The Reeded Edge recently purchased an immense U.S. stamp collection from an advanced lifetime collector. The collection spanned classics to commemoratives with extensive back-of-the-book also represented. Today’s offering will include selections from this collection. Buy with confidence, as we have made every attempt to disclose faults and characteristics of each lot, with a high degree of accuracy. We are also members of the APS (Rob Lehmann) and adhere to their code of ethics. PF, PSE or APEX extensions may be requested for any stamp, but the buyer will bear the costs of certification. With. that Said this is a SCOTT #209 & 209b, 10c BROWN & 10c BLACK-BROWN, USED & VF-CAT $381. SCOTT #209b IS NOT A SHADE VARIANT, BUT ACTUALLY A COMPLETE DIFFERENT COLOR PIGMENTATION (DIFFERENT INK), AND IS A LEGITIMATE RARITY. THE OBVIOUS PICK-UPS ARE THE VERY DARK BACKGROUND AROUND THE PORTRAIT, THE HEAVY SHADING UNDER THE “TEN CENTS” SCROLL AND THE HEAVILY ACCENTED HAIR. THIS IS THE FIRST EXAMPLE OF 209b THAT WE HAVE EVER OFFERED! Our commitment is to provide you with quality coins and collectibles at the best possible prices. This lot is no exception. Please note, the coin and collectibles markets do fluctuate, and prices occasionally will change. In this rare circumstance, we will contact you first verify your order.