Sc. #2149


Sc. #2149a


18¢ George Washington (BEP)
Water-Activated Coils of 500 and 3000
Scott# 2149 Plate # 1112, 3333 (Block Tagged - Lo-gloss gum)(1985)
Scott# 2149a Plate # 11121, 33333 (Untagged - Lo-gloss gum)(1985)
Scott# 2149a Plate # 33333, 43444 (Untagged - Dull gum)(43444 - 1988)
Scott# 2149b Plate # 1112 (Imperf)
Scott# 2149c Plate # 33333 (Untagged Imperf)
Scott# 2149d Plate # 3333 (Tagging omitted - Not bureau precanceled)
Scott# 2149e Plate # 11121, 33333 (Tagged Error - Dull gum)
Series Miscellaneous
Issue Date & City November 6, 1985, Washington, DC
Nationwide Sale November 7, 1985
Designer Thomas Szumowski
Art Director Richard Sheaff (CSAC)
Typographer Richard Sheaff (CSAC)
Modeler Clarence Holbert (BEP)
To Press / Initial Quantity July, 1985  /  130,560,000
Coil Size #2149, 500 - 2149a, 500 and 3000
Printer Bureau Of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Washington, DC
Press Andreotti, Model 601
Process Gravure
Where Printed BEP, Washington, DC
Where Processed BEP, Washington, DC
Plate Size & Interval 408 (17 x 24) stamps per revolution / plate # every 24 stamps
Paper & Gum Plate #1112, 11121, Water-Activated supplied by the Rolland Company of Canada (Early 1985).
Plate 3333, 33333, with shiny gum supplied by Henry and Leigh Slater Paper Company of England. It has small pin holes in the paper (October 1985).
Plate 33333, 43444 with dull gum supplied by Paper Corporation of the US (1988).
Tagging Type Block and Untagged
Perf Gauge 9.8 Vertically
Colors Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, Black. Black precancel.
Overall Size apx. 0.84 x 0.99 in. / 21.31 x 25.12 mm
Earliest Known Use November 6, 1985
Note: Most of the stamps from #33333 have some, usually very weak, degree of tagging. Totally untagged stamps are hard to find. PNC strips of 5 with full, bright tagging sell for about 3 times more.
Note: Stamps from #43444, which is only found on dull gum paper, are untagged.
Note: Stamps from #33333 and 43444, printed on Paper Corp. paper exhibit white flecks all over the printed image..

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