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Posted 08/01/2018   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add acanalizo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
American Plate Number Society has a nice layout of Purple Heart Issues

2003-2017 Purple Heart issues

2003
Scott 3784
, 37¢ self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2003 date horizontally at LL, die cut 11.75 x 10.75, tagged. Plate number B1111; Printed by BCA; Issued in May 2003; Other marginal markings: Copyright, PPD1-10; Also known imperforate error (Scott 3784d)
Scott 3784d, 37¢ self-adhesive pane of 20, die cutting omitted (error)
Scott 3784A, 37¢ self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2003 date horizontally at LL, die cut 10.75 x 10.25, tagged; Plate numbers P1111, P2222, P3333, P4444, P5555, P6666, P7777; Printed by Ashton-Potter USA; Issued in August 2003; Other marginal markings:
Copyright, PPD1-6
Scott 3784Ae, 37¢ self-adhesive pane of 20, die cutting omitted (error) P4444

2006
Scott 4032
, 39¢ self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2006 date horizontally at LL, die cut 11.25 x 11, tagged; Plate number P1111; Printed by Ashton-Potter USA; Issued in May 2006; Other marginal markings: Copyright, PPD1-6

2007
Scott 4164
, 41¢ self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2007 date horizontally at LL, die cut 11.25 x 10.75, tagged, Plate number P1111, printed by Ashton-Potter USA, Issued in August 2007, Other marginal markings: Copyright, PPD1-6

2008
Scott 4263
, 42¢ water-activated pane of 100 with 2008 date horizontally at LL, perf. 11.25, tagged; Plate number P1111 in UR position only; Printed by Ashton-Potter USA; Issued in April 2008; Other marginal markings: Copyright (LR position only), PPD1-4 (R position only)

Scott 4264, 42¢ self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2008 date horizontally at LL, die cut 11.25 x 10.75, tagged; Plate number P1111, P2222; Both printed by Ashton-Potter USA; Issued in April 2008; Other marginal markings: Copyright, PPD1-6

2009
Scott 4390
, 44¢ self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2009 date horizontally at LL, die cut 11.25 x 10.75, tagged; Plate number P1111; Printed by Ashton-Potter USA; Issued in April 2009; Other marginal markings: Copyright, PPD1-6

2011
Scott 4529, (44¢) self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2011 date horizontally at UL, die cut 11.25 x 10.75, tagged; Plate number S11111111; Printed by Banknote Corporation of America (BCA) for Sennett Security Products; Issued in May 2011; No Copyright or PPD on front

2012
Scott 4704
, (45¢) self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2012 date vertically at LR, die cut 11, tagged; Plate number V111111; Printed by Avery-Dennison; Issued in September 2012; No Copyright or PPD on front
Scott 4704a, (45¢) self-adhesive press sheet of 120 with 2012 date, die cuts omitted, tagged

2014
Scott 4704 2ND Printing
, (45¢) self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2012 date vertically at LR, die cut 11, tagged; Plate number C111111; Printed by CCL; Issued in October 2014; No Copyright or PPD on front
Scott 4704b, (49¢) self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2014 date horizontally at LL, die cut 11, tagged; Plate number C111111; Printed by CCL; Issued in October 11,2014; No Copyright or PPD on front

2015
Scott 5035
, (49¢) self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2014 date horizontally at LL, offset printing, tagged; Plate number S111111; Printed by Sennett Security Printers; New Scott number assigned because the offset printing constitutes a different production method; No Copyright or PPD on front

2017
Scott 5035
, (49¢) self-adhesive pane of 20 with 2014 date horizontally at LL, offset printing, tagged. Reprint by BCA, which took over the contract (and the same South Carolina printing plant) from Sennett. Plate number B111111; Printed by BCA, successor to Sennett; Reprint unannounced by USPS, first reported in Georgia post offices in October 2017 by Michael Watson; No new Scott number assigned because the design, paper, tagging, die cutting and other production details are identical to the original Sennett printing; No Copyright or PPD on front
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Posted 08/02/2018   5:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Thanks for sharing this info.

I liked the earlier stamps where the Purple Heart was larger and the words smaller.

-MV
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Does anyone happen to have an extra Purple Heart 3784A plate block of 4 with P6666 willing to sell me. I have all the purple hearts(except the 2 errors) listed above but not the P6666 to complete my purple heart collection. If so, please email me at acan@msn.com. Thanks

I have dedicated a section in my Scott National Album for all the Purple Hearts in different formats. I also designed the below in honor of my USN uncle buried at sea during WWII and my USMC grandfather



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Today, August 7th is Purple Heart Day in the United States. Purple Heart Day is an observance that commemorates the creation of the Purple Heart Medal in 1782. The holiday also encourages us to pay our respects to fallen soldiers, to listen to the stories of soldiers and veterans, and to thank them for their service to the nation.

From the Revolutionary War to WW I

The Purple Heart was first created on August 7, 1782 by the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington. Then known as the Badge of Military Merit, it was awarded to 3 Revolutionary soldiers in 1783.

After the end of the American War of Independence, no medals were awarded until 1932, when the medal was revived on the bicentennial anniversary of George Washington's birth. According to a circular dated February 22, 1932, Purple Heart Medals were to be awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces as a result of enemy action on or after April 5, 1917. The United States officially joined the First World War on April 6, 1917.

1.8 Million Awarded

At current estimates about 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been awarded since then.

Today, in addition to being awarded to those who fight wars overseas, the Purple Heart is also given to military personnel who display bravery and valor as prisoners of war and while fighting certain types of domestic terrorists.

A Symbol of Bravery

The Purple Heart is a heart shaped purple medal with a gold border. The front has a profile of George Washington, while the back has the words for military merit inscribed on it. The medal is attached to a piece of purple silk with a silver border.

Public Life

The observance is also called the National Purple Heart Day, Purple Heart Appreciation Day, and Purple Heart Recognition Day.

Purple Heart Day is an unofficial observance. This means that businesses, government offices and public transport do not close on this day.

Veteran and military organizations hold remembrance meetings for fallen heroes and special events to thank soldiers, veterans, and Purple Heart recipients on this day. Many people fly the American flags at their homes and businesses as a way to show their solidarity with the troops.

The Purple Heart Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, recommends donating time and money to the foundation or to other organizations working with Purple Heart recipients and their families on this day. They also encourage people to listen to soldiers and veterans and learn more about their life stories and their military service.

(Time and date.com)


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I have been looking on eBay for last 5 or 6 years trying to find a plate block or sheet of Purple Heart Scott 3784A, plate # P6666 with no success. I have been able to collect P1111, P2222, P3333, P4444, P5555,
and P7777 but not P6666.

Does anyone know why this plate # is so hard to find?
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Posted 04/13/2021   01:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The United States Stamp Society's (USSS) 2020 edition of the Durland Standard Plate Number Catalog show no premium for any of the six plate numbers or positions. That sounds like it may change down the road.

You may want to contact the USSS's Durland Editor to discuss where the reported plate P6666 originated; specifically the source if "official" or the reporting member's geographic area. Additionally your difficulty in locating plate 6666 would be useful information.
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Plate #'s P3333, P4444, P5555, and P7777 are also rarely listed, maybe 2 or 3 times a year.
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