Scott 596 ?

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by Tommytom, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Tommytom

    Tommytom New Member

    Just getting used to the form. Could use some help with this 19.25 x22.50

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  2. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    The 596 is an extremely rare stamp. Chances are that it is not that stamp. I suggest professional grading if you believe that it is a 596. Nobody here can help you on the basis of a scan in a coin holder.
  3. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    For openers the measurements for 596 are: 19 3/4mm x 22 3/4mm. It must be a true green in color. It is perforated 11 x 11.

    My understanding is that Scott did not assign a number (596) until 1963. Before there was only #594 of coil waste (rotary press) in vertical format. The #596 is horizontal format.

    Do please correct me if I am wrong! The Washington-Franklins give me a headache just thinking about them. :woot:

    Here is what I find in my library on these tricky little guys:

    Third Bureau – Washington-Franklins

    Armstrong – The Washington-Franklins 1908-1921

    Armstrong – United States Coil Issues 1906-1938

    Belasco - Guide to U.S. Vending and Affixing Machine Perforations 1907-1927

    Diamond – Types of the 2C and 3C Washington-Franklin Series 1912-1921

    Dick – Tips on Types

    Lybarger – U.S. Issues of 1918-1920

    Schmid – The Expert’s Book: Washington-Franklins

    Weiss, L – The Washington-Franklin Heads: Simplified!

    Schmid and Armstrong are the best, I think. Of course over the years there have been I am sure hundreds of articles on them - as well as chapters in books on U.S. Stamps. Barbara Mueller United States Postage Stamps, for example, has two chapters on the Washington-Franklins.

    Also many online references.
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  4. Tommytom

    Tommytom New Member

  5. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    As <HOCH> said, your best bet is to send it in for certification. The other option is to offer it to a stamp dealer. If he offers you *something* you can always decline. If he declines to offer it is probably a common stamp.

    The below is from OPINIONS III 'The 596 That Wasn't' by Clyde Jennings.

    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
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  6. Tommytom

    Tommytom New Member

    You seem to have a lot of knowledge on stamps I appreciate the helpful tips. I think I'd like to go over it with a fine-tooth-comb with what you just presented me. For learning purposes I would like to be quite knowledgeable some day also. Preciate you willing to help me learn. Thank you It is hard enough learning on my own. Having a community around online sure does Relief frustration With support from people like you I'm sure this will be a fun hobby Thank you once again
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