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Help Iding US Grant In Uniform 2 Cent Stamp Green

 
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Posted 03/28/2019   12:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add studiokjo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Have recently come into possession of this stamp United States Postage Two Cents depicting US Grant in uniform. it is green. I have posted pictures of the front and back. Thanks



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Posted 03/28/2019   01:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Coins" were made during the Civil War by some people by encasing stamps in translucent holders like yours. Is that what this is?
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Posted 03/28/2019   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to be from an 1886 stamped envelope ... U293.
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Posted 03/28/2019   01:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not encased postage.
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As identified above, this is actually cut from a letter card, the only one produced by the US (though not rare). It was a stationery type also used elsewhere. You will find from your "cut square" that the paper it is on is actually light cardboard. The whole thing:

You wrote your letter on the back, folded it and sealed it at the edges; it was gummed at the sides and along the flap. The perforations at the edges were torn off by the recipient to read the letter.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 03/28/2019 01:46 am
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Thanks all.
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