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Help Identify 1875 Locomotive Reissue W/Out Grill Stamp

 
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Posted 02/14/2021   8:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add obieblue to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Help identify my Pictorial 3cent Locomotive stamp, there's no grill and I'm confused on it's price. Any help would be great. How rare of a stamp is it?

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Posted 02/14/2021   8:41 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, it is not possible to detect whether there is a grill or not with the paper adherence on the back. It needs to be soaked off before any checking can be done. The cancel is a common target, so doesn't help determine if cancelled later than the 1869 grilled issue.
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Posted 02/16/2021   11:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add obieblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I soak it like you suggested and the paper stuck to the back of it came off and here's what it looks like
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Posted 02/17/2021   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You need a larger and higher resolution scan than that to make any type of judgement.
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Posted 02/17/2021   07:51 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm hardly an expert on the series, but to me that paper/impression doesn't look correct for the reissue vs. original, but that could be the scans.

It just looks (to me) like a normal 1869 stamp, but either the grill wasn't fully struck and got pressed out over time, or high-res scanning, watermarking, or other examination may ultimately reveal traces of the grill.
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Posted 02/22/2021   12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add obieblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i see lines of a grill thanks for your help
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