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posted 11-12-2005 01:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RAC   Click Here to Email RAC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a compiled list of errors on U.S. space stamps:
  • 966 - Palomar Mountain Observatory - horizontal imperforate
  • 1332b - Project Gemini - pair (red missing)
  • 1434b - Decade Of Achievement - pair (blue and red missing)
  • 1570c - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project - imperf pair
  • 1570d - Apollo-Soyuz Test Project - yellow omitted
  • 1575b - 200 Years Of Postal Service - block of 4 (denomination omitted)
  • 1919b - Space Achievements - imperforate block of 8
  • 2419a - 20th Anniv. Of Apollo 11 - black engraving omitted
  • 2419b - 20th Anniv. Of Apollo 11 - imperforate pair
  • 2419c - 20th Anniv. Of Apollo 11 - black lithography omitted
  • 2544c - Endeavour Liftoff - horizontal pair, imperforate between
  • 2544d - Endeavour Liftoff - imperforate pair
  • C125b - Future Mail Delivery - block of 4 (light blue missing)
  • UC60a - Halley's Comet Air Letter Sheet (reversed die cutting)
Are there any other errors that I should add to the list? Does anyone know of a useful website on the subject?


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posted 11-12-2005 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saw in a 2005 auction catalog a sheet with the round space hologram missing the hologram. Maybe Superior-Regency...

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posted 11-25-2005 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Frasketi   Click Here to Email Joe Frasketi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's one to add to the list:
  • C76 - red rose omitted.
  • C76 - Tagging omitted.
I know of no website list for space errors,
my suggestion is get a copy of "Scotts Specialized Catalog of US Stamps and Covers" as it lists the major errors for all the stamps, just look up the space issues and you can make your own list.

This book may be of help too. A book published by Amos Advantage, called "2003 Catalogue of Errors on US Postage Stamps" that lists errors on U.S. postage stamps from 1857 to 2002 and gives the value.

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posted 03-21-2013 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Schmevel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone have a picture of what 1570d yellow omitted looks like?

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