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"Scar" On Washington's Neck? SC # 496

 
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Posted 11/10/2016   4:14 pm  Show Profile Check rlmstamps2012's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add rlmstamps2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone explain, or has anyone seen, the mark on Washington's neck?

I did send this pair to the PF as a 496var. They certified it with this statement below.

This cert and a 496a, one of three, they also certed for me at the same time, had its image and text crossed. I am waiting for my corrected certs.

"JOINT LINE PAIR, RIGHT STAMP SCAR ON NECK.
AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT
IT IS A GENUINE SCOTT 496, BUT DECLINE OPINION WITH RESPECT TO THE ORIGIN OF THE MARK ON WASHINGTON'S NECK, AND ATTRIBUTION AS A "SCAR", THE JOINT LINE PAIR WITH THE LEFT STAMP PREVIOUSLY HINGED ALONG THE PERFORATIONS AT LEFT, THE RIGHT STAMP NEVER HINGED. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *"




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Posted 11/10/2016   10:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Caper123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've not seen this before, which in the long run means very little. But Scott's does not list such a variation nor is it listed in French's 'Encyclopedia of Plate Varieties...' It may be more akin to an EFO.
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Posted 11/12/2016   3:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sweet Joint Line Pair rlm

I am currently going through a pile of "Fourth Bureau" 2 cent
Washington's and found this "SCAR ON NECK", Scott #634.



I doubt we will ever find one similar., but we can keep lookin!

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Ciletaliph, thanks for sharing your example.

Caper123, I now understand that the examples shown could be EFO's.
I was not familiar with "French's Encyclopedia of Plate Varieties".

My example means a lot to me, as I share a similar scar in the same area. Ten years or so ago while shaving, tapping my razor in the sink
to clean it's blade, I did not notice that my blade broke. It was not a throw away razor. Up to my neck it went. It was not a good day!

How many of any given variety need to be discovered to receive mention
in Scotts?
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Posted 12/15/2016   7:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Newby Stamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Turn the stamp of ciletaliphs upside down and look at it. Kinda looks likes Jesus on the cross to me.

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