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Rs234, Fakes, Forgeries Or Reprints?

 
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Posted 07/05/2015   9:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampcrow to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is this a stamp that could be "not authentic"? Does being trimmed have a large effect on the value?

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Edited by stampcrow - 07/05/2015 9:12 pm

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Posted 07/05/2015   9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
why do you think the stamp may not be authentic? Your scan is too small to make out any detail, but there are no known fakes, forgeries or reprints of the stamp. There is a facsimile of the stamp, but that is not what you have, because the facsimile replaces "UNITED STATES INTER. REVENUE" with "TO PREVENT COUNTERFEIT."

Is the stamp a trimmed imperforate stamp or is it just the less valuable die cut version (RS235) of the stamp (or even a proof) affixed to backing paper?
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Posted 07/05/2015   10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SPQR, I don't have the stamp in hand. It's for sale. I copied the picture that was provided. I just don't have any experience with these.

I do have some local stamps, Allens dispatch, Husseys etc. I still have never determined if they are real or fake lol.
So I'm a little leery of these BOB types.
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Posted 07/05/2015   10:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This stamp is not trimmed. The Swaim's were issued die cut as well as imperf, this is a die cut example. Absolutely genuine.
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Posted 07/05/2015   11:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. I'll keep you posted. It's not likely I'll buy it, but it'll be interesting to see how it goes. I enjoy seeing things that are new to me.
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Posted 07/06/2015   11:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add therevenueman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am voting on authentic, the proof and trial colors were issued without signature and for the predesesor company JAS Swaim. So either a cut down inperf or more likely the the die cut variety.
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Posted 07/06/2015   7:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone. I spent some more time with my nose in the Scotts catalog. I think this is the RS235 then. Not the 234. A huge difference in Cat. value!
At any rate, it's probably best I leave it alone.
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Posted 07/06/2015   8:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
RS235 comes on more than one paper. This is probably watermarked paper.
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Posted 07/06/2015   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinkin' that's probably the case also.

Slide the decimal point to the left one spot.
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