Types of the Offset 2¢ Washington: The Toga Button

The Lines in the Toga Button

Variations in the Lines in the Toga Button on the Offset Stamps.

Type IV
Type IV.
The lines in the toga button form the word “DID” with the first “D” backwards. This occurs in Type IV only and is the easiest way to verify Type IV stamps.
Type V
Type V. The 1st and 5th lines in the toga button are not joined and therefore do not form the “DID” of the Type IV stamps.
Type VA
Type VA. The 1st and 5th lines in the toga button are not joined and therefore do not form the “DID” of the Type IV stamps.
Type VI
Type VI. The 1st and 5th lines in the toga button are not joined and therefore do not form the “DID” of the Type IV stamps.
Type VII
Type VII. The 1st and 5th lines in the toga button are not joined and therefore do not form the “DID” of the Type IV stamps..


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