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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

 

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pdsweet1

29 Jul 2022
08:53:36pm
This stamp is a vertical coil, but perf is 12. Cannot find an answer anywhere. Is this a valuable stamp.Image Not Found

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Jack

29 Jul 2022
09:23:47pm
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Unlikely it is rare. Post higher resolutions scans of both the front and back.

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APS # 224327

29 Jul 2022
10:09:00pm
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Trimmed perfs, Scott #406

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pdsweet1

29 Jul 2022
10:55:09pm
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Image Not FoundHigher res photos. Does not looked trimmed to me, you can see the edge of the next stamp, also has sl w/mImage Not Found

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30 Jul 2022
01:42:37am
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

" ... This stamp is a vertical coil, ..."

Really ?
It looks like a horizontal coil from the end of a roll or something..
Is there a Horizontal option that was trimmed?

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Jack

30 Jul 2022
08:55:45am
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

All the Perf.12 coils are either FP & Type B or Rotary & Type C. Since it looks Flat Plate (setoff on back) and it is Type C, it must be Sn.406 with top and bottom perfs trimmed off. Which also means it has a SL watermark but those are quite hard to verify.

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30 Jul 2022
08:58:41am
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

The top edge looks poorly trimmed.

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joesm

30 Jul 2022
09:01:26am
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Those early perf 12 coils have some value. This looks like a genuine no. 353 end of the roll coil. Cat value is 220.00.
Of that set, I only have the 5 cent no. 355. I found it in a box of kiloware and took it off paper myself. That one is valued at 300.00. You made a great find!
Between the post office figuring out the best way to produce coils and getting customers to buy them makes this early set scarce. The used stamps cat for twice as much as the MNH. Unusual.

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Jack

30 Jul 2022
09:36:01am
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

It can not be a Sn.353. 353 is Type B (Two Cents vs 2 Cents). Image of 353 below:

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joesm

31 Jul 2022
08:26:13am
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Looks like I made a rookie mistake on that one. Always looking for those gems, though.

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31 Jul 2022
08:30:54pm
re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Get a copy of the Scott Identification Guide To US Stamps by Charles Micarelli , this is a must have for all students of US stamps 1847-1943, well worth the cost.

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pdsweet1

29 Jul 2022
08:53:36pm

This stamp is a vertical coil, but perf is 12. Cannot find an answer anywhere. Is this a valuable stamp.Image Not Found

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Jack
29 Jul 2022
09:23:47pm

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Unlikely it is rare. Post higher resolutions scans of both the front and back.

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fredcdobbs

APS # 224327
29 Jul 2022
10:09:00pm

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Trimmed perfs, Scott #406

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pdsweet1

29 Jul 2022
10:55:09pm

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Image Not FoundHigher res photos. Does not looked trimmed to me, you can see the edge of the next stamp, also has sl w/mImage Not Found

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30 Jul 2022
01:42:37am

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

" ... This stamp is a vertical coil, ..."

Really ?
It looks like a horizontal coil from the end of a roll or something..
Is there a Horizontal option that was trimmed?

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Jack
30 Jul 2022
08:55:45am

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

All the Perf.12 coils are either FP & Type B or Rotary & Type C. Since it looks Flat Plate (setoff on back) and it is Type C, it must be Sn.406 with top and bottom perfs trimmed off. Which also means it has a SL watermark but those are quite hard to verify.

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angore

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30 Jul 2022
08:58:41am

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

The top edge looks poorly trimmed.

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joesm

30 Jul 2022
09:01:26am

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Those early perf 12 coils have some value. This looks like a genuine no. 353 end of the roll coil. Cat value is 220.00.
Of that set, I only have the 5 cent no. 355. I found it in a box of kiloware and took it off paper myself. That one is valued at 300.00. You made a great find!
Between the post office figuring out the best way to produce coils and getting customers to buy them makes this early set scarce. The used stamps cat for twice as much as the MNH. Unusual.

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Jack
30 Jul 2022
09:36:01am

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

It can not be a Sn.353. 353 is Type B (Two Cents vs 2 Cents). Image of 353 below:

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joesm

31 Jul 2022
08:26:13am

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Looks like I made a rookie mistake on that one. Always looking for those gems, though.

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fredcdobbs

APS # 224327
31 Jul 2022
08:30:54pm

re: Confusing Washington 2 cent stamp

Get a copy of the Scott Identification Guide To US Stamps by Charles Micarelli , this is a must have for all students of US stamps 1847-1943, well worth the cost.

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