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Posted 07/23/2014   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add littleriverphil to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In the Scott U.S Specialized catalog, in the description of Officials satmps, just above the last paragraph about the Special Printings, there is a sentence that says:
"Practially all officialstamps exist imperforate but little is known of their history"
I have never seen any pairs or blocks in any exhibit, nor have I read of any , except the mention of Departmental imperforate specimens and imperforate Newpaper and Periodical specimens in W.V.Combs's booklet "U.S.Departmental Specimen Stamps" printed in the American Philatelist in October of 1964. I did however find these four copies in a lot of other stamps that I purchased off eBay.





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Posted 07/23/2014   5:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What reference source are you referring to where the sentence is found? I do not have that in the introductory comments before Official Stamps in the 2014 Scott Specialized. Is it somewhere else in that catalogue?

Also, you may find interesting reading in a post titled.."Possible Fakes?" posted 01/13/2014 about imperforated bank note stamps. I think you can access the post through the search function at the top of the page.
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Posted 07/23/2014   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In The Scott U.S. Specialized 1982 edition, 1945 edition and the 1934 edition, all three have the same sentence.
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Edited by littleriverphil - 07/23/2014 10:11 pm
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Posted 07/23/2014   6:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamps are not imperf....sorry.
Listen to Al E Gator about the other post
on large margin stamps.
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Posted 07/23/2014   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If they were trimmed, those must have been huge JUMBOs
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Edited by littleriverphil - 07/23/2014 10:12 pm
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Posted 07/23/2014   7:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why do they not have 4 even margins???
Because they are each from a corner....
That is NOT proof....
PROOF is a pair!!

They at were time jumbo margins...that have been trimmed.

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Posted 07/23/2014   7:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That two cent War Dept was clearly perforated at the top at one time.
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Posted 07/23/2014   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a "straddle pane" stamp.
The sheet was miscut....that is what
the arrow was used for...guide (guide arrow)

Believe what you want....
I am not trying to convince you....
I am just stating facts,
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Posted 07/23/2014   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like he did not hear what he wanted and
took his stamps and left....
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Posted 07/23/2014   8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
won't change anything
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Posted 07/23/2014   10:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No one left.
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Posted 07/23/2014   10:24 pm  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trimmed or not, the effect is pretty cool-looking, especially on the 90-cent.
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Posted 07/24/2014   8:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, that 90 cent Interior is a monster even side by side with this tall copy!


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Posted 07/24/2014   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And yet the impression is the same size, the 'trimmed' copy just has huge margins. Even though I didn't get them set exactly even. Tough to do inside a mount!


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Edited by littleriverphil - 07/24/2014 8:42 pm
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Posted 07/24/2014   8:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
YES...the stamp on the left, the "trimmed" copy....
is from pos 90 on a sheet...thus the wider margins on the 2 sides.
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Posted 07/25/2014   2:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No need to SHOUT Keven, you've made your opinion known.
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