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Posted 12/11/2022   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dj925 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

I've been trying to find all of the scott numbers for the precancel stamps but I'm having a hard time. Can someone please list all of them or tell me of a site that have them all listed?



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Posted 12/11/2022   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They're generally going to be an "a" variant. So 1904 and 1904a, for example.
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Posted 12/11/2022   10:26 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1981 Series is here
https://stampsmarter.org/1847usa/19...ntifier.html

Also here
https://stampsmarter.org/features/Id_US_RegA.html
(click on 'View By Series' tab and then select 'Transportation)
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Posted 12/12/2022   8:26 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The early ones t(up thru 2150a) that came bot precanceled & not will indeed be listed as minor "a" numbers, but later (starting with 2231) where they were only issued one way, the precancels are given major numbers.
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Posted 12/12/2022   11:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is not a site, but a book, the Scott US Specialized Catalog. This catalog of various recent years with 2023 the most recent should be in your local library if you do not have one nor can afford one. The most recent is likely the reference, non-circulating copy with the older one available to check out.
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Posted 12/13/2022   05:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Several years ago, I created a Quattro Pro spreadsheet that listed almost all of the transportation coil varieties listed in Scott. It has 176 entries ... an error variety or two may be missing as I haven't kept it up-to-date. The intent of the spreadsheet was to ensure that I didn't miss a single variety ... for a few years, I used it as a checklist. Once I had found most of the varieties, I ceased using it.
While I would be willing to share this info, there are a couple of things you should know. First, it undoubtedly includes far more varieties than you would like ... you might find it easier to just peruse a Scott catalogue at your local library. On the other hand, unlike the catalogue, where the different series appear on different pages, my list includes all the varieties that you could possibly want in a single location. Second, I used my own "shorthand" when describing the details (tagging varieties, gum types, imperf errors, tagging omitted errors ... all of these are listed), so I would need to include a brief "legend" describing these.
Quattro Pro has the ability to convert to an Excel spreadsheet or a text file, but I'm not sure how well that function works. The easiest way to share it would be by printing it to a text file which could then be transmitted as an e-mail attachment. Or even sent via snail-mail. If you are interested, let me know.
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Posted 12/13/2022   06:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you want to share the worksheet, PNC3 may be interested in posting it on their web site.
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Posted 12/13/2022   07:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Until Dj925 gets to 50 posts, we won't be able to share anything directly via email.

I too have made my own spread sheet for the transportation coils because:
they span multiple rate periods (6, from 18 cents to 32 cents), and
the blocks of Scott catalog numbers (5) do not break exactly with each major first class mail rate change.

IMO, the series tells a more accurate postal history "story" when sorted into rate period groupings.
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Posted 12/13/2022   3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another good listing is found here: https://stampsmarter.org/features/Id_US_RegA.html


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Posted 12/13/2022   6:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another site of interest: Plate Number Coil Collectors Club.

https://pnc3.org/
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