1997 – A Year of Philatelic Firsts 1997 brought stamp collectors new formats. To publicize Pacific 97, the first triangle-shaped U.S. postage stamps were issued. Late in the year, the largest U.S. postage stamp ever, the Mars Pathfinder, was issued. 1997 COMMEMORATIVES Order Number Mint Used YS1997 (3120-21, 3123-25, 3130-31, 3134-35,3137a, 3141, 3143-46, 3152, 3154-77) 40 Stamps. Save $5.95 Mint, $3.75 Used $57.95 $32.95 Note: The designation “YS” before a year means commemorative year set. The numbers that follow the year are Scott numbers of the stamps included. 3120 Year of the Ox Scott Number 1997 Commemoratives 3120 32¢ Chinese New Year 3121 32¢ Black Heritage ...... 3122, 3122E Statue of Liberty 3123 3124 3125 3123 Swans Forming Heart 3125 Adult and Child Reading 32¢ Love...................... 55¢ Love...................... 32¢ Helping Children Learn 3121 Benjamin O. Davis Brigadier General Mint Used 1.30 .20 1.30 .20 1997 Regular Issue Stamps 3122 32¢ Statue of Liberty, die cut 11, S/A............... 1.30 .20 3122E 32¢ Statue of Liberty die cut 11.5 x 11.8, S/A . 2.00 .40 1997 Commemoratives 3124 1.30 .20 2.00 .35 1.30 .20 3126, 3128 Citron 3127, 3129 Flowering Pineapple Scott Number Mint 1997 Regular Issue Stamps3126-27 32¢ Merian Botanical 2 Stamps, die cut 10.9 x 10.2 $2.60 3126 32¢ Citron .................... 1.30 3127 32¢ Flowering Pineapple 1.30 89 3128-29 32¢ Merian Botanical 2 Stamps, die cut 11.2 x 10.8 3.25 2.95 3128 32¢ Citron .................... 1.65 1.50 3129 32¢ Flowering Pineapple 1.65 1.50 3134 32¢ Thornton Wilder .... 1.30 .20 3135 32¢ Raoul Wallenberg . 1.30 .20 3130-31 32¢ Pacific 97 2 Stamps..................... 2.60 .40 3130 32¢ Clipper Ship .......... 1.30 .20 3131 32¢ Stagecoach........... 1.30 .20 3134 Thornton Wilder Author 3137 32¢ Bugs Bunny Pane of 10.................... 12.95 - - - 3137a 32¢ Bugs Bunny, single 1.30 .20 3137c 32¢ Bugs Bunny Panel of 1.................... 3.95 - - - 3138 32¢ Bugs Bunny, scarce Pane of 10 with Imperforate 10th Stamp................. 195.00 - - - Now you can own all the Bugs Bunny stamps – including the sought-after, yet surprisingly affordable, specially die-cut pane with the 10th stamp imperforate. You need these stamps in your growing U.S. collection, so place your order today. 3138 Bugs Bunny Pane of 10, with 10th stamp imperforate 1997 Regular Issue Stamps3132 25¢ Juke Box, printed perfs., S/A 1.00 1.00 3133 32¢ Flag Over Porch, blue 1996, die cut 9.9.... 1.30 1.25 (See illustrations of #3132, #3133, and other stamps in the American Culture & Flag Series on page 83.) 3137 Bugs Bunny Pane of 103137a Bugs Bunny 3130 Clipper Ship 3131 Stagecoach 3135 Raoul WallenbergHumanitarian 1997 Commemoratives 1997 Commemoratives 3137c Bugs Bunny, Panel of 1 Used $.40 .20 .20 3136 World of Dinosaurs Scott Number 3136 32¢ Dinosaurs 15 Stamps ..................... Mint Used $17.95 $16.95
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