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US Postage Due J53 Or J60??

 
 
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Posted 07/21/2019   09:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add spain_1850 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm not as "up" on my US stamps as I should be. I have this postacard with a 2c postage due stamp. It is perf 10 x 10, and what I believe to be a bright rose color. Perf 10 x 10 could either be a J53 or J60, and J60, according to my catalog, also includes a rose shade. The J60 was issued in 1916, and this card is also dated 1916. The major difference between the 2 that I can see is that one should be watermarked and one should not, but of course without lifting the stamp I will not be able to tell.

Is there anything else I can look for to tell which this is. The J53 is pretty inexpensive, but the J60 has decent value, so for now I will assume it's the cheap one.

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Posted 07/21/2019   09:51 am  Show Profile Check cfrphoto's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add cfrphoto to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The EDU date reported for the unwatermarked perf 10 2 cent Scott 463 was September 12, 1916. The 1 cent stamp was also issued in September 1916. The official date for changeover to unwatermarked paper was August 17, 1916. See the paper section in the following:

https://www.linns.com/news/us-stamp...nge-fra.html
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Edited by cfrphoto - 07/21/2019 09:59 am
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That's a great link, thank you. I guess that settles it then, J53. I didn't see any other date listed in Scott, other than 1916. At least this is still on the card with readable postmarks that confirm it.
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