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Plate Number Scratches (Us 1385)

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Posted 04/10/2016   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Partime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I don't know if this is very common, or not, but this is my most extreme example. Here, the plate number is obliterated with several lines that are not quite in line with the plate number.

When rotated and examined closer, it appears that there are (3) distinct strikes of the numbers. I've seen two strikes (kiss prints) before, but not three. Any idea how this happened?

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Posted 04/10/2016   11:02 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The extra "strikes" of the plate number are tagging ghosts - the ink wasn't completely dry on an earlier stamp and was picked up by the machine at the tagging station and then redeposted onto the stamp you see.
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