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