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PHOTO GRADING GUIDE

he following stamp images and their associated relative centering grade are to show, in visual terms, what is meant by each grade. Faults and their affect on the overall GRADE are NOT factored into the examples below.

 

Click on each series below to expand images and for examples of Grades 70-98.

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1847-1856

Imperforate Issues

US# 1-17

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1870-1888

Perf. Issues,

US# 134-218

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1857-1861

Perf. 15 Issues,

US# 18-39

1861-1875

Perf. 12 Issues

US# 63-111

1869-1880

Perf. 12 Pictorial Issues,

US# 112-133a

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1893

Columbian Issue

US# 230-245

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1898

Trans-Mississippi Expo Issues

US# 285-293

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1901

Pan American Expo Issues

US# 294-299

1902-1903

Regular Issues

US# 300-313

1902-1903

Regular Issues

US# 331-546