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Franklin Z Grill Appears To Be #85 A

 
 
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Posted 09/13/2019   10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Shaquami10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can I get some help with this particular stamp? From what I've studied so far I've learned that it's one of the rare ones and a valuable US stamp. I'm currently seeking an estimated cash value and the importance of the color of rarity. Blue or green?

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Posted 09/13/2019   10:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 09/13/2019   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, but it's not.
It was issued 32 years after the 1c blue that is 85A.
Yours is a Scott catalog #300.
In addition to the color being different, the design is different, and the 85A was impressed with a waffle-like grill of a certain size and pattern that is the defining characteristic of the rare stamp. The series of 1901 doesn't have any impressed grill.
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Posted 09/13/2019   11:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There were 11,072,497,974 examples of this stamp issued until it ended in 1909. It's one of the most common stamps of the twentieth century.
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Posted 09/13/2019   11:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are quite mistaken. Take heed! Hype vs knowledge.
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Posted 09/13/2019   11:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Shaquami10 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all. #128578;
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Posted 09/14/2019   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add quigngt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Shaquami10, There are numerous sources for information on stamp collecting. If you learn how to use the sources they will teach you much about US stamps such as identifying a stamp, details on variations of many issues as well as their relative values. Relative means approximate value for a stamp. These values can change to more or less depending on the condition and demand for any given stamp. The value for any stamp is determined by the business standard of "supply and demand". For example, I have several "rare" stamps that are not in demand. In such cases, low supply (rare) and low demand (few or no buyers) results in low value. High supply (common) and low demand (more stamps than buyers) usually results in low value. Low supply and high demand results in high value.

Here is one website to go for some experience using your stamp, Scott #300. www.theswedishtiger.com Click on the "Stamp identifier" link on the left to find your stamp. You can also click on a Scott number on the right side of the page,

Another site to help you learn more is www.stampsmarter.com After it loads, click on "Features" at the top of the page.
Then click on "1847USA". Next, click on "ALL STAMPS FINDER".
If you want to see all Benjamin Franklin stamps click on SEARCH BY KEYWORD(S). After this, in the "Enter Keyword" search box, delete the word "Christmas" and put in "Franklin". You will see lots of Ben Franklin stamps but yours is not on the first page. At the bottom of the list of Franklin stamps click on "Next" until you find your stamp.

Learning how to find and use websites can make stamp collecting much more fun and informative.
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Edited by quigngt - 09/14/2019 1:03 pm
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Posted 09/16/2019   08:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pcerio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What did you study that leads you to believe this is #85D?
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