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Posted 07/04/2011   10:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Are these perforations intentional? I see quite a few of these and the only thing I can assume is that they can be fractionalized. Is this the case or just folded &/or carelessly perforated? I see other that arent so uniform is why I'm asking.

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Posted 07/04/2011   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
NO US Revenues were ever intended to be fractionalized. They were misperfed in error. The first three issues are loaded with freak and misperfs. Some like this one can be quite damatic. I have a few that have come in collections and lots etc. But, I have never actively persued them. Though I know of some who do. I do like this one with what would appear to be a diag. bisect line. Very nice stamp.
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Posted 07/04/2011   11:37 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would not pay premiums for freak perfs on U.S. revenues. Some dealers try to get premiums for them, whereas I view freak perfs as a negative, thus commanding a discount.

It is widely held that many, if not virtually all freak perfs were created artificially after the fact.

They're neat looking, and if you like them, that's cool, but don't pay big bucks for them.
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Posted 07/04/2011   12:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
They're neat looking, and if you like them, that's cool, but don't pay big bucks for them.


AGREED!

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Posted 07/04/2011   2:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
well that one I found on eBay and I think the price was 6.00 or something close. I judt snagged the picture as I was curious as to what they was. Thanks. =]
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Posted 07/08/2015   3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcanman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Virtually all revenue stamps with perforations randomly thropugh the face of the stamp are fakes. They are nothing but ruined stamps. Many genuine multiple perfs exist, but they are generally parallel to the other perfs and do not look like this dramatic bull! Even legit ones are common and should not command a premium.
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Posted 07/08/2015   4:05 pm  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The First Quarter 2014 issue of the American Revenuer has an article by Robert Mustacich dealing with this issue.
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Posted 07/08/2015   9:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Given how the first three issues were perforated, I doubt if any of them were genuine errors. The perforating wheels used on these issues were sold as scrap about 1890 or so, and this type of item came crawling out of the woodwork in mass quantities.
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Posted 07/09/2015   12:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcanman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These fakes were created by a small line perforator that could be held in the palm of your hand. If Sterling had not placed a premium on them this may never have been a problem. What amazes me is the number of absolutely wonderful stamps this jerk destroyed.
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