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Posted 05/05/2017   10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Lynel to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm sort of new to stamps.............. brand new to plates

I just got a binder loaded up with strips of 4 or 5 each.. (are these "coils"?), all organized by the little plate numbers. Whole pages of the same design.. page after page.

Looks like #1908 Fire Pumper has a couple of rare plate #'s, and I have some. Fun. I want to look up the others but I can't find a catalog anywhere that breaks them all down. Is there a website out there that'll help me? Mostly in the #1800-2200 range
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Posted 05/05/2017   10:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lynel, welcome to the forum. The Plate Number Coil Collectors Club is what you are looking for. Website http://pnc3.org . They just issued a brand new Values List for all of the PNC's issued. I recommend you contact them and order the Values List.


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Posted 05/06/2017   9:51 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
or you can just look in the Scott Specialized Catalogue
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Posted 06/06/2017   5:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add votehannibal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
eyeonwall, I recently got an envelope filled with Fire Pumper 1908 20c coil pl#s in one of my postage lots, and according to the Scott Catalogue, I can retire off them!

Any experts here willing to burst my bubble?








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Posted 06/06/2017   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please do not turn in your papers yet! Scott catalog is somewhat overvalued and the above strips are not centered very well. Also, most collectors of these now collect strips of 5 ( PS5 ) rather then strips of two, three or four.


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Posted 06/06/2017   5:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add votehannibal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Peter4522, funny thing is, some of them seem to be centered badly enough to veer into EFO territory. The design actually gets cut off...
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Posted 06/06/2017   6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, you are correct. The Cottrells, especially the first ones of the Transportation Coils were very wide and just a little bit of mis-perforation gives these results. You might try to sell some, but I am not sure they'll bring a lot.


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Posted 06/07/2017   12:20 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is a huge drop off in value going from strips of 5 to shorter strip and the centering on most of them is very poor but not bad enough to command a misperf premium, Sorry to burst your bubble.
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