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1923 Rotary Press Perforated 10

In 1923 use of the rotary press expanded greatly. Compared to the older flat press method, rotary printing was faster and less expensive. There are a number of stamp designs that were produced by both methods resulting in collectible varieties.

1 cent Benjamin Franklin$13.50$0.95
1 1/2 cent Warren Harding$7.25$0.90
2 cent George Washington$4.00$0.35
3 cent Abraham Lincoln$42.50$3.50
4 cent Martha Washington$26.50$0.75
5 cent Theodore Roosevelt$26.50$0.45
6 cent James Garfield$13.50$0.85
7 cent William McKinley$18.50$8.25
8 cent Ulysses S. Grant$40.00$5.50
9 cent Thomas Jefferson$8.00$2.50
10 cent James Monroe$87.50$0.60

1923 Rotary Press Perforated 11 x 10

1 cent Benjamin Franklin$145.00 ..
2 cent George Washington$130.00 ..

1923 Rotary Press Perforated 11

2 cent George Washington$575.00$300.00

1923-1929 Rotary Press Coils Perforated 10 Vertically

1 cent Benjamin Franklin$0.45$0.30
1 1/2 cent Warren Harding$1.15$0.30
2 cent George Washington Type I$0.50$0.30
2 cent George Washington Type II$285.00$10.75
3 cent Abraham Lincoln$8.00$0.30
4 cent Martha Washington$5.00$0.40
5 cent Theodore Roosevelt$2.10$0.30
10 cent James Monroe$4.75$0.30

1923-1929 Rotary Press Coils Perforated 10 Horizontally

1 cent Benjamin Franklin (1924)$0.45$0.30
1 1/2 cent Warren Harding (1925)$0.45$0.30
2 cent George Washington$0.45$0.30

1923 Warren G. Harding Memorial

Warren G. Harding died in August of 1923 and a two cent memorial stamp was issued in September of that same year. Although the stamp was only intended to be available for 60 days, demand was so great that they remained on sale until February 1924. The flat plate press runs originally used could not keep up with the high demand and rotary presses were engaged resulting in a collectible variation. Imperforate versions of the stamps were also available, most of which were saved as souvenirs rather than used on the mail.

2 cent Flat Perforated 11$0.70$0.30
2 cent Flat Imperforate$7.50$4.75
2 cent Rotary Perforated 10$24.00$2.00

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These prices for U.S. stamps are provided as a service to Hobbizine readers. They are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in philatelic publications, and public auction results. Use these values as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection. The value of an individual stamp is dependent on its centering and condition. The prices listed here are for well centered, undamaged stamps. A particularly nice example might sell for more than the amount listed, while a poor copy might be worth less.

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