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US Setenant Issues through 1999

Setenants were once a rarity, but are today the rule, so I have stopped tracking them as of 1999.


Forerunners

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

778

1936

TIPEX SS

03c

4

4

Souvenir Sheet

948

1947

CIPEX SS

05c, 10c

2

2

Souvenir Sheet

1075

1956

FIPEX SS

03c, 08c

2

2

Souvenir Sheet

The Souvenir Sheets listed above all contain multiple designs on one pane, so strike me as setenants, sort of. BUT souvenir sheets are created for collectors, so probably should not be counted.

Officials

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

1254-57

1964

XMAS Foliage

05c

4

100

First official US setenant (issued both untagged and tagged)

1331-32

1967

Space Twins

05c

2

50

First issue with design continuous over adjoining stamps

1345-54

1968

Historic Flags

06c

10

50

Designs run down on upper panes, and up on lower panes

1365-68

1969

Beautification

06c

4

50

1376-79

1969

Botanical Congress

06c

4

50

1387-90

1970

Natural History

06c

4

32

1410-13

1970

Anti-pollution

06c

4

50

1415-18

1970

Christmas Toys

06c

4

50

1415-18a

1970

Christmas Toys PC

06c

4

50

First "precancelled" xmas stamp

1421-22

1970

Disabled Vets

06c

2

50

1427-30

1971

Wildlife Conserv.

08c

4

32

1434-35

1971

Space Achievement

08c

2

50

1440-43

1971

Historic Preserv.

08c

4

32

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

1448-51

1972

Cape Hatteras

02c

4

100

Block of four 2c stamps made up the 8c first class rate

1456-59

1972

Colonial Craftsmen

08c

4

50

1464-67

1972

Wildlife Conserv.

08c

4

32

1480-83

1973

Boston Tea Party

08c

4

50

1489-98

1973

Postal People

08c

10

50

First US stamps with printing on back

1530-37

1974

UPU Centenary

10c

8

32

1538-41

1974

Minerals

10c

4

48

First US diamond-shaped stamps

1543-46

1974

Continental Congress

10c

4

50

1565-68

1975

Military Uniforms

10c

4

50

1569-70

1975

Apollo-Soyuz

10c

2

24

Joint Issue with USSR - largest US commem to that time (ever?)

1572-75

1975

USPS Bicentennial

10c

4

50

1577-78

1975

Banking & Commerce

10c

2

40

1629-31

1976

Spirit of '76

13c

3

50

1623a

1977

Cap. BK Pf 11x10.5

9/13c

2

8

Definitive, goal = price of $1

1623c

1977

Cap. BK Pf 10.

9/13c

2

8

Definitive, goal = price of $1

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

1633-82

1976

State Flags

13c

50

50

First pane of 50 different designs

1686-89

1976

Bicent. Souv. Sheets

13c ,18c, 24c, 31c

5 each

5 each

First use of picture on SS with stamps placed randomly

1691-94

1976

Decl'n of Ind.

13c

4

50

1695-98

1976

Winter Olympics

13c

4

50

1706-09

1977

Pueblo Art

13c

4

40

1712-15

1977

Butterflies

13c

4

50

1717-20

1977

Colonial Craftsmen

13c

4

50

1723-24

1977

Energy Cons/Devel

13c

2

40

1732-33

1978

Captain Cook

13c

2

50

Setenant only at center rows

1738-42

1980

Windmills BK

15c

10

10

First officially setenant BK

1745-48

1978

Quilts

13c

4

48

Designs face four different directions

1749-52

1978

American Dance

13c

4

48

Diamond-shaped stamps

1757a-h

1978

CAPEX Souv. Sht

13c

8

48

Innovative SS design/configuration

1760-63

1978

Owls

15c

4

50

1764-67

1978

Trees

15c

4

40

C91-92

1978

Wright Brothers

31c

2

100

First Air Mail setenant

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

1775-78

1979

Toleware

15c

4

40

1779-82

1979

American Arch.

15c

4

48

1783-86

1979

Endangered Flora

15c

4

50

1791-94

1979

Summer Olympics

15c

4

50

C93-94

1979

Octave Chanute

21c

2

100

C95-96

1979

Wiley Post

25c

2

100

1795-98

1980

Winter Olympics

15c

4

50

1805-10

1980

Letter Writing

15c

6

60

First use of multiple size stamps on same pane

1827-30

1980

Coral Reefs

15c

4

50

1834-37

1980

Indian Masks

15c

4

40

1838-41

1980

American Arch.

15c

4

40

1876-79

1981

Flowers

18c

4

48

1880-89

1981

Wildlife BK

18c

10

10

1893a

1981

Flags and Stars

18c

2

8

Definitive - goal = price $1.20

1912-19

1981

Space Achievements

18c

8

48

Largest contiguous design to date, multiple size stamps

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

1921-24

1981

Wildlife Habitats

18c

4

50

1928-31

1981

Amer. Architecture

18c

4

40

1937-38

1981

Yorktown-VA Capes

18c

2

50

1942-45

1981

Desert Plants

20c

4

40

First combo of horiz and vert formats

1953-02

1982

State Birds & Flowers

20c

50

50

2006-09

1982

Knoxville World's Fair

20c

4

50

2019-22

1982

Architecture

20c

4

40

2027-30

1982

XMAS Children

20c

4

50

2032-35

1983

Balloons

20c

4

40

2048-51

1983

Summer Olympics

13c

4

50

2055-58

1983

Amer. inventors

20c

4

50

2059-62

1983

Streetcars

20c

4

50

CIOI-104

1983

Summer Olympics

28c

4

50

C105-108

1983

Summer Olympics

40c

4

50

CIO9-112

1983

Summer Olympics

35c

4

50

2067-70

1984

Winter Olympics

20c

4

50

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

2076-79

1984

Orchids

20c

4

48

2082-85

1984

Summer Olympics

20c

4

50

2098-01

1984

Dogs

20c

4

40

2117-21

1985

Seashells BK

22c

5

10

2138-41

1985

Duck Decoys

22c

4

50

2155-58

1985

Horses

22c

4

40

2160-63

1985

Int'l Youth Year

22c

4

50

2198-01

1986

Stamp Coll. BK

22c

4

4

Joint issue with Sweden

2205-09

1986

Fish BK

22c

5

5

2216-19

1986

AMERIPEX S.S (4)

22c

9 each

9 each

Presidents through LBJ

2220-23

1986

Polar Explorers

22c

4

50

2235-38

1986

Navajo Art (Rugs)

22c

4

50

2240-43

1986

Woodcarvings

22c

4

50

2267-74

1987

Special Occasions BK

22c

10

10

Combo horiz & vert, mult shapes

2284-85

1988

Owl and Grosbeak BK

25c

2

10

2286-35

1987

American Wildlife

22c

50

50

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

2351-54

1987

Lace-making

22c

4

40

2355-59

1987

Constitution BK

22c

5

5

2362-66

1987

Locomotives BK

22c

5

5

2372-75

1988

Cats

22c

4

40

2381-85

1988

Classic Cars BK

25c

5

5

2386-89

1988

Antarctic Explorers

25c

4

50

2390-93

1988

Carousel Animals

25c

4

50

2395-98

1988

Special Occasions BK (2 panes)

25c

2 each

6 each

Experimental format (not used again)

2405-09

1989

Steamboats BK

25c

5

5

2422-25

1989

Dinosaurs

25c

4

40

2433

1989

World Stamp Expo SS

90c

4

4

2434-37

1989

Classic Mail Trans.

25c

4

40

2438

1989

Classic Mail SS

25c

4

4

C122-125

1989

Future Mail Trans.

45c

4

40

C126

1989

Future Mail SS

45c

4

4

2445-48

1990

Film Posters

25c

4

40

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

2470-74

1990

Lighthouses BK

25c

5

5

2496-00

1990

Olympians

25c

5

35

2501-05

1990

Indian Headdresses BK

25c

5

10

2506-07

1990

Micronesia/Mar. Is.

25c

2

50

2508-11

1990

Creatures of the Sea

25c

4

40

2545-49

1991

Fishing Flies BK

29c

5

5

2553-57

1991

Summer Olympics

29c

5

40

2559

1991

1941 WWII SS

29c

10

20

2562-66

1991

Comedians BK

29c

5

10

2568-77

1991

Space Exploration BK

29c

10

10

2611-15

1992

Winter Olympics

29c

5

35

2620-23

1992

Voyages of Columbus

29c

4

40

Joint Issue with Italy

2624-29

1992

Columbus SS (6)

29c

16

3, 3, 3, 3, 1

Reprint of 1893 Columbian Expo Commems. with 3 designs each on 5 SS, 1 on sixth. Joint Issue with Spain, Portugal, Italy

2631-34

1992

Space Adventures

29c

4

50

Joint issue with Russia

2637-41

1992

Summer Olympics

29c

5

35

2642-46

1992

Hummingbirds BK

29c

5

5

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

2647-96

1992

Wildflowers

29c

50

50

Last setenant sheet of 50 designs

2697

1992

1942 WWII SS

29c

10

20

2700-03

1992

Minerals

29c

4

40

2705-09

1992

Wild Animals BK

29c

5

5

2711-14

1992

Xmas Contemp.

29c

4

50

2715-18

1992

Xmas Contemp. BK

29c

4

4

2724-30

1993

Rock & Roll/R & B

29c

7

35

Elvis is on ALL THREE, plus his own stamp!

2737a

1993

Rock & Roll/R & B BK-a

29c

7

8

2737b

1993

Rock & Roll/R & B BK-b

29c

4

4

2741-45

1993

Space Fantasy BK

29c

5

5

2750-53

1993

Circus

29c

4

40

2756-59

1993

Sports Horses

29c

4

40

2760-64

1993

Garden Flowers BK

29c

5

5

2765

1993

1943 WWII SS

29c

10

20

2767-70

1993

Broadway Musicals BK

29c

4

4

2771-74

1993

Country & Western

29c

4

20

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

2775-78

1993

Country & Western BK

29c

4

4

2779-82

1993

Nat. Postal Museum

29c

4

20

2783-84

1993

Deafness

29c

2

20

2785-88

1993

Youth Classics

29c

4

40

2791-94

1993

Xmas Cont. Pane

29c

4

50

2795-98

1993

Xmas Cont. BK

29c

4

10

2799-2802

1993

Xmas Cont. self-ad. BK

29c

4

10

First setenant self-adhesive

2799-2802

1993

Xmas Cont. self-ad. Coil

29c

4

10

2807-11

1994

Winter Olympics

29c

5

20

2819-28

1994

Stars of the Silent Screen

29c

10

40

2829-33

1994

Garden Flowers BK

29c

5

5

2834-36

1994

World Cup Soccer SS

29c, 40c, 50c

3

3

2838

1994

1944 WWII SS

29c

10

20

2840

1994

Norman Rockwell SS

50c

4

4

2843-47

1994

Locomotives BK

29c

5

5

2849-53

1994

Popular Singers

29c

5

40

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

2854-61

1994

Jazz & Blues Singers

29c

8

35

2863-66

1994

Wonders of the Sea

29c

4

24

2869

1994

Legends of the West

29c

20

20

First issue of twenty different designs on one pane - also caused a scandal

2851-54

1995

Kids Care Earth Day

32c

4

16

Designed by kids

2961-65

1995

Recreational Sports

32c

5

20

2969-73

1995

Great Lakes Lighthouses

32c

5

5

2975

1995

Civil War

32c

20

20

2487-88

1995

Peach & Pear

32c

2976-79

1995

Carousel Horses

32c

4

20

2981

1995

1945 WWII SS

32c

10

20

2983-92

1995

Legends of American Music

32c

10

20

2993-97

1995

Garden Flowers BK

32c

5

5

3000

1995

Comic Strip Classics

32c

20

20

3004-7

1995

Xmas Contemp.

32c

4

50

3007b

1995

Xmas Contemp. BK

32c

4

10

3008-11

1995

Xmas Contemp. Self-adh. BK

32c

4

20

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

3014-17

1995

Xmas Contemp. Self-adh. Coil

32c

4

na

3019-23

1995

Antique Autos

32c

5

25

3025-29

1996

Garden Flowers BK

32c

5

5

3061-64

1996

Pioneers of Communication

32c

4

20

3068

1996

Summer Olympics

32c

20

20

3072-76

1996

American Indian Dances

32c

5

20

3077-80

1996

Prehistoric Animals

32c

4

20

3083-86

1996

Folk Heroes

32c

4

20?

3091-95

1996

Riverboats

32c

5

20?

3096-99

1996

Big Band Leaders

32c

4

20

3100-3101

1996

Songwriters

32c

4

20

3105

1996

Endangered Species

32c

15

15

3108-11

1996

Xmas Contemp.

32c

4

50

3113-16

1996

Xmas Contemp. self-adh. BK

32c

4

20

3119

1996

Cycling SS

50c

2

2

3126-27

1997

Merian Botanical Prints self-adh. Pane

32c

2

20

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

3128-29

1997

Merian Botanical Prints self-adh. BK

32c

2

15

3130-31

1997

Pacific 97 Triangles

32c

2

16

First US triangle stamps

3136

1997

World of Dinosaurs

32c

15

15

Innovative format

3142

1997

Classic American Aircraft

32c

20

20

3143-46

1997

Football Coaches

32c

4

20

3151

1997

Classic American Dolls

32c

15

15

3154-57

1997

Opera Singers

32c

4

20

3158-65

1997

Classical Composers & Conductors

32c

8

20

3168-72

1997

Classic Movie Monsters

32c

5

20

Hidden images

3182

1998

Celebrate the Century - 1900's

32c

15

15

3183

1998

Celebrate the Century - 1910's

32c

15

15

3193-97

1998

Flowering Trees

32c

5

20

3198-3202

1998

Alexander Calder

32c

5

20

3184

1998

Celebrate the Century - 1920's

32c

15

15

3209

1998

Trans-Mississippi SS #1

32c

9

9

Reprints of Trans-miss stamps of 1898 - innovative format

3212-3215

1998

Folk Musicians

32c

4

20

3216-3219

1998

Gospel Singers

32c

4

20

3222-3225

1998

Tropical Birds

32c

4

20

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

3230-3234

1998

Bright Eyes

32c

5

20

3236

1998

Four Centuries of American Art

32c

20

20

3185

1998

Celebrate the Century - 1930's

32c

15

15

3239-3233

1998

Space Discovery

32c

5

20

3245-48

1998

Xmas Contemp. BK

32c

4

20, 15

3249-52

1998

Xmas Contemp. Pane

32c

4

20

3186

1999

Celebrate the Century - 1940's

33c

15

15

3288-92

1999

Arctic Animals

33c

5

15

3293

1999

Sonoran Desert

33c

10

10

3294-97

1999

Fruit Berries Pane

33c

4

20

3298-3301

1999

Fruit Berries BK

33c

4

15

3302-3305

1999

Fruit Berries Coil

33c

4

100

3310-13

1999

Tropical Flowers

33c

4

20

New self-adh. BK format, with stamps on both sides

3187

1999

Celebrate the Century - 1950's

33c

15

15

Scott #

Year

Description

Denom.

Block

Pane

Comments

3317-20

1999

Aquarium Fish

33c

4

20

3321-24

1999

Xtreme Sports

33c

4

20

3325-28

1999

American Glass

33c

4

15

3333-37

1999

All Aboard

33c

5

20

3339-44

1999

Hollywood Composers

33c

6

20

3188

1999

Celebrate the Century - 1960's

33c

15

15

3345-50

1999

Broadway Songwriters

33c

6

20

3351

1999

Insects & Spiders

33c

20

20

3356-3359

1999

Xmas Contemp. (Deer) Pane

33c

4

20

3360-3363

1999

Xmas Contemp. (Deer) BK

33c

4

20

3364-3367

1999

Xmas Contemp. (Deer) BK

33c

4

15

3189

1999

Celebrate the Century - 1970's

33c

15

15





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