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"Quality Control," Circa 1862

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Posted 05/15/2017   10:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add James Drummond to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
LOL.

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Posted 05/15/2017   11:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
European perforating machines, 10 different sized first issue revenues, lots of time pressure to get the stamps out all conspire to cause a lot of wild perforations.
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Posted 05/15/2017   11:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James Drummond to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Still, seems like there was an awful lot of "meh, close enough" going on at the time.

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Posted 05/16/2017   12:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting but not that uncommon. No way is the stamp worth 90x catalog.
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Posted 05/16/2017   07:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We should not be surprised by these printing freaks. We know that Butler & Carpenter had difficulty perforating the stamps, leading to the delivery of imperf and and part perf stamps. They did not wish to waste a lot of otherwise well printed stamps.

Let's also not forget that in the 1890's a New York stamp dealer acquired a perforator to enhance his stock of first issue revenues with stray perforations, adding to the myth of bad perforating practices at Butler & Carpenter.
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Posted 05/16/2017   08:17 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
$5-10 maybe. $45? No way.
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Posted 05/16/2017   10:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is the same seller who puts up items like this one. This is a major stamp seller on eBay, and I am not exactly sure how he has missed the whole row of perfs on this "imperforate" stamp.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-USED-R9...AOSwuxFY0wS9
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Posted 05/16/2017   10:23 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BLEAGH!
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Posted 05/16/2017   11:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bart,

I saw that row of perfs along the right side also. Yes, I agree that one should not have been missed.
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Posted 05/16/2017   11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe we should send him a note to be more careful when he trims off the perfs to completely remove them?
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Posted 05/16/2017   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would never accuse anyone of doing so unless I KNEW that they did it. And some people are such newbies that they won't know, but I do not at all believe that is the case here.
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Posted 05/16/2017   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at that stamp carefully actually shows perts on three sides, which might set a record for an imperf.
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Posted 05/16/2017   5:03 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's the ultra-rare "semi-perforated" variety.
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Posted 05/16/2017   8:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James Drummond to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would prefer the term "imperfish."

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Posted 05/20/2017   6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add displaced_hippie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The original R3c is still available with no bids if anyone is interested in this "radical" misperf

-Willie
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Posted 05/21/2017   09:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Along with some new fakes mixed in among the new listings.
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