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Strange Re- Value On A 2 Cent Washington

 
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Posted 06/24/2017   3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
anyone can help me on this one?? pen re-value?

why?



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Posted 06/24/2017   4:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Someone with a rubber stamp?
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Posted 06/24/2017   8:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like pen and ink to me. Someone had a steady hand, but the letters are still irregular.
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Posted 06/25/2017   03:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i also think its pen and ink.

is this a known practice? out of 1 cent stamps so re value a 2 cent?
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Posted 06/25/2017   03:26 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's a stamp collector amusing him- or herself, rather than a "re-value".
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Posted 06/25/2017   08:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since there was a 1 cent stamp available there was no need to revalue a 2 cent stamp. Someone playing around with a pen.
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Posted 06/25/2017   10:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A legitimate revalue process would typically obliterate the original value. If anything, this is more consistent with a surcharge to add value and make a 3 cent stamp. Along those lines this is from the era of the WWI postal tax when letters went from 2 cent to 3 cents between November 2, 1917 and June 30, 1919 - and this is more likely a privately applied protest statement of the war tax with no legitimate postal validity. One could make these today with an old type kit.

Oddly enough, this is similar to Canada MR3-MR7 war tax stamps with the tax value added to the postal value.
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Posted 06/25/2017   3:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've never seen this and John Becker is right revaluing generally obliterates the existing value. The war tax protest idea is possible but it's probably a one-of...
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Posted 06/25/2017   3:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thnak you all for the info, mutch appriciated
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