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US Stamp Plate Blocks101 of 101Baseball commemorative stampsMickey Mouse  vintage  copper  stamp press  block. Any ideas on this guy? Worth, era
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Posted 7 years ago


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When I was a little kid, my dad collected stamps, and we did it together. He had some kind of subscription where he'd get plate blocks of the latest issues each month - either that or he'd just get them at the post office.

For whatever reason I have strong associations with these 1960s plate blocks, both the 1960s-ness of their subjects and spirit and the connection with my dad.


  1. David Cugell, 6 years ago
    Just found your invitation to ask a question. The flat bed press method of printing stamps produces a sheet that is then cut in quarters to produce the smaller sheets of 50 or 100 stamps with a number in one corner or in the middle along one side. Do all four smaller sheets that are cut from the larger one bear the same plate number? I have two plate blocks of the same stamp with the same number. Is that of any interest to collectors? I welcome your comment. DC
  2. Donald Hapward, 6 years ago
    My dad, a US postal carrier, purchased mint plates as we collected stamps together during my middle and high school years and after I left for college. We amassed an amazing collection which in just recent years I started to revisit. I wonder now what I have in my possession.

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