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Black Harding Stamp, Is This One Of The Rare Stamps.

 
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Posted 09/01/2018   1:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Rachel Hunter to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello everyone. I have this stamp and I don't know if it's one of the rare Black Harding's. Can some please point in the right direction to authenticate.


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Posted 09/01/2018   1:44 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome. You can learn more here (towards bottom of page)
http://www.stampsmarter.com/1847usa...ar/1923.html

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Posted 09/01/2018   6:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rachel Hunter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Don. So what do you think? Is it a #613 or #610.
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Posted 09/01/2018   6:12 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
#613 Doh, brain fart... it 610 (11 x 11)
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Posted 09/01/2018   6:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 09/01/2018   7:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rachel, you can always do a coin toss......

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Posted 09/01/2018   7:39 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can download a free perforation gauge here http://stampsmarter.com/learning/Fo...rfGauge.html (until you can get a good one)
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Posted 09/01/2018   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rachel Hunter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok Don so what exactly am I looking for with this gauge. And what other distinctions should I be looking for.
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Posted 09/01/2018   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Did you try the Stampsmarter link yet? You may be able to find your answer there
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Posted 09/02/2018   05:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raymodj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Measure the stamp perforations with that gauge. And maybe show us a scan of the back of the stamp.
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Posted 09/02/2018   08:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Willwood42 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

On the first link that Don posted are detailed instructions on how to tell if you have the !!44th!! copy of the very very rare 613. He seems to be a believer in the teach a person to fish philosophy.
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Posted 09/07/2018   10:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rachel Hunter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Don sorry the late response but here are some pictures of the stamp that I have. I think I use the gauge correctly.



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Posted 09/08/2018   01:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rachel - you need precisely to line up the perforations of the stamp with the circles or lines on the gauge. From what I can tell from your images, you have gauge lines running into different points of the perforations or their teeth.
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Posted 09/08/2018   03:03 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your stamp is 11 x 11 has shown in these images (I digitally altered them to align the perfs to the gauge).




You cannot 'measure' the design using the paper gauge and in fact trying to measure the stamp design is not a definitive way to determine if this stamp is a #610 (flat plate) or #613 (rotary).

Please post a good scan of the stamp back, this often can help the ID of the stamp. You can learn more about this here
http://www.stampsmarter.com/learnin...methods.html
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Posted 09/08/2018   09:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rachel Hunter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some more pictures of the back side of the stamp.



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