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Posted 03/19/2017   12:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Newby Stamper to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Could someone explain to me why there are threads on the back on this #367. It doesn't seem to be a grayish tint to it to be a #369. Is this common for this stamp? I have 3 other #367s and do not see any threads on them? You time and views are appreciated.
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Posted 03/19/2017   12:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like another stamp was stuck onto back of this stamp threads and all.
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Posted 03/19/2017   4:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First thing you want to do is to give the stamp a bath. If the fibers you are seeing came from a source outside the stamp itself, they should detach, leaving you a clean stamp. I've never seen any fibers on any of the stamps of that issue like you are showing.

I would be interested in knowing how the bath turns out.
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Posted 03/23/2017   7:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Newby Stamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks redwoodrandy and Stampman2002.
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Posted 03/23/2017   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These threads appear to be on the surface and should soak off.
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Posted 03/26/2017   09:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Newby Stamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks revcollector.
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Posted 03/26/2017   4:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are silk threads from what is called granite paper, which many countries in the 19th century used for their stamps, Austria for example. There appears to be some paper stuck to the back of your stamp, probably from another stamp (there appears to be a hint of perforations along it's edge) or possibly a writing paper. As already mentioned the threads and excess paper will come off with a soak.
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Posted 03/26/2017   5:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those marks and the threads could also be leftovers from a fancy envelope or post card, which were both in fairly frequent use at the time.
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Posted 03/26/2017   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
erm, ya. I guess I meant envelope when I wrote 'writing paper'. Certainly, the stamp doesn't go on the writing paper. Thanks revcollector.
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Posted 03/26/2017   6:46 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am hoping that Newby Stamper will post an image of the back after he soaks it to bring this thread full circle.
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Posted 03/26/2017   9:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I am hoping that Newby Stamper will post an image of the back after he soaks it to bring this thread full circle.


Pun intended?!
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Posted 03/26/2017   11:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also for those interested in seeing watermarks, the reverse P on this stamp is very clear.
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Posted 04/02/2017   11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Newby Stamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks again revcollector jamesw and 51studebaker Great site you have going. I'll try when I get home 8m a couple more days.
Revcollector is there any significance with the water mark on this a stamp? I know different type stamps like booklets and so forth are turned to certain position.
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Posted 04/02/2017   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not to my knowledge. They all have a DL watermark, and I assume it comes in a wide variety of positions since no one was really paying any attention to them during printing.
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Posted 04/02/2017   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This stamp just makes it easy for newbies to see what a DL watermark looks like.
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Posted 04/02/2017   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Newby Stamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks revcollector. It does stand out.
Thanks SCF for all the vauable info here.
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