Sc. #2115, 2115a


Sc. #2115c (Test Stamp)

22¢ Flag Over Capitol (BEP)
Water-Activated Coils of 100, 500 and 3000
Scott# 2115 Plate # 2, 4, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22 (Wide Block Tagging - B Press)   Numbers in RED have been reported but not confirmed.
Scott# 2115a Plate # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22 (Narrow Block Tagging - C Press)
Scott# 2115b Plate # 8, 18, 20, 22 (Wide & Tall Block Tagging - D Press)
Scott# 2115c Plate # T1 (Surface Phosphor Tagging, Smooth appearance)
Scott# 2115d Plate # 8 (Black field of stars) See Varieties below
Scott# 2115e Plate # 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 16, 18, 20 (Tagging Omitted)
Scott# 2115f Plate # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22 (Imperf)
Purple Machine Cancel Plate # 5
Series American Flag
Issue Date & City March 29, 1985, Washington, DC / May 23, 1987 (Test), Secaucus, New Jersey
Nationwide Sale March 30, 1985 / May 24, 1987
Designer Frank Waslick (BEP)
Art Director Leonard Buckley (BEP)
Modeler Frank Waslick (BEP)
Engravers Thomas R. Hipschen, vignette, Robert G. Culin, Sr., lettering (Both BEP)
To Press / Initial Quantity January, 1985 /  7,952,000,000 - March 1987 / 44,000,000 (Test)
Coil Size 100, 500, 3000  / 100, 3000 (Test)
Printer Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, DC
Presses B, C, D Press (701, 901, 902) / C Press (901) - (Test)
Process Intaglio
Where Printed Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, DC
Where Processed Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, DC
Plate Size & Interval B Press - 936 (18 x 52) stamps per revolution / plate # every 52 stamps. Plates 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16 18, 20, 21 and 22.
C Press - 960 (20 x 48) stamps per revolution / plate # every 48 stamps. Plates 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 22.
D Press - 960 (20 x 48) stamps per revolution / plate # every 48 stamps. Plates 18, 20 and 22.
C Press - 960 (20 x 48) stamps per revolution / plate # every 48 stamps. Plate T1.
Paper & Gum Water-Activated. Test stamp prephosphored paper supplied by Harrison and Sons Ltd. of Buckinghamshire, England.
Tagging Type B Press - Block Tagging measures apx. 19 mm x 21.5 mm.
C Press - Block Tagging measures apx. 17.5 mm x 21.5 mm.
D Press - Block Tagging measures apx. 19.5 mm x 23 mm.
(Test Stamps) C Press - Surface Phosphor Coating, Smooth appearance
Perf Gauge 9.8 Vertically
Color Red, Blue, Black
Overall Size apx. 0.87 x 0.96 in. / 22.1 x 24.4 mm
Earliest Known Use March 29, 1985 / May 23, 1987 (Test)
Note: Test stamp design the same except for the addition of a small, upper-case "T", centered at the base of the design.
Note: Be aware that Block Tagging sizes are approximate. Sizes can change because of plate wear and other factors. Numbers listed in RED above have been reported but not confirmed. There is still some disagreement among specialists as to which plate numbers have which tagging variety.
Varieties #2115 exists with Bluish Black color, known as "Erie Blue.
#2115d has a Black Field of Stars.  Click here for a scan.

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