I'm new at this Jason, but I see possible indications it was used--I saw some faint reddish discoloration on his forehead and right side of his hair and edges on stamp--?? maybe traces of a cancel?? Let's see what the experts here have to say. What do you think guys and gals?? Great stamps with such a great history!
Thanks for posting! I learn something from every post! Gussyboy1
Overall the stamp looks like it has done some postal duty since the perfs are worn down and there are two small tears (one at the top and a tiny one in the lower right corner).
Is there any gum left on the stamp? I'm gussing that there is none.
It is possible that the cancel has been washed off this stamp. This was commonly done in the 1860s to reuse stamps. Also the missing perfs on the lower left side look a little suspicious, perhaps they were cut off to remove evidence of a cancel.
There is some black or dark blue ink on the left side of the stamp (running through the third star). However there is a similiar looking ink spot below the stamp on the album page, so probably that is not a cancel but just some stray ink that the stamp picked up after being mounted on the page.