IDENTIFYING THIS STAMP
This is a 90¢ Washington. It was only issued in the year 1861 and only 29,000 copies were made. It is scarce.
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 used stamp is one of the few stamps that are worth a lot more used. This is because they were withdrawn shortly after being issued, most used copies were cancelled in New Orleans. 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 deep blue shade (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.