The Americana Series The first stamps in the Americana Series of definitive stamps were issued in 1975. Their subjects relate to the culture and history of America. All the stamps have a common design element unique to this Scott Number Mint Used 1975-81 Americana Series 1581//1612 (1581-82, 1584-85, 1590, 1591-99, 1603-06, 1608, 1610-12) 22 Stamps Save $4.50 Mint, $1.05 Used . $45.95 $9.50 1581//1608 (1581-82, 1584-85, 1590, 1591-99, 1603-06, 1608) 19 Stamps Save $2.00 Mint, 75¢ Used..... 1581, 1811 Inkwell & Quill 1584 Early Ballot Box 1581 1¢ Inkwell & Quill ......... 1582 2¢ Speaker’s Stand ..... 1584 3¢ Early Ballot Box ...... 1585 4¢ Books & Eyeglasses 1591, 1616 Capitol Dome 1593 Early American Printing Press 1590 9¢ Capitol Dome white paper .................. 1590A 9¢ Capitol Dome perforated 10 x 9.75..... 1591 9¢ Capitol, gray paper . 1592 10¢ Justice................... 1593 11¢ Printing Press ....... 1594 12¢ Statue of Liberty Torch 15.95 6.75 1582 Speaker’s Stand 1585 Books & Eyeglasses .15 .15 .15 .15 .20 .15 .30 .15 1592, 1617 Contemplationof Justice 1594, 1816 Torch of Statue of Liberty 2.50 2.50 42.50 37.50 .45 .15 .45 .15 .60 .15 .60 .20 1590, 1590A1623, 1623B Dome of 50 Star Capitol Flag overCapitol 1590, 1623 9¢ Dome of Capitol& 13¢ Flag over Capitolattached pair .............. 1623a 9¢ Dome of Capitol & 13¢ Flag over Capitol, booklet pane of 8(1 #1590 & 7 #1623).... 2.95 2.95 7.40 - - 1590A, 1623B 9¢ Dome of Capitol & 13¢ Flag over Capitol attached pair, perf. 10 42.50 - - 1623Bc 9¢ Dome of Capitol & 13¢ Flag over Capitol, perf. 10, booklet pane of 8 (1 #1590A & 7 #1623B) 50.00 - - series – an arch of lettering that runs along one side, around the corner and across either the top or bottom of the stamp. When each group of 4 stamps is placed together, the words form a frame. 1595,1618 Liberty Bell 1597,1598,1618C 15-Star Fort McHenryFlag Scott Number 1595 13¢ Liberty Bell............ 1595b 13¢ Liberty Bell, booklet pane of 7 & label.......... 1595c 13¢ Liberty Bell, booklet pane of 8 ......... 1596 13¢ Eagle & Shield ...... 1597 15¢ Fort McHenry Flag1598 15¢ Fort McHenry Flag booklet single.............. 1598a 15¢ Fort McHenry Flag booklet pane of 8 ........ 1599 16¢ Statue of Liberty.... 1603 North Church, Boston, MA 1605 Sandy Hook Lighthouse, NJ 1603 24¢ Old North Church.. 1604 28¢ Fort Nisqually........ 1605 29¢ Lighthouse ............ 1606 30¢ School House ....... 1608 “Betty” Lamp 1611 Kerosene Lamp 1608 50¢ “Betty” Lamp ......... 1610 $1 Rush Lamp ............. 1611 $2 Kerosene Lamp ...... 1612 $5 Conductor’s Lantern 1596 Eagle & Shield 1599,1619 Statue of Liberty Head Mint Used $.90 $.15 6.25 - - 7.00 - - . 60 .15 .65 .15 1.00 .50 8.00 - - . 80 .55 1604 Fort Nisqually, WA 1606 Morris Township School-2, Devils Lake 1.20 .15 1.60 .25 1.60 1.55 1.60 .15 1610 Rush Lamp 1612 Conductor’s Lantern, 1850 2.60 .15 4.25 .15 8.25 .90 20.00 2.00 What’s interesting about the Americana Series are the well-researched designs they employ. For example, a lamp signal given from the North Church, Boston, Mass., which is featured in the series, sent Paul Revere on his midnight ride to warn that British troops were coming. 48 Scott Number Mint Used 1975-79 Coil StampsPerf. 10 Vertically1613-19 9 Stamps, complete. Save 40¢ Mint, 30¢ Used..... $5.25 $3.50 NOTE: 1590, 1590A, 1595, 1598, 1623 and 1623bwere issued only in booklet form, so all copies willhave one or more straight edges. 1615C Steinway GrandPiano, 1857 This candlestick invert was the first stamp issued with a major design element printed upside down since the 1918 Jen- ny Invert! But, what makes this stamp even more unique is the CIA’s involvement. Mystic’s President, Donald Sundman, discovered CIA employees were involved when he filed an inquiry with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing under the Freedom of Information Act. 1615 Drum 1613 Guitar 1614 Saxhorns 1610c CIA Invert 1613 3.1¢ Guitar................... 1614 7.7¢ Saxhorns.............. 1615 7.9¢ Drum.................... 1615C 8.4¢ Grand Piano....... 1616 9¢ Dome of Capitol...... 1617 10¢ Justice................... 1618 13¢ Liberty Bell............ 1618C 15¢ Fort McHenry Flag1619 16¢ Statue of Liberty.... 1622 1622C .45 .65 .65 .70 .45 .50 .65 .70 .90 1625 13-Star Flag over Independence Hall 1975-81 Regular Issue Stamps 1622 13¢ Flag over IndependenceHall, perforated 11 x 10 3/4 .60 1622C 13¢ Flag over Independence Hall, perforated 11 x 111/4 .60 1623 13¢ Flag over Capitol... .70 1623B 13¢ Flag over Capitol perforated 10 x 93/4..... 1.50 1975 Coil Stamp 1625 13¢ Flag overIndependence Hall....... .65 .50 .50 .50 .40 .30 .15 .15 .15 .90 .15 .50 .50 1.50 .15
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