Welcome. The best perspective is to assume that you have one of the billions produced and not assume that you have found one of a handful of stamps known. Assuming that you have a #596 is like picking up a rock in your backyard and assuming that you found a diamond. Stamp collecting is a rewarding hobby but not in a monetary way. Don
Hi my first post, as I am beginning to see the challenge and frustration with inheriting a stamp collection and dealing with the quest it has taken me on.My eyesight has faded and my hair has become whiter as I try to determine if so many stamps that appear to be valuable on many sights but under a dollar on others.While not knowing the science involved to determine it's worth as a collector or seller I'm as lost as you can get.How do I post some samples.
The stamps pictured are penny stamps in monetary value. Here is an example of a worldwide set of catalogs. Can be found at the library. There is also an online catalog source sometimes mentioned. Fun hobby. Monetary windfalls not so much.
Information was supplied, what you need to ID the stamp in under 2 minutes is above. But if you still feel that you have a rarity you can send it in for a certification here http://www.philatelicfoundation.org/ Don
Wi6673r, You answered your own question. YES, you need to check the perforations. When you do, I think you will find the top/bottom gauge at 11, and the sides gauge at 10.5. That is a rotary printing, Scott 632. Plain Jane.