Stamps (Philately)/1861 - 67 Issue Washington Red 3 cent stamp
I found an international stamp collection in the house i moved into 10 years ago. It has a lot of stamps from the 1800's and thousands of stamps from all over the world. I have recently started doing research on some of the oldest ones. My question is about the Red Washington stamp that was printed in several shades of red, i.e. 1961 - 62 pink #64, rose pink #64b, rose #65, and 1861-66 scarlet #74. Is there anyway other than color to differentiate? I'm not sure which color this one is. I can send pictures if you would like to see. It may be blatantly obvious to you. Any help would be appreciated.
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Unfortunately color is the only way to discern between the 1861 three cent Washington issues. Scans are not reliable because of the subtle hue differences between scanners and computer monitors. It will require direct examination by an experienced philatelist to identify the stamps. I suggest getting in touch with the president of your local stamp club and ask if there is a knowledgeable member who would be willing to take a look at your holdings. Here's where to find a stamp club in your area:
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