Friday, July 1, 2011
July 3, 2011, Scott# 3
If you noticed, Scott# 3 is somewhat identical to Scott# 1. This 1875 issued stamp is a reprint of Scott# 1. The easiest way to tell the difference between both stamps is to look at the point where the top of the frill of the white shirt meets the oval frame. On the original stamp it meets the oval between the "F" and "I" of "FIVE", and on the reproduction at the top of the "F". This reproduction was never a valid postage stamp.