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United States/Stamps : How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

 

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25 Jan 2023
08:25:43pm
This is my way to do this, works for me.

My first action to sort by Illus. Number, from the Scott Cat.


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26 Jan 2023
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re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

These are the four designs:
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There are several ways to tell them apart, separating stamps with value in letters and value in numbers would be a good start.
There are many stamps that look exactly alike and several steps are needed to find the ID of any given stamp, but when you are done checking perfs., printing methods, watermarks and few other tale tell details you'll have arrive to the cat. number of the stamp in question.

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26 Jan 2023
09:42:28am
re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

My second action is to wash and then use a drying book with 30LBS weight on the drying book for at least two days.

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26 Jan 2023
11:53:25am
re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

I soak the stamps and place them face down on a paper towel from my wife's kitchen, put them under the dining room fan for about 30 minutes and when they are dried place them in a stockbook, when I check on them few days later they are as flat as flat can be.

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26 Jan 2023
06:44:08pm
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I like how you said "my wife's kitchen". If she is a southern girl, I know that you made a wise decision to hand it over to her completely. Fried chicken, fried pork chops, collards, milk gravy, buttermilk biscuits etc. You can't beat it!

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27 Jan 2023
04:10:03pm
re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

The Stamp Smarter website has a really good Washington/Franklin ID Tool.

https://stampsmarter.org/features/SQL_Wa ...

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1898

27 Jan 2023
05:24:47pm
re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Next step, now the stamps are sorted IAW Illus number and washed (result cleaned, got rid of all the gum, and pressed flat) start watermarking the stamps paying attention to the orientations.

If you are a stamp collector who only cares about filling an empty in your album, the Stamp Smarter is an excellent choice. But if you are concerned about more than just filling an empty spot in your album then Stamp Smarter is a poor choice.

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27 Jan 2023
05:40:10pm
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I'm a very serious stamp collector who loves filling spots in his albums, there is nothing wrong with that. Obviously there is much more to it than this but don't overlook the thrill you can get by filling the last spot on a page. Especially if you've worked damn hard to do it. There are many ways to collect, we are all different and no one should be suggesting their way is better than ours. I love my hobby and will continue to fill spaces until every album is as near complete as possible. I appreciate other ways of collecting but would never suggest one way is "better" than another. I'm not trying to be critical, just expressing my opinion!
Edit: In my humble opinion the stamp collector who collects pretty butterfly stamps is just as valuable as the collector who is spending huge amounts of time identifying very difficult varieties, they are both keeping our hobby alive. Both deserve our help and respect.

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28 Jan 2023
08:19:52am
re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Next step check for paper types, my tip have an orange card stock to check for bluish paper. A back light is sometimes useful! For the stamps that were not watermarked you should have noted when you used the water mark process on them any fault discovered, a stitched water mark is not a fault!

An extra step I take (really not required) is to measure the thickness of any suspected thin paper varieties (this is not a fault of a thin stamp,) but a paper varietary! Last time I checked stamp smarter these varieties were not mentioned.

Also check for silkthread varities also not mentioned in Stamp smarter.

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28 Jan 2023
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I am curious. Where do you find referance to "Silkthread varities" for the Washington/Franklins?

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28 Jan 2023
03:33:37pm
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@mbo1142

Personal experience.

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28 Jan 2023
08:23:46pm
re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

...good grief...

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28 Jan 2023
08:57:29pm
re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Next step perforation, always use the Kiusalas gauage.

I find after thousands and thousands of stamps, it's best to perf. stamps from the reverse side, and perf. each side that has perfs!

I find this takes the most time!

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29 Jan 2023
03:43:30pm
re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Next step the cancel.

Pay attention to the year/month/day (if on the stamp).

This step sometimes will aid to determine cat. number.

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29 Jan 2023
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Harvey

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29 Jan 2023
07:13:15pm
re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Roy, that's an absolute classic, love it!!!

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29 Jan 2023
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@Roy

Wonderful, I could not think of a response to it!

Again, thank you

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25 Jan 2023
08:25:43pm

This is my way to do this, works for me.

My first action to sort by Illus. Number, from the Scott Cat.


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26 Jan 2023
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re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

These are the four designs:
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There are several ways to tell them apart, separating stamps with value in letters and value in numbers would be a good start.
There are many stamps that look exactly alike and several steps are needed to find the ID of any given stamp, but when you are done checking perfs., printing methods, watermarks and few other tale tell details you'll have arrive to the cat. number of the stamp in question.

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26 Jan 2023
09:42:28am

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

My second action is to wash and then use a drying book with 30LBS weight on the drying book for at least two days.

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26 Jan 2023
11:53:25am

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

I soak the stamps and place them face down on a paper towel from my wife's kitchen, put them under the dining room fan for about 30 minutes and when they are dried place them in a stockbook, when I check on them few days later they are as flat as flat can be.

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26 Jan 2023
06:44:08pm

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

I like how you said "my wife's kitchen". If she is a southern girl, I know that you made a wise decision to hand it over to her completely. Fried chicken, fried pork chops, collards, milk gravy, buttermilk biscuits etc. You can't beat it!

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Immediate Past President - West Essex Philatelic Society www.wepsonline.org
27 Jan 2023
04:10:03pm

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

The Stamp Smarter website has a really good Washington/Franklin ID Tool.

https://stampsmarter.org/features/SQL_Wa ...

Bob

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1898

27 Jan 2023
05:24:47pm

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Next step, now the stamps are sorted IAW Illus number and washed (result cleaned, got rid of all the gum, and pressed flat) start watermarking the stamps paying attention to the orientations.

If you are a stamp collector who only cares about filling an empty in your album, the Stamp Smarter is an excellent choice. But if you are concerned about more than just filling an empty spot in your album then Stamp Smarter is a poor choice.

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Harvey

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27 Jan 2023
05:40:10pm

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

I'm a very serious stamp collector who loves filling spots in his albums, there is nothing wrong with that. Obviously there is much more to it than this but don't overlook the thrill you can get by filling the last spot on a page. Especially if you've worked damn hard to do it. There are many ways to collect, we are all different and no one should be suggesting their way is better than ours. I love my hobby and will continue to fill spaces until every album is as near complete as possible. I appreciate other ways of collecting but would never suggest one way is "better" than another. I'm not trying to be critical, just expressing my opinion!
Edit: In my humble opinion the stamp collector who collects pretty butterfly stamps is just as valuable as the collector who is spending huge amounts of time identifying very difficult varieties, they are both keeping our hobby alive. Both deserve our help and respect.

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28 Jan 2023
08:19:52am

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Next step check for paper types, my tip have an orange card stock to check for bluish paper. A back light is sometimes useful! For the stamps that were not watermarked you should have noted when you used the water mark process on them any fault discovered, a stitched water mark is not a fault!

An extra step I take (really not required) is to measure the thickness of any suspected thin paper varieties (this is not a fault of a thin stamp,) but a paper varietary! Last time I checked stamp smarter these varieties were not mentioned.

Also check for silkthread varities also not mentioned in Stamp smarter.

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28 Jan 2023
09:02:43am

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I am curious. Where do you find referance to "Silkthread varities" for the Washington/Franklins?

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28 Jan 2023
03:33:37pm

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@mbo1142

Personal experience.

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28 Jan 2023
08:23:46pm

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...good grief...

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28 Jan 2023
08:57:29pm

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Next step perforation, always use the Kiusalas gauage.

I find after thousands and thousands of stamps, it's best to perf. stamps from the reverse side, and perf. each side that has perfs!

I find this takes the most time!

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1898

29 Jan 2023
03:43:30pm

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Next step the cancel.

Pay attention to the year/month/day (if on the stamp).

This step sometimes will aid to determine cat. number.

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Harvey

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29 Jan 2023
07:13:15pm

re: How to I Id Wash/Frank Head Stamps1908-1921

Roy, that's an absolute classic, love it!!!

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29 Jan 2023
07:57:53pm

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@Roy

Wonderful, I could not think of a response to it!

Again, thank you

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