Kevin Blackston
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Floresville TX 78114-0217
United States of America

Identifying rounded and square corners on the 2001 Statue of Liberty stamps

Gene H., a longtime user of the The Philosateleian U.S. Stamp Album, recently wrote asking what the difference is between a couple of self-adhesive die-cut varieties of the 34¢ Statue of Liberty stamps issued in 2001: those with rounded corners, and those with square corners. It’s a good question, and one best answered with a picture.

In this image, the stamp on the left (Scott 3466) has rounded corners, while the stamp on the right (Scott 3477) has square corners.

United States 34¢ Statue of Liberty stamps with rounded and square corners
Statue of Liberty stamps with rounded (left) and square (right) corners

That’s really all there is to it, and it’s a little surprising that the editors of the Scott catalogues decided that such a minor variation justified the two stamps being listed under separate major catalogue numbers. Nevertheless, I hope this helps you to tell the difference.

Published 2018-10-08


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