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hi im not a expert by any means i just enjoy collecting from yard sales flea markets ect & im in great hopes i found a 12th copy of 1923 554d mr lehr had some helpful info & said it's possible but suggest i ask you i have a pretty good grasp on most common stamps but always get get stumped on my washintons Franklins ect i have more stamps i have ?s about but don't want to burden you guys so ill try not to ask to much but any help with this stamp & possibly it's ballpark value would be greatly appreciated
thanx brett

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Brett,

 This appears to be a very common stamp, but can not be positively identified from a scan because there are multiple possible ID depending on the perf gauge and they type of printing (flat or rotary), so you need first of all to measure the perf gauge.  If you don't own one, them you are out of luck, for without one, you can't ID the stamp. It can only be either perf 11 on all four sides or perf 11X10.5, perf 10 or perf 11X10.  If it's 11X10.5 then the stamp is either #634 or 634A.  If perf 10, then it's #583, if 11X10 than #579 and if 11 then either 554 (if flat plate# or 595 #if rotary). There, see how easy this is.............

Bill

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William R. Weiss, Jr.

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United States - Virtually any kind of stamp, cover, essay, proof, cancel, covers, etc.

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