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Posted 11/13/2022   09:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes I would say it is. I acquired it quite a while back thinking it could perhaps be a J8, but it isn't--after learning more about how to distinguish the special printings.
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Posted 11/15/2022   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add postagedueguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a wonderful book on the Large Numerial Postage Due Stamps


The United States Large Numerial Postage Due Stamps 1879-1894 by George Arfken published by the Collectors Club of Chicago



Here's the picture of all the colors of J1 to J28


Here's a few postage due plate blocks from J1 to J27


J1


J3



J6



J15 J16 J20


J19



J20



J20 Half Sheet



J22


J22 J23 J24



J25 Half Sheet


J26 top strip of 20


J27
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Posted 11/16/2022   5:55 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
nice!
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I want to highlight wtcrowe's earlier post. For years, I felt that I had the J22 thru J28 in my collection correctly identified. Eventually, I purchased a UV lamp ... and then stumbled across the info that J22 thru J28 fluoresce under longwave UV. Only then did I discover that my J26 was, in truth, a J19. My inability to discern between different shades undoubtedly contributed to my error. In retrospect, I'm a bit surprised that the 10-cent denomination was the only one that I had misidentified.
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nice!


Thanks. There are several in the numeral series that don't exist
as plate blocks - J2, J4, J5, J8 - J14, J17, J18, and J21.

Here are a few more from my collection.



J24 top block of 30



J25



J26
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I want to highlight wtcrowe's earlier post. For years, I felt that I had the J22 thru J28 in my collection correctly identified. Eventually, I purchased a UV lamp ... and then stumbled across the info that J22 thru J28 fluoresce under longwave UV. Only then did I discover that my J26 was, in truth, a J19. My inability to discern between different shades undoubtedly contributed to my error. In retrospect, I'm a bit surprised that the 10-cent denomination was the only one that I had misidentified.


J29 and J30 also fluoresce under both long and short wavelength UV.



J29



J30
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