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Which One To Choose From 3c. 1857 -61

 
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Posted 06/25/2017   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add codexluminati to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I ended up with these 2, after sorting few stamps.
Which one will you chose?
border cut, or face free. backs are good



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Posted 06/25/2017   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would keep them both. The face free is probably the best one, but the one side imperforate is very nice also.


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Posted 06/25/2017   10:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like the top stamp.
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Posted 06/26/2017   06:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Daveinva47 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd keep both also!
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Posted 06/26/2017   09:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codexluminati to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks you all.
I have only 1 spot in my album for it. So with 1 vote for the top, 1 for the bottom and 2 ties, I will put them one over the other.
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Posted 06/26/2017   1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both are nice I like that the second is cleaner and has a stronger impression but I probably go with the top one. Better centering top and bottom for one thing and the line in the left margin for another...

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Posted 06/26/2017   4:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add agmasd56 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
yes you must keep both they are different look and the top good perforated and has guide line and side imperf
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Posted 06/26/2017   11:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Douglas Andrew Willinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both are good stamps but I prefer the 1st one with its better margins & perforations, eye free cancel and the guide line. Nothing wrong with a straight edge provided that the margins are good.
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Posted 06/27/2017   09:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both Stamps being fairly equal in centering, all plate markings are preferred, especially straddle panes.
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Posted 06/27/2017   09:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Top stamp is clearly better, and illustrates the dividing line between the panes.

The lower stamp looks decent at first glance until one realizes the remaining perf chads along the bottom carry a considerable portion of the stamp image. What would its centering be if the chads were picked out?
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Posted 06/27/2017   12:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rgstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with John here. Top stamp is real nice. Centering is VF or VF-XF for this issue. (Put the straight edge out of your mind as this is nice position piece).

Bottom stamp perfs go into design, thus very good/fine centering at best.
The more I stare at them, the more I prefer the top stamp
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I wonder why the straight edge is not so straight? Note the gap between the straight edge and the center line. If entire pane was cut at that angle it seems to me that the cut would be into the stamp design a few rows further down.
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Posted 06/27/2017   5:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codexluminati to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all, looks like the majority goes for the first one.
Will leave the other in the stockbook with my doubles.
Added a bigger scan in case anyone is interested in plating.

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