Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Ice
(Yes, ice is a mineral.)


Mineral Name: Ice
Composition: Hydrogen oxide
Nomenclature: Name is of uncertain origin.
Industrial Uses: Cooling, recreation.
Additional Notes: Although ice does not exist at room temperature, it is a mineral because it forms crystals (snowflakes) and is of inorganic origin.



Belgium Scott 666
Ice (Snowflakes)
Belgium
Scott 666
2 francs
28 May 1966

Illustration of snowflakes.



British Antarctic Territory Scott 133 British Antarctic Territory Scott 134
Ice (Snowflake)
British Antarctic Territory
Scott 133
10 pence
Ice (Snowflake)
British Antarctic Territory
Scott 134
24 pence
 
British Antarctic Territory Scott 135 British Antarctic Territory Scott 136
Ice (Snowflake)
British Antarctic Territory
Scott 135
29 pence
Ice (Snowflake)
British Antarctic Territory
Scott 136
58 pence

This set of 4 stamps was issued on 6 Dec 1986 and
shows illustrations of snowflakes.



United States Scott 1146
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 1146
4 cents
18 Feb 1960

Illustration of snowflake.



United States Scott 4101 United States Scott 4102 United States Scott 4101-4104 pane
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4101
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4102
39 cents
 
United States Scott 4103 United States Scott 4104
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4103
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4104
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4104a (4101-4104)
Pane of 20 stamps

This set of 4 stamps shows photomicrographs of snowflakes (ice crystals) and was issued on 5 Oct 2006
as single-sided panes of 20 stamps containing 5 instances of each stamp.
Attributes of the die-cut edges are used to distinguish individual stamps in the Scott 4101-4104 set from Scott 4105-4116:
1) All four edges of every individual stamp in the Scott 4101-4104 set are serpentine die-cut; and
2) The die-cut gauge is 11¼ by 11, which produces 12 die-cut peaks/valleys horizontally and 13 peaks/valleys vertically.
Additionally, the baseline of "2006" is significantly lower than the baseline of "USA 39" on Scott 4104-4104.



United States Scott 4105 United States Scott 4106 United States Scott 4105-4108 booklet outside
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4105
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4106
39 cents
 
United States Scott 4107 United States Scott 4108 United States Scott 4105-4108 booklet inside
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4107
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4108
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4108a (4105-4108)
Booklet of 20 stamps - outside (top) and inside (bottom)

This set of 4 stamps shows photomicrographs of snowflakes (ice crystals) and was issued on 5 Oct 2006
as double-sided booklets of 20 stamps containing 5 instances of each stamp.
Attributes of the die-cut edges are used to distinguish individual stamps in the Scott 4105-4108 set:
1) Every individual stamp in the Scott 4105-4108 set has one or two straight, die-cut edges; and
2) The serpentine die-cut gauge is 11¼ by 11½, which produces 12 die-cut peaks/valleys horizontally and 14 peaks/valleys vertically.
Additionally, the baseline of "2006" is approximately the same the baseline of "USA 39" on Scott 4105-4108.



United States Scott 4109 United States Scott 4110 United States Scott 4109-4112 booklet outside United States Scott 4109-4112 booklet inside
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4109
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4110
39 cents
 
United States Scott 4111 United States Scott 4112
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4111
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4112
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4112a (4109-4112)
Booklet of 20 stamps - outside (left) and inside (right)
(shown significantly reduced)

This set of 4 stamps shows photomicrographs of snowflakes (ice crystals) and was issued on 5 Oct 2006
as single-sided booklets of 20 stamps containing 5 instances of each stamp.
Attributes of the die-cut edges are used to distinguish individual stamps in the Scott 4109-4112 set:
1) Every individual stamp in the Scott 4109-4112 set has one or two straight, die-cut edges; and
2) The serpentine die-cut gauge is 11¼ by 11, which produces 12 die-cut peaks/valleys horizontally and 13 peaks/valleys vertically.
Additionally, the baseline of "2006" is approximately the same the baseline of "USA 39" on Scott 4109-4112.



United States Scott 4113 United States Scott 4114 United States Scott 4113-4116 pane front United States Scott 4113-4116 pane back
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4113
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4114
39 cents
 
United States Scott 4115 United States Scott 4116
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4115
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4116
39 cents
Ice (Snowflake)
United States
Scott 4116a (4113-4116)
ATM pane of 18 stamps - front (left) and back (right)
(shown significantly reduced)

This set of 4 stamps shows photomicrographs of snowflakes (ice crystals) and was issued on 5 Oct 2006
as single-sided ATM panes of 18 stamps containing 5 instances of Scott 4113 and 4114, and 4 instances of Scott 4115 and 4116.
Attributes of the die-cut edges are used to distinguish individual stamps in the Scott 4113-4116 set:
1) Every individual stamp in the Scott 4113-4116 set has zero, one, or two straight, die-cut edges; and
2) The serpentine die-cut gauge is 8 by 8, which produces 7 or 8 die-cut peaks/valleys horizontally and 8 or 9 peaks/valleys vertically.
Additionally, the baseline of "2006" is approximately the same the baseline of "USA 39" on Scott 4109-4112.



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