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Posted 07/07/2018   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bobone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any idea why this stamp is so large? both perf 12

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Posted 07/07/2018   6:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The perforating wheels were often set a bit wider/taller around the edge of the press sheets. Most jumbo-graded stamps would come from such corners.
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Posted 07/07/2018   6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not a 157 most likely 183
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Posted 07/07/2018   6:52 pm  Show Profile Check stallzer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Love the imprint capture on cover.
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Posted 07/09/2018   4:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coconutjoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice... Is this considered as an error too? (as in coins)
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Posted 07/09/2018   6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Is this considered as an error too?

No. It's more a fortuitous mis-perf. Note the opposite end of the stamp, perforated into the design.
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Posted 07/09/2018   11:43 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
the terminology is different - in stamps this is considered a freak
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Posted 07/10/2018   04:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coconutjoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both for the explanations.
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Posted 07/10/2018   5:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stallzer I like that imprint cover also, I think it's The Continental Bank Note Co. Thanks everyone else for your information.. I get it now.
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Posted 07/11/2018   06:02 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would not be afraid to actually identify the stamp as a Continental printed #178.
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Posted 07/11/2018   4:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree sinclair2010 that it is a Continental #178
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Posted 07/13/2018   5:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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the terminology is different - in stamps this is considered a freak



Not in this case. As John Becker said above, the perfing machine was set to allow extra margins all around the outside of the printed area on both panes. As a sheet came into position for perfing, it was natural that some of the marginal printed material would be "captured" along with the stamp design. The nature of the perfing process allowed for the sheet to "float" within the range of the perfing wheels, so the amount of capture varied from one sheet to another. It is nice to observe this, but it was not due to any malfunction. Captures of various kinds are a kind of sub-specialty for some Banknote specialists.

Quite a few years ago Jack Reinhard wrote an article on this subject and had it published in the old journal Strictly US.

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Posted 07/13/2018   10:16 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
While the wider setting did increase the likelyhood of a capture, it didn't happen all the time and was hardly intended, so I still consider it a freak.
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