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Helvetia - Wilhem Tell's son 5 on 7.5 - which is type?  
 

 
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Posted 10/11/2017   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stampsfield to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Switzerland - Willhem Tell's son 5 on 7.5 from 1930 stamp. Which type is..? -Help
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Posted 10/11/2017   4:59 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Stampsfield. It is type II,
In type II the string is behind the arrow, in type I the string is in front of the arrow.

Peter
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Edited by Petert4522 - 10/11/2017 5:17 pm
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Posted 10/11/2017   6:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampsfield to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Peter but this is more compicated and on this stamp it is not easy to determine type.
5 on 7 1/2 with arow in front of arow is not exist.
It's two types 5 on 7.5 with arrow behind the arrow. Second type is very rare and valuable.
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Posted 10/11/2017   6:43 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am pretty sure it is still type II.
The "F" of Nafels is in a rotten place, but if the stamp was type III there would be some white showing above this "F". On your picture I do not see any evidence of white there.

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I am no expert but reading from scott catalog I would say that this is from the second reprint but Type I

text from Scott

Second Redrawing
Bow-string behind stock. Thick loop above
crossbow. Letters of "HELVETIA" have serifs.

7&1/2 CENTIMES:
Type I Top of "7" is 1/2mm thick. The "1" of
" 1/2" has only traces of serifs. The two base
plates of the statue are of even thickness.
Type II Top of "7" is 1mm thick. The "1" of
" 1/2" has distinct serifs. The upper base plate is
thinner than the lower.
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Edited by bwdavis - 10/11/2017 7:35 pm
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Thanks Davis. I think you have good explanation.
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I agree, its Type I (based on the upper base plate).
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