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This eCatalogue contains the Scott listings for United States, Confederate States of America, U.S. possessions and United Nations as found in Volume 1 of the 2016 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue.
In the Postage section, there are approximately 1,000 value changes. The true scarcity of the 3¢ rose Washington, type II (Scott 25A) in used condition is reflected in a solid value jump: from $950 last year to $1,100 this year. A few early classic stamps see no-gum values decline somewhat. Typical is the 30¢ orange Benjamin Franklin, which moves from $1,000 to $950. Values for several of the Bank Note “I” grill stamps have been adjusted, and accompanying footnotes have been updated, to reflect new discoveries. A new color variety of the 1908 2¢ Washington booklet pane — scarlet — has been added to the catalogue as Scott 319Fl. For many years, the editors have known that some of the listed colors for 3¢ stamps of the 1940s are not correct. Specifically, many stamps described as “violet” or “deep violet” are anything but. A careful analysis of the stamps in question has resulted in a number of changes to listed colors, beginning with Scott 708 and concluding with Scott 965. For example, the 3¢ Mothers of America, Scott 737, formerly described as deep violet, is now called purple.
A color-missing error (due to a misregistration of the blue) of the 1973 8¢ Drummer enters the listings as Scott 1479a. Two listed errors of the 1976 24¢ Bicentennial souvenir sheet, Scott 1688k and 1688n, are valued for the first time at $12,500 each in mint condition. Neither error is known used. A large number of values for recent nondenominated forever stamps have been adjusted upward to $1 in mint, never-hinged condition, to keep the Scott catalogue double-face values in line with the stamps’ current face value of 49¢. In the back of the book, values for the special printings of the 1879 postage due stamps (Scott J8-J14) have softened about 10 percent. The 3¢ deep brown descends from $25,000 last year to $22,500 in the 2016 catalogue. On the other hand, values rise for selected newspaper stamps. The $6 ultramarine special printing, Scott PR50, jumps from $80,000 to $85,000. In postal stationery, the cut square of the 1887 2¢ green on manila paper (Scott U308) is now valued at $12,500 unused for the first time. Finally, there is a new listing for Fort Valley, Georgia, in the Confederate States 3¢ 1861 Postmasters’ Provisionals section: Scott 7AXU1.
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