IDENTIFYING THIS STAMP
This is the 24¢ Washington from the year 1860. It was only issued for two years, being discontinued in 1862 because of the civil war.
The stamps value can be found by clicking here.
VALUING THE STAMP
he value is quite dependent on how well the design is centered on the stamp and whether the stamp has no hinge mark, a hinge mark or is used. The stamp also has to be undamaged, meaning no thinning of the paper, no tears and complete perforations.
THE RARE REPRINTS
This stamp was reprinted in a blackish violet color (shown above) on hard white paper in 1875 and it can be found by clicking here. The odds of finding one are very slim and they require a certificate to verify its identity.