You are here:

Stamps (Philately)/think i have a stamp wedsight says only 11 existed

Advertisement


Question
2
2  

2
2  
Washington 554d i think 1923 i think im not a serious collector but do have a good size collection & i believe i have a 12th stamp i don't have a whole lot of knowledge on stamps i just buy at yard sales fleamarkets ect. & really don't know how to go about getting second opinions  any advice would be greatly appreciated
thanx for your time
brett

Answer
It is very difficult to verify the identification of this stamp from your pictures.  While not impossible, it is highly improbable that you have discovered the 12th copy.  A review of the known copies of 554d shows no copies with the perforations into the design.  A more definitive response can be obtained by submitting your stamp to one of the expert committees.  These include APEX (associated with the American Philatelic Society), the Philatelic Foundation, APES, and Bill Weiss.  All have an on line presence which will provide submission information and fee structures.

Stamps (Philately)

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Bill Lehr

Expertise

Almost any question relating to US postal stationery

Experience

Member UPSS 19th century catalog ediorial committee; member UPSS 20-21 century catalog editorial committee; member of APEX examiner committee; published author including regular column on US postal stationery in US Stamp News

Organizations
APS, APEX, IFDSA, IPDA, NSDA, UPSS, PSS

Publications
Postal Stationery, journal of the UPSS; Precancel Forum; US Stamp News; EFO Collector; Air Post Journal

Education/Credentials
Bachelor degree plus

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.