#5079 Classics Forever, Sheet of 6 Stamps
... varies in detail from stamp
. As plates wore, fine features became muted, then were re-emboldened as engravers scraped out grooves. Tiny curls appeared in some fraction
- believed to be ... the 12-cent Washington stamp
, was realized in 1860 with another stamp
honoring Washington. This was the first U.S. stamp
issued exclusively with perforations. Like the 12-cent stamp
of 1851, this engraved ...