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13 cent stamp sheet
13 cent stamp sheet  

ink bleed
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.

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Hi Annie,
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.
Mike

If you would like to find out more about EFO's (Error's, Freaks and Oddities) then please visit the site of the EFOCC (Error's, Freaks and Oddities Collectors club)

http://www.efocc.org/

Or if you would like to see examples of a lot of different EFO's then you may want to check out my Ebay or Bidstart Stores at the link below.
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http://www.mikesstamps.com
Bidstart
http://www.bidstart.com/Mikes-Stamps_QQstorenameQQ100122QQuseridQQshop  

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My specialty is United States Errors, but I can answer most questions on United States stamps (except covers). I have been collecting U.S. stamps for about 35 years, and U.S. Errors for approximately 25 years. I have been selling both online for about 4 years. I am also a member of the APS (American Philatelic Society)

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As I said above, I have been collecting U.S. stamps for about 35 years, and U.S. Errors for approximately 25 years. I have been selling both online for about 4 years, mostly on Ebay and Bidstart.com.

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I am a 25+ year member of the APS

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I went to 2 years of college at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, and received a degree in Applied Science

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