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Need Help With 1861 10c Washington Stamp

 
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Posted 04/27/2008   01:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Jason BD to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi

i found two 10c Washington stamps
one is used the other one I dont know

can anyone help me ?
is it unused or used ?

Used 1861 10c Washington $52.00


unused or used ?


Jason BD

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Edited by Jason BD - 04/27/2008 6:41 pm

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Posted 04/27/2008   10:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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!
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Edited by gussyboy1 - 04/27/2008 10:32 am
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Posted 04/27/2008   11:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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.
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Posted 04/27/2008   11:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Behind the neck, just below the hair there looks to be a washed-out black cancel.
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Posted 04/27/2008   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting..i don't have any stamps like that !!
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Posted 04/27/2008   4:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In my opinion........it is used.

It is important to remember that just because a stamp has a stated catalog value........it does not mean that every copy has that value.
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Posted 04/27/2008   6:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jason BD to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thank you all for the help !

it looks like the color has faded a bit

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