COMPARISON   OF  (5¢)  SEA COAST  PRINTINGS

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Seacoast1.jpg (22686 bytes)             Seacoast-wa-com.jpg (32329 bytes)
BCA (Scott # 3693) BCA (Scott # 3775)
Coil of 10,000 Coil of 500 and 10,000
Date: Blue 2002 Date: Blue 2003
Die Cut Gauge: 8.5 Perforation Gauge: 9.8
Die Cut at Corner:  Rounded Corner:
Tagging: Prephosphored Tagging: Nonphosphored
Image Size: 18.03 x 20.83 mm Image Size: 18.03 x 20.82 mm
Difference:  Blue 2002 Year Date. Liner is larger than stamp. Die cuts are rounded at all corners.   Paper is prephosphored. Difference:  Blue 2003 Year Date. Water Activated
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Sea Coast 2003-d-com.jpg (37164 bytes) AP (Scott # 3874) P2222 (Large Date)
AP (Scott # 3874a) P3333, P4444, P5555, P6666, P7777, P8888 (Small Date)
Coil of 10,000
Date: Black 2003
Die Cut Gauge: 10.0
Die Cut at Corner: Rounded
Tagging: Nonphosphored
Image Size: 18.53 x 21.13 mm (apx.)
Difference:  Black 2003 Small and Large Year Dates. Liner is larger than stamp. Die cuts are rounded at all corners. 
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SeacoastP1s-com.jpg (30177 bytes) SeacoastP2s-com-1.jpg (30282 bytes)
AP (Scott # 3785) Plate P1111 AP (Scott # 3785a, b) Plate P2222
Coil of 10,000 Coil of 3000, 10,000
Date: Dark (Bold) Black 2003 Date: Light (Thin) Black 2003
Die Cut Gauge: 9.45 x 10.1 Die Cut Gauge: 9.35 x 10.1
Die Cut: Serpentine on all Four Sides Die Cut: Serpentine on all Four Sides
Tagging: Nonphosphored Tagging: Nonphosphored / Prephosphored
Image Size: 18.53 x 21.13 mm (apx.) Image Size: 18.53 x 21.13 mm (apx.)
Difference:  Dark (Bold) Black 2003 Year Date. Liner is larger than stamp. Die cuts on all four sides. Difference:  Light (Thin) Black 2003 Year Date. Liner is larger than stamp. Die cuts on all four sides.   Colors are darker overall than P1111.
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Seacoast-lns-ssp-com.jpg (15354 bytes) Seacoast2004-d-com.jpg (31052 bytes)
SSP (Scott # 3864) SSP (Scott # 3875)  Coil of 10,000
Coil of 3000, 10,000 Date: Black 2004
Date: Black 2004 Die Cut Gauge: 11.6
Perforation Gauge: 9.8 Die Cut at Corner: Rounded
Tagging: Nonphosphored Tagging: Nonphosphored
Image Size: 18.28 x 20.57 mm Image Size: 18.28 x 21.13 mm
Difference:  Black 2004 Year Date, Perforations,  Water-Activated. Difference:  Black 2004 Year Date. Liner is larger than stamp. Die cuts are rounded at all corners. 
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SSP (Scott # 4348)
Coil of 500
Date: Black 2008
Perforation Gauge: 9.8
Tagging: Untagged
Image Size: 18.28 x 20.57 mm
Difference:  Black 2008 Year Date,
'USPS - Microprinting, Perforations,  Water-Activated.

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