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US Scott #11 Double Transfer Or Recutting?

 
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Posted 07/18/2017   9:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add alub to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
is the extra line on the right side of the stamp a double transferor the resulting from recutting ("tool marks")?





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Posted 07/18/2017   9:26 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's an extra frameline that was added by recutting. It is one of the famous "three rows" stamps from the right three columns of the Plate 3 Left.
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Posted 07/19/2017   05:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i have one of thees. any special value to them?
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Posted 07/19/2017   06:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the Scott U.S, Specialized catalog places a premium on the "Three Rows" positions. While a typical #11A has a catalog value of $15, the positions from plate 3 left with extra lines or only one side frame line are valued from $17.50 to $32.50. Yours would be the $20 variety (1 extra vertical line outside of right frame line).
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Posted 07/19/2017   8:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
alub, The story behind the "three rows" stamps is what makes your stamp so interesting.

After the stamp designs were transferred from the transfer roller to plate 3, the spacing between the eighth and ninth vertical rows of the left pane got gradually too wide toward the bottom, and the spacing between the ninth and tenth vertical rows was too narrow. To make the alignment errors less conspicuous when the sheets were printed, extra frame lines were cut into the plate between the eighth and ninth vertical rows at most of the horizontal rows. Conversely, the side frame lines were cut abnormally close to the design on some positions between the ninth and tenth vertical rows, and the inner frame line was omitted for some positions.

Here is a diagram from Carroll Chase's book that shows the unusual frame lines of the three rows:

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Posted 07/19/2017   8:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Joe, I just took a closer look at your stamp, and it is from plate position 58L3.
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Posted 07/20/2017   11:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, this has all be very informative.

thanks

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Posted 07/20/2017   7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You're welcome, Joe.
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