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Perf Verification On Finland 1958 300(M) Airmail Stamp

 
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Posted 10/23/2011   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All,

My Scott 2000 catalog says the perf for this stamp (Scott # C4) is perf 11 1/2, but my measurements show the one I have is perf 12. The Scott catalog shows no Finland Airmails with perf 12.
Can someone please check a more current Scott catalog to see if a correction has been made. Or anyone else with another catalog, please look it up and see what it says the perfs should be.

The denomination on this one is "300" no "mk after the 300, and no comma after the "3".

Thanks in advance...

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Posted 10/23/2011   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
2005 Scott -- 11 1/2
2007/2008 Michel -- 11 3/4
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Posted 10/23/2011   5:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In Facit, it is listed as 11.75x11.75, with no other varieties.

Before the era of US bullseye perforations and serpentine die cuts, Scott generally provided perforation measurements only to 0.5 (1/2). However, there are a non-trivial number of European/colonies stamps that were perforated at a 0.25 (1/4) increment. If there is only one perforation variety, it is no big deal. But this has caused me untold headaches on WW stamps with minor perforation varieties. I find that I often cannot simply measure it according to Scott. I either have to look up the specialized catalogs, or line up the teeth of the duplicates and measure them comparatively.
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Posted 10/23/2011   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dave, if that stamp proves to be worth millions, I want it back!

Just kidding. Fun aren't they?
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Posted 10/23/2011   6:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jamesw,

Well, I had won some Finland Airs on an auction...

But this particular one was one that you sent me so if it is worth a Million, can we split it 50/50?

It is curious, because I know that Scott perfs are generally rounded to the nearest 1/2 perf.
This one is right on 12 x 12 or maybe 12.1 x 12.1. So perhaps it is an error.

I have a Sanabria Air Post book, but it only goes to 1950.

I'll wait to see what some other catalogs have to say.

Thanks everyone for the inputs.

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Posted 10/23/2011   6:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Do you have another C4 you can compare it to?
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Posted 10/23/2011   7:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately I don't have another C4 to compare it to.

Finland only put out about 10 Airmail stamps and I have about 4 of them.

I might try comparing to pics of C4s offered on auction sites - just to compare the perfs.

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Posted 10/23/2011   7:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's my C4. You can scale it and compare to yours.

Lined up at the right edge is my C6, as both stamps should be p11.75x11.75

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Posted 10/23/2011   10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks KHJ,

I'll compare mine to yours.
Can I ask a favor? Can you use a perf gauge on yours and let me know if if comes out to 12 or 11.75?

Thanks,

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Posted 10/23/2011   11:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dave,

My C4 measures 11.75x11.75 using a Linn's gauge.
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Posted 10/23/2011   11:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a pic...

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Posted 10/24/2011   02:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
According to specialized Finnish catalog, the perf on this stamp should be 11¾. Never seen/heard about this stamp with perf 12.
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Posted 10/24/2011   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks again everyone!

I think it might be time to upgrade to a better perf gauge!
That Linn's looks nice!

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Posted 10/26/2011   7:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can try this tool too. It's designed for US Stamps but the perf gauge might help

http://www.americanstampcollection....s/viewer.php
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