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Posted 04/14/2021   3:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stamps4Life to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I am starting to sort some pages I have and have not worked much with US so far. I have some questions if those with more experience can help. I searched here and seen a lot of posts on this series and there are of course many varieties. A LOT. Im pretty sure these 3 Stamps are not valuable so im not looking for the holy grail here but trying to get a handle on some of the finer points that I don't know about. I have also read the Stamp Smarter article on this series and found it very interesting and a good place to start. But still..... Any help appreciated. A few questions

- Using Clarity I cannot seem to see any watermarks on the One Cent Franklin or 2 Cents Washington. I also wonder if this is because the envelope paper is still attached? Can anyone tell - paper residue? Franklin yes, Washington, no?? Should be double line USPS right?

- Is the Franklin a booklet stamp? Sc 331 ?

- 2 Cents Washington - Sc 406 / 409 ? Should be a single line USPS but I cant see any... What is the color, carmine or lake? Then there is a deep carmine. I also have looked at TYPE varieties and have trouble there too. The images is Scott are hard for me to tell. Any help appreciated on TYPE ID.

- 5 Cents I think is unwatermarked - but because I see none in the other two, who knows??? But I think its Sc 504



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Posted 04/14/2021   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well come to the joys of the WFs.

5 cent unwatermarked 11x11 is 504

2 cent 12x12 only comes two ways, 406 and 406a (booklet panes of 6, singles would have at least one straight edge). This 406/406a 12x12 only comes single line watermarked. It can be faint and could be hiding under the paper. No harm soaking the paper off then check again.

1 cent 12x12 comes single line (331) or double line (374). It also comes as booklet panes of 6, 331a and 374a, a single from either would have a straight edge or two.
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Posted 04/14/2021   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamps4Life to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Soaked and soaked. No paper coming off. Going to have another looksie in the am. At least no more hinges.
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Posted 04/14/2021   11:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
here is a watermark as that is the only way the stamp comes. It is just that the way the watermark on the paper is, it is not necessarily significantly present on all stamps. If the extra paper will not leave via a soaking, then leave it be. Now if you try to dip it again, do so and then immediately raise it to a strong backlight. That may let you see the mark under the adhering paper.
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Posted 04/16/2021   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamps4Life to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

ok. tks again. I did another check and see no watermark so im guessing its just me and not being use to the USPS.
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Posted 04/16/2021   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Put it in fluid and take a nice photo and post it
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ok, thanks for the extra encouragement. Heres the One Cent. Im not good at position location, I get the order mixed up. But now I see a double U, 5, 5 location?



Or P !?! rats. Double anyway....
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Posted 04/16/2021   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamps4Life to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
not sure why its so out of focus in the post. not that way on my phone.
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Posted 04/16/2021   6:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamps4Life to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
heres the two cents I roughed up!


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