1909 US Postage Stamps 367 1909 Scotts - US Postage Stamps 368 1909 Scotts - US Postage Stamps 369 1909 Scotts - US Postage Stamps 370 1909 Scotts - US Postage Stamps 371 1909 Scotts - US Postage Stamps 372 1909 Scotts - US Postage Stamps 373 1909 Scotts - US Postage Stamps

1909 2¢ Bluish Paper #369

369 Scotts - US Postage Stamps

Abraham Lincoln
2¢ - Carmine
640,000 - Bluish Paper
Scott #369 - 1909

Used: $30-$70
No postmark with gum (MH): $40-$110
Full perfect gum, no postmark, no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH): $90-$120

BLUISH PAPER

Bluish paper is different from the normal white paper in that the paper has a slight rag content.
Old rags were added to the paper pulp, thus saving money, under a microscope you can
see traces of the rag fibers. The color of the paper is SLIGHTLY slate grey and has a dull greyish look to it,
a color that is easily tinted, thus all bluish paper stamps have no value unless
accompanied by a certificate issued by stamp expertisers such as the PSE organization.
As bluish paper stamps were only issued in Washington DC and used copies without a DC cancel have to be suspect.
Tip: placing a white paper stamp and suspected bluish paper on an orange background aids identification.

The Essay's and Proofs

367-E3 essay stamp
Large die essay on India - #367-E3
Die sunk on card
Measuring 148x201mm

367-P1 proof stamp
Large die proof on India - #367-P1
Die sunk on card
Measuring 130x193mm

367-P1 proof stamp
Small die proof on wove paper - #367-P2

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