Save on Special 5¢ Jefferson Stamp Set
You can now own four classic 5¢ Jefferson stamps (US #67, #75, #76, and #95) in used condition with small imperfections. These small imperfections, such as a small thin or tiny tear, don’t detract from the beauty or collectability of the stamps. However, they do SAVE you off Mystic’s Catalog price.
Admire the Subtle Differences in These Expertly Engraved Stamps
Although these stamps may appear similar at first glance, they’re all quite different. The most obvious difference is their color. The first stamp in the set – US #67 – was originally issued in a pale yellow-brown color. However, because the color of the stamp was so light, cancels showed up too heavily. Collectors protested and the stamp was reissued the following year in red brown (US #75). Then, the 5¢ Jefferson was discovered in brown (US #76).
Finally, the introduction of grills in 1876 resulted in another version of the 5¢ Jefferson, US #95. This last stamp in the series was issued with an F Grill. The F Grill is “points down” when viewed from the front of the stamp. You’ll be able to feel the points on the back of the stamp. It has 11-12 points by 15-17 points and measures about 9 millimeters by 13 millimeters.
These 5¢ Jefferson Stamps Probably Traveled to a Foreign Country...
That’s because the most likely use for these stamps was with an additional 5¢ or 10¢ postage, which was necessary to send a letter to such far-off places as Nova Scotia, France or even India! So when you take advantage of this opportunity and add them to your growing collection, you’ll probably get stamps that carried messages overseas.
Take a moment and think about how impressive it is that these tiny pieces of paper survived this journey. First they traveled by ship across the ocean – and who knows who could have used the stamps or what message they carried? Then a stamp-loving person carefully removed them from their covers. Perhaps the stamps stayed in personal stamp collections at their destinations for quite some time. Somehow, they eventually returned home to America.
Now you can help preserve these important American heirlooms by adding them to your collection.