Plate Number Coil Collectors Club (PNC3)

2001 Archive of PNC News

As articles age, the possibilities increase that the links below may no longer work, especially those to sites other than ours.

DECEMBER  2001

12/30/01 - A Change of Address Form is now included as one of the items in the PNC3 Membership Bar. Members may use the form to submit their postal and/or email address changes to the Secretary, Tom McFarland.

12/28/01 - Reworked the scans and descriptions on the 'Chromed' USA Flags, Scott 2606, 2607 and 2608 to help discern the differences.

12/25/01 - As a result of several people reporting problems accessing the menu bars on the left, I'll find a place somewhere on the page for a link till we get the problem corrected.

12/24/01 - Scott Publishing Company has assigned catalog #3550 to the 34 United We Stand Self-Adhesive Coil of 100.

12/19/01 - Scans have been added of the small and large perforation holes on the water activated 5 Wetlands and 25 Diner. In addition, most of the Statue of Liberty stamps have been rescanned because they were too dark. The 33 Berries and the Non-denominated Flowers have also been rescanned.

12/18/01 - Thanks to the sharp eye of Arthur Westneat, quite a few errors of omission were corrected. The stamps involved were #2522, 2529, 2609a, 2888, 2913, 2915A, 3044 and 3207A. Some of these involved the data pages and/or the printing lists.
I also corrected bad links on #3208A and 3266. In the process, I updated some information to conform to the listings in Scott.

12/14/01 - Thanks to John Cropper, the email address to the webmaster is working again.

12/14/01 - Donna Rajotte announced yesterday that the Providence Philatelic Inventory is now online. Go to Providence and then click 'Philatelic Finds'.

Donna says "The site is still under construction. Our inventory list is presented in a temporary format while we develop a new data base that is accessible to the visually impaired."

12/11/01 - Please note that we have had a technical problem with emails addressed to the webmaster and hope to have the problem solved soon. Don't forget the Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EST. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be 'New Collector Questions and Answers'.

NOVEMBER  2001

11/23/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Providence, RI internet philatelic clerk reports that she has uncovered a treasure chest of older issues. Click on the link to access her list.

11/20/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EST. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be 'New User Questions and Answers'.

11/19/01 - In the 2002 Specialized Catalogue on page 250, Scott Publishing lists the new large date coil varieties which we had already incorporated into the data base. Those listed are the Bicycle (3228a), Eagle & Shield (3270a and 3271a{b}) and the City Flag (3280a).  All the checklists and reports affected by the change in 3271a have been updated.
Our club web site is listed on page 7A and the club is mentioned in a Special Feature Article by James Kloetzel on page 216.

11/19/01 - Here is the topic schedule for December 2001:

ONLINE PNC3 CHAT SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER

4th: USPS Philatelic Availability of PNCs 
11th: New Collector Questions & Answers 
18th: Back Numbering Discussion
25th: MERRY CHRISTMAS (no chat scheduled)

You can obtain a Java-capable browser for PC or Mac from Microsoft or Netscape. Once registered, you can login and go to http://www.delphi.com/PNC3/chat to participate.

11/18/01 - My order for the United We Stand Coil was received from the 'caves' yesterday. Below is a scan of the stamps.

CLICK TO ENLARGE

11/16/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Providence, RI internet philatelic clerk reports that she has the United We Stand stamp in coils of 100 now in stock.

11/14/01 - Renate Fearonce, the Tucson, AZ philatelic clerk reports that she has the United We Stand stamp in coils of 100 now in stock.

11/13/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EST. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be USPS Philatelic availability of PNCs.

11/12/01 - The results of our PNC3 auction #25 which ended October 20, 2001 are now posted online. All the auction information can be accessed by using the 'Membership' button.
Thanks to Auctioneer Joe Sedivy for another successful auction.

11/10/01 - Word was received yesterday by email from the USPS Stamp Fulfillment Center that they should be 100% operational by the end of next week. Details can be read by clicking HERE.

11/08/01 - USPS Stamp Fulfillment Center at the 'Caves' in Kansas City is still closed and has suspended filling orders.  Orders are still being taken on the toll-free line, 1-800-STAMP24 for future delivery. You can enter your e-mail address at the bottom of the page to be notified when shipments resume if you wish.

11/02/01 - Scott Publishing Company has announced that the 23 George Washington PSA coil stamp will receive Scott Catalogue # 3475A.

11/01/01 - Donald Smeraldi, spokesman for the USPS, announced yesterday that the 34 United We Stand stamp will be issued in coils of 10,000.   Technical information has been posted.
I had a report yesterday that the Coils of 100 have shown up in Pennsylvania, and are being shipped from pre-orders at the USPS Postal Store.

OCTOBER  2001

10/31/01 - The PNC3 web site was honored with the award of a "2 Star Site" at the FIP Sponsored HAFNIA 01 International Exhibition  held in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 16 to 21, 2001.
The evaluation was completed by seven accredited literature judges, plus a consultant, from six countries in Europe and North America under the leadership of Francis Kiddle, Chairman of the FIP Literature Commission.

Clicking on the photo will take you to our Award Page.

10/30/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be USPS Philatelic Availability of PNCs.

10/30/01 - The Board of PNC3 has approved the first dues increase since the club was formed in 1988. The annual dues, which includes bulk mailing of Coil Line,  will increase $2.00 across the board effective immediately, except for Junior Members which will remain at $5.00.
The yearly dues will now be $12.00 in the USA. Members living in Canada, Mexico and the rest of the world will also pay $2.00 more per year.

10/27/01 - Renate Fearonce, the Philatelic Clerk at Tucson, AZ announced that she has the 34c SA Statue of Liberty coil of 100 with plate 7777 and the 21c SA Bison with V2222.

10/27/01 - United We Stand coil stamps still have not been reported in circulation. Statue of Liberty coils of 100 with plate 6666 have shown up in Boston, MA, Evanston, IL and Cincinnati, OH. Bob Jansen, the Philatelic clerk at the Stamp Shoppe in Minneapolis, MN has a small supply of the Flowers coil of 100 with plate B2122.

10/24/01 - Today was the First Day of Issue for the 34 United We Stand stamp.  It was supposed to be issued and available as a Self-Adhesive coil of 100 in Washington, DC, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Several reports have been received from some in those areas stating that the coils were not yet available.

10/18/01 - In an unusual situation in unusual times, the USPS announced today in the Postal Bulletin that the United We Stand stamp will have a first day of issue on October 24 in Washington, DC, but nationwide sale will not be until November 5th.  The official announcement is below.

"The Postal Service will issue a 34-cent United We Stand definitive stamp on October 24, 2001, in Washington, DC. The stamp may be purchased via telephone at 1 800 STAMPS-24, through mail order from Stamp Fulfillment Services, and via the Postal Store Web site at www.usps.gov. It will also be on sale on October 24, 2001, in Post Offices only in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and statewide in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, by order of Postmaster General John E. Potter. Designed by Terrence W. McCaffrey, U.S. Postal Service, the stamp will go on sale nationwide November 5, 2001. The stamp will be issued in a self-adhesive convertible booklet of 20 (Item Number 661200) and a self-adhesive coil of 100 (Item Number 779100). Anticipating unprecedented demand, the Postal Service is intentionally holding off the nationwide sale date of this stamp until November 5 to allow sufficient time for initial shipments to reach most Post Offices. Production and distribution of the stamp will be ongoing to ensure replenished stock and continued sales throughout the next year. Consequently, postmasters should not become alarmed if their initial shipments become depleted due to heavy customer demand, because new shipments will be arriving and reorders will be replenished. This stamp is expected to stay on sale until a new rate is implemented."

10/17/01 - 25th PNC3 Auction Closes October 20th.
Among the highlights of the 604 lot auction are several mint 18c flags (Scott 1891), a pair and strips of 3 and 5.
Bids can be submitted by mail, emailed or by using our online auction bidding form. See the October issue of Coil Line for lot descriptions or go to the online Acrobat PDF file.  (The file, at 7225Kb, is a scan of the Coil Line pages and may take a while to load).

10/13/01 - Preliminary technical data on the United We Stand stamp has been received from the USPS. The data indicates a first day of October 24 in Washington, DC. I've had reports that some offices around the country already have the coils in stock.

10/13/01 - There has been a changing of the guard in Providence, RI. The new full time Philatelic clerk is Rick Sarmiento, with Kevin Rich staying as the back-up clerk. Rick replaces Gwen Breault. Donna Ragotti continues to handle Internet Sales.  Email Donna if you wish to have her send you new issue announcements.

10/09/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be Back Numbering.

10/06/01 - We are proud to announce that the PNC3 Web Site has been awarded the 'New Cyber Tech Award' for - - - Displaying Creativity, Integrity and Excellence in Web Design..

Clicking on the photo will take you to our Award Page.

 

10/03/01 - To the right is a publicity photo of the "United We Stand" stamp which will be issued November 5th as a Self-Adhesive coil of 100.

The 'United We Stand' stamp   has a USPS Item number of 779100. Pre-release orders to be shipped November 6th,  are being accepted at the USPS Stamps Online store. Click on "Browse Store / Stamps By Format / Coils".  Stamp Fulfillment Services at 1-800-STAMP-24 now has the stamp in their system. A call to SFS on 10/4/2001 found that the item number for a coil of 100 is 779140.
Click on the photo for a larger view.

For more information on the new stamp, go to the USPS Publicity Release.

10/03/01 - The new Holiday USA Philatelic catalog arrived and the pages dealing with PNCs have been scanned and are online.
The order form and ordering information page are also included. They are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Access the file here.

10/03/01 - 25th PNC3 Auction is now open.
Auctioneer Joe Sedivy has prepared a massive 604 lot auction. Among the highlights are several mint 18c flags (Scott 1891), a pair and strips of 3 and 5.
You must be a member of PNC3 to bid in the auction, which closes October 20. (Membership Application Form)
Bids can be submitted by mail, emailed or by using our online auction bidding form. See the October issue of Coil Line for lot descriptions or go to the online Acrobat PDF file.  (The file, at 7225Kb, is a scan of the Coil Line pages and may take a while to load).

For Acrobat PDF help, or to download the Free Acrobat Reader, click here.

10/02/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be New Issues and Plate Numbers.

SEPTEMBER  2001

9/29/01 - The online auction bidding form has been updated to accommodate bids for Auction #25, which closes October 20. See the October issue of Coil Line for lot descriptions.

9/28/01 - Below is a scan of the new 23 George Washington coil stamp.

CLICK TO ENLARGE

9/25/01 - The Live On-line PNC Discussion Schedule has been finalized for both October and November 2001:

OCTOBER 2001 NOVEMBER 2001
2nd: New Issues and Plate Number Discussion 6th: Exhibiting Tips for PNCs 
9th: Back Numbering 13th: USPS Philatelic Availability of PNCs
16th: New User Q&A 20th: New User Q&A 
23rd: PNCs on FDCs and collecting on cover 27th: Current Varieties
30th: Purple Machine Cancels     

We are also looking for specialists (field "experts") to moderate upcoming chats in the coming months. If you are well-versed in any particular specialty and would like to serve as moderator for an hour or two on a Tuesday night, please contact john.cropper@pnc3.org to discuss a schedule that works for you. 

9/25/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be PNCs on Cover.

9/20/01 - Today was the First Day of Issue for the Green 23 George Washington stamp issued in Washington, DC as a Self-Adhesive coil of 100.
A publicity photo is shown below in the item dated 8/23.

9/18/01 - Plate # V2222 has been confirmed on the 21 Bison PSA coil of 100.  No reports yet on where it was found.

9/18/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be Number on Number.

9/14/01 - PNC Exhibit receives GOLD medal at APS Stampshow 2001.
Word has been received that Bill McMurray's PNC exhibit "Tomorrow's Classics" has received a GOLD Medal at the APS Stampshow 2001 held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, near Chicago.
In addition Bill received the 'APS Medal of Excellence', the 'Errors, Freaks & Oddities Collectors Club First', and the award for the 'Most Popular Exhibit'.
Congratulations from the whole PNC community.

These awards are on top of similar honors at the Minnesota Stamp Expo in July at the National Philatelic Exhibition of Washington, DC in McLean, VA, the Minnesota Stamp Expo in Crystal, MN and the Philatelic Show 2001 in Boxborough, MA.

The next showing will be September 28-29 at the Omaha Stamp Show at the National Guard Armory in Omaha, Nebraska. Bill is asking for anyone attending to please contact him with the possibility of meeting.

Bill's exhibit, "Tomorrow's Classics", features the U.S. Flag & Transportation Coil Issues of 1981.

9/14/01 - Scott Publishing Company has assigned # 3522 to the 15 Non-Denominated Woody Wagon released August 3.

9/14/01 - Harold Brown, Editor of Coil Line, the monthly newsletter of the Plate Number Coil Collectors Club, is asking for articles for the November and December issues.
Deadline for submission is the 15th of the preceding month.
Contact Harold with any questions or to volunteer an article.

9/11/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be Varieties.

9/09/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet Philatelic Clerk at Providence, RI reports that she has a limited quantity of the following in stock.
* 19 Rowboat WAG 3k plate # A1111 every 36 stamps, no back numbers, two loops on post.
* 1 Omnibus WAG 3k plate # 2 every 52 stamps, no back numbers, untagged, dull gum.
Contact Donna for more information or to have your name put on her email list.

9/09/01 - PNC Lists for Printing Now Available in Works Spreadsheet Format.
Both the List of PNCs arranged in Denomination Order and the List in Scott Catalog Order are now available for downloading as Microsoft Works spreadsheet files. Works can convert the files to Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Text or Comma Delineated format.
You can also access both lists by clicking on the "PNC Data" Button on the left and then clicking "PNC Master List".
Both lists are configured so that they can be viewed and/or printed 'as is' before downloading, after which you can re-arrange and/or format to your hearts content. They print in 8 point type and use 7 pages.
** When you arrive at the 'File Download Screen', click on the 'Open this file from its current location' button and you should be able to view and/or print at that point, or continue on to download.
Since there was a huge amount of data to transfer, please advise if you discover any errors or omissions, or if you have problems with the format.
Thanks to Steve McGourty for the bulk of the work getting these spreadsheets set up.

9/07/01 - Stamp Stock Items Withdrawn From Regular Sale and From Sale at Philatelic Centers
From Postal Bulletin of September 6, 2001 - Effective close-of-business September 30, 2001, all Post Offices, stations, branches, postal stores, vending outlets, and authorized philatelic centers must (1) withdraw the stamp stock items listed below and their related vending and store-prepared stamp items from sale and (2) prepare them for destruction.

Absolutely no sales of the stamp stock items and their related vending and store-prepared stamp items listed below are permitted at retail counters and outlets after September 30, 2001. These stamp stock items are also withdrawn from sale at Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS).

Item # 775700 - $33.00 Fruit Berries Self-Adhesive Coil
Item # 777400 - $33.00 Fruit Berries Liner-less Coil

9/06/01 - Plate # 6666 has been confirmed on the Statue of Liberty PSA coil of 100.  No reports yet on where it was found.

9/06/01 - I invite you to check out three PNC collectors' sites. One is new, the other two have been around for a while.
Robert Thompson has been working on compiling data on PNC Varieties for some time and now has the site online. It still is in the development stage.
Roland Klinger has updated his Flag Over Porch site and changed servers.
Robin Harris, Author and Collector from Canada, has a site devoted to his interests. plus a nice section on Used PNCs and the Flag Over Porch.
All three of the sites can be found by clicking the above links or going to the 'Online Resources' button on the left.

9/04/01 - Weekly online PNC chat meetings are being held on Delphi. Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EDT. Simply go to the PNC Chat, log-in and click the CHAT tab and wait for the window to load.

Please note that you must have a Java-compatible browser to participate. You can obtain one for PC or Mac from Microsoft or Netscape.

Here is the topic schedule for September 2001:
* 4th - New User Q&A
* 11th - Varieties Discussion
* 18th - Number on Number
* 25th - PNC's on Cover

9/03/01 - Search Engine Added.
I have finally found a 'site' search engine that does what I want and seems to do it well. The 'search box' is below the 'large red line' near the bottom of this page.
Typing in any word should give you a link to where that word is on the site.
If you have a few minutes to spare, head down there and play for a while.

AUGUST  2001

8/31/01 - Central New York Regional Meeting.
Exhibitors are needed for SYRAPEX 2001 to be held November 10 and 11. There is limited space available and the deadline is the first of October.
The regional PNC3 meeting will be held on Saturday the 10th at 11 am. The meeting coordinator, Charles Eson, is looking for a speaker for the meeting.
Contact Charles at 128 Western Ave, Altamont, NY 12009. Email him at hawkphil2@aol.com.

8/28/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be " New Collector, Questions and Answers".

8/28/01 - The Year's Best

Michael Mills devotes his monthly column, "The Glassine Surfer", in the "American Philatelist" to the best of the websites he has reviewed in the past year.

Our PNC3 website is featured as one of 'The Year's Best'. You can view Michael's comments in both jpg format or Adobe Acrobat format. Both files show the whole page and are large.

Thanks again Michael for featuring our website in your column which appears on page 784 in the September 2001 American Philatelist.

8/27/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI reports that she has the Flowers coil of 100 with plate #2211 in stock.

Has anyone found a source for the Flowers with plate #2122?

8/25/01 - PNC 'TRENDS' to be published again.

Linn's Stamp News has been approached and has agreed to publish the PNC Trends again this year, probably in November.

In addition to being published in Linn's, the Trends data will also be available here on the PNC3 website.

We are still working on some of the details, but there will be a published Trends this year. Dave Cockrill is currently working on updating the data needed for the Trends feature. Detailed information will be published in Coil Line and here on the web site as plans are finalized.

8/23/01 - To the right is a publicity photo, released today in the Postal Bulletin, of the Green George Washington stamp to be issued September 20th in Washington, DC as a Self-Adhesive coil of 100.

Click on the image to see a larger, more detailed picture.

The stamp art is based on a black-and-white photograph of a bust of George Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdon. The bust - which is signed and dated 1785 - is on display at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.

8/22/01 - Several reliable sources report the existence of plate #B2211 on the 34 Flowers SA coil of 100. Another one to hunt for. Please let us know where you find it.

8/21/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion ** T O N I G H T **, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic will be " What formats do you collect?

8/18/01 - USPS PRESENTATION ON THE CURRENT COIL PROGRAM AT STAMPSHOW.
The United States Postal Service will have Lawrence Lum, Headquarters Manager of Stamp Acquisition and Distribution, give a presentation on the USPS Coil Program at Stampshow. The session will be held Thursday, August 23 at 4 pm in room 31.
All PNC3 members at the show that day are encouraged to attend the presentation.

8/14/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion TONIGHT, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat. The topic tonight will be "New Issues and Plate Number Discussion".

8/13/01 - Purple Machine Cancellation data was added to those stamps that received same, plus a PMC list has been posted with all known PMCs.  Any new reports or updates would be appreciated. A link has been added in the 'Philatelic References' drop-down box above.

8/12/01 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PNC3 TABLE AT STAMPSHOW, AUGUST 23 - 26. We are looking for volunteers from those attending the APS stAmPShow to staff our table on the show floor. We need volunteers all days of the show, Thursday thru Sunday and especially during the meeting times on Saturday. A willing spouse would be ideal for the periods during the meeting, but a friend of a member would work well too. If you are willing to spend some time at the table, please contact President Gene Trinks at gctrinks@sprynet.com or Webmaster Ron Maifeld at ron.maifeld@pnc3.org.

The Board meeting will be Saturday, August 25 at 9:00 am in room 32.  The general membership meeting will follow at 1:00 pm in room 29.  We have a timeslot of 2 hours available.

There is usually plenty of trading that takes place after the meeting.  Bring anything that you want to show off and/or trade.

8/11/01 - Imperforate information was added to the Coil Master List and the Printing lists. Thanks to John Greenwood for his list. This was supplemented with info from the 2001 Scott Specialized. Any updates would be appreciated.

8/11/01 - My Woody Wagon stamps arrived from the caves today. Click for data and the scan.

8/10/01 -Weekly online PNC chat meetings are being held on Delphi. Simply go to the PNC Chat, log-in and click the CHAT tab and wait for the window to load.

Please note that you must have a Java-compatible browser to participate. You can obtain one for PC or Mac from Microsoft or Netscape.

Here is the topic schedule for August 2001:
* 14th - New Issues and Plate Number Discussion
* 21st - What Formats Do You Collect?
* 28th - New User Q&A

We are also looking for specialists (field "experts") to moderate upcoming chats. Some of the topics we'd like to cover are:
PNCs on FDCs and collecting on cover.
Purple Machine Cancels
Back Numbering
Precancel Gap Positions

If you are well-versed in any of these fields and would like to serve as moderator for an hour or two on a Tuesday night this coming quarter, please contact me, John Cropper, at john.cropper@pnc3.org and we can discuss a schedule that works for you.

8/03/01 - Today is the First Day of Issue for the  Non-Denominated 15c Woody Wagon Stamp in Denver Colorado.

JULY  2001

7/31/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion TONIGHT, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat.

7/30/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI reports that she has the Woody Wagon PSA 10K stamp in stock. Plate number S11111 every 21 stamps, top and bottom pink back numbers every 10. 210 stamps needed for a # on # hit. On sale date is August 3rd.

7/28/01 - Scott Publishing Co. has assigned 3520 to the non-denominated  Atlas stamp.

7/25/01 - A scan of the "real" Atlas stamp has been added. Back numbers reported so far are found in positions 2 and 4.

7/16/01 - Roll size and plate pairing detailed information was added for all Cottrell-produced issues in the first Transportation Series.

7/11/01 - I'll be on vacation the next two weeks and away from a computer, so there will be no new postings, unless John adds something. Ron.

7/10/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion TONIGHT, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat.

7/06/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI reports the Atlas coils in stock. Plate number B1111 every 20 stamps, top and bottom black back numbers every 10, odd coils, position 4 only (looking at stamps face up).
She will be on vacation from 7/13/01 through 7/22/01 returning on the 23rd.

7/05/01 - Data and scans added today: 2 Locomotive.

With the addition of the above stamp, ALL issued PNCs have been scanned and the data is now available on-line.  I'm elated that I finally reached another goal.  Be advised that  I have plans for many more features in the coming months. What would you like to see next?

7/04/01 - Happy Independence Day to everyone in the USA. Data and scans added today: 17 Electric Auto.

7/03/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion TONIGHT, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat.
It was another interesting session.

7/03/01 - Data and scans added today: 5.9 Bicycle.

7/02/01 - Data and scans added today: 10.9 Hansom Cab, and the 9.3 Mail Wagon.

JUNE  2001

6/29/01 - Today is the First Day of Issue for the  Non-Denominated (10) Atlas Stamp.

6/29/01 - Data and scans added today: 7.4 Babybuggy, 11 Caboose and the (15) Woody Wagon.

6/28/01 - To the right is a publicity photo of the Woody Wagon stamp to be issued August 3rd in Denver, Colorado as a Self-Adhesive coil of 10,000.

Click on the image to see a larger, more detailed picture.

The Woody Wagon stamp features a woody station wagon. Wood-paneled vehicles, or woodies, captured the imagination of the American public from the 1930s through the 1950s. Woodies came in several models including sedans, convertibles, station wagons, and trucks. Originally designed as stylish cars for wealthy buyers, woodies were later marketed as practical transportation for families, who found woody wagons ideal for shopping trips and vacations. Today, woodies are favorite attractions at automobile shows.

6/27/01 - A reliable source reports the existence of plate #B2122 on the 34 Flowers SA coil of 100.

6/26/01 - Live On-line PNC Discussion TONIGHT, 9 pm EDT. Go to the PNC Chat.
It was a good session. Hope to see you there next week.

6/26/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI reports the following New Plate Number in stock. 34c Statue of Liberty PSA 100, plate #5555 every 24 stamps.

6/26/01 - Data and scans added today: 3 Handcar, 5 Motorcycle and the 5.2 Sleigh.

6/25/01 - President Gene Trinks announced in the July, 2001 issue of Coil Line that after months of negotiations with Richard Nazar to complete the updated edition of the 1995 PNC Catalog, the Board of PNC3 concluded the negotiating without an agreement.
Gene stated in the article in Coil Line that "he (Richard) has deemed it unlikely that the club could muster sufficient volunteer resources to complete the effort with the quality standard he would desire".

6/24/01 - Data and scans added today: 5.5 Star Route Truck and the 6 Tricycle.

6/23/01 - Data and scans added today: 7.1 Tractor and the 4.9 Buckboard.

6/22/01 - Data and scans added today: 8.5 Tow Truck, 10.1 Oil Wagon and the12 Stanley Steamer.

6/21/01 - Data and scans added today: 12.5 Pushcart and the 11 Stutz Bearcat.

6/20/01 - Data and scans added today: 14 Ice Boat, 17 Dog Sled, 22 Flag over Capitol, 25 Bread Wagon and the 3.4 School Bus.

6/19/01 - Data and scans added today: 22 D.

6/18/01 - Data and scans added today: 18 Washington Monument and 21.1 Letters.

Everything from Scott 2149 to the present is now on-line with the addition of the above stamps.

6/14/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI reports the following New Plate Number in stock.
5c Wetlands PSA 10K, (Item #7970) plate #5555 every 21 stamps, aqua top/bottom back numbers every 20 stamps, 420 for # on # hit.

  6/13/01 - Data and scans added today: 20 Supreme Court and 20 Consumer Education.

  6/12/01 - The first live PNC3 online chat session for members (and non-members interested in attending) will be held on the PNC3 Delphi site on June 19th, 2001 at 9:00 PM EDT. Parties interested in participating can login using their Delphi ID at http://www.delphi.com/Pnc3/chat/

  6/09/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI reports the following older coils in stock.
* 5c Circus Wagon WAG 3K, Plate #2 every 48 stamps, untagged and no back numbers.
* 5c Circus Wagon WAG 10K, plate #S1 every 14 stamps, 5 digit black top back numbers every 10 stamps, odd-positions 2 and 4 every 70 stamps, untagged.
* 5c Mountain PSA 3K, plate #1111 every 21 stamps, aqua top back numbers every 20 stamps, 420 for # on # hit.
She is out of the 5c Circus Wagon 10K plate #S2 and 2c Locomotive plate 3/4 line pairs.

  6/08/01 - Data and scans added today: The Cottrell Press 18 Surrey and the 20 Fire Pumper.

  6/07/01 - Data and scans added today: The Cottrell Press 4 Stagecoach and a Stagecoach comparison.

  6/06/01 - Data and scans added today: All B Press reprints - 2 Locomotive, 4 Stagecoach and 8.3 Ambulance.
Also added was the Cottrell Press 8.3 Ambulance and an Ambulance comparison.

The Glossary was updated with scans of Gap Positions and cross-references.

  6/05/01 - The New York Lion stamp is now officially part of the American Culture series. It joins the Jukebox, Tailfin, Diner and Atlas in this series. Thanks to member Steve Esrati for getting the USPS to make this decision.

  6/05/01 - Data and scans added today: 5 Milk Wagon, 5.3 Elevator, 7.6 Carreta and 8.4 Wheel Chair.

  6/04/01 - Data and scans added today: 10 Canal Boat, 13 Patrol Wagon, 13.2 Coal Car, 15 Tugboat, 16.7 Popcorn Wagon, 17.5 Racing Car, 20 Cable Car, 20.5 Fire Engine, 21 Railway Mail Car and 24.1 Tandem Bicycle.

  6/01/01 - Details of the (10) Atlas stamp to be issued June 29, 2001 are updated from the USPS Postal Bulletin of 5-31-01.

  6/01/01 - Data and scans added today: (25) "E", 25 Honey Bee and 4 Steam Carriage.

MAY  2001

  5/31/01 - Data and scans added today: 5 BEP Circus, 5 ABNC Circus, 10 BEP Tractor Trailer, 10 Gravure Tractor Trailer, 5 BEP Canoe and 5 SV Canoe. The 5 SV Circus was added earlier.

Side by side scans of the Circus Wagon stamps can be seen by clicking here.

  5/30/01 - Data and scans added today: 23 Lunch Wagon, 29 Pine Cone and 19 ABNC Fishing boat. The 19 SV Version was added earlier.

Side by side scans of the Fishing Boat stamps can be seen by clicking here.

5/28/01 - Data and scans added today: 29 F - Rate Change, 29 Mt. Rushmore and 29 Gravure Mt. Rushmore, 29 Rouletted Flower and 29 Perfed Flower.

Side by side scans of the Mt. Rushmore Flag stamps can be seen by clicking here.

5/25/01 - Tentative data and a scan of the Presorted Standard Atlas stamp to be issued June 29 in New York is online, thanks to the Virtual Stamp Club.

5/25/01 - Data and scan added today: 25 Flag Over Yosemite.

5/24/01 - A special WELCOME to everyone who is visiting as a result of the article by Michael Mills in his column, "The Glassine Surfer", in the June 2001 issue of the American Philatelist.
We hope that you enjoy your visit and will stop back often.

5/24/01 - Donna Rajotte, the internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI, has received a supply of the Flowers PSA coil of 100 with plate B2222.

5/24/01 - It's still 3 months away, but it's time to start making plans to attend the PNC3 National meeting. The Annual meeting will be on Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 1:00 pm at the Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center in Rosemont (near Chicago), Illinois.
A Board meeting will precede the general membership meeting at 9:00 am.
Both meetings will be held during the APS Stampshow 2001. Admission to the show is free, but registration is required. You can pre-register at the APS website..

5/20/01 - Data and scans added today: 29 Contemporary Christmas , 23 ABNC Pre-Sort First Class (2605) , 23 ABNC Flag (2606) , 23 BEP Flag (2607) and 23 SV Flag (2608).

Side by side scans of the three Chromed Flag stamps can be seen by clicking here.

Everything from Scott 2529C to the present is now on-line with the addition of the above stamps.

5/19/01 - Data and scans added today: 32 Pink Rose and 32 Peaches and Pears.

5/18/01 - Data and scans added today: 10 Eagle and Shield (2602) , 10 Eagle and Shield (2603) and 10 Eagle and Shield (2604).

Not sure which one you want? Side by side scans of all the Eagle and Shield stamps can be seen by clicking here.

5/17/01 - Data and scans added today: 29 Flag Over White House , SV 19 Fishing Boat and 25 Presorted G.

Renate Fearonce sent a note that almost all of the items she listed Tuesday have been sold. Click on the Tucson link below for more information.

Donna Rajotte sent a list of items going off-sale June 30 which she has available.   I've added these to her other list. Click on the Providence link below.

5/15/01 - Both Donna Rajotte in Providence and Renate Fearonce in Tucson sent in a list of a few items, both old and new that they just received..

5/13/01 - Happy Mothers' Day - Data and scans added today: 29 Blue Eagle , 32 FOP SA 2915 , 32 SA Black G , 2 Woodpecker and 29 Statue of Liberty.

5/12/01 - Data and scans added today: 29 Love Sunrise and 29 Santa.

5/11/01 - Data and scans added today: 32 Blue G , 32 Red G and 32 Rouletted Red G .

5/10/01 - Richard Rush sent some information on his search for a 21 Bison back numbered coil in Pennsylvania. Click here to see the results of his hunt.

Alan Thompson has an extensive article on Bison back numbers in the May issue of Coil Line with a number of illustrations and lots of information. To find out more, learn about the benefits of being a member and then go to our application for membership.

5/09/01 - Wayne Youngblood, Editor and Publisher of Stamp Collector, in his "For The Record" on page 2 of the issue dated May 21, 2001, devotes the better part of his article to Purple Machine Cancels on PNCs.

5/08/01 - WASHINGTON - The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service today announced that they voted unanimously in closed session to modify the April 10 decision of the Postal Rate Commission (PRC). The original decision of the independent Postal Rate Commission (November 13, 2000) was allowed to take effect under protest January 7, 2001, pending further review. The rate schedule which had been implemented on a provisional basis in January will be replaced by the modified schedule on July 1.
Under the new schedule, rates for a one ounce First-Class letter remain the same at 34-cents, but the charge for an additional ounce will now rise to 23-cents. Postcards will increase by one cent to 21-cents, the first increase in the postcard rate since 1995.

5/07/01 - Data and scans added today: 32 Santa/Children and 32 Midnight Angel.

5/03/01 - A few days ago I took an informal survey on what dealers were charging for a strip of the back number coils on the new 21 Bison Stamp. I have received several emails concerning the price on Bison Back Numbers. The answers confirmed what I personally thought the stamps would retail for. The range of prices covers a wide spectrum with a low of $15.00 (probably a PS5, although not specified) to a high of perhaps $35.00. There were six dealers and one collector who responded. Only two of the dealers specified a strip of seven. The others were not specific. One dealer said he would charge $25.00, but would not stock them. Another priced them in three grades, with prices $20.00, $24.00 and $28.00. Another figured that he would ask somewhere between 25 and 35 dollars. Another will set his price for a PS7 at $20.00. A price list received today has it pegged at $25.00 for a strip of 5. The one dealer who did not offer a price was waiting to see what the market price would turn out to be.

The back numbers (probably accounting numbers) only appear on one of every 15 coils and only twice, possibly three times on the coil. Factor in the problem of actually finding them in the bubble flat and you have what, I think, is a situation where you will have a scarce item that will rise in price. I suggest you get them now while the price is still low. Ron

5/02/01 - Data and scans added today: 32 BEP "G" , 20 and 22 (D) Officials and $1 Seaplane. Many internal links pointing to the Glossary   have also been added.

5/01/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI has furnished her latest coil list. Access her current list here.

5/01/01 - Data and scans added today: 32 Flag Over Porch 2915D , 32 Linerless Flag, 25 Linerless Jukebox, 5 SA BEP Mountain, 32 Yellow Rose and 25 SA BEP Jukebox.

APRIL  2001

4/30/01 - Data and scans added today: 3 Conestoga Wagon ; Computer Vended 31, 32 and 33.

4/24/01 - April 24, 2001 marked the 20th anniversary of the first plate number coil.   The 18 Flag coil stamp "from sea to shining sea" was issued in Portland, Maine as part of a three stamp set, including sheet, se-tenant booklet and our first PNC. Click for a short summary or Data and Scan.

4/23/01 - Regional PNC3 meeting this coming Saturday, April 28 at the Annual Plymouth, Michigan Show. The meeting starts at 10:30 am with President Gene Trinks in charge. Topics to be discussed include the updated slide show, information exchange and trading. Bring your duplicates and anything you want to show off.
Show hours are 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10 till 4 on Sunday. 39 dealers and a USPS station, which is usually well stocked with PNCs.
I'll be there and hope to see you! Ron.
Click for more information on the Plymouth Show.

4/22/01 - Data and scans added today were 1996 stamps: 5 BEP Mountain WAG 5 SV Mountain WAG; 10 Eagle & Shield SA; 5 Butte SA; 5c Mountain SA; 10 Auto SA; 15 Tail Fin SA; 25 Jukebox SA; 20 Blue Jay and the 32 Flag Over Porch 2915A/2915C and 2915B.

4/19/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI has announced the following coils now in stock:
** 5 Wetlands PSA 10k 4444 with aqua BOTTOM back numbers, plate
number every 21, back number every 20, 420 for a #/# hit
** 34 Statue of Liberty PSA 100 4444, plate number every 24.

4/18/01 - A side by side comparison of the 1 Kestrel stamps, with enlargements of the dates and plate sequences is online.

4/17/01 - Data and scans added today were 1995 stamps: 10 Auto; 5 Green "G"; Flag Over Porch 2913 and 2914; 32 Ferryboat; and 20 Cog Railway.

4/17/01 - Richard Rush reports that the 5 Wetlands that he bought from Providence (see note of April 5) has 4 digit Pink Top and Bottom back numbers. The original printing had 5 digits.

4/16/01 - Here's one you might have missed. Donna Rajotte announced below in the note of April 5 that she had limited quantities of the Statue of Liberty WAG coil of 100. These appear identical (a closer exam will follow) to the larger coils of 3000 and 10,000 except they have no back numbers. It can be determined they are from a coil of 100 if you save the entire bubble pack or a strip containing two plate numbers. I have access to them if you want any. Face plus postage. (rem)

4/16/01 - Data and pictures were added for the water-activated BEP and SV versions of the 1995 Tail Fin and Jukebox stamps, plus data and a scan on the water-activated Butte.

4/15/01 - Incentive For New Members - President Gene Trinks announced that we are repeating the special incentive for new members that we featured last year.  New members joining after April 1, 2001 will receive a special coupon that allows them to purchase a $25 face value lot of PNC strips of 5 for $25. The coupon will be sent to the new member with their membership card.  The selection of strips will be up to the member-dealer who is sponsoring this incentive.

4/13/01 - The PNC Glossary is now online. Although it's not finished, there is a lot of information there. I plan to add more material, plus cross-reference the information to other areas of the site. Your input is welcome and suggestions will be considered. Click to access the Glossary.

4/12/01 - Renate Fearonce, the philatelic clerk at Tucson, AZ has revised her inventory list. There are two pages of coils listed. Access both here Page 1, Page 2. Renate also pointed out that she has in stock the 34 Statue of Liberty SA Coil of 100 with plate 4444, the 25 Jukebox, 3K WAG coil with plate #332222 (no back numbers) and the 20 Cog Railway #2 with Lo-Gloss gum. If you wish a copy of her entire list, send a request to the Webmaster.

4/11/01 - The answer to questions  about the recent announcement by Scott Publishing (Item dated 4/06 below) concerning what plate numbers have the Small and Large dates. Click on the Chart  for a handy list .

4/09/01 - Renate Fearonce, the philatelic clerk at Tucson, AZ reports that she has the 34 Four Flowers with plate B2111 in stock.

4/07/01 - The results from the PNC3 auction which closed March 24 are in and posted. Click on Auction Results to see the winning bids.

4/06/01 - Scott Publishing has assigned catalog numbers to recent coil stamps as follows:
3228a - Non-denominated (10) Green Bicycle with large "1998" year date
3270a - Non-denominated (10) Eagle and Shield with large "1998" year date
3271b - Non-denominated (10) Self-Adhesive Eagle and Shield with large "1998" year date
3280a - 33 Flag Over City with large "1999" year date
3475 - 21 Bison
The Statue of Liberty and Four Flowers coil stamps were assigned numbers as follows:
3476 - Statue of Liberty water activated coil stamp in rolls of 3000 and 10,000
3477 - Statue of Liberty Self-Adhesive coil stamp in rolls of 100 (square corners)
3478 - Fieesia (green background)
3479 - Asian hybrid lilly (red background)
3480 - Cymbidium orchid (tan background)(this stamp has the plate number)
3481 - Longiflorum lily (purple background

4/05/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI has announced the following coils now in stock:
** 5 Wetlands WAG 3K S1111, plate # every 14, with Top and Bottom Pink back numbers every 10. Even sequence, 70 stamps for a # on # hit.
** 10 NYC Lion PSA 10K S22222, plate # every 21. Top and Bottom Pink back numbers every 10. Even sequence, 210 stamps for a # on # hit.
** 34 Statue of Liberty WAG coil of 100, plate 1111, number every 24 (Limited Supply)
** 34 Statue of Liberty WAG 10K #1111, plate number every 24. Aqua Top and Bottom back numbers every 20 stamps. Even sequence, 120 stamps for # on # hit.

4/03/01 - Another late coil addition to the 2001 stamp program has the (10) Atlas Statue being released in New York (no first day ceremony planned) on June 29th. Design details and a picture are forthcoming.

4/01/01 - Several new links were brought on-line today in the Reference section on the left. Three auction sites: APS, Ebay and Yahoo were added. Now you can click on the link and be transported directly to the PNC offerings on those sites.
A link was also activated that will take you to past PNC articles in Linn's.
The final link takes you to a section detailing how to apply for a 'Precancel Use Permit' so you can use your scrap Precancels and Service Inscribed stamps.

MARCH  2001

3/31/01 - Thick and Thin date on 34 Statue of Liberty coil of 100? To the right is a scan with a comparison of the four know plate combinations. Check your copies and see what you think.

3/30/01 - Another new plate number is discovered! Add B2222 to the checklist beside denominated flowers.

3/28/01 - Renate Fearonce, the philatelic clerk at Tucson, AZ reports that she has the 10 Bicycle with plate 444 back in stock. She also has the 34 Statue of Liberty coil of 100 with plate 3333.

3/28/01 - New numbers continue! This time the 10 Literary Lion reports in with S22222.

3/27/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI has announced the following coils now in stock: 34 Statue of Liberty PSA coil of 100, plate 3333, with the number every 24 stamps; 34 Flowers PSA coil of 100, plate B2111, and the number every 12 stamps. 5 Wetlands PSA 3K, with plate 2222 every 21 stamps, aqua bottom back numbers every 20 stamps. 420 needed for a # on # hit.
Donna also mentions that she is out of the 5 Wetlands PSA 3K with plate 2222.

3/26/01 - More on the 21 Bison coil. To the right is a scan of the Bison stamps that have a control number printed on the reverse.   It shows a straight vertical die cut at the bottom of the stamp. Recent discussion indicates that this is probably from the bottom row of the printed web. 
An easy way to find the stamps with the control number at the post office is to inspect a whole flat of bubble packs and look for dot-matrix printing near the end of the coil inside the bubble pack.  The control number repeats three times on a coil but may not be visible.  A more demanding solution is to look at individual coils, looking for the straight die cut on the bottom as illustrated. NOTE: I bought a coil today and the straight die cut idea did not work, although two others report that it did work.  Back to plan A. You can click to enlarge the image if you wish.
 

3/23/01 - New number reported for the PSA Liberty in rolls of 100. Add 4444 to your checklists.

3/21/01 - According to the March 26 issue of Stamp Collector, the (15) Woody Wagon Presorted First-Class coil will be issued in August in Denver, Colorado. They state that this "almost certainly" will be Friday, August 3, the opening day of the Americover show.

3/20/01 - Renate Fearonce, the philatelic clerk at Tucson, AZ sent her new list out. There are two pages of coils listed. Access both here Page 1, Page 2.

3/19/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet philatelic clerk at Providence, RI has furnished her latest coil list. Access the LIST here.

3/13/01 - We are happy to report that all the Philatelic Links are now working. Please check the offices you are aware of and let us know about corrections.

3/11/01 - Another late additions to the 2001 stamp program is a non-denominated (10?) Atlas Stamp. This seems to hint that a "monuments" series (or mini-series) is under way, as this would be a companion to the "Literary Lions" stamp issued last November. No issue date or city has yet been determined.

3/08/01 - New number reported for the denominated flowers. Add B2111 to your checklists.

3/04/01 - More Philatelic offices listings were updated today, including Colorado, DC, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho and Iowa.

3/03/01 - Among late additions to the 2001 stamp program is a non-denominated (15) "Woody Wagon" in the American Culture Series, to be issued August third in Denver. (A Woody Wagon, for those who don't remember, was a wood-paneled station wagon popular with surfers in the 50s and 60s. Grab an old "Beach" movie from the era and you'll likely find a Woody Wagon as an unaccredited cast member).

3/01/01 - The 21 Bison coil has been found with two different die-cut configurations. The stamp is known with PV (Peak/Valley) and VP (Valley/Peak) die cuts. The first cut on the top left can be either a peak or a valley. A 300dpi scan is included to the right. If you click on it, a much larger copy of the same scan will open up in a new window so you can see better detail of the differences. PV is at top, and VP is at bottom.  

FEBRUARY 2001
2/27/01 - Night owls last night were not seeing things, Delphi was doing some server maintenance that had all forums off-line for several hours overnight. PNC3 forum appears to be back up an running as of early this AM.
Updates continue on the Philatelic offices listings. Connecticut was completed today.

2/26/01 - Updates are being done on the Philatelic offices listings including updates of area codes that have changed since 1997, and maps are gradually being added to each office listing. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas were all completed today.

More developments on the 21 Bison coil. Jim Fowler reports that the back numbering did not appear on every coil that he checked. The numbers are nine digits and are at the middle of the stamp, appearing every 35th stamp. The number increases by one every 35 stamps.
It appears to be an internal manufacturing number rather than a counting number.
All of the backnumbers Jim has seen appear on the stamps 1 and 2 to the left of the plate number as you look at the front of the strip. The number is wider than the width of one stamp.  


Other reports are welcome.

2/25/01 - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - In the very near future, the PNC3 Web Site will be moving to our own domain, "www.pnc3.org". You can go there now for a preview if you wish. All of the content on this site should be transferred over and the links should work. Please bookmark the new site. I will keep this site up as a redirect site for the time being, but after another week or so, all changes and news will be on the new domain.
John Cropper has been appointed as the chairman of the PNC3 Publications Committee and I will be working with him to have a smooth transition to the new domain. I will remain as webmaster.
John has created a public forum on Delphi devoted to PNCs. Access the forum at Delphi PNC3. Please join the discussion and spread the word that this forum now exists. With the message board, you can view discussion folders quickly in the left-hand column and read up to 20 messages at a time. You can also attach files to the messages, just like email. If you've never participated in a Delphi forums online community, you will need to do a quick FREE registration.
More details on other PNC3 member benefits from this move will be provided in Coil Line.

2/23/01 - The 21 Bison coil was issued nationwide today. I don't have mine yet, but reports indicate that there are back numbers - well sort of. There are numbers on the back, but not like we are used to. These are more like control numbers and overlap two stamps. More information and a scan asap.

2/19/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet Philatelic Clerk at Providence, RI sent a note that she has the 34 Statue of Liberty PSA 10k with plate 2222 every 21 stamps and blue back numbers every 20 stamps. Top and bottom back numbers are available. 420 stamps are needed for a # on # hit.
Donna also has the 21 Bison PSA coil of 100 with plate V1111, which goes on sale 2/23.

2/19/01 - All recent coil data has been incorporated into the PNC Master List and both printing options.

2/17/01 - Technical details are now online for all the recently issued coils as listed in the item below dated 1/23/01. Clicking on the links provided will direct you to the data.

2/16/01 - Two additional plate combinations have been reported on the 34 Denominated Statue of Liberty Self Adhesive coil of 100. Add 2222 and 3333.

2/03/01 - Scott Publishing announced that the catalog numbers it recently assigned to the non-denominated flowers are being changed (see item of Jan 12). In addition, a number has been assigned to the 34 self-adhesive Statue of Liberty coil, issued January 7, in coils of 3000 and 10,000.
The new numbers are:
** 3462 - Non-denominated (34) Freesia (green background) coil stamp. (All 4 Flowers issued Dec. 15, 2000)
** 3463 - Non-Denominated (34) Asian hybrid lily (red background) coil stamp.
** 3464 - Non-denominated (34) Cymbidium orchid (tan background) coil stamp. This stamp has the plate number.
** 3465 - Non-denominated (34) Longiflorum lily (purple background) coil stamp.
** 3465a - Strip of all four stamps.
** 3466 - 34c Statue of Liberty self-adhesive coil stamp in coils of 3000 and 10,000 issued January 7, 2001.

2/02/01 - Your webmaster is changing ISPs and email addresses as a result. Please note that my new email address is "ron.maifeld@pnc3.org". I'll be making the change on the pages in the site asap.

JANUARY 2001
1/27/01 - Several people have reported plate combination 4444 on the PSA Wetlands. It probably is a 10K coil.

1/23/01 - The spring USA Philatelic catalog arrived today. Recent and upcoming coils and their ordering numbers are provided below. FDOI Dates are from Linn's. Call 1-800-STAMP24 for a catalog or to order. Apparently the catalog is in error and strips of 25 from coils of 100 are not available for sale.

** Dec 15, 2000, 34 Non-denominated Statue of Liberty
----Self-Adhesive Coil of 100 (770740)
----Water-Activated Coil of 3000 (770840)
----Same, Strip of 25 with plate number (770830)

** Feb 7, 34 denominated Statue of Liberty
----Water Activated Coil of 3000 (773740)
----Same, Strip of 25 with plate number (773730)
----Water Activated Coil of 10,000 (773840)
----Same, Strip of 25 with plate number (773830)

** Feb 7, 34 Denominated Statue of Liberty
---- Self-Adhesive Coil of 100 (771340)
----Same, Strip of 25 with plate number (771330)

** Jan 7, 34 denominated Statue of Liberty
----Self-Adhesive Coil of 3000 (771640)
----Same, Strip of 25 with plate number (771630)
----Self-Adhesive Coil of 10,000 (771540)
----Same, Strip of 25 with plate number (771530)

** Dec 15, 2000, 34 Non-denominated Four Flowers
---- Self-Adhesive Coil of 100 (778940)

** Feb 7, 34 denominated Four Flowers
----Self-Adhesive Coil of 100 (776940)
----Same, Strip of 25 with plate number (776930)

** Feb 22, 20 George Washington
----Self-Adhesive Coil of 100 (774640)
----Same, Strip of 25 with plate number (774630)

** Feb 22, 21 Bison
----Self-Adhesive Coil of 100 (774740)
----Same, Strip of 25 with plate number (774730)

1/22/01 - A little trivia and a couple of milestones. Since our current counter was installed on 5/21/00, we have had over 6000 visitors. Since 4/19/98 we have now had over 20,000 visits. Current visits are running about 25-30 a day. Thanks to everyone for their support and help. - Ron

1/12/01 - Scott Publishing has announced the catalog numbers for recent coil stamps.
** 3452 - Non-denominated (34) Statue of Liberty Perforated coil issued December 15, 2000.
** 3453 - Non-denominated (34) Statue of Liberty Self-Adhesive coil issued December 15, 2000.
** 3458 - Non-denominated (34) Freesia (green background) coil stamp. (All 4 Flowers issued Dec. 15, 2000)
** 3459 - Non-Denominated (34) Asian hybrid lily (red background) coil stamp.
** 3460 - Non-denominated (34) Cymbidium orchid (tan background) coil stamp. This stamp has the plate number.
** 3461 - Non-denominated (34) Longiflorum lily (purple background) coil stamp.
** 3461a - Strip of all four stamps.
Scott catalog editor James Kloetzel stated that Scott will list the Four Flowers stamps as both strips of 5 and 9 in the 2002 Specialized catalog to be published in October.

1/06/01 - Lloyd de Vries, who runs the Virtual Stamp Club, announced in late December details on the new 2001 definitive coils. You can see illustrations by going to Delphi Forums and then clicking on "Messages." You will need to sign in, but registration is free. Coming Feb 21 is a PSA 21 Bison coil in rolls of 100. De Vries calls it the "Neon Buffalo." The stamp will pay the rate for additional ounces after the first on first-class mail.
A 20c George Washington stamp, looking imperial like the British Machins, will also appear as a PSA coil of 100 at a date to be announced.
1/06/01 - Donna Rajotte, the Internet Clerk at Providence, RI has the 3K coil of the Water-Activated 1c Kestrel with plate #3333. The plate interval is every 24 stamps. There are no back numbers.
Donna has restocked the 10 Bicycle #777. This coil has Bottom back numbers every 20 stamps and plate numbers every 21. 420 stamps needed for a # on # hit.


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