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Small Album With 19th Century US Official Stamps

 
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Posted 07/19/2015   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add filipo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Just about 30 stamps in it, 1/3 are fillers, 1/3 with some faults and 1/3 are nice examples. However, I like this small collection of these (in my opionion) underrated US stamps, usually with some nice cancels.








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Posted 07/19/2015   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
very nice - some of my favorite classics

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Posted 07/20/2015   07:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These can be a tough area because of the paper variations. I assume you saw the specimen overprint on the one cent agriculture.
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Posted 07/20/2015   08:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add filipo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Revcollector... thank you for your tip. Yes, of course... but, that stamp is a damaged filler... and, specimens on exactly that issue are not very rare... however, I am not familiar with the paper variations.

If you would like to to see any of the stamps in higher resolution... please, let me know. As I can recall, I have paid this small collection only $10, in an Antique bookstore (!), a couple of years ago.
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Being a product of both Continental Bank Note Co & American Bank Note Co, the departmental stamps are found on most of the same paper varieties (no grilled) as the large bank note stamps are. Hard, Intermediate, Soft, Ribbed, and Double. There are three types of papers for the Specimen stamps.
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Did Continental Bake Note Co. make pastries also?
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Probably! I do know that they made dough.
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Posted 07/20/2015   7:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Specimens on officials fall basically into two categories, either pretty common or quite rare, with few in between.
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