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30 Cent Dept. Of The Interior

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Posted 04/19/2015   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Ciletaliph to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I like this find, appears to be unused

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What is something like this valued?
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Posted 04/19/2015   12:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have a current Scott's Specialized U.S. catalogue. There were 138,300 30 cent Interior (O23) stamps issused.
My 1996 Scott values a mint 30 O23 in Very Fine condition at $75.00. Your stamp is centered to the left, with the perfs almost touching the design= average. Does it still have gum?
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Posted 04/19/2015   12:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

How do you test for gum?
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Posted 04/19/2015   1:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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How do you test for gum?


Just look at the back, if it has gum, it will be shiny. Sorry, I don't have a scan of the gum side as I collect used Officials.
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Posted 04/19/2015   1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Ah no shiny and I see an old hinge mark.
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Posted 04/19/2015   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My 2013 Scott Catalog suggests the O23 with "no gum" has a catalog value ranging from $32.50 (VG); $60 (F); or $110 (VF). As suggested earlier, your off-center example is probably valued at the lower end of that range.

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Posted 04/24/2015   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm now sporting my new avatar,Thanks SCF!
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Ciletaliph

See the image below of your stamp, it appears to me as it might be damaged (see arrows). Could you give us a image of the back of the stamp in question!





Perhaps with the image of the backside of the stamp in question, we could give you an estimate.

Dave
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Posted 04/24/2015   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ya it could be damaged as it came out of this pile of stamps. For some reason I just really like this stamp





I'll get a scan of the back .
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Posted 04/24/2015   11:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the reverse. Looks like somebody wrote on it.





Here it is with black background.


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Posted 04/24/2015   11:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cool just found this one, a two cent





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Posted 04/24/2015   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Reverse of this one is written on too.



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Posted 04/24/2015   1:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 2-cent Dept. of Interior Stamp is an O16 valued at $12.00 (used in VF condition) per my 2013 Scott Specialized. Once again, your example would be graded well below that because of how off-center it is (with perfs actually invading the image at the top). By comparison, the same stamp in VG condition would be valued at $3.75.
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Posted 04/24/2015   3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Any idea what the writing means on the back of these?
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Posted 04/24/2015   3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampmaster to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The writing is really just numbers, at this point no meaning!

Dave
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Posted 04/24/2015   4:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1522 is the old Scott catalog number of O23. Here is a scan from the 1927 Scott catalog (All the world in 1 tiny volume):



Scott has renumbered several times (especially the back of the book sections). Most of the current alphabet prefixes for BOB issues were introduced with the 1940 edition, which is when your 1522 became O23.
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Edited by John Becker - 04/24/2015 4:26 pm
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