What is a minor-variety stamp?


Some stamps have a “minor variety” of their normal stamp design. The Scott Catalogue states that these “…listings show a variety of the ‘normal,’ or major item. Examples include color variation or a different watermark…” Minor stamps can also include other random printing errors, including inverts and issues with perforations. One popular example of a minor variety stamp is #C3a, the Inverted Jenny.

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