Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Red 2 Cent Washington Stamp

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 1 / Views: 401Next Topic  
New Member

United States
1 Posts
Posted 10/31/2021   12:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add HelpMePlease to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have recently obtained several stamps...I tried to do some research on my own, but it is A LOT of information to digest. So...here I am. I'll start with the red 2 cent Washington stamp. Postmark is 1926. I found a site that explained the corner triangle...but my stamp doesn't match any of them (the horizontal lines do not go through the triangle) and there is only a single line around the triangle (not a double as in the three examples on the site). Any info would be GREATLY appreciated. I also will be asking about 1 cent green Benjamin Franklin (several facing forward, and 3 profile)....thanks in advance...Crossing my fingers :)

Send note to Staff

Moderator
Learn More...
United States
10525 Posts
Posted 10/31/2021   05:36 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.

Please note that showing an image of the complete stamp would help the community assist you better. Your stamp appears to be a 2 cent from the 1922 - 1934 series as shown here

and NOT from the 1894 series as shown here

The triangles do not matter in the 1922-1934 series. You can learn more on the 1922-1934 series on these pages https://stampsmarter.org/1847usa/19...ntifier.html and https://stampsmarter.org/1847usa/19...4vs634A.html

You can learn more about the 1894 series here https://stampsmarter.org/1847usa/18...leTypes.html and https://stampsmarter.org/1847usa/18...leTypes.html

Your stamps were the workhorses of the time and billions were printed. There are some rare varieties but the odds of you having one are much smaller then winning the mega-lottery and seeing Big Foot on the same day.

The differences between the common stamps and the rare varieties typically are subtle details like perforations and watermarks. Learning these takes some time and study but stamp collectors often enjoy the 'hunt'. The Stamp Smarter site linked in this post all the information you need to start your journey into collecting these stamps including free downloadable paper perforation gauges. https://stampsmarter.org/learning/F...rfGauge.html
It also has a good Illustrated Glossary which will help you learn the collecting terminology https://stampsmarter.org/Learning/G...aryHome.html
Don
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 1 / Views: 401Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2022 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2022 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.12 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05