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US 1861-66 5c Jefferson SC #76 with "$475" written on back  
 

 
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Posted 03/13/2018   10:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add souldjer777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good Morning,

I have a US 1861-66 5c Jefferson SC #76 stamp with $475 written on the back of it. It is not the "laid paper" variety - so is this the "black brown" variety? Maybe the cancel?

Please let me know what you believe it could be.



Thanks
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Posted 03/13/2018   11:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably wishful thinking on the part of a previous owner, taking the highest value he/she could find for this particular stamp design. This looks like a normal #76 with poor centering and perf problems. The pen cancel is a detriment in terms of value, not an enhancement. This is not a high-value item.
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Posted 03/13/2018   11:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rhett to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Dudley - a normal #76 with perf problems.
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Posted 03/13/2018   12:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Caper123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Any chance you acquired this along with the 4c coil in your other post? The right perfs look suspect again.
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Posted 03/13/2018   12:55 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please give us a scan of the back.
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Posted 03/13/2018   2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the stamp back...

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Edited by souldjer777 - 03/13/2018 4:15 pm
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Posted 03/13/2018   4:46 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe it means 4.75?
Ray
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Posted 03/13/2018   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Ray.
Just for amusement, I pulled the 1954 Scott US Specialized off the shelf. The used price for Scott 76 was $4.75.

Add: the price in the 1949 Specialized was $5.00, which seems to be the partially erased number under the $4.75
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Edited by John Becker - 03/13/2018 5:14 pm
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Posted 03/14/2018   06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both, what would the stamp be worth today?
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Posted 03/14/2018   09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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what would the stamp be worth today?


With it's condition (small tear top right) and centering (average), the pref problems upper right side and plus the pen cancel discount, maybe 5-10% of current catalogue.
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Edited by littleriverphil - 03/14/2018 09:28 am
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Using the 2011 Specialized, VG-50 centering lists at $35, then with discounts for damage might put a value at about $4.75
Ironic
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