a stamp collection and a Scott price guide, however I'm still having trouble identifying which variant I'm looking at with a lot of these stamps. So I figured I'd ask the experts here in this forum. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.
In this first stamp, I'm pretty sure it's a Scott 68, but I'm not exactly sure which variant:
In this second stamp I'm really having trouble making out the writing at the top of the sleeve. I was hoping someone in the know could decipher it: