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Posted 01/28/2017   06:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add TangStamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found a few stamps in a small collection. I am not sure if the previous owner labeled them correctly. Could anybody help?
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Posted 01/28/2017   06:31 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
Yes, there are plenty of good folks in this community who can help. You can start by posting a few images/specific questions and others will jump in and assist you. If you are unsure of how to post images please let us know.
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Posted 01/28/2017   06:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TangStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How to post the images? New to here.
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Posted 01/28/2017   06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TangStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know in most cases, they are probably worthless. But just want make sure.
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Posted 01/28/2017   07:07 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the image.
Misidentification of this stamp (Scott 579) is common. With any less common stamps it is important to verify the correct identification and this often requires a good understanding of details. Approach with an open mind and start by learning as much as you can.

This particular stamp was issued over the span of many years, a 'workhorse' for the postage using public. Over the long production span, several varieties were released, some common and some not common. You might start on this webpage
http://www.stampsmarter.com/1847usa...ntifier.html
as an overview of the different types. The site has much more info if you poke around on it.

Do you have a perforation gauge and do you know how to determine the perforations on a stamp?
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That might be a 579, assuming all the perfs are genuine. Usually it's the perf 11 sides that are faked.
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Posted 01/28/2017   08:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TangStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don,

Thanks! I do have a meter to measure the perf. I will read the article you recommended. I am specialized in China stamps and recently want to start collecting US classic stamps. Do you know what book is good for someone like me?

Thanks again!
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Posted 01/28/2017   08:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TangStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the perf 11 sides are the vertical sides, correct?
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Any opinion on the other stamp J30? :)
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No, the horizontal sides. 11x10 perfs. Horizontal perfs are always given first in measurements.
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Posted 01/28/2017   08:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The image is on it's side, obviously it must be turned correctly.
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J30 flunks also - it is perf 11 (not 12)
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