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Posted 02/12/2017   8:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add MarkLikesStamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all. Still new to all this. Just curious why this is perf on 3 sides. Does that mean it's at the side of a sheet? Also, what would you value this one at due to mediocre centering? Thank you.

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Posted 02/12/2017   8:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe these stamps were printed in 100-stamp sheets that were vertically divided into two panes of 50. So I would guess that the line along the right side of the stamp is the guide-line separating the two panes ... and along which the original sheet was cut apart. So your stamp came from the left pane and the far right column of that pane. Have no opinion on value, but besides centering problems, it appears to have a missing or damaged perf in the bottom left corner.
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Posted 02/12/2017   8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MarkLikesStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, JL.
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Posted 02/13/2017   12:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ananthveerappan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But still a beautiful stamp...I saw one Mint NH one with cert-superb centering for $300 today... could only say "one day.... one day" to myself..
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Posted 02/13/2017   01:38 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp shown has significant fault (lower left corner damage), this affects value.
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Posted 02/13/2017   02:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MarkLikesStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, everyone. Great info.
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Posted 02/13/2017   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A beautiful series. Though your 289 "Hardships of Emigration" may be faulty, some of us hang on to those ole faulty Trans Mississippi's. I still have the first 5C "Freemont on the Rockies" I found. Old, and worn, badly centered and missing perfs, it still was cancelled on grandma birthdate!



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Great family connection with that cancel date, Phil. That makes it all the more special.
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Posted 02/13/2017   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kimo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To most every stamp collector, condition is enormously important. The ideal used stamp for collectors would be one that has the following qualities: well centered; no missing or damaged perforations; no fading and the color is as fresh as the day it was sold at the post office; is cancelled lightly but very clearly so the cancellation does not obscure the design and preferably with a cancel that shows the date and the city; no folds or creases or wrinkles; when you hold it up to the light there are no areas that so as being lighter colored than the rest of the stamp due to being "thinned" by rough removal from the envelope; is clean with no soiling by dirt or smudging with ink or age spotting from mildew or such; has perforations all the way around. As soon as a stamp has one of these issues it drops in value dramatically, and when there are two or more such issues the value becomes quite minimal as the stamp is considered a space filler until the collector can find a nice example to collect. If this stamp were to be sold on eBay it might sell for $1 or less, if at all.
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