1922 US Postage Stamps 551 US Postage Stamps 552 US Postage Stamps 553 US Postage Stamps 554 US Postage Stamps 555 US Postage Stamps 556 US Postage Stamps 557 US Postage Stamps 558 US Postage Stamps 559 US Postage Stamps 560 US Postage Stamps 561 US Postage Stamps 562 US Postage Stamps

1923 2¢ #554

554 Scotts - US Postage Stamps

George Washington

2¢ - Carmine or light carmine
65,000,000,000 - Flat Plate - Perf. 11
Unwatermarked - Scott #554 - 1923

VALUE
Used: $0.05
No postmark with gum (MH): $0.80-$1.25
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $1-$6


2¢ - Carmine or light carmine
Flat Plate - Perf. 11 Imperf Vertically
Unwatermarked - Scott #554a - 1923

VALUE
Used: No sales recorded
No postmark with gum (MH): No sales recorded
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $2,100



2¢ - Carmine or light carmine
Flat Plate - Perf. 11 Imperf Horizontally
Unwatermarked - Scott #554b - 1923

VALUE
Used: No sales recorded
No postmark with gum (MH): $4,000-$5,000
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $9,500


2¢ - Carmine or light carmine
65,000,000,000 - Flat Plate - Perf. 11
Booklet Pane
Unwatermarked - Scott #554c - 1923

VALUE
Used: $1-$3
No postmark with gum (MH): $1-$2
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $1-$6

552a booklet Scotts - US Postage Stamps

Un-exploded Booklet (bk 68)
Unwatermarked - Scott #552a and 554c - 1923

554c booklet Scotts - US Postage Stamps

Un-exploded Booklet (bk 69)
Unwatermarked - Scott 554c - 1923


2¢ - Carmine or light carmine
Flat Plate - Perf. 11 x 10 (at top or bottom)
Unwatermarked - Scott #554d - 1923
Eleven examples exist

VALUE (with certificate)
Used: $4,000-$10,000
No postmark with gum (MH): $3,000-$4,000
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): No sales recorded


Earliest known use of #554
November 23rd 1923


#554 Plate block with star
Star plateblocks sell for a premium



Pane of 100 #554, with mis-perforation along entire left half



Contemporary forgery of #554



The Post Office issued this explanation for the change in design from the old Washington Franklins, to this series

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