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Looking For Sources Of Info To Help ID All Great American Types/Varieties

 
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Posted 08/14/2018   09:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add JRS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Anyone help with sources of information that can use to id all Great American types/varieties (1986-94) or is there some checklist already created out there of all the types/varieties?
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Posted 08/14/2018   10:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you go to www.PNC3.org you can click on the "Reference" button. Go don to "the Plate Number". In some of the last issues of this journal are articles about varieties of the Great Americans, and also quite a lot of ads that list lots of them

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Sorry wrong group,
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littleriverphil,

Those are "Famous Americans" not " Great Americans. "
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Nice web page, Don, and it reads great on my tablet.

The only stamp on that series that I can claim any special knowledge about is the 65c Hap Arnold stamp so I scrolled down to it and noted what I am pretty sure is a mistake.In the last field with info regarding selvege markings it says "1988." That is what you would expect given the date of issue but my recollection is that it is "1986." I have a theory about why that is but I would like to confirm my recollection first. I will be home in a couple of hours and will check my FDC exhibit (Vermeil at Americover earlier this month; it will never get Gold as long as judges expect to see regular --non-philatelic-- usage on cover) where I have strips showing all selvege details. More then.

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Here's an image I grabbed off eBay showing the 1986 (C) in the selvege:


Why 1986 when the stamp was issued in 1988? Well, the stamp was a long time in development. In fact, in 1986 the USPS held an "unveiling" in Gladwyne, PA, of the proposed stamp on the 100th Anniversary of Arnold's birth. At the time, the denomination had not been determined, and the design of the stamp unveiled in 1986 was different than what was finally adopted. But they still kept the 1986 on the "photo essay" of the new design and that is the year that is shown in the selvege as actually issued. 1986, not 1988.

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Thanks for direction on finding material. Appreciated. Stampsmarter.com looks like great resource wasn't aware.
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