Types of the Offset 2¢ Washington: the Dots on the Nose

The Number of Dots Above the Nostril

The Number of Dots Above the Nostril on the Offset Stamps.

Type IV
Type IV. Compare this stamp with Type VA. The third row of dots above the nostril has 6 dots in all of the Types except Type VA. This is actually an easy determination. Take a close look at VA to note the difference.
Type V
Type V. Compare this stamp with Type VA. The third row of dots above the nostril has 6 dots in all of the Types except Type VA.
Type VA
Type VA. This Type is clearly different from all of the other Types of the Offset stamps. The third row of dots above the nostril has only 4 dots.
Type VI
Type VI. Compare this stamp with Type VA. The third row of dots above the nostril has 6 dots in all of the Types except Type VA.
Type VII
Type VII. Compare this stamp with Type VA. The third row of dots above the nostril has 6 dots in all of the Types except Type VA.


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