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Posted 04/20/2017   04:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Friendly City Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone,

This stamp stuck out like a sore thumb. Just wondering how common this is and what the technical term is. Thanks for weighing in! Jonathan





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Posted 04/20/2017   06:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp is RB31p, the hyphen hole perf variety of the 5 Battleship proprietary. it has a current Scott catalog value of $25.00. However, with a tear at the top, poor centering, and soiled in the front, your copy would attract few collectors of the battleships. Condition is really quite poor for this series of stamps.
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Posted 04/21/2017   12:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Friendly City Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you revenuermd for letting me know about this stamp. By the way my mother in law is from Altoona, Alabama!
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Posted 04/21/2017   03:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp I am using is from Altoona, Pennsylvania. The inverted denomination remains the only one with the inverted denomination that has surfaced to date.I am sure that there must be some sitting on deeds, but they have not yet found their way to the philatelic marketplace.
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