢ Milk Wagon stamp. 

2452 tagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp
9.8 vertically overall
dull gum
plate
no. single; plate no. strip of 5
2452a untagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 1, 2; 3000 stamps per roll
9.8 vertically none plate
no. single; plate no. strip of 5;
dull (Pl#1) and low gloss (Pl#2) gum
2452c imperforate coil pair; plate no. 1 none overall

  5¢ 1900s Circus Wagon · Carmine 

Designer: Susan
Sanford (DC) · Modeler
:
George Schmitt & Co. ·
Vignette:
Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP880A
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
10,000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
PHOTOGRAVURE
printed by Guilford Gravure
for American Bank Note Co.

Issued 12/8/1992
in Cincinnati, Ohio

This stamp replaced the engraved 5¢ Circus Wagon.

2452B
(12/8/92)
untagged gravure Andreotti
press
plate nos. A1, A2; the plate number 
appears on every 24th stamp
9.8 vertically none plate no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2452Bf untagged gravure Andreotti
press
printed with luminescent ink; Pl# A3
9.8 vertically

  5¢ 1900s Circus Wagon with
Cents (5¢) · Carmine 

Designer: Susan
Sanford (DC) · Typographer: John Boyd, Anagraphics (NY) · Modeler
:
Richard Sennett 
    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP880B
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
10,000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.3 x 20.6 mm
PHOTOGRAVURE
printed by J. W. 
Ferguson & Sons
for Stamp Venturers

Issued 3/20/1995
in 
Kansas City, Missouri

2452D untagged gravure Champlain press
plate nos. S1, S2; the plate number 
appears on every 14th stamp
9.8 vertically none;
Lo-Gloss gum
plate
no. single; plate no. strip of 5
2452De imperforate coil pair; plate
no. S2
none
2452Dg untagged gravure Champlain press
printed with luminescent ink; 
Pl# S2, S3
9.8 vertically plate
no. single; plate no. strip of 5;
shiny and  Lo-Gloss gum

  5¢ 1800s Canoe · Brown

Designer: Paul Calle (CT) · Modeler:
Ronald C. Sharpe ·
Vignette:
Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Gary Slaght
    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP881
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
ENGRAVED
printed by the BEP

Issued 5/25/1991
in 
Secaucus, New Jersey

This stamp was the 48th in 
the Series. "Additional Nonprofit Postage Paid" indicated that
all necessary additional postage had been prepaid at the Post Office.

2453 untagged C press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2, 3 every 48th stamp;
Bureau precanceled as shown in black "Additional Nonprofit/Postage
Paid"
10.2 vertically none plate
no. single; plate no. strip of 5
2453a imperforate coil pair;
plate nos. 1, 2
none
2453b gray omitted (color error) 10.2 vertically none —-

  5¢ 1800s Canoe · Red

Designer: Paul
Calle
(CT) · Typographer:
Bradbury Thompson (Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee) · Modeler
:
Richard Sennett (SV)
    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP882
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
10,000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.3 x 20.6 mm
PHOTOGRAVURE
printed by J. W. 
Ferguson & Sons
for Stamp Venturers

Issued 10/22/1991
in 
Secaucus, New Jersey

2454 untagged gravure Champlain
press
plate no. S11; the plate number 
appears on every 33rd stamp
10.2 vertically none plate
no. single; plate no. strip of 5;
shiny and  Lo-Gloss gum
 
5.2¢ 1880s Sleigh · Carmine

Designer:
Walter Brooks (CT) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette:
Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.
    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP543
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/21/1983
in 
Memphis, Tennessee

This stamp, the 9th in
the Series, paid the third-class minimum per-piece rate for
non-profit organizations 
(effective 1/9/1983)

1900 tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil stamp; plate nos. 1, 2, 3, 5
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1900a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines (no text) 
plate nos. 1-6
10 vertically none plate no. strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5
1900b tagging omitted (error stamp)
not precanceled
10 vertically none

 5.3¢
1900s Elevator · Black

Designer:
Lou Nolan (VA) · Vignette:
Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown
     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP768
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 9/16/1988
in 
New York, New York

This stamp, the 39th (SP768 says 43rd) in
the Series, paid the rate
on nonprofit third class
mail that was presorted
to the carrier route.

2254 untagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
"Nonprofit/Carrier Route Sort"

10 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

 5.5¢ 1910s Star Route Truck · Deep Magenta 

Designer:
David Stone (NY) · Vignette: Joseph S. Creamer, Jr. · Lettering:
Dennis Brown
      

Issue Date · Usage Souvenir Page: SP677 Cat. # Type· Print Method · Plate Nos. 500 stamps per coil roll Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 11/1/1986 in Fort Worth, Texas
This stamp, the 25th in the Series, paid the rate for non-profit, third-class mail pre-sorted to the carrier route
2125 B press intaglio coil stamp; plate no. 1 (on every 52nd stamp) 10 vertically block  plate no. single; plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5 (the strip of 5 is preferred)
2125a untagged Bureau precanceled; reads "Nonprofit Org./ CAR-RT SORT" (with no lines); plate nos. 1, 2
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
2125b tagging omitted 10 vertically none

 5.9¢
1870s Bicycle · Blue

Designer:
David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos
      

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP544
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 2/17/1982
in 
Wheeling, West Virginia

This stamp, the 5th in
the Series, paid the third-class minimum per-piece rate for
bulk mailings by
non-profit organizations
(effective 1/10/1982)

1901 tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil stamp; plate nos. 3, 4
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1901a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines (no text);
plate nos. 3, 4, 5, 6
10 vertically none plate no. single; plate no.
strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5
1901b imperforate tagged coil
pair; 
plate nos. 3, 4
none overall joint line pair

 6¢
1880s Tricycle · Red Brown 

Designer:
James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: none given · Vignette:
Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos 
  

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP678
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 5/6/1985
in 
Childs, Maryland

This stamp, the 19th in
the Series, paid the new basic minimum per-piece rate for third-class
bulk mailings by
nonprofit organizations
(effective 2/17/1985)

2126 tagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 1
10 vertically block plate
no. single;
plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2126a untagged Bureau precanceled
two horizontal lines framing 
"Nonprofit Org.";
plate nos. 1, 2
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
2126b imperforate tagged coil
pair; 
plate no. 2
none block
2126c tagging omitted error – coil stamp 10 vertically none

 7.1¢
1920s Tractor · Lake

Designer:
Ken Dallison (Canada) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr. 
     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP679
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 2/6/1987
in 
Sarasota, Florida

This stamp, the 28th in
the Series, paid the rate
for nonprofit third-class
bulk mail pre-sorted to the
5-digit ZIP Code. 

2127 tagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 1
10 vertically block plate
no. single;
plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2127a untagged Bureau precanceled
"Nonprofit Org." (no lines); plate#1; 500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
2127b
5/26/89
untagged Bureau precanceled
"Nonprofit/ 5-Digit ZIP+4" (no lines); 
plate#1; 500 or 3000 stamps per roll
10 vertically none

 7.4¢
1880s Baby Buggy · Brown

Designer:
James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Frank J. Waslick · Vignette:
Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Dennis Brown
     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP545
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/7/1984
in 
San Diego, California

This stamp, the 14th in
the Series, paid the basic third-class rate for carrier route presort
bulk mailings (effective May ’83)

1902 tagged B press intaglio coil
stamp; 
plate no. 2
10 vertically block plate no. single; plate no.
strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5
1902a untagged Bureau
precanceled; 
B press; plate no. 2
10 vertically none plate no. single; plate no.
strip of 3
plate no. strip of 5

 7.6¢
1770s Carreta · Brown

Designer: Richard
Schlecht (VA) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering:

Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP769
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/30/1988
in 
San Jose, California

This stamp was the 38th in
the Transportation Series.

2255 untagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2, 3; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
horizontal "Nonprofit"

10 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

 8.3¢
1860s Ambulance · Green

Designer:
James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette:
Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Joseph S. Creamer, Jr.  
  

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP680
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/21/1985
in 
Reno, Nevada

This stamp, the 23rd in
the Series, paid the basic third-class rate for carrier route presort
bulk mailings (effective 2/17/85)

2128 tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil stamp; plate nos. 1, 2
10 vertically overall plate
no. single;
plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)

note: "Ambulance 1860s" is
18.3 mm on the early printing and
18 mm on the latter

2128 untagged (Cottrell) Bureau precanceled
two lines w/ "Blk. Rt/CAR-RT/SORT";
plate#1-4 500 or 3000 stamps per roll
10 vertically none
2231 untagged (B Press) Bureau precanceled
two lines w/ "Blk. Rt/CAR-RT/SORT"; 
plate#1-2; 500 or 3000 stamps per roll
10 vertically none

 8.4¢
1920s Wheel Chair · Deep Claret

Designer: Chris
Calle (CT) · Vignette: Gary Chaconas · Lettering:

Gary Slaght 
   

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP503
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/12/1988
in 
Tucson, Arizona

This stamp, the 36th in
the Series, paid the rate
for non-profit, third-
class mail pre-sorted
to the carrier route

2256 untagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2, 3; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
vertical "Nonprofit"

10 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2256a imperforate pair; plate no. 1 none none

8.5¢ 1920s Tow Truck · Dark
Prussian Green 

Designer: William H.
Bond (VA) ·
Vignette:
Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Michael J. Ryan    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP681
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 1/241987
in 
Tucson, Arizona

This stamp, the 27th in
the Series, paid the basic  rate for nonprofit
third-class mail. 

2129 B press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate no. 1
(on every 52nd stamp)
10 vertically block plate
no. single;
plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2129a untagged Bureau precanceled;
reads "Nonprofit Org." in red; 
(with no lines);
plate nos. 1, 2
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none

 9.3¢
1880s Mail Wagon · Carmine Rose 

Designer:
James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght  
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP546
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued
12/15/1981 in 
Shreveport, Louisiana

This stamp, the 4th in
the Series, paid the new basic rate for bulk mailers
holding precancel permits
(effective 11/1/81)

1903 tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-6
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1903a untagged Bureau
precanceled; 
two horizontal lines (no text);
plate nos. 1-8
10 vertically none
1903b imperforate tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil pair; plate nos. 1 or 2
none overall joint line pair

 10¢
1880s Canal Boat · Blue 

Designer: William H.
Bond (VA) ·
Vignette:
Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Robert G. Culin,
Sr.   
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP771
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/11/1987
in 
Buffalo, New York

This stamp was the 29th in
the Transportation Series.

2257 B press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate no. 1 (on every 52nd stamp)
10 vertically large block
dull gum
plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2257a B press (1993 – dull gum)
Pl#1; 
F press (1994 – shiny gum) Pl#4
10 vertically overall plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2257b prephosphored uncoated paper;
shiny gum; plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically mottled plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2257c prephosphored coated
paper; 
F press semi-gloss gum; plate #5 
10 vertically solid plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2257d tagging omitted (error stamp);
Pl#4
10 vertically none plate no. strip of 5
2257e imperforate pair none large block

 10¢
1930s Tractor Trailer · Green 

Designer: David K.
Stone
(NC) · Modeler:
Ronald C. Sharpe ·
Vignette:
Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght
    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP881
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
ENGRAVED
printed by the BEP
Issued 5/25/1991
in 
Secaucus, New Jersey

This stamp was the 49th in
the Series. The inscription indicated that
all necessary additional postage had been prepaid at the Post Office.

2457 untagged C press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1; every 48th stamp;
Bureau precanceled as shown in black "Additional Presort/Postage
Paid"
10.2 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2457a imperforate coil pair; plate
no. 1
none none
2457b all color omitted error 10.2 vertically none

 10¢
1930s Tractor Trailer · Green 

Designer: David K.
Stone
(NC) · Modeler:
Ronald C. Sharpe ·
Vignette:
Gary Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght
    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP883
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
3,000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
PHOTOGRAVURE
printed by the BEP

Issued 5/25/1994
in 
Secaucus, New Jersey

2458 untagged gravure Andreotti
press
plate nos. 11, 22; the plate number 
appears on every 24th stamp
9.8 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

 10.1¢
1890s Oil Wagon · Slate Blue 

Designer:
James Schleyer (VA) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr. 
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP682
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/18/1985 in 
Oil Center, New Mexico
(note: the 12.5¢ stamp was issued the same day)

This stamp, the 17th in
the Series, paid the per piece rate for third-class
bulk mail pre-sorted to the
5-digit ZIP Code. 

2130 tagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 1
10 vertically block plate
no. single;
plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2130a untagged Bureau precanceled
in black or red
plate#1-2 in black and 3-4 in red 
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none note: there are
2 precancel varieties, one 
in black, which has two lines and the inscription "Bulk Rate"
and the other 
in red, with no lines and the inscription 
"Bulk Rate/Carrier Route Sort". The imperforate PNC is
collected as a strip of 6.
2130b imperforate untagged coil pair
Bureau precanceled in black or red;
plate#1 in black and 2-3 in red
none none

 10.9¢
1890s Hansom Cab · Purple 

Designer:
David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos  
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP547
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/26/1982 in 
Chattanooga, Tennessee

This stamp, the 6th in
the Series, paid the new basic rate for bulk mailers
(effective 1/10/82)

1904 tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil stamp; plate nos. 1, 2
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1904a untagged Bureau
precanceled;
two horizontal lines (no text); 
Cottrell press; plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically none
1904b imperforate tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil pair; plate nos. 1, 2
none overall joint line pair

 11¢
1890s Railroad Caboose · Red 

Designer:
James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Joseph Creamer, Jr.  · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght  
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP548
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 2/3/1984 in 
Rosemont, Illinois

This stamp was the 13th
in the Transportation Series.

1905 tagged B press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate nos. 1, 2
10 vertically block joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1905a untagged Bureau precanceled;
two horizontal lines (no text);
C press intaglio coil stamp 
plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically none

 11¢
1933 Stutz Bearcat · Dark Green 

Designer: Ken
Dallison (Canada) · Modeler: Ronald C. Sharpe · Vignette: Thomas
Hipschen · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP683
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 and 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/11/1985 in 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This stamp was the 21st
in the Transportation Series and replaced the 11¢ Caboose stamp.

2131 tagged Cottrell press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)
2131a tagging omitted (error stamp) 10 vertically none

 12¢
1909 Stanley Steamer · Dark Blue 

Designer:
Ken Dallison (Canada) · Modeler: Esther Porter · Vignette:
Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght   
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP684
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/2/1985 in 
Kingfield, Maine

This stamp was the 16th
in the Transportation Series.

2132 type I; tagged Cottrell press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-2
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)

note: "Stanley Steamer 1909" is
18.0 mm on the type I
and 17.7 mm on the type II

the untagged Bureau precancel coils came 
in either 500 or 3000 stamp rolls

2132c tagging omitted (error stamp);
type I
10 vertically none
2132a type I; untagged Bureau precanceled;
Cottrell; two lines w/"UNSORTED FIRST-CLASS"; plate nos. 1-2
10 vertically none
2132b type II; untagged Bureau precanceled;
B press; two lines w/"UNSORTED FIRST-CLASS";
plate nos. 1-2
10 vertically none

 12.5¢
1880s Pushcart · Olive Green 

Designer:
James Schleyer (VA) · Vignette:
Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.  
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP685
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/18/1985 in 
Oil Center, New Mexico
(note: the 10.1¢ stamp was issued the same day)

This stamp, the 18th in the Series, paid the basic rate for bulk third
class mail.

2133 tagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2
10 vertically block plate no.
single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5; 
(the strip of 5 is preferred)

note: all of the tagged stamps from plate 1 and some of the
precanceled untagged stamps from plate 1 were printed with
luminescent 
ink that glows orange under long-wave UV.

2133a untagged Bureau precanceled
two lines w/"Bulk Rate"; plate nos. 1-2 
500 or 3000 stamps per coil roll
10 vertically none
2133b imperforate untagged coil pair
Bureau precanceled two lines 
w/"Bulk Rate"; plate no. 1 
none none

 13¢
1880s Patrol Wagon · Black  

Designer: Joe
Brockert
· Modeler:
Clarence Holbert
· Vignette:
Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Dennis Brown  
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP772
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 10/29/1988
in 
Anaheim, California

This stamp was the 43rd in
the Transportation Series.

 

2258 untagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 1; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
horizontal "Presorted/First-Class"

10 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

 13.2¢
1870s Coal Car · Slate Green 

Designer:
Richard Schlecht (VA) · Modeler:
Clarence Holbert
· Vignette:
Thomas Hipschen · Lettering: Michael J. Ryan  
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP773
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 7/19/1988
in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This stamp, the 35th in
the Series, paid the single piece rate for third-class
bulk mail pre-sorted to
the 5-digit ZIP Code. 

2259 untagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red
horizontal "Bulk Rate"

10 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2259a imperforate pair; plate nos. 1,
2
none none

 14¢
1880s Ice Boat · Sky Blue 

Designer:
William H. Bond (VA) · Modeler: Esther Porter · Vignette:
Gary M. Chaconas · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght  
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP686
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 and 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 3/23/1985 in 
Rochester, New York

This stamp was the 15th in
the Transportation Series.

2134 type I; tagged Cottrell press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-4
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
(the strip of 5 is preferred)

note: The type I design measures 17.5 mm
and the type II design measures 17.25 mm. Also, the type II stamp is
block tagged.

2134a imperforate pair; type I; 
plate nos. 1-2
none overall
2134b
9/30/86
type II; tagged B press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate no. 2
10 vertically block
2134c type I; tagging omitted (error
stamp)
10 vertically none

 15¢
1900s Tugboat · Violet 

Designer:
Richard Schlecht (VA) · Modeler:
Clarence Holbert
· Vignette:
Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown  
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP774
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 7/12/1988
in 
Long Beach, California

This stamp was the 34th in
the Transportation Series

2260 B press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate nos. 1, 2 (on every 52nd stamp)
10 vertically large block plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2260a B press intaglio coil
stamp;
plate no. 2; (1990)
10 vertically overall
2260b tagging omitted (error
stamp)
10 vertically none
2260c imperforate pair; plate no. 2 none

 16.7¢
1902 Popcorn Wagon · Rose 

Designer:
Lou Nolan (VA) · Modeler: Ronald Sharpe

· Vignette
:
Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown  
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP775
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 7/7/1988
in 
Chicago, Illinois

This stamp, the 33rd in
the Series, paid the
basic bulk mail rate.

2261 untagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate nos. 1, 2; the plate number 
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown 
in black, vertical "Bulk Rate"

10 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2261a imperforate pair; plate no. 1 none none all known copies are miscut top
to bottom

 17¢
1917 Electric Auto · Ultramarine 

Designer:
Chuck Jacquays (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP549
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/25/1981 in 
Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan

This stamp, the 2nd in
the Series, paid the new First-Class rate for the second ounce of mail.

1906 tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-7
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1906a untagged Bureau
precanceled;
two horizontal lines reading 
"PRESORTED
FIRST-CLASS"; 
Cottrell press;
plate nos. 3-7
10 vertically none joint line pair; plate no.
single, 
plate no. strips of 3 and 5; 
note: there are 4 precancel varieties, each with different
fonts and line separations of 11.3; 12.8;
13.4 and 14.1 mm, respectively
1906b imperforate pair; tagged coil none overall joint line pair
1906c imperforate
pair; untagged Bureau precancel
none none joint line pair

 17¢
1920s Dog Sled · Sky Blue 

Designer:
Lou Nolan (DC) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght ·
Numerals: Michael J. Ryan   
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP687
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
100 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/20/1986 in 
Anchorage, Alaska

This stamp, the 24th in
the Series, replaced the 17¢ Electric Auto stamp.

2135 tagged B press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate no. 2
10 vertically block plate no.
single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5;
(the plate strip of 5 is preferred)
2135a imperforate pair; tagged coil none block

 17.5¢
1911 Racing Car · Dark Violet 

Designer:
Tom Broad (MD) · Modeler: Peter Cocci
· Vignette:
Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Gary Slaght     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP767
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
100 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 9/25/1987
in Indianapolis, Indiana

This stamp, the 31st in
the Series, replaced the 17¢ Dog Sled stamp. Note that the 5¢ Milk Wagon stamp
was issued on the same day.

2262 tagged B press intaglio 
coil stamp; plate no. 1; the plate number appears on every 52nd stamp
9.8 vertically block plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2262a untagged B press intaglio
coil stamp; 
Pl#1; Bureau precanceled, in red, horizontal "ZIP+4/Presort"; 
500 and 3000 stamps per roll
9.8 vertically none plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2262b imperforate pair; tagged coil;
Pl#1
none block

 18¢
1890s Surrey · Dark Brown 

Designer:
David Stone (NY) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Thomas J. Bakos    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP550
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued 5/18/1981 in 
Notch, Missouri

This stamp was the first in
the Transportation Series and paid the new 
First-Class letter rate
(effective 3/22/1981)

1907 tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-18
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1907a imperforate pair; tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil; plate nos. 2, 8, 9, 10, 13
none overall joint line pair
1907b tagging omitted (error stamp);
plate no. 8
10 vertically none plate no. strip of 5

 20¢
1860s Fire Pumper · Vermilion 

Designer:
James Schleyer (VA) · Modeler: Clarence Holbert · Vignette:
Kenneth Kipperman · Lettering: Robert G. Culin, Sr.    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP551
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 19.05 x 20.83 mm
Issued
12/10/1981 in 
Alexandria, Virginia

This stamp, the 3rd in
the Series, paid the new First-Class letter rate
(effective 11/1/1981)

1908 tagged Cottrell press intaglio
coil stamp; plate nos. 1-16
10 vertically overall joint line pair; plate no.
single; 
plate no. strip of 3; plate no. strip of 5
1908a imperforate pair; tagged Cottrell press
coil; plate nos. 1-5; 9-10; 15-16
none overall joint line pair
1908b tagging omitted (error stamp) 10 vertically none

 20¢
1880s Cable Car · Blue Violet 

Designer:
Dan Romano (CA) · Modeler: Frank J. Waslick

· Vignette
:
Edward P. Archer · Lettering: Michael J. Ryan    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP776
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 10/28/1988 in 
San Francisco, California

This stamp, the 42nd in
the Series, paid the new First-Class letter rate

2263 block tagged C press intaglio
coil stamp; plate no. 2; the plate number 
appears on every 46th stamp
10 vertically large block plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2263a imperforate pair;
plate no. 2
none none
2263b overall tagged C press intaglio
coil stamp; plate no. 2
10 vertically overall plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

 20¢
1870s Cog Railway · Green 

Designer:
Robert Brangwynne (MA) · Modeler: Brian Thompson
· Vignette: Gary J. Slaght · Lettering:
Dixie March 
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP891
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
100, 500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/9/1995
in 
Dallas, Texas

This stamp, the 51st in
the Series, replaced the 20¢ Cable Car stamp. This was the last of the
Transportation Series stamps issued.`

2463 block tagged C press intaglio
coil 
stamp on pre-phosphored paper; 
plate nos. 1, 2; the plate number
appears on every 48th stamp
9.8 vertically mottled plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2463a imperforate coil pair none mottled

 20.5¢
1900s Fire Engine · Rose 

Designer:
Chris Calle (CT) · Modeler:
Clarence Holbert
· Vignette:
Thomas Hipschen · Lettering: Gary J. Slaght 
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP777
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 9/28/1988 in 
San Angelo, Texas

This stamp, the 40th in
the Series, paid the single piece rate for First-Class
mailings presorted by the
ZIP+4 Code.

2264 untagged  intaglio
coil stamp; 
B press
plate no. 1; the plate number
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in black, horizontal "ZIP+4/Presort"

10 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

 21¢
1920s Railroad Mail Car · Olive Green 

Designer:
David Stone (NC) · Modeler:
Clarence Holbert
· Vignette:
Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Dennis Brown 
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP778
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 8/16/1988 in 
Santa Fe, New Mexico

This stamp, the 37th in 
the Series, paid the single piece First-Class rate for presorted 3-digit
or 5-digit ZIP Code mailings.

2265 untagged  intaglio
coil stamp; 
B press plate no. 1; C press plate no. 2
the plate number appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red, horizontal "Presorted/First-Class"

10 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2265a imperforate pair; plate no. 1 none none

 23¢
1890s Lunch Wagon · Dark Blue 

Designer:
Robert Brangwynne (MA) · Vignette: Gary Chaconas
· Lettering: Gary J. Slaght
 
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP892
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/12/1991 in 
Columbus, Ohio

This stamp, the 47th in
the Series, paid the rate
for the second ounce on First-Class mail.

2464 uniform pre-phosphored C press
intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 2, 3
10.2 vertically solid
dull gum
plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2464a
(1993)
uniform pre-phosphored C press
intaglio coil stamp; plate nos. 3-5
10.2 vertically mottled plate
no. single; plate no. strip of 5;
dull gum (Pl#3); shiny gum (Pl# 3-5)
2464b imperforate pair; plate nos. 2,
3
none solid or
mottled
dull gum
uniform (solid/smooth) tagging,
plate nos. 2, 3;
mottled tagging, plate no. 3

 24.1¢
1890s Tandem Bike · Deep Ultra 

Designer:
Chris Calle (CT) ·
Vignette:
Gary J. Chaconas · Lettering: Michael Ryan    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP779
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 & 3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 10/26/1988 in 
Redmond, Washington

This stamp, the 41st in
the Series, paid the First-
Class rate unpresorted,
for ZIP+4 mail.

2266 untagged  intaglio
coil stamp; 
B press
plate no. 1; the plate number
appears on every 52nd stamp

Bureau precanceled as shown in red, horizontal "ZIP+4"

10 vertically none plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

 25¢
1880s Bread Wagon · Orange Brown 

Designer:
William H. Bond (VA) · Vignette: Edward P. Archer · Lettering:
Michael J. Ryan   
 

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP688
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
3000 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 11/22/1986 in 
Virginia Beach, Virginia

This stamp, the 25th in
the Series, replaced the 25¢ Paul Revere stamp of the Liberty
Series of 1954
.

2136 tagged B, C or D press intaglio
coil stamp; plate no. every 52nd stamp
10 vertically block Sc— PNC may be
collected as a single, strip of 3 or 5, with strip of 5 preferred

plates 1 and 5 were printed on the B press;
plates 2-4 were printed on either 
the C or D press

2136a tagged imperforate pair; plate
nos. 2-5
none block
2136b tagged pair; imperforate
between
block
2136c tagging omitted error; plate
no. 1
10 vertically none plate no.
single; plate no. strip of 3; 
plate no. strip of 5 (preferred way to collect)

 32¢
1900s Ferryboat · Blue 

Designer: Richard
Schlecht (VA) · Modeler: John Murray (USPS) · Typographer: John
Boyd (Anagraphics)     

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP893
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
100 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 6/2/1995 in 
McLean, Virginia

This stamp, the 50th in
the Series, paid the rate
for the first ounce on First-Class mail.

2466 pre-phosphored uncoated paper C
press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate nos. 2-5 every 48th stamp
9.8 vertically mottled shiny gum (plate nos. 2-5);
 Lo-Gloss gum (plate nos. 3-5)
plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2466a imperforate coil pair;
plate nos. 2, 3, 5
none mottled shiny gum (plate no. 2);
 Lo-Gloss gum (plate nos. 3, 5)
2466b bright blue color error (Bronx
blue) pre-phosphored uncoated paper;
plate no. 5
9.8 vertically mottled
Lo-Gloss gum
Bronx blue;
plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

 $1
1914 Seaplane · Blue and Scarlet 

Designer: Chuck
Hodgson
(CA) · Modeler:
Frank J. Waslick ·
Vignette:
Gary Chaconas · Lettering: John Masure    

Issue Date · Usage
Souvenir Page: SP895
Cat. # Type
· Print Method · Plate Nos.
500 stamps per coil roll
Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm
Issued 4/20/1990 in 
Phoenix, Arizona

This stamp, the 44th in
the Transportation Series, replaced the $1 Eugene O’Neill stamp of the Prominent
Americans
.

2468 untagged  intaglio
coil stamp; 
B press;
plate no. 1 every 52nd stamp
9.8 vertically overall
dull gum
plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5;
(beware of blind perfs, i.e. faint perforation impressions which may
appear only on the gum – this is NOT imperforate)
2468a imperforate coil pair; 
plate no. 1
none overall
dull gum
2468b
(1993)
 embedded phosphor
uncoated paper C press intaglio
coil stamp; 
plate no. 3 every 48th stamp
9.8 vertically mottled
shiny gum
plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5
2468c
(1998)
pre-phosphored coated paper C press; 
plate no. 3 every 48th stamp
9.8 vertically grainy
uniform
Lo-Gloss
plate
no. single; 
plate no. strip of 5

Bibliography and suggested additional reading:

The 1995 Plate Number Coil Catalog by Richard J. Nazar – PNC3 (1995)

Websites of interest to the Transportaion Coil series collector:

The Plate Number Coil Collector’s Club (PNC3)
Just about everything you want to know about the transportation coils and plate number coils in general. Highly recommended.

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