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United States/Stamps : A learning question...

 

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hblairh
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12 Oct 2015
10:08:02pm
I am having problems identifying variants of this design. I have a number of these and am wondering if anyone can explain to me what to look for in telling which I have. None of these have a grill so I know that eliminates one of the variants. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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khj
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12 Oct 2015
10:19:36pm
re: A learning question...

It's very difficult to tell with stamps in a group picture like that. You really need to show good resolution scans of no more than 1-2 stamps at a time. The bottom 1/3 of the stamp (i.e., from Washington's neck downwards) is what is used to tell the different design varieties.

If you have a Scott US Specialized, use the Identifier of Definitive Issues in the introduction. It will give you the basics of what to look for AND what it looks like.

Online, you can check out the former 1847usa site that has now been ported over to a new host. Here is the relevant webpage: 1870 3¢ Washington identifier

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nl1947

12 Oct 2015
10:30:27pm
re: A learning question...

some other good places for US classics ID

http://www.kenmorestamp.com/us-stamp-identifier

http://www.theswedishtiger.com/ID.html

/upload/2000688222.pdf

http://www.jamesdire.net/W-F.html

http://www.uspcs.org/

That should keep you busy


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hblairh
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12 Oct 2015
10:42:52pm
re: A learning question...

Thanks KHJ and Nelson! Awesome sites. KHJ that site is EXACTLY what I needed for these!

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Stampme

14 Oct 2015
04:35:55pm
re: A learning question...

Be sure to look the stamps over very carefully when looking for a grill--it can be hard to detect with a cursory glance.

Bruce

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notrare
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30 Oct 2015
09:06:11pm
re: A learning question...

Hello Stampme,

This should help some. #136, 136A, 147 & 158 are all on the same thin hard paper.
If anyone would like a set like this, send me a message.

Tom

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hblairh

12 Oct 2015
10:08:02pm

I am having problems identifying variants of this design. I have a number of these and am wondering if anyone can explain to me what to look for in telling which I have. None of these have a grill so I know that eliminates one of the variants. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Blair

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khj

12 Oct 2015
10:19:36pm

re: A learning question...

It's very difficult to tell with stamps in a group picture like that. You really need to show good resolution scans of no more than 1-2 stamps at a time. The bottom 1/3 of the stamp (i.e., from Washington's neck downwards) is what is used to tell the different design varieties.

If you have a Scott US Specialized, use the Identifier of Definitive Issues in the introduction. It will give you the basics of what to look for AND what it looks like.

Online, you can check out the former 1847usa site that has now been ported over to a new host. Here is the relevant webpage: 1870 3¢ Washington identifier

k

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nl1947

12 Oct 2015
10:30:27pm

re: A learning question...

some other good places for US classics ID

http://www.kenmorestamp.com/us-stamp-identifier

http://www.theswedishtiger.com/ID.html

/upload/2000688222.pdf

http://www.jamesdire.net/W-F.html

http://www.uspcs.org/

That should keep you busy


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hblairh

12 Oct 2015
10:42:52pm

re: A learning question...

Thanks KHJ and Nelson! Awesome sites. KHJ that site is EXACTLY what I needed for these!

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Stampme

14 Oct 2015
04:35:55pm

re: A learning question...

Be sure to look the stamps over very carefully when looking for a grill--it can be hard to detect with a cursory glance.

Bruce

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notrare

30 Oct 2015
09:06:11pm

re: A learning question...

Hello Stampme,

This should help some. #136, 136A, 147 & 158 are all on the same thin hard paper.
If anyone would like a set like this, send me a message.

Tom

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