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1869 Landing Of Columbus

 
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Posted 01/05/2008   7:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

The pictorial stamps of 1869 include the 15c brown and blue "Landing of Columbus" stamps.




There are two types, depending on whether the central vignette is
unframed (type I, Scott #118) or framed (type II, Scott #119).

My stamp is the more common type II:



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Posted 01/05/2008   10:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Here is a type I (Scott #118) for comparison.



Notice how the central picture has just a single top frameline:



This stamp is Lot 1111 at Cherrystone Auctions.
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