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1c 1851 Plate 4 Stamps

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Posted 09/04/2018   3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I too have been picking up the imprint copies as they come by. I've even gone as far as over paying for them but I just don't see the imperforate imprints from any plate surface that often.
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Posted 09/04/2018   4:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I just don't see the imperforate imprints from any plate surface that often.


They are tough items to find.
When one does show up, it is often hard to win the bid.
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Posted 09/16/2018   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jaxom100 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Take a look at this stamp.
It was bought as a #7.
Does the bottom right plume indicate Relief "C" of plate 4?
The only thing close would be 4-5L2 with that short of a plume.


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Posted 09/17/2018   04:49 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Zero chance of being from Plate 4.
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Posted 09/17/2018   09:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jaxom100 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What indicates that it cannot be plate 4?
What plate would you suggest I start looking? Relief T or A?
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Posted 09/17/2018   10:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Relief A plate 2. There are several positions if I recall correctly, with a short LR plume.
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Posted 09/18/2018   8:45 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Plate 4 stamps are immediately identifiable by knowing what the scrolls look like.
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Posted 09/18/2018   10:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pauljg20 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What's The Best Franklin Blue You All Seen? Is There Sheets Out There?
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Posted 09/18/2018   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Huh?
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Posted 09/18/2018   11:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pauljg20 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 1 cent Franklin? I call it the Franklin Blues
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Posted 10/27/2018   5:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I purchased a bulk lot at a recent auction on Stamps Auction Network that was described as "Scott A5 designs" (no Scott numbers specified). I could tell by the image (though the stamps overlapped) that not all were #24. So far I've found #18 (33L12), #23 (plating TBD), and this one, which I've plated as 86L4 (Type IIIA, Scott #22). Though unfortunately scissor-separated by a user who had no use for those new-fangled holes in the stamps, a faint line running slightly NW-SE between the arrow tips can be seen (maybe not so well in the attached photo).




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Posted 10/29/2018   11:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gotta love those A5's.

I don't know that I've seen a bulk lot of 1c stamps described as such. Usually there is just enough value in such a lot, as to warrant even the slightest attempt at further identification.
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Posted 11/19/2018   9:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For future reference, there is some good discussion on top row plate 4 here:

http://goscf.com/t/64400
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Posted 12/03/2018   9:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Anyone notice this beautiful example of 7L4 which closed on eBay the other day, masquerading as a #9? Final bid: $565.00.


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Posted 12/03/2018   10:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Caper123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Saw it, loved it, but was too pricey in the end.
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