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Odd Sized US Scott #4868

 
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Posted 06/16/2016   4:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add alub to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A local non-profit gives me all the stamps off their incoming mail. I only get the clipped corners, not the whole envelope.The latest batch had a copy of Scott #4868 that is noticeably smaller than the usual copy. (see attached photo.

I find it hard to believe that someone would trim this stamp on the top and bottom and then use it to pay a bill; but I guess this is possible.

any thoughts?

thanks

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Alub, your picture is not the sharpest I have seen, and I can not make out if there is microprinting present. This stamp has been known as a counterfeit, but we would have to see a better picture, preferably a scan.
One of the things that I have seen that set the fake apart is a much whiter and bolder printed date 2014.

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Seems to me the stamp on the right is overly large.

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Posted 06/16/2016   5:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have a scanner, sorry.

Both stamps have the micro-printing in the fireworks (it is actually brighter on the smaller stamp). The 2014 is brighter on the smaller stamp. On close examination I can see a rectangle of a lighter color around the date on both stamps.

the "larger stamp" is the same size as the other coils I have of this design, 25 mm.

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OK, thank you Joe. Somehow this is not unusual. I thought the problem one was the left one - the right one looks to be the right size. This phenomenon has been reported in 'Coil Line', the official journal of PNC3, the Plate Number Coil Collectors Club. The smaller size of some coils has been noted, but we have no official explanation as of this moment.

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For some reason the image keeps diasappearing on me, but on this issue, there was a find of two rolls where the slitting between the rolls was shidted so that one roll was extra tall and the other extra shoet, so your short one probably was from a paring like that. Unfortunately anyone can make a stamp shorter, so it is only the extra tall ones that have extra value.
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