1880 US Postage Stamps

1880 re-issue of the 1869 series 1¢ - #133


Benjamin Franklin
1¢ - Buff
5,000 - Without Grill - Soft porous paper
Scott #133 - 1880

Value

Used: $40-$190
No postmark with gum (MH): $85-$160
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $1,500-$4,500

Please Note

A certificate from stamp expertisers such as the PSE, would be required if interested in selling this issue.
Copies sold without a certificate will almost certainly command prices 65% lower than those sold with a certificate
This 1880 re-issue was printed on Soft pourus paper, unlike the 1875 re-issue of the 1869 series which was printed on hard white paper.
The original issue, #112, also had soft porous paper, the absence of a grill identifies this as #133.
I should mention that the grills impressed onto the stamps can be very faint, almost to the point of being invisible to the naked eye,
verification that the stamp has no grill and therefore catapulting the price, needs to verified by an expert who will then issue
a certificate confirming of denying its authenticity.


1¢ - Brown Orange
Without Grill - Soft porous paper
Scott #133a - 1880


A large multiple of #133a

1880 US Postage Stamps