The 2920 (convertible booklets)

The 2920 is a self adhesive stamp from a convertible booklet of 20 2920a or from a MDI (Minnesota Diversified Industries) booklet of 15 or 30 (BK 226A and BK 227).

This stamp has a big blue 1995 year date and a die cut perforation on two adjacent, three or all four sides 8.8. First day of issue 18 April 1995, printed by Avery-Dennison. The booklet exists with and without divots at the corners, has label with or without bulls-eye die cutting. It exists with several different liner backings: The text
"* Self-Adhesive / Do Not Wet" runs in an 45° or 36° angle from bottom left to top right (Type C45, C36) or inverted from top right to bottom left (Type D45, D36).


the 2920
Cursor on picture = blow-up.  

This is the difference between CB
(convertible booklet) stamps and the
MDI (Minnesota Diversified Industries) booklets
CB stamps start and end with a "Valley"
at top, MDI's with a "Peak".
See MDI page

The Convertible Booklets:

The pane plate numbers are:
V12211,    V12212,    V12312,    V12321,    V12322,    V12331,    V13322,    V13831,    V13834,    V13836,    V22211,    V23322,    V23422,    V23432,    V23522,    V34743,    V34745,    V36743,    V42556,    V45554,    V56663,    V56665,    V56763,    V57663,    V65976,    V78989   

There are two different backings: "Stamps Worth Saving" and "National Domestic Violence Hotline". As far as I know, the panes of 20 occur with or without divots, the MDI booklets come with divots. To me it seems that the stamps from the panes of 20 can be distinguished from those from the MDI booklets by the sequence of valleys and peaks in the die cut.
The pane stamps start with a valley at the top left corner of the horizontal die cut and end with a valley, the MDI stamps start and end with a peak. All other sides corresponding.

Differences in the die cut: Divots
pane of 20 w/o divot pane of 20 w divot MDI booklet
Die cut pane of 20
without divot
Die cut pane of 20
with divot
Die cut MDI booklet
with divot

All stamps from a pane of 20 w/o divot pane of 20 without divots.
all stamps pane of 20 w/o divot

All stamps from a pane of 20 with divot pane of 20 with divots.
all stamps pane of 20 with divot

Convertible booklet of 20 2920a
CB V11111 2920b CB 2920a CB V11111 2920b
"National Domestic Violence Hotline" backing and a pane of 20 with a label of a convenience store. These are known with plate numbers V13831, V13824, V23422, V34745, V36743, V42556, V45554, V56663 and V78989.
CB V11111 2920b CB V11111 2920b cstore

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