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Scott # 390 Ben Franklin

 
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Posted 01/01/2008   7:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Inkman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This looks like Scott #390 with 8.5 perferations horizontally. 1 cent green Franklin(331). I guess the watermark test is the only way to tell.



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Edited by Inkman - 01/01/2008 7:32 pm

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Posted 01/02/2008   5:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



Scott #390 is a coil stamp. This is not a coil stamp. It is perforated on all four sides. Coil stamps are perforated on only two sides. Re-check your stamp's perfs with a perforation gauge.

Your stamp must be either Scott #331 perf. 12 with a double line watermark, or Scott #374 perf. 12 with a single line watermark. Sometimes you can see the watermark by holding the stamp up to a strong light, like an intensity lamp. The single line watermark is often hard to detect because of the layout of the repeating letters USPS. Only a small portion of several letters is all that can be seen on a single stamp. So if you don't see a watermark, even in watermark fluid, then it is likely you have Scott #374 with a hard to see single line watermark.
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