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Agreed that StampSmarter.org is a great resource. There are multiple useful tools within StampSmarter. In this particular scenario, I clicked on 1847USA, then "Definitive Finder," and finally 1922 Stamps.

From the scan provided, we know that it is perforated on all four sides and therefore neither a booklet nor a coil.

Measuring the perforations is a basic step towards identification. If you do not have a quality perforation gauge, a simple gauge can be downloaded and printed.

The fact that the stamp is precanceled (for Kansas City Missouri) is not a direct factor in identification, but perhaps indicates it was a stamp available in mass quantities.
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Many folks get excited about a Kansas City precancel because they are treasure hunting and many #596 have the Kansas City precancels. They also know enough to not mention #596 because they know the community here will push back.

To be clear, bluejay2 is exactly right; you start with a perforations gauge. For Washington/Franklin stamps measuring a stamp design or seeing a Kansas City precancel is meaningless if you do not know the gauge of the perforations. The stamp above is NOT perforation 11 x 11, this immediately rules out a rare stamp and makes ID easy and simply.
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Thank you to 51studebaker for the correction to my post.
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The precancel is Bureau type 63, which positively makes this a Scott 632. The precancel actually does serve to ID the stamp's Scott number.

Add: the Kansas City precancel on Scott 596 is a different font/configuration.
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John,
How many noobs have a precancel catalog? We could have just as easily told them that the color makes it a 632 but we don't want people using color to ID w/F stamps. We want them to learn how to properly ID the Washington/Franklins; start with gauging the perforations.
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I agree Don, and you know that most of my posts tend toward teaching IDs rather than giving IDs, however in this case a post had been made including:

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The fact that the stamp is precanceled (for Kansas City Missouri) is not a direct factor in identification,

which in this case is a 1:1 ID factor. Sometimes learning takes a push, sometimes a pull.
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I could have said it has to be 11x10.5 because it has 13 vertical perf holes; 11x11 stamps have 14 vertical perf holes. But that's not a good way for newcomers either.
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Thank you all very much
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Where do we get a US Precancel Catalog?

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