548 549 550 The Mayflower Landing of the Pilgrims Signing of the Compact “…For the General Good of the Colony” With these words, a tradition was born. today recognize the great skill needed for the The Mayflower Compact, signed in November fine detail work seen on these stamps. Within 1620, was drawn up before the Pilgrims came a very small area the engravers created a ashore. To those aboard the storm-battered real masterpiece, capturing the historical Mayflower, it was an agreement to abide by importance and emotion of its subject. rules not yet decided upon. To posterity, this was the first agreement for self-government 1920 COMMEMORATIVES ever enacted in America, the spirit of which Pilgrim Tercentenary Issuelater became the very foundation of self-rule. Order Number Mint Used Three hundred years later, those who YS1920 3 Stamps, complete. arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, were Save $3.05 Mint; 95¢ Used $74.95 $23.95 commemorated with this three-stamp issue. Scott Number Mint UsedThe series design was criticized for being “too 548 1¢ green ....................... 7.50 2.95 crowded,” “badly centered,” and the only U.S. 549 2¢ carmine rose............ 11.50 1.95 stamp without country designation. Collectors 550 5¢ deep blue................. 59.00 20.00 The imperforate forms of the 1¢ Franklin, 11/2¢ Harding, and 2¢ Washington issues were released in 1923 and the years that followed for use in private coil vending machines. 575 576 577 Franklin W.G. Harding Washington Scott Number Mint Used 1923-25 Imperforate Stamps 575 1¢ green....................... $16.00 $9.00 576 11/2¢ yellow brown........ 3.25 1.95 577 2¢ carmine................... 3.75 3.00 578 579 Franklin Washington 1923 Rotary Press Printing, Perf. 11x10 578 1¢ green.......................... 145.00 215.00 579 2¢ carmine...................... 145.00 200.00 551 552 553 Nathan Hale Franklin Harding 560 561 Grant Jefferson 554 555 556 Washington Lincoln Martha Washington 562 563 564 Monroe Hayes Cleveland 557 558 559 T. Roosevelt Garfield McKinley 565 566 American Indian Statue of Liberty 567 568 Golden Gate Niagara Falls The Wheels of Progress The regular series of 1922 was the last to be printed by flat plate press. By 1926, all denominations up to 10 cents (except for a new 1/2¢) were printed by rotary press. For a time, $1-$5 issues were done on flat press due to smaller demand. During the technological transition period of the 1920s, the “great age of the odd perforation,” many of America’s non-error rarities were issued. A glance at the last few pages and those that follow will make you want to warm up your perforation gauge and go to work! 569 570 571 Buffalo Arlington Amphitheater Lincoln Memorial Scott Number Mint Used Series of 1922-25 Flat Plate Printing Perforated 11 551-73 1/2¢ to $5, 23 Stamps, complete. Save $105.00 Mint, $4.25 Used......... $925.00 $38.75 551 1/2¢ olive brown........... .50 .30 552 1¢ deep green.............. 4.25 .20 553 11/2¢ yellow brown...... 5.25 1.35 554 2¢ carmine................... 4.25 .20 555 3¢ violet ....................... 30.00 1.50 556 4¢ yellow brown........... 32.50 .90 557 5¢ dark blue................. 32.50 .90 558 6¢ red orange .............. 60.00 2.00 559 7¢ black ....................... 17.50 1.25 572 573 U.S. Capitol “America” Scott Number Mint Used 560 8¢ olive green .............. $67.50 $1.35 561 9¢ rose......................... 28.00 1.95 562 10¢ orange................... 35.00 .30 563 11¢ blue....................... 4.25 .45 564 12¢ brown violet........... 14.50 .50 565 14¢ deep blue.............. 9.00 2.00 566 15¢ gray....................... 32.50 .20 567 20¢ carmine rose......... 32.50 .20 568 25¢ green..................... 32.50 1.25 569 30¢ olive brown............ 55.00 .60 570 50¢ lilac........................ 82.50 .60 571 $1 violet brown............. 65.00 1.00 572 $2 deep blue................ 135.00 9.00 573 $5 carmine & blue........ 250.00 15.00 18
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