This page includes U.S. Varieties Clearinghouse Columns from the 1999 issues of Across the Fence Post.
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Gregg Greenwald's U.S.Varieties Report
Scott 2603 - 10c Eagle and Shield "USA Bulk Rate" from plate No. 44444 has a new type of gum that is different than the previous shiny and low-gloss gum types.
NEW - 10-cent - Eagle and Shield "USA Presorted Std" self-adhesive coil (BEP).
NEW - 10-cent - Eagle and Shield "USA Presorted Std" gummed coil.
NEW - 5-cent Wetlands self-adhesive coil (BEP) is available in two distinctive colors. The above can be purchased front two sources:
Bob Starkey, Philatelic Clerk, Main Post Office, 24 Corliss St., Providence, RI 02904-9713 (RStarkry@email.usps.gov)
Renate Fearonce, Philatelic Clerk, 1501 So. Cherrybell Strav, Tucson, AZ 85726-999R (RFeanmc@email.usps.gov)
Only the Providence Philatelic Center distinguishes the color varieties on the 5-cent coils.
Scott 2912B - 25-cent Jukebox (BEP) from plate No. 222222 has a distinctively different look than the original, A strip of 25 with plate number (item No. 794631) can be ordered from the U.S. Postal Service: Stamp Fulfillment Services, P.O. Box 7247, Philadelphia, PA 19101-9014 (1-800-STAMP-24). Don't forger the $1 handling fee for each order.
Scott 2189 -52c Humphrey has been found on a high-brite paper and has a much more blue glow under shortwave ultraviolet light (previous examples all glowed green). Greenwald located the variety at the philatelic center in Madison.
New varieties of the $9.60 32-cent Pink Rose vending booklet have appeared. The first is item No. 3610X with stamps removed from position 16, a format previously found on item No. 3610. Second, booklets where one pane has a reorder label and the other pane has a stamp removed have been found. Extremely rare!
Gregg recommends that if your local post office has any $9.60 Pink Rose vending booklets available; it would be worthwhile to check on what you can get. If you know the accountable papers person, ask if there are any of these booklets around before they are sent in for destruction. It's Gregg's opinion that any finds could easily be sold for double face to dealers or collectors.
If you've found any new varieties, please report them to: Gregg Greenwald, 2401 Bluebird Ct., Marshfield, WI 54449-3128 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Latest update: June 14, 2005