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1879 3 cent stamp
1879 3 cent stamp  
Good morning. I was recently told this stamp in my scott album was an example of the rare 1879 3 cent  B grill stamp. Could you indenify the attached photo of stamp for me please? Thank you

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Jessica,

Grilled issues need to be examined in person by an experienced philatelist in order to determine the grill type, size and authenticity (since many stamps with fake grills exist).  The only determination that can be made from the photo is that the stamp bears the three cent Washington design of 1861, used in the manufacture of about 15 different stamp issues between 1861 and 1875.

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