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R86a In APS Circuit - Good or Not?

 
 
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Posted 12/06/2018   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stampman2002 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here's a three margin copy of R86a, which came in an APS circuit today. I'm considering it as the price is reasonable, but I'd like some opinions first.

Here's the stamp, front and back:




The paper is thin, almost like an India proof, which is what makes me wonder about this one.

All thoughts on this would be appreciated.
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Posted 12/06/2018   7:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The impression is not proof quality and it is a scissor cut bottom sheet margin copy. I think it is good. Will be interesting to see what the experts think about the thin paper. I shall lurk and learn.
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Posted 12/06/2018   10:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm inclined to think that it's genuine. Right impression, dark shade, thin paper, margins appear cut in one operation, and wide enough vertical margins. Not the best example, it's a stamp that is fairly easy to find.
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Posted 12/07/2018   04:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The asking price is $40. Responsible, given it's being cut right on the top of the design?
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Posted 12/07/2018   08:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's 20% of cat. Personally, I would rather add some more $ and get a nice example. It's not all that scarce a stamp.
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Posted 12/07/2018   09:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all for the help. Bart, thanks for the advice on getting a four margin copy.
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