The purchase of this stamp/s will earn you 18 points valued at $0.36.
The following, concerning the 42¢ Flags of our Nation coil of 50, was received from Jim Kloetzel, the Catalogue Editor at Scott Publishing Co.:
Each stamp will have a major number. Two strips of 5 will be given minor-letter listings. The first strip of 5 will start with the District of Columbia stamp with plate number and end with Hawai'i; the second strip of 5 will pick up from there and end with Kansas. There will be a lettered minor listing for the "P# set of 10 . . ." consisting of the two lettered strips of 5. Then, for the plate number purists with album pages that are two feet wide, there will be the traditional unlettered listing for a P# strip of 11 with the plate number in the center position.
A footnote will explain that the plate number appears on each American Flag stamp, and that a plate # strip of 10 may be collected connected consisting of each of the two minor-lettered strips of 5, but that such a strip will not fit into standard albums. It is our belief that extremely few collectors will collect this item as a strip of 10 (or 11). For that reason, we have fashioned the listings to coincide with the way we feel almost all collectors will want to collect these stamps. This treatment will carry through to all the upcoming flag coils, also.
The listings and footnote do allow collectors to collect this set in any of the four logical configurations: two strips of 5, a strip of 10, a traditional PNC strip of 11, or a set of ten singles.