Is it possible to tell if the stamp on this cover is Sc. 136 or Sc. 158

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by DonSellos, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    @Molokai or others who collect the 1870-1888 definitive series

    I have this stamp on cover and the postmark, while clear, has no year date.

    It seems like I recall you saying that you used to collect the Bank Note Series. If so, can you give me a reading on whether this stamp is Sc 136 or 158, or another Scott number?

    I know next to nothing about 19th-century U.S.

    Thanks.

    Don

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  2. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    It looks like a 158 with the secret mark to me <DON>.

    <HOCH> knows these well; perhaps he will check-in.

    There is a 158 variety with a grill...
     
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  3. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Thanks, Molokai. I'll call it a Sc. 158.

    Don
     
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