Except for one article in Linn’s, I just can’t find any information on the Huck press - in particular, which US coils were printed on the Huck. Does anyone here have that information, or can tell me where to find it?
I looked in my Encyclopedia of United States stamps. It states the first stamp printed the 1952 3c Red Cross and was into general production by 1954. Some stamps printed were Scott E30, 1033, and 1038. In 1955, the BEP purchased improved version called Huck-Cottrell. Then there was another Huck press called the Huck Multicolor Press.
Huck-Cottrell Presses a group of high speed, <#intaglio>, <#webfed=web-fed> presses first used to print the bi-color International Red Cross <#stamp> of 1952 (<#scott=Scott> 1016). These presses were similar to a Stickney press, but faster. The last Huck-Cottrell presses were decommissioned in 1985.
Huck Multicolor Press
a nine-color, <#webfed=web-fed>, <#intaglio> press used by the <#bep=BEP> from 1968 to 1976. The Huck Press could print, <#tagging=tag>, gum, and <#perf=perforate> <#stamp=stamps> in one continuous operation. The first stamp printed from this press was the 1968 Christmas stamp, <#scott=Scott> 1363.
Post by coastwatcher on Mar 1, 2020 18:10:19 GMT -5
angore, Is the book you are speaking of the Encyclopedia of United States Stamps and Stamp Collecting, edited by Rodney A. Juell and Steven J. Rod? If so, what are your impressions of it? I’ve been thinking of getting one and was wondering if it was worth it.
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