Types of the 2¢ Washington: the Shape of the Mouth

The Shape of the Mouth

Type I.
The line of the mouth is straight across and may even curve upward slightly in the corner.

Type IA.
The line of the mouth is straight across and may even curve upward slightly in the corner.
Type II.
The line of the mouth is straight across and may even curve upward slightly in the corner. Types I, Ia and II are similar.

Type III.
The line of the mouth is curved much more then the other Types and curves slightly downward, particularly pronounced in the corner. This is a typical Type III, it may be more exaggerated in some.



It should be noted that the Type II stamps are usually much sharper and printed in a heavier ink than Types I and III. This shows up quite clearly in the above

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