Thursday, June 13, 2013

Scott # 17

Scott # 17 Washington 12 cent Postage stamp.  Printed with black or gray-black ink.  This stamp was issued in 1851 and was eventually replaced by one with perforations.

Scott # 16


This is a Scott # 16 Washington 10 cent type IV postage stamp.  This stamp was issued in 1855.  The outer lines have been recut at either the top or bottom label or both.  This 10 cent stamp was used a lot, not only for foreign mail but also used for coast to coast mail.  This stamp is frequently forged.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Scott # 15

Scott # 15 is a Washington 10 cent postage stamp.  Its a type III stamp issued in 1855 and was printed in green ink.  It was identified by top line broken at middle and above "x" at upper right and left corner.  Bottom line partly cut away and bottom right and left shells partly cut away.  This is not the best picture of this stamp but wanted to point out the red cancellation ink.

Scott # 14

The Scott # 14 Washington stamp is a 10 cent stamp and ink used was green.  This stamp was used for every single letter for any distance exceeding 3000 miles as the Scott # 13  was used for mailing coast to coast.  Type II stamps can be identified by its missing bottom outer line and cut away lower shells.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Scott # 13

Issued in 1855, the Washington  10 cent stamp is a type I stamp and green in color.  This stamp was used mainly for foreign mail that was sent further than 3000 miles and under not over a 1/2 ounce.  Most used stamps will have red transit cancellation ink on them.

Scott # 12

The Jefferson 5 cent stamp was not issued until 1856 when the postal rate for a registered 1/2 ounce letter aboard was 5 cents.   This stamp in used condition can sell for over $1000.00  This stamp was printed on one plate only.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Scott #11

The Scott # 11 is a Washington 3 cent stamp, Type I.  The color is a dull red.  There is not design differences in the Scott # 10 and the Scott #  11 stamp.  The key to identifying this stamp is the ink color.  Scott # 10 is described as orange-brown in color while the Scott # 11 is red.

Scott # 10

This is a 3 cent Orange US Postage Stamp Scott# 10. Probably one of the most frequently misidentified stamp as a Scott# 11. This stamp could be worth up $130.00. The Scott#10 has a sharper detail of Washington's head than the Scott#11