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I Would Like To Have Some Help With This George Washington Please

 
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Posted 04/07/2020   8:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Jvpool to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If anyone has read my posts they would know that I have tons of stamps and don't know a lot about them but I have been on stamp smarter please do not reply look at this site. I'm really just asking you your opinion Im not a expert for sure. Its simple I can't tell by looking at this stamp what Grill it is,for one and for two I haven't seen one of these without a side perforated. I ve looked at lots of pictures so I'm going to post these photos to get someone else's opinion thank you.

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Posted 04/07/2020   9:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Though it's hard to be positive from the photo, it looks like an "F" grill to me, making your stamp a Scott #94.
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Posted 04/07/2020   11:29 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
JVPool, the easiest way to identify 99% of the grills from the 1861 series is to count the columns from left to right:

Less than 14 columns = F Grill
14 columns = E Grill or about 99.9% it will be an E Grill. The Z Grill also has 14 columns, but the points of the grill will be horizontal instead of vertical.

15 columns = You have a good one....D Grill #84 for the 2c and #85 for the 3c

More than 15 columns = if the points come up through the top of the stamp it is a "C" grill. No possible way it's a "B" grill.

You would want to consider getting the stamp certified if it is C, D or Z......

The stamp pictured-- I can see 11 columns, maybe a 12th...definitely an "F" grill #94.

Hope this helps, Ray
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Posted 04/09/2020   07:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jvpool to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the help. Does the strait side make the stamp worth more. Or is this common.
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Posted 04/09/2020   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually detracts from the value. Collectors prefer all 4 sides perforated on this issue.
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Posted 04/09/2020   1:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice margins around the stamp, though.

I can tell you, I wish I had had this stamp in my album when I first started collecting years ago. I would have been tickled pink to have something from 1867 that wasn't a torn or wrinkled scrap!
Seeing the pages in your other post where you began assembling part of the accumulation, you have a nice little nucleus for some fun identifying and organizing.

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Posted 04/10/2020   09:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jvpool to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I want think everyone for there help I do not collect stamps but ended up with thousands of this stamp once I get them in the proper book I will be selling the lot I will be posting the rest of the collection when the madness is done lol.
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