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Stamp from Plate P2222 on bottom, Stamp from Plate P3333 on top.
|Scott # 3874||Plate P2222 (Large Date, 2.1 mm Wide, Bolder & Taller) (Shallow Valley Die Cut)
Plate P2222 (Large Date) (Deep Valley Die Cut)
|Scott # 3874a||Plate P3333, P4444, P5555, P6666, P7777 (Small Date - 1.7+ mm) (Deep Valley Die Cuts), P8888, P9999|
|Series||? (USPS) - American Scenes (PNC3)|
|Issue Date & City||10,000 - ?, 2004 - No Official First Day Ceremony|
|Nationwide Sale||September, 2004|
|Issue||Nondenominated definitive nonprofit (5-cent value)|
|Designer||Tom Engeman, Brunswick, MD|
|Art Director||Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA|
|Typographer||Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA|
|Modeler||Joseph Sheeran & Sons, Williamsville, N.Y.|
|To Press / Initial Impressions||?|
|Printer||J. W. Ferguson & Sons, Richmond, VA for Ashton Potter USA Ltd. (AP), Williamsville, NY|
|Press||Probably Champlain, 29|
|Where Printed||J. W. Ferguson & Sons, Richmond, VA|
|Where Processed||Ashton Potter USA Ltd. (AP), Williamsville, NY|
|Plate Size & Interval||567 stamps per revolution / plate # every 27 stamps|
|Paper & Gum||Nonphosphored, USPS Type III / Self-Adhesive|
|Die Cut Gauge||10 (Serpentine die cut on 2 sides)|
|Colors||Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black|
|Image Area (w x h)||0.73 x 0.84 in. / 18.542 x 21.336 mm|
|Overall Size (w x h)||0.87 x 0.980 in. / 22.098 x 24.892 mm|
|Back Numbers||2, 3 or 4 digit blue and black numbers every 10 stamps, top and bottom. All positions are possible in either color.|
|Earliest Known Use||Summer 2004|
|USPS Order Numbers||781432 Full Coil of 10,000 (P2222) - $500.00
781434 Coil Strip of 25 from 10,000 w/plate number P2222 - $1.25
First Day Cover - No First Day Service
|Availability||Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City, MO
Providence, RI Philatelic
|Differences||For a side-by-side comparison of the Sea Coast coil stamps, click here.|
|Varieties||A variety named the 'Black Ghost' has been found on stamps with plate P2222. Click here for a story and scans.|
|Varieties||Stamps from plate P2222 have been found with a large date, 2.1 mm wide, (Bolder & Taller) containing Shallow Valley Die Cuts and Deep Valley Die Cuts. Click here for a summary of P2222 die cut varieties.
According to Larry Haynes:
• The P3333 to P7777s (Scott 3874a) have die cut depths between .75 mm and .90 mm, and a small date.
• The "normal" P2222 (Scott 3874) has a die cut depth of about .50 mm.
• The deep valley P2222 has a die cut depth about .75mm.
|Note||Date is 2003. Serpentine die cut on two sides. Click here for more scans. Plate P3333 was found in February, 2005. P4444 was reported the end of May 2005. Plate P5555 was reported in early September and plate P7777 was reported in mid October, 2005. Plate P6666 was found on a used single in early December, 2005. Plate P8888 was reported in September, 2007. P9999 was reported in December, 2007.|
|Distribution: Item Number: 781400, PSA Coil of 10,000 - No details were furnished.|