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Help I'd My 1926 Red George Washington. Is Original Or 2nd Series!!

 
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Posted 12/29/2019   02:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Aquaty to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi I was cleaning out a house of a family member that passed and in the basement I came across a HUGE stamp collection. This being one? I looked it up and they say it can go for 20 thousand? Help!
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Posted 12/29/2019   07:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Glenn Estus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
chances are NIL that you have one of the very rarest varieties. The stamp was issued in the billions and less than probably 50 of the rare ones are known.
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Posted 12/29/2019   07:50 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
Your stamp was one of the workhorses of the era with literally hundreds of millions produced over many years. Due to the long production run, there were a number of running changes made to the stamp perforations over time and these are now assigned different catalog numbers. The overwhelming majority of stamp with this design are worth only pennies; but collector sometimes enjoy hunting for the less common varieties. Please note that even if you had 10,000 of these stamps they printed billions of them. These stamps are as common as rocks. If you went into your backyard and grabbed 1000 rocks, what are the odds that one of them might be a diamond? This is why we recommend the best perspective is to always assume that you have the most common varieties.
You can learn more about your stamp here
http://stampsmarter.com/1847usa/192...ntifier.html
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Posted 12/29/2019   07:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure where you "looked it up". As Glenn stated the odds of finding rare stamps in a pile are similar to being struck by lightning while holding the winning Power Ball ticket. Great hobby though!
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Posted 12/29/2019   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aquaty to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What about this 11x10 1/2 George Washington
https://ibb.co/C0N70T4 ( link to image )

She was 103 when she passed and collected stamps her whole life. And for the Nil
Things do happen and items are found. I looked up this one and it's rare as well.
I also have a book called "the explorer STAMP ALBUM" let's just say I was trying figure out what's missing out of it, it's jus easier to say it's missing 175 stamps total out of it.
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Posted 12/29/2019   12:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Did you go to the Stampsmarter link yet and try to identify it yourself? We like helping people, but we expect them to at least try to follow some helpful advise.
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Posted 12/29/2019   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aquaty to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have used it but it's not that easy to tell difference especially because they are placed in a book with no plate number. I am doing my own foot work. I just wanting second opinions. And I apologize for the cross post. You have to see where one gets excited lol
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Posted 12/29/2019   1:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Where did you find that the George Washington stamp is rare? Please explain.
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Posted 12/29/2019   1:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aquaty to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was in the slot of the 1926 of my the general issue 1847 + stamp book. Then googled it posted here to ask you guys
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Posted 12/29/2019   1:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
here are a few links. Stamp Smarter is really helpful as others have noted. If you have a rare variety - that is the best place to find out. I am very new to stamp collecting and also was gifted many stamps - it is definitely exciting. I am only scratching the surface one month in.

http://www.stampsmarter.com/1847usa...ar/1932.html
https://www.etsy.com/nz/listing/573...ostage-stamp
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Washington...362565281193
https://www.hipstamp.com/listing/72...d-avg/485752
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Posted 12/29/2019   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not 1926. Wrong stamp. It's all in the details and a lot of knowledge.
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Posted 12/30/2019   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also have a book called "the explorer STAMP ALBUM" let's just say I was trying figure out what's missing out of it, it's jus easier to say it's missing 175 stamps total out of it.


With all due respect, most collections have stamps that are mis-identified and placed in the wrong spaces. Most of us have done it. Some intentionally and some because of lack of knowledge. So all of those spaces that are filled need to be rechecked for accuracy. As others have said, assume that you have the most common stamp and go from there. Good luck in your search.
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