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Beaten Up 114 Or 114A?

 
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Posted 11/21/2012   01:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Joe Stamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I removed this stamp from an Album dated 1879,(see here http://goscf.com/t/26993) sadly it's not in great shape. I do not see a grill on it could it be a 114a?





I have many stamps in this 1879 album and I am taking great care to remove the stamps. But I think many of them have faults.

I have a 116 with a nice cancel but it's torn in the center.
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Posted 11/21/2012   01:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joe Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For some reason I cannot get the link to my previous post to work.

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Posted 11/21/2012   07:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could it be the one with no grill ? No.
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Posted 11/21/2012   09:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I did a bleach test on one of those this past weekend that had the paper as brown as yours. Came out as white as brand new but when blotting it dry, most of the blue ink came off on the paper towel :)


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Posted 11/21/2012   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joe Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Stallzer: Y?

@Mike I have found success using wax paper just let em air dry.
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Posted 11/22/2012   07:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add quigngt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could it be a 114a? Yes, since they do exist. Is it a 114a? Odds are overwhelmingly, No. There are only 14-16 known copies, so stallzer's comment is more than 99.99999% correct. You could spend large amounts of money having it expertized, certified, etc. and it find it to be a 114 that is worth $0.00 due to its severe damage.
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Posted 11/22/2012   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicKrazy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of these grilled issues were ironed out.
I generally check them using the SAFE Signoscope, not always 100% but has determined quite a few.



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Posted 11/22/2012   11:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Joe did you dip this stamp in watermark fluid?



I see a repaired corner, lots of creases..

How about a very dirty 125?
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Posted 11/22/2012   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
what is "the bleach test"
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