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Posted 08/09/2020   11:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Trentsteele to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi
I acknowledge I am a complete novice as such the stamp is probably common. This is part of my collection from when I was a little kid (Im 51 and returning to collecting) Based on my research there are many varieties of this specific stamp (most pretty common). Im sure mine is common. Is there anyone who can narrow it down for me based on the picture. I looked at it through a magnifying glass and I think it a Type 1 based on the button and the hair by the ear. Im confused at how I tell if it a 456 or 406. I do not have a perforation gauge. I realize I have a ton to learn. Thanks for your input. Also looking for tips on buying a perforation gauge and a guide for beginners. Thank you in advance. Sorry for the image I have a mac and the image optimizer does not seem to work for me

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Posted 08/09/2020   11:28 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
Start your ID process with the perforations. If you do not have a perf gauge you can downloads and use one of the printable ones here
http://stampsmarter.com/learning/Fo...rfGauge.html

Once you know the perf gauge, you can then use these pages to ID your stamp
http://stampsmarter.com/1847usa/was...d32perf.html
http://www.stampsmarter.com/1847usa...ntifier.html

This online tool will also help you learn how best to ID the washington/Franklin stamps
http://www.stampsmarter.com/feature...rank_ID.html

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Posted 08/09/2020   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trentsteele to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank You Don. I'm also new to use it this forum and I don't know how to reply specifically to you.
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Posted 08/09/2020   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome. You did it correctly for now. After you have 50 legitimate posts, you can use the private email system. 50 posts won't take as long as it seems.
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Posted 08/09/2020   1:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A Precision U S Specialty Multigauge will take care of all your questions.

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Posted 08/09/2020   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!

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Posted 08/09/2020   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trentsteele,

Collecting for the enjoyment of collecting, whatever that might be, is the name of the game. Don't hesitate to ask questions especially if you need basic information and especially more advanced sources of information for any possible topic. You should be able to find folks on this board a little further along on their collecting journey glad to share experiences.

As a fellow hoosier named Bobby is famous for saying, "basketball is the most complex simple game you can play (next to W-F stamps)

Enjoy your journey through philately.

Best regards, Russ
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Experienced stamps need a home too. I'd rather have an example that is imperfect than no example.
I collect for enjoyment, not investment.
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