1931 20¢ #698
Golden Gate, San Francisco
20¢ Carmine Rose
1,300,000,000 - Rotary Press Printing - Perf. 10.5 x 11
Scott #698 - 1931
No postmark with gum (MH): $1-$3
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $3.50-$12
Essay on card 567-E1
Unadopted design showing Niagara Falls
The vignette was ultimately used on the 25c value of this series
Inspiration painting for the vignette design
'Golden Gate' by William Alexander Coulter, a San Francisco artist.
Photo essay for the design.
First day cover of #698
September 8th 1931
A pane of 100, there were 4 panes to a sheet of 400