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Should I Get This Swiss Stamp Expertized?

 
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Posted 12/10/2018   12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add doodah12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this Swiss stamp, it's either Scott 100, CV $47.50, or Scott 103 (reengraved) CV $16,250.
Does anyone know this stamp and the differences between the 2.
Scott says 'the impression of the reengraved stamps is much clearer, especially the horizontally lined background.
The figures of value are lined instead of being solid.
So, the figures don't look lined, but there is no example of the reengraved stamps in Scott to compare to.
Is this worth getting expertized because the reengraved version is so valuable?


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Posted 12/10/2018   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott also states "The figures of value are lined instead of being solid" for the reprint.
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Posted 12/10/2018   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your stamp does not look like it has the dark blue color of the 3rd printing 79C.
Copy from this auction:
https://corinphila.ch/de/_auctions/..._all_lots=1#




https://www.stamp-collecting-world....s_1900c.html
Note the Bottom end of the "5".
http://www.timbressuisses.ch/encaps...age=tjubupu1
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Edited by perf12 - 12/10/2018 2:44 pm
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Posted 12/10/2018   6:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danko to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Until you get a certificate saying it is not a $16,000 stamp, or you get enough expertise to be 100% sure that it is not, it will bother you.
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Posted 12/10/2018   6:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at the scan, I'll guess that your stamp is not the valuable one, as noted by perf12. Worth noting that even if this was the valuable one, the stamp is seriously flawed. The perfs cut far into the design on the left side. Your stamp, if it was the valuable one, probably wouldn't sell for more than a few hundred dollars. Of course, a few hundred is better than nothing.
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Posted 12/10/2018   7:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Willwood42 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This website doesn't have the 25 re-issue but it does have the 5 (Scott 98 & 101) side by side. You can see the lining of the numeral in the reprint, and as perf12 points out the bottom of the 5 is narrower in the original

http://bigblue1840-1940.blogspot.co...zerland.html
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Posted 12/10/2018   8:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a 100.
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Posted 12/10/2018   8:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The key is in the last reference. The re-engraved stamp is comb perf (perfect alignment of perf rows and columns in stamp corners). The original, #100, is line perfed, as is doodah's. It is still interesting as most #100s have weak or worn engraving and I can understand why he would wonder about this.
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Posted 12/11/2018   07:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It should be noted that in the 2nd printings you can find line & comb perfs.
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Posted 12/15/2018   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doodah12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all your help, wish it was a Scott 103, but still learned a lot
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