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R15c Double Perf ?

 
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Posted 07/19/2015   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add TexasGunny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This R15c looks to be doube perf'd horizontally. Luckily, it was separated from the stamp above & below via the outer perfs. Anyone seen this before?

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Posted 07/19/2015   11:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rows of extra perforations on first issue revenues are fairly common, and the general consensus seems to be that most of them are fake, added later in the 19th century when the perforating devices fell into private hands. However, I am inclined to think that double perfs on documents, such as yours, are legitimate, but I don't know how scarce such uses are. I have an R6c like that on the back of a photograph:


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Posted 07/19/2015   12:06 pm  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Quite common.

A recent acquisition:



I think these are probably legitimate. It's the crazy ones criss-crossing the stamp that tend to be suspect.
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Posted 07/19/2015   12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TexasGunny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the responses. I'm fairly new at collecting revenue stamps so it helps when I get informative responses. Appreciate it.
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