1908-1922 13¢ Washington/Franklins
(read how to identify your stamp below)
This is the 13¢ Washington or Franklin. It is quite common and usually worth no more than a couple of dollars when used, however it can have reasonable value when unused. If the stamp has a picture of Washington (Design A) then click here. If the stamp has a picture of Franklin on it (Design B) then click here. There are two rare exceptions, where the stamp was printed on experimental paper. See below.
RARE PAPER VARITIES
Identifying the type of paper the stamp was printed on is not easy. Usually one does not need to bother with this as over 99% of the 13¢ are printed on regular paper and their price is un-affected by the type of paper. There are two types of papers that the Post Office experimented with in an attempt to save on costs. These are all rare, they are;