Stamps (Philately)/sheet of scott number 1596 with ink bleed
I have a sheet of stamps - scott number 1596 e pluribus unum with eagle and a US flag / shield on it . Part of the sheet has a green ink bleed on it which appears to be the way it was printed - not a stain. The numbers on the side run from 36316 to 36320 (not all the rows have numbers?) I was wondering if it was worth more than face value because of the error in the printing. Thank you. Annie There is a bend in the upper right hand corner - does not have a fold line.
Thanks for the question,
Annie, the extra green ink on your sheet did happen during production. A little bit of extra ink fell on the sheet creating a green streak or smear. Although this is not common, it is far from rare. This would be of interest to a collector of EFO's (Errors, freaks and oddities).
Unfortunately it does not add all that much extra value to the sheet (I would estimate about an extra $7-$10). Because the stamps themselves are considered very common and would usually sell for around face value or less I would estimate the sheet at around $15-$20. The bend in the upper right does not really affect the value, as most EFO collectors would just collect it in the block of 25-30.
Thanks again for the question, I hope this helps.
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