1987 COMMEMORATIVES Order Number Mint Used YS1987 (2246-51, 2275, 2349-68), 27 StampsSave $3.65 Mint, 75¢ Used... $33.95 $5.00 2247 Runner in Full Stride 2246 White Pine Scott Number Mint Used 2246 22¢ Michigan Statehood Sesquicentennial ......... 1.05 .15 2247 22¢ Pan American Games, Indianapolis.... 1.25 .15 2248 Heart and Flowers 2249 Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable Chicago Founder 2248 22¢ Love...................... 1.25 2249 22¢ Black Heritage ...... 1.25 2250 2251 Enrico Caruso Girl Scouts BadgesPerforming Arts 2250 22¢ E. Caruso – Tenor 1.25 2251 22¢ Girl Scouts of America 75th Anniversary.......... 1.25 .20 .15 .20 .15 Service Inscriptions on Transportation Coils Service Inscriptions are precancels printed on stamps issued for specific mail situations. There are service inscriptions for Bulk Rate, Non- Profit Organizations, and others. For example, the 17.5-cent racing car stamp (which, by the way, is a Marmon Wasp, the first car to win the Indianapolis 500) was issued both with and without the precancel. Those issued without the precancel were of little interest to anyone but collectors and seldom used for common postage. But the precanceled version allowed bulk mailers to obtain a substantially lower postage rate by allowing them to sort batches of mail with 500 or more pieces by the Zip + 4 codes. These privileges are especially helpful to non-profit organizations who must count on low operating costs. 1987-88 Transportation Series 2265 Mail Car 2263 Cable Car 2266 Tandem Bicycle 2264 Fire Engine 2261 Popcorn Wagon 2262 Race Car 2262a Race Car – Service Inscription 2258 Patrol Wagon 2259 Coal Car 2260 Tugboat 2255 Carreta 2256 Wheel Chair 2257 Canal Boat 2252 ConestogaWagon 2253 Milk Wagon 2254 Elevator Scott Number Mint Used 2252-66 Transportation Coils, 16 StampsFourth Issue, Save $1.20 Mint65¢ Used................................ $11.50 $6.95 2252 2253 2254 2255 2256 2257 2258 2259 2260 2261 2262 3¢ Conestoga Wagon.. 5¢ Milk Wagon............. 5.3¢ Elevator................ 7.6¢ Carreta................. 8.4¢ Wheel Chair......... 10¢ Canal Boat............ 13¢ Police Wagon........ 13.2¢ Coal Car............. 15¢ Tugboat................. 16.7¢ Popcorn Wagon . 17.5¢ Racing Car......... 2262a Racing Car, Precanceled 2263 20¢ Cable Car.............. 2264 20.5¢ Fire Engine ........ 2265 21¢ Mail Car ................ 2266 24.1¢ Tandem Bicycle . .25 .15 .45 .40 .50 .50 .70 .20 .70 .20 .50 .20 .80 1.00 .80 .20 .80 .20 .80 .20 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .25 1.00 .50 1.00 .30 1.40 1.30 (See pages 55, 62, 64 & 70 for more Transportation Stamps) 65 For many years, the Postal Service received requests for stamps that could be used for special occasions. These were the first U.S. stamps to be specifically created for a specialized retail market and the first U.S. booklet to have the UPC (Universal Product Code) bar code on the cover. 2267-74 Special Occasions Booklet Pane Scott Number Mint Used 2267-74 22¢ Special Occasions 2267 2268 2269 2270 2271 2272 2273 2274 8 Stamps...................... $13.50 $4.50 22¢ Congratulations!.... 1.50 .45 22¢ Get Well!............... 2.75 .45 22¢ Thank You! ........... 1.50 .75 22¢ Love you, Dad!...... 2.75 .45 22¢ Best Wishes!......... 2.75 .75 22¢ Happy Birthday! .... 1.50 .45 22¢ Love you, Mother!. 2.75 .45 22¢ Keep in Touch!...... 1.50 .75 2267-74 22¢ Special Occasions booklet pane of 10..... 16.50 – – – 2275 United Way 2275 22¢ United Way, 100 yrs. 1.25 .15 Fun Philatelic Facts The word “philately” was coined by Georges Herpin of Paris as an alternative to timbromanie (stamp madness). Herpin created the word from Greek root words to signify a love, or philos, of things free of tax, or telos – such as a stamp denoting prepayment.
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