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.

    Don
     
  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. 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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