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Posted 04/11/2018   6:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add nachosgrande to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just inherited a stamp collection and a Scott price guide, however I'm still having trouble identifying which variant I'm looking at with a lot of these stamps. So I figured I'd ask the experts here in this forum. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

In this first stamp, I'm pretty sure it's a Scott 68, but I'm not exactly sure which variant:



In this second stamp I'm really having trouble making out the writing at the top of the sleeve. I was hoping someone in the know could decipher it:

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Top description on the second stamp has correct Scott number but the rest is bogus. Stamp is used not OG NH original gum never hinged. It is used and cat. $25 but the condition/centering lowers the value.
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The writing above the second one appears to be describing a different stamp. While the "288" is accurate, that is a Scott #288, the words "Jumbo OG NH" and the "$300" lead me to think there was a different #288 housed in this sleeve at one time. It would've been an unused version of the stamp you have.

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Posted 04/12/2018   01:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nachosgrande to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks so much for your advice, really appreciate it.
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Posted 04/23/2018   1:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The top stamp appears damaged -- it has a cut top edge, rather than a straight edge as some were issued with. The edge slopes down from left to right.
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