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Posted 05/06/2015   08:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mlesage1954 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am trying to determine if the numbers on these stamps enhance the collectability of same. All feedback welcome.

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Mike L.

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Posted 05/06/2015   09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
YES. Plate numbers are good. Don't remove them -- even though they don't fit pre-printed albums.

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Posted 05/06/2015   10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I am trying to determine if the numbers on these stamps enhance the collectability of same


Absolutely! What you are showing are called plate number singles. It is a collecting specialty:

http://www.apnss.org/index.htm

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Posted 07/27/2015   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blackhorseson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since they're switching to self adhesive, are there still going to be plate numbers?
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Posted 07/27/2015   9:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, adhesive issues have plate numbers, but they are not attached "hard" like the stamps you have. Adhesives are on a separated strip which would only remain with the stamp as long as they are still on the original adhesive backing. Once you peel the stamp for postage it gets separated from the plate number. See image below:

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Posted 07/27/2015   9:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Platenumbers are very much different from what they used to be, but they are still with us! The type of gum does not have much to do with the numbers, although they may change if a different type of adhesive is used.

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Posted 07/27/2015   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The bottom stamp #776....
it is missing the top selvedge.
The top stamp....is correct.
except it should be vertical, not horizontal
in the album.
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