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Posted 12/09/2018   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jaxom100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
There was no post for plate 9 stamps so I made one. I would appreciate it if someone more knowledgeable on this plate would write an introduction to this plate like what was done with plate 5.

While I was looking over the old photos by Ashbrook, I ran across 4 photos of a full sheet of plate 9 right pane. I adjusted the rotation of each image and reconstructed the plate photos as best as I could and I colorized the image. This is what I came up with. The actual image is approximately 600dpi.

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Posted 12/09/2018   9:43 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jaxom, here's one of my favorites, the "Ear Ring Variety", 10L9:



And to top it off, it's unused, and I think, mint never hinged.
I haven't had it certed, but will at some point.

Not a Plate 9 expert at all here, but I'll add a few lines here. My main collecting interests in the 1c 1857 issue are:
--Finding as many Type Va positions as I can
--Plating the "A" reliefs of all of the #24, Plates 5,6,7,8,9 and 10.

When looking at a top row stamp ("A" relief), at first glance it is easiest to determine a Plate 9 stamp, because on 17 of the 20 positions, there is a heavy dot above the "O" in "POSTAGE" on Franklin's shoulder.

So, if you have scribe lines and guide dots at the top of the stamp, and a dot on the shoulder above the "O", it's definitely Plate 9. NOW....the problem is finding positions 8, 9, 10R9....

If there is enough room at the top right, it's also easy to know if you have Plate 9 or 10 because the position dots are different than plates 5,7,8 (all three have 2 guide dots together at the far N.E. of the top of the stamp). Plates 9 and 10 have only 1 guide dot to the N.E. of the design (and one farther left above the Ornament between "L" and "Z" (IIRC, the "unnamed" ornament.

So, "A" Relief, 2 guide dots together-- Plate 5,7 or 8
Or, "A" Relief, 1 guide dot far upper NE, dot above the "O" in Postage-- Plate 9
Or, "A" Relief, 1 guide dot far upper NE, NO dot above the "O"-- PROBABLY Plate 10, with a small chance that it's 8,9,10R9.

Hope this is a helpful start.....
Thanks, Ray
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Posted 12/10/2018   07:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rgstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ray.mac

I also look for Va /plate 5 stamps, but they are so rarely seen at auction

I don't look through eBay looking for misidentified examples. Perhaps this is best way.

Siegel and most of major auction houses have perhaps had less than half a dozen offered last 3-5 years

Someone is hoarding them... maybe it is you! LOL

It appears majority of the Va stamps were auctioned at wagshsl sale 7 years ago, then disappeared
I'm making this up but just can't find any significant number for sale

Reminds of Scott 10 as well. Plethora of Scott 10a every auction but years can go by before a nice scott 10 is up for auction
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One way to identify 8R9 is to find it attached to 7R9 with dot on shoulder. Much to my chagrin, I did not win this lovely piece back in October...


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Beautiful stamp Ray. And thanks for the plating insights!
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Posted 03/31/2019   4:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a vertical strip of 3, 12-22-32L9. Plate 9 is known for scratches between stamp images. In this strip 32L9 shows the scratch running NE from the bottom or ornament R into the next stamp at 33L9 (Neinken page 423), but 22L9 also shows a scratch running to the SE from Ornament Q that neither Neinken nor the Doporto archive documents.


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Posted 09/16/2019   6:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Identifying a new plating mark (an illustration of the process):

The first image below has been in my collection. It is Relief D, 10th vertical row, left pane, Plate 9 (identified by the thick center line). Hence it is either 40L9 or 80L9. 80L9 has a very distinct blob of color in the O of POSTAGE which my stamp does not have, hence it is 40L9. This position is not illustrated in either Neinken's book or the One-Cent Plating Archive. Note the mark indicated under the curved ornament at upper right.



I recently acquired the second image below, also a Type V D Relief. With no obvious indicator as to its position, I set about to plate it by examining all Relief D positions on Type V plates when I noticed the mark at upper right, which rang a bell.



It is not as prominent as the mark in the first stamp, but it appears to be the same. I am not aware that this plating mark has been identified before, for a position (40L9) that is poorly documented. Other indicators that these stamps are from the same position are the blurs under the TA of POSTAGE and the N of ONE. In addition, the straight edge on the second stamp suggests that it comes from the 10th vertical row. Finally, position 40 (part of a multiple) in the reconstructed Plate 9 left pane from the Wagshal collection (Siegel Sale 1006, Lot 1278) appears to show the mark as well.

Not exactly earth-shattering, but what appears to be a good way to identify a position that has been difficult to determine in the absence of a center line.
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Posted 09/17/2019   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
dudley - thanks, good to get that documented here.
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While I was thinking about documenting new discoveries, the thought occurred to me, that we have these nice 1c threads by-plate on this forum.

We could put up an index to them - i.e. links, from stampsmarter under one of the 1c sections.

People could go to one of the 1c sections on stampsmarter, then depending on which plate they are interested in, they could jump off to one of the threads here.

Thoughts?

Don - is that an acceptable use for this forum, or should we leave things as they are, and people can bookmark or search for them instead?
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