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Washington/Franklin Issues of 1914-15

Progress continued in the technology to produce postage stamps more cost-effectively. In 1915, A new method of printing coil stamps was introduced, called a rotary press. This system used a wheel to imprint the stamps on the paper, instead of the long used flat press. The new method eliminated the need to paste sheets of printed stamps together to produce a roll of stamps. The new printing system resulted in stretch images on the stamps. The distinctive rectangular shape of rotary press stamp images are often the only way to identify them.

--- Perforation 10 Hort. Flat Plate. Single Line Watermark. ---

#441 green
1c George Washington
11/14/1914

#442 carmine
2c George Washington
07/22/1914

--- Perforation 10 Vert. Flat Plate. Single Line Watermark. ---

#443 green
1c George Washington
05/29/1914

#444 carmine
2c George Washington
04/25/1914

#445 deep violet
3c George Washington
12/18/1914

#446 brown
4c George Washington
10/02/1914

#447 blue
5c George Washington
07/30/1914

--- Perforation 10 Hort. Rotary Press. Single Line Watermark. ---

#448 green
1c George Washington
12/12/1915

#449 red
2c George Washington
12/05/1915

#450 carmine
2c George Washington
02/01/1916

--- Perforation 10 Vert. Rotary Press. Single Line Watermark. ---

#452 green
1c George Washington
11/11/1914

#453 red
2c George Washington
07/03/1914

#454 carmine
2c George Washington
06/01/1915

#455 carmine
2c George Washington
12/01/1915

#456 deep violet
3c George Washington
02/02/1915

#457 brown
4c George Washington
02/18/1916

#458 blue
5c George Washington
03/09/1916

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