US Stamps

Look for United States George Washington F grill stamp

Dec 26, 2018, 9 AM
The 1868 United States 3¢ red George Washington stamp perforated gauge 12 with F grill (Scott 94) is a good buy in very fine grade at full Scott catalog value or perhaps a bit more.

Stamp Market Tips by Henry Gitner and Rick Miller

Despite being the least expensive of the 1867-75 grilled stamps, the 1868 3¢ red George Washington stamp perforated gauge 12 with F grill (Scott 94) is surprisingly difficult to find sound in the grade of very fine.

The 2019 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers values the stamp at $350 in unused original gum condition, $10 in used condition, and $150 in unused no gum condition. Examples without faults in very fine grade are well worth full Scott catalog value or perhaps a bit more.

Expertization is a good idea, especially when buying an unused example. Beware of reperforating and regumming, both of which are commonly found. Examples completely without faults are very hard to find.

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