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Washington Type I Issues #25?

 
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Posted 09/16/2020   12:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Riley111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am trying to learn how to identify the different types of the early Washington issues. I have identified these 5 as Type I, as I don't see any inner frame lines. Thus they are all various shades of #25?
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Posted 09/16/2020   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You don't indicate what reference you are using to ID these, but look for the top and bottom frame line first.

The top center stamp has top/bottom frame lines, thus a Scott 25 or 25A, depending on whether you have type I or II.

The remaining 4 stamps do not, thus can only be 26 or 26A, depending on whether you have a type III or IV.

So take a good look and let us know what you find and we can confirm or point out the next steps.

Otherwise, yes, there are shade varieties to these 4 Scott numbers.
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Edited by John Becker - 09/16/2020 6:56 pm
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Posted 09/16/2020   6:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To be a #25 you need top and bottom frame lines along with the left and right sides.
http://stampsmarter.com/features/SQ...Plating.html
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Edited by stampcrow - 09/16/2020 6:42 pm
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Posted 09/16/2020   8:25 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The only Type I stamp is the one at top center. All others are Type III.

Unless you sell on eBay, you need to be mindfull that top and bottom row Type III stamps can appear to have a broken frame line at either top or bottom and can be easily mistaken for a Type IV.

Your bottom right stamp has what is mostly a natural straight edge and an interpane guideline.
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Posted 09/16/2020   8:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The original poster said he was trying to learn. I was trying to teach. Bring them along a few discovery steps at a time. Sigh.
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Posted 09/16/2020   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John, that's why I linked to Stampsmarter, it has decent visuals and is a good reference tool for someone trying to learn.
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Posted 09/16/2020   8:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, that is good.
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Thank you everyone. I appreciate your efforts to help me learn, John. But I also appreciate others who so readily share their knowledge.
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Riley, You are welcome. Now given a new group of mixed 25, 25A, 26, and 26A stamps, can you confidently separate them?
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Hi Mr Becker!
So lurking on this thread, I think I have learner lots!
I always thought it was colour that sorted 25/26 but now it's frame lines?
So looking through my collection, this would be a #25?

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Posted Yesterday   8:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Color is more of a 10 vs 11 and 10A vs 11A with the imperfs, rather than these later perforated versions.
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Posted Yesterday   10:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Aha!
Thanks John
So am I on the right track? Is that a #25?
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Posted Yesterday   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It does, and if incorrect, no doubt a quick correction will be posted by someone!
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