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Help With Possible Jefferson 10c US 1870 #139 ?

 
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Posted 08/03/2022   07:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add horsey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Have a US 10c Jefferson stamp identified as Scott #139 by previous owner. The stamp is imperf on the right side and bottom, No mention of imperfs in any of my catalogs. Any help opinions will be very much appreciated.
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Posted 08/03/2022   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An imperforated stamp has to have four straight sides. This stamp looks like it has been scissor cut to me - the sides are not straight


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Posted 08/03/2022   10:01 am  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is not a Scott 139. It looks like a 209 to me.
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Posted 08/03/2022   10:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Easy test - Scott 209 has 4 vertical lines to left of the oval around bust, all others have 5 lines. Scott 139 should also have a grill.
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Posted 08/05/2022   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampGuy64 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've looked within my catalogue. I think that my own is a #139, or #150, but I'm not certain as to which. It appears to be without a grill...



The design was re-printed three or four times. If I had to wager, I'd say #150.
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Posted 08/05/2022   4:16 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp Smarter has a wealth of free, easy to understand Bank Note ID info
https://stampsmarter.org/1847usa/18...Note10c.html
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Posted 08/05/2022   4:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stampguy - Your stamp is a 209.
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Posted 08/05/2022   5:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampGuy64 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, okay, thanks, especially when considering its low, low catalogue-value.
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Posted 08/05/2022   6:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Besides the 4 vertical lines to the left of the oval (rather than the usual 5) mentioned in an earlier post, Scott 209 is of a rather darker heavier brown than all of the earlier 10-cent Jeffersons. The dark brown color is usually sufficient to identify it.
Added: To clarify the above, I am referring to the brown shading lines outside the oval. The shading inside the oval is usually dark on all ... but the shading outside the oval is usually rather light except for 209.
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Posted 08/05/2022   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are two other "tells" for the 209:

1) There are four horizontal lines, including the frame line, on the two sides of the curved upper center tip of the shield, rather than three.
2) The left side of the curved band that contains the words "US POSTAGE" almost touches the outer edge of the shield, whereas it does not in the other issues that have more space and a background line between the curved band and the outer edge of the shield.
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Posted 08/05/2022   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm still learning new stuff here. Thanks Rodgcam.

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