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3 Cent Washington Pair With Perf Issue.

 
 
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Posted 04/24/2015   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mlesage1954 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I think the perforations that connect the two stamps are not correct.
Need some expert feedback if the perfs are normal.

Regards,

Mike L.

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Posted 04/24/2015   7:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
normal, except somebody was using chewing tobacco when they put them on the envelope!
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Posted 04/24/2015   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Or maybe they used a bottle of LePage's Mucilage. I remember ruining many a stamp as a kid with a bottle of that ugly yellow stuff!

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Posted 04/24/2015   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So, your the one responsible!
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Posted 04/24/2015   10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Believe it or not, if you lookup "mucilage" on Wiki, one of its many uses is for postage stamps!


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Mucilage mixed with water is used as a glue, especially for bonding paper items such as labels, postage stamps, and envelope flaps. Differing types and varying strengths of mucilage can also be used for other adhesive applications, including gluing labels to metal cans, wood to china, and leather to pasteboard.
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Edited by wt1 - 04/24/2015 10:14 pm
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Posted 04/30/2015   11:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The perforations between the stamps still have their paper "chads" in them, so philatelists refer to them as "blind perforations." Yours appear to be fully cut but not cleared. These are not valuable and they are more interesting than they are rare.
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