581 582 583 Franklin W.G. Harding Washington 584 585 586 Lincoln M. Washington T. Roosevelt 587 588 589 Garfield McKinley Grant 590 591 Jefferson Monroe Scott Number Mint Used Series of 1923-26, Perforated 10 581 1¢ green....................... $17.00 $.75 582 11/2¢ brown.................. 5.00 .65 583 2¢ carmine................... 3.50 .20 584 3¢ violet ....................... 35.00 3.50 585 4¢ yellow brown........... 24.00 1.00 586 5¢ blue......................... 27.50 .75 587 6¢ red orange .............. 21.00 .90 588 7¢ black ....................... 25.00 12.00 589 8¢ olive green .............. 32.50 6.75 590 9¢ rose......................... 10.00 3.95 591 10¢ orange................... 55.00 .35 Rotary Presses Modernized Printing Until this regular series issue, rotary presses had printed only stamp coils. Problems with precanceling, weak perfs, and gum were overcome by creative people at the BEP. In October of 1923, the one-cent perf. 10 stamp was issued in sheet form on a rotary press. The production rate of the rotary press over the flat plate press was substantial and cheaper – only .053¢ per 1,000 compared to .08¢. When millions of stamps are involved, this a lot of money. Unlike other coil waste sheets, the 2¢ Washington had not been perforated horizontally or vertically. A specially designed flat-bed machine was used to produce both sets of perforations. 595 Limited supplies along with Washington difficulty in identification have made these stamps very valuable. Perforated 11 595 2¢ carmine................... 425.00 425.00 Scott Number Mint Used 1923-29 Rotary Coil Stamps 597/606 1¢-10¢ (597-99, 600-06), 10 Stamps, complete. Save $3.40 Mint, 30¢ Used... $30.95 $3.75 597 598 FranklinW.G. Harding 599 599A 600 Washington Washington Lincoln 601 602 603 M.Washington T. Roosevelt Monroe 604 605 606 Franklin W.G. Harding Washington Perforated 10 Vertically 597 1¢ green....................... .60 .20 598 11/2¢ deep brown......... 1.35 .40 599 2¢ carmine (I)............... .45 .20 599A 2¢ carmine (II).............. 205.00 20.00 600 3¢ deep violet .............. 12.75 .20 601 4¢ yellow brown........... 7.75 .75 602 5¢ dark blue................. 2.95 .35 603 10¢ orange................... 6.50 .75 Perforated 10 Horizontally 604 1¢ yellow green............ .60 .20 605 11/2¢ yellow brown....... .75 .50 606 2¢ carmine................... .65 .50 1923 COMMEMORATIVES Order Number Mint Used YS1923 (610-12) 3 Stamps. Save $1.55 Mint, 75¢ Used... 38.95 11.95 610 611 612 W.G. Harding W.G. Harding W.G. Harding Harding Memorial Issue 610 2¢ black, perforated 11 1.50 .20 611 2¢ black, imperforate ... 12.50 9.00 612 2¢ black, perf. 10 rotary 26.50 3.50 This memorial stamp, issued on Sept. 1, 1923, in President Harding’s hometown of Marion, Ohio, was to be produced for only 60 days. Demand was so high that it was printed until February 1924. 19 1925 COMMEMORATIVES 615 Landing at Fort Orange 618 “Birth of Liberty” 619 “The Minute Man” 617 Washington at Cambridge Lexington-Concord Issue617 1¢ green....................... 7.50 4.50 618 2¢ carmine rose........... 12.50 5.75 619 5¢ dark blue................. 52.50 17.50 Early one April morning in 1775, 77 ragged minutemen faced 700 red-coated British soldiers on the town green at Lexington – and shots were fired. Fine engraving work distinguishes these commemoratives – the first to celebrate the War of Independence. The Minute Man statue at Concord is pictured on the five-cent stamp in tribute to those 88 colonists who were the first Americans to die in battle in the defense of freedom. Scott Number Mint Used Huguenot-Walloon Issue614 1¢ dark green............... $6.00 $3.75 615 2¢ carmine rose........... 10.50 2.95 616 5¢ dark blue................. 50.00 21.00 1924 COMMEMORATIVES In the Pursuit of Happiness Fear and persecution in Europe drove people to the sea. The Huguenots (French Protestants) came ashore at Mayport, Florida, in 1562. The ill-fated settlement was destroyed by disease, Indians, and finally, the Spanish. The Walloons (French and Belgian Protestants) fared better. The Dutch West India Company engaged them in 1624 to settle “New Netherland” at Fort Orange, now the city of Albany, capital of New York State. The search for liberty took them all far from home. 614 Ship “Nieu Nederland” 615 Landing at Fort Orange 616 Monument at Mayport, Florida
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