Designs of the Prominent Americans Issue 1965-1978

Bureau of Engraving and printing rotary press printings (unless otherwise noted), electric eye plates of 400, split into panes of 100 stamps Design size Portrait Stamps: .75 x .82 inches (about 19 x 20.8mm) Landscape Stamps: .82 x .75 in. (about 20.8 x 19mm), unless noted otherwise


1¢ Thomas Jefferson
Green

Designer: Robert Geissmann
Vignette: Edward R. Felver    Lettering: Kenneth C. Wiram

Scott FDC Printing Method   Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1278 1/12/1968 sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny gum plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1278c --- untagged - bureau precanceled 11 x 10.5 none
1278d --- tagging omitted - no precancel 11 x 10.5 none ---
1278a 1/12/1968 booklet pane of 8 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny gum dull gum
1278b 5/10/1971 booklet pane (4 + 2 labels) 11 x 10.5 --- ---
1278e --- booklet (8) - tagging omitted 11 x 10.5 none ---
1299 1/12/1968 sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged joint line pair
1299a --- untagged sidewise coil 10 vert. none joint line pair
1299b --- imperforate pair (from coil) imperf. --- joint line pair


1¼¢ Albert Gallatin
Light Green

Designer: Robert Gallatin
Vignette: Edward R. Felver     Lettering: Robert G. Culin

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1279 1/30/1967 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4)


2¢ Frank Lloyd Wright
Dark Blue Gray

Designer: Patricia Aramantides
Engravers: H. C. Mildner & A. W. Dintaman    Lettering: K. C. Wiram  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1280 6/8/1966 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny gum horiz. gutter pair (Sc 1280 only)
plate number block (4);
margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1280b --- untagged bureau precanceled 11 x 10.5 none
1280a 1/8/1968 booklet pane (5 + 1 label) 11 x 10.5 --- ---
1280c 5/7/1971 booklet pane of 6 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny gum dull gum
1280d --- untagged - no precancel 11 x 10.5 none ---


3¢ Francis Parkman
Violet

Designer: Bill Hyde
Vignette: Edward R. Felver    Lettering: Robert G. Culin  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1281 9/16/1967 rotary sheet stamp 10.5 x 11 tagged plate number block (4);
margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1281a --- untagged bureau precanceled 10.5 x 11 none
1281b --- untagged - no precancel 10.5 x 11 none ---
1297 11/4/1975 sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged -shiny gum joint line pair; dull gum
1297a --- imperforate tagged coil pair imperf. tagged -shiny gum joint line pair; dull gum
1297b --- untagged coil w/Bureau precancel 10 vert. none - shiny gum joint line pair; dull gum
1297c --- imperf. untagged coil w/precancel imperf. none joint line pair


4¢ Abraham Lincoln
Black

Designer: Bill Hyde
Engravers: Joseph S. Creamer       Lettering: George A. Payne  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1282 11/19/1965 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4); vertical gutter pair (tagged stamp only)
1282a 12/1/1965 tagged sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged
1303 5/28/1966 sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged joint line pair
1303a --- untagged coil w/Bureau precancel 10 vert. none joint line pair
1303c --- untagged coil  no precancel 10 vert. none joint line pair
1303b --- imperforate tagged coil pair imperf. --- joint line pair


5¢ Washington ("unshaven")
Blue

Designer: Bill Hyde
Engravers: Charles A. Brooks    Lettering: William R. Burnell  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1283 2/22/1966 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4); horiz. gutter pair (tagged stamp only)
1283a 2/23/1966 tagged sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged
1304 9/8/1966 sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged -shiny gum dull gum; joint line pair
1304a --- untagged coil w/Bureau precancel 10 vert. none joint line pair
1304f --- untagged coil  no precancel 10 vert. none ---
1304b --- imperforate tagged coil pair imperf. tagged joint line pair
1304e --- imperforate untagged coil pair imperf. none joint line pair


5¢ Washington ("clean face")
Blue

Designer: Bill Hyde
Engravers: Joseph S. Creamer       Lettering: William R. Burnell

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1283B 11/17/1967 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged -shiny gum dull gum; vert. gutter pair; PB(4)
1283Bd --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4)
1283Be --- untagged without precancel 11 x 10.5 none shiny; dull gum; plate number block (4)
1304C (1981) sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged joint line pair
1304Cd --- imperforate coil pair imperf. tagged joint line pair


6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gray Brown

Designer: Richard L. Clark
Vignette: Robert J. Jones & H. C. Mildner       Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1036c 11/19/1954 sheet stamp - wet printing 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4)
1036 --- sheet stamp - dry printing 11 x 10.5 none PB; vert. and horiz. gutter pairs
1036b 11/2/1963 sheet stamp - dry printing 11 x 10.5 tagged  plate number block (4)
1036a 7/31/1958 booklet (pane of 6) - dry 11 x 10.5 none ---
1036d --- booklet pane; imperf. between - dry 11 x 10.5 none ---
1036e --- horiz. pair imperf. between (booklet pane/dry) none ---
1058b coil - wet printing - large holes - not issued w/o pre-cancel none joint line pair
1058 7/31/1958 coil - dry printing - large holes perf 10 vert. none joint line pair
1058 --- coil - dry printing - small holes perf 10 vert. none joint line pair
1058a --- imperf. coil pair; dry; small holes imperf. none joint line pair


6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gray Brown

Designer: Richard L. Clark
Vignette: Robert J. Jones & H. C. Mildner       Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1284 1/29/1966 rotary sheet stamp 10.5 x 11 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"; horiz. & vert. gutter pair (Sc1284 only)
1284a 12/29/1966 tagged rotary sheet stamp 10.5 x 11 tagged
1284d --- horizontal pair imperf. between 10.5 x 11 --- ---
1284b 12/28/1967 tagged booklet pane of 8 10.5 x 11 tagged ---
1284c 1/9/1968 booklet pane (5 + 1 label) 10.5 x 11 tagged ---
1284e --- untagged booklet pane of 8 10.5 x 11 none ---
1298 12/28/1967 tagged sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged joint line pair
1298b --- untagged sidewise coil 10 vert. none ---
1298a --- imperforate coil pair imperf. --- joint line pair


6¢ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gray Brown

Designer: Richard L. Clark
Vignette: Robert J. Jones & H. C. Mildner       Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1305 2/28/1968 tagged sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged joint line pair
1305b --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 10 vert. none joint line pair
1305k --- untagged without precancel 10 vert. none ---
1305a --- imperforate coil pair imperf. --- joint line pair


6¢ Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dark Blue Gray

Designer: Robert Geissmann
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman    Lettering: Kenneth C. Wiram  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1393 8/6/1970 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny (&dull) gum plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1393c --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 11 x 10.5 none
1393g --- untagged without precancel 11 x 10.5 none ---
1393a --- tagged booklet pane of 8 11 x 10.5 tagged shiny and dull gum
1393h --- untagged - booklet pane of 8 11 x 10.5 none shiny and dull gum
1393b --- booklet pane (5 + 1 label) 11 x 10.5 tagged ---
1401 8/16/1970 tagged sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged - shiny (&dull) gum joint line pair
1401a --- untagged coil w/Bureau precancel 10 vert. none joint line pair
1401b --- imperforate coil pair imperf. tagged joint line pair


7¢ Benjamin Franklin
Bright Blue

Designer: Bill Hyde
Vignette: T. F. Kronen    Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1393D 10/20/1972 rotary sheet stamp 10.5 x 11 tagged - shiny (&dull) gum plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1393De --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 10.5 x 11 none
1393Df --- untagged without precancel 10.5 x 11 none ---


8¢ Albert Einstein
Violet

Designer: Frank Sebastiano
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman    Lettering: George A. Payne  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1285 3/14/1966 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4)
1285a 7/6/1966 tagged rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged  plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"


8¢ Dwight D. Eisenhower
Black, Red & Blue Gray

Designer: C. Chickering       Vignette & Frame: M. Fenton
Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1394 5/10/1971 Giori press printing 11 x 11 tagged  PB(4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"; horiz. gutter pair
1394a --- tagging omitted; Giori press 11 x 11 none ---
1394b --- red "USA" omitted; Giori press 11 x 11 tagged  ---
1394c --- red and blue lettering omitted; Giori press 11 x 11 tagged  ---


8¢ General John J. Pershing
Brown

Designer: Robert J. Jones     Vignette & Frame: Matthew D. Fenton
Lettering: George A. Payne  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1042A 11/17/1961 rotary press dry printing 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4)


8¢ Eisenhower
Deep Claret

Designer: Robert Geissmann
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman    Lettering: Kenneth C. Wiram  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1395 5/10/1971 rotary booklet stamp (single) 11 x 10.5 tagged shiny and dull gum
1395a 5/10/1971 rotary booklet pane (8) 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny gum ---
1395b 5/10/1971 rotary booklet pane (6) 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny gum ---
1395c 1/28/1972 booklet pane (4 + 2 labels) 11 x 10.5 tagged - dull gum ---
1395d 1/28/1972 booklet pane (7 + 1 label) 11 x 10.5 tagged - dull gum ---
1395e --- vert. pair imperf between 11 x 10.5 tagged - dull and shiny gum ---
1395f --- pane (8) tagging omitted 11 x 10.5 none - shiny gum ---
1395g --- pane (6) tagging omitted 11 x 10.5 none - shiny gum ---
1395h --- pane (4+2 labels) tagging omitted 11 x 10.5 tagged - dull gum ---
1395i --- pane (7+1 label) tagging omitted 11 x 10.5 tagged - dull gum ---
1402 5/10/1971 tagged sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged joint line pair
1402b --- untagged coil (Bureau  precancel) 10 vert. none joint line pair
1402a --- imperforate coil pair imperf. --- joint line pair
1402c --- coil pair imperforate between 10 vert. --- ---


10¢ Andrew Jackson
Lilac

Designer: Lester Beall
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman    Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1286 3/15/1967 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1286b --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1286e --- untagged without precancel 11 x 10.5 none ---


12¢ Henry Ford
Black

Designer: Norman Todhunter
Vignette: Edward R. Felver       Lettering: William R. Burnell  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1286A 7/30/1968 rotary sheet stamp 10.5 x 11 tagged plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1286Ac --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 10.5 x 11 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1286Ad --- untagged without precancel 10.5 x 11 none ---


13¢ John F. Kennedy
Brown

Designer: Stevan Dohanos
Engravers: Arthur W. Dintaman    Lettering: Howard F. Sharples  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1287 5/29/1967 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged plate number block (4)
1287a --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4)
1287b --- untagged without precancel 11 x 10.5 none ---


14¢ Fiorello LaGuardia
Gray Brown

Designer: Robert Geissmann
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman    Lettering: Robert G. Culin  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1397 4/24/1972 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1397a --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"


15c Oliver Wendell Holmes
Type I Magenta

Designer: Richard Hurd
Vignette: Joseph S. Creamer    Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1288 3/8/1968 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged plate number block (4); 
margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"; 
vertical gutter pair (1288 only)
1288a --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 11 x 10.5 none
1288h --- untagged without precancel 11 x 10.5 none ----
1305E 6/14/1978 tagged sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged - shiny or dull gum joint line pair
1305Ef --- untagged coil (Bureau  precancel) 10 vert. none joint line pair
1305Eg --- imperforate coil pair imperf. tagged - shiny or dull gum joint line pair
1305Eh --- coil pair imperf. between 10 vert. --- ---


15c Oliver Wendell Holmes
Type II Magenta

Designer: Richard Hurd
Vignette: Joseph S. Creamer    Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1288d --- rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged PB & ZIP(4); horiz. gutter pair
1288f --- untagged without precancel 11 x 10.5 none ---
1305Ei --- tagged sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged - dull gum joint line pair
1305El --- untagged sidewise coil 10 vert. none ---
1305Ej --- imperforate coil pair imperf. tagged - dull gum joint line pair


15c Oliver Wendell Holmes
Type III Magenta

Designer: Richard Hurd
Vignette: Joseph S. Creamer    Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1288B 6/14/1978 rotary booklet stamp (single) 10 x 10 tagged ---
1288Bg --- tagging omitted booklet single 10 x 10 none ---
1288Bc 6/14/1978 rotary booklet pane (8) 10 x 10 tagged ---
1288Bh --- tagging omitted booklet pane (8) 10 x 10 none ---
1288Be --- booklet pane of 8 imperf. between imperf. tagged ---


16¢ Ernie Pyle
Brown

Designer: Robert Geissmann
Vignette: Edward P. Archer    Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1398 5/7/1971 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1398a --- untagged w/Bureau precancel 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1398b --- untagged without precancel 11 x 10.5 none ---


18¢ Elizabeth Blackwell
Violet

Designers: Charles R. Chickering     Vignette and Frame: Charles A. Brooks
Lettering: John S. Edmondson  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1399 1/23/1974 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"


20c George C. Marshall
Deep Olive

Designer: Robert Geissmann
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman     Lettering: Kenneth C. Wiram  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1289 10/24/1967 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none - shiny gum dull gum
plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1289a 4/3/1973 tagged rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny gum plate number block (4); 
ZIP block (4)
1289b --- black olive (color variety) 
rotary sheet stamp
11 x 10.5 tagged - dull gum plate number block (4); 
ZIP block (4)


21c Amadeo Giannini
Green

Designer: Robert Geissmann
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman    Lettering: Howard F. Sharpless  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1400 6/27/1973 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"


25c Frederick Douglass
Rose Lake

Designers: Walter D. Richards
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman     Lettering: Kenneth C. Wiram  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1290 2/14/1967 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1290a 4/3/1973 tagged rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny or dull gum plate number block (4); 
ZIP block (4)
1290b --- magenta (color variety)
rotary sheet stamp
11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4)


30c John Dewey
Red Lilac

Designer: Richard Clark
Vignette: Edward P. Archer    Lettering: William R. Burnell  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1291 10/21/1968 rotary sheet stamp 10.5 x 11 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1291a 4/3/1973 tagged rotary sheet stamp 10.5 x 11 tagged plate number block (4); 
ZIP block (4)


40c Thomas Paine
Blue Black

Designer: Robert Geissmann
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman     Lettering: Robert G. Culin  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1292 1/29/1968 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1292a 4/3/1973 tagged rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny or dull gum plate number block (4); 
ZIP block (4)
1292b --- tagging omitted rotary 11 x 10.5 tagging omitted - dull gum ---


50c Lucy Stone
Rose Magenta

Designer: Mark English
Vignette: Edward R. Felver    Lettering: Robert G. Culin  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1293 8/13/1968 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes";
horiz. gutter pair
1293a 4/3/1973 tagged rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged plate number block (4); 
ZIP block (4)


$1 Eugene O'Neill
Dull Purple

Designer: Norman Todhunter
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman     Lettering: Robert G. Culin  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1294 10/16/1967 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4); margin block w/"Use Zip Codes"
1294a 4/3/1973 tagged rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged plate number block (4); 
ZIP block (4)
1305C 1/12/1973 tagged sidewise coil 10 vert. tagged - shiny or dull gum joint line pair
1305Cd --- imperforate coil pair imperf. --- joint line pair


$5 John Bassett Moore
Gray Black

Designer: Tom Laufer
Vignette: Arthur W. Dintaman     Lettering: William R. Burnell  

Scott FDC Type Perforation Tagging Collectible Varieties
1295 12/3/1966 rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 none plate number block (4)
1295a 4/3/1973 tagged rotary sheet stamp 11 x 10.5 tagged - shiny or dull gum plate number block (4)


Bibliography and suggested additional reading:
The Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting - Rodney A. Juell & Steven J. Rod, editors - USSS (2006)