Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Need Your Help To I.d These Rotary Stamps, I'm Sure There 539's

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 5 / Views: 1,278Next Topic  
Valued Member
180 Posts
Posted 05/06/2017   10:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add huffy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The only option in 1919 would be Scott 539 with perf 11 on top.

Send note to Staff

Moderator
Learn More...
United States
10765 Posts
Posted 05/06/2017   10:46 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 2 cent stamps are perf 11 on all sides.

But if you are sure, you should send this stuff in and get it certified.
Don
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
United States
1130 Posts
Posted 05/06/2017   10:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Although I can't be sure (a closer scan would be helpful) the cancel date appears to be April of 1918. Even if it is 1919, the EDU for #539 is 6/30/19, and Max Johl give an issue date of 6/14/19. Is there any censor marking on the back? Since WW-I was still in progress, shouldn't the cover be censor examined? What is the measurement of the design? It doesn't look "square" enough to me. Also, a scan of just one of the two-cent stamps might help in identification.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
180 Posts
Posted 05/06/2017   11:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add huffy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just purchased it the other day and it's in the mail too me,my camera won't get any better pictures than this anyhow,I'll look for a date stamp on the back when it comes,I thought it looks 11 X 11 too but if I blow it up 300X and try to match the side and top perfs they won't match up correctly.Whatever they are there rotary for sure so not bad for 2 Euro's.

The other stamp post I put up here that I thought was a 332B Lake I sent in and will let you know what they say,it really looks like a lake but they will have to decide.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
2485 Posts
Posted 05/06/2017   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sure - send them in to the Philatelic Foundation. They don't look like rotary press, they have the wrong perforations, but maybe you can convince them they are SC 539 any way. BTW - there is only one known SC 539 on cover - if you convince the PF you will be rich !
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
1812 Posts
Posted 05/06/2017   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cancel date is Apr 12, 1918 Clear as a bell.

Purpose of the list? Discussion (however that goes).

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 5 / Views: 1,278Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2022 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2022 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.62 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05