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I Need A Little Help Identifying A 3 Cent Washington Stamp

 
 
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Posted 07/16/2019   12:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Cardinal to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been going though my grandfathers collection and identifying stamps, but this one is giving me a little trouble. In person it looks blue green but after hours of looking at it I am not so sure what it looks like. The stamp appears to have been hinged or glued, and the gum is either worn away or non existent ( I can't tell). I think the paper is soft porous but I am still getting used to different paper types. I would love to find out that someone took this out of a collection (scott 169 or 194) and used it but I think it might just be a scott 184. I look forward to reading any insight.





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Posted 07/16/2019   1:05 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
The secret mark are shown in detail here http://stampsmarter.com/1847usa/187...Note03c.html
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Posted 07/16/2019   1:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cardinal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What Kind of paper could this be, soft and porous or hard and white? Does the stamp seem to have any gum?
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Its used, it wouldn't/shouldn't have gum. Hold it up to a bright light and you'll be able to see the paper type, if it is mottled, it is soft. Read more on paper types at the link Don gave above.
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Posted 07/17/2019   3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cardinal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I read the information and I think its just a scott 184.
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