TYPE 1 or TYPE II 2 Cent washington 599 or 599a

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by willard theodore frye, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. My eyes are not as great as they were when i was young. Can someone identify this as a 599 or 599a PIC000.JPG PIC001.JPG PIC000.JPG PIC001.JPG ?
  2. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    The stamp is definitely a 599.
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  3. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

  4. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    These identifications require very, very "close" work and make me glad that I don't collect this series, but grateful that we have collectors like Hochstrasse who do and can tell the differences in varieties.

  5. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    The U.S. Third Bureau is a world unto itself. Too many variables for me. I do notice a many errors in identification result from not correctly using a perforation gauge.

    Of all the books and chapters of books devoted to ID'ing these stamps I still like Barbara Mueller's methods in United State Postage Stamps! A true classic of U.S. philatelic literature.

    Not my cup-of-tea but I can appreciate the fascination others have with them.
  6. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

    This is a 599a note the entire hair line is dark on top of his head. Courtesy of www.thesweedishtiger.com. Look at #300 last pick is my find. 599a.jpg
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