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US 1875-78 2c "Liberty" S.c. #r152 Both A. Silk Paper And B. Wmk 191R?

 
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Posted 12/21/2018   10:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add souldjer777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good Morning,

It's been a while since I've visited my stamp collection, so sorry if I have this all wrong. I was wondering if the U.S. "Liberty" revenue stamp from 1875-78 S.C. #R152 comes in both "a. silk" and "b. wmk 191R." - example #R152 ab?

I'll scan the stamp if it doesn't for your evaluation.

Thanks!
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Posted 12/21/2018   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
yes it does. r152a is the silk paper, r152b is watermarked and perforated and the r152c is watermarked and rouletted.
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Posted 12/21/2018   11:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You misread my question - I'm talking about both A and B in one stamp.

"#R152 ab"
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Posted 12/21/2018   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add therevenueman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No only Silk or Watermarked not both both.
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Posted 12/26/2018   2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, thank you. Here is my stamp.

I see a small number of silk threads in this stamp and it is watermarked - hence the id query of r152ab.

Front:

Back:

High resolution:


"..the lay collector usually conjures up images of the 2nd- and 3rd-issue documentaries, which have a paper that is chock full of threads. The 1st-issue silk paper looks nothing like this." - Revenue Collector


https://revenue-collector.com/1stis...papers.shtml
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Quote:
The 1st-issue silk paper looks nothing like this


This comment is correct.

Your stamp is not a first issue revenue stamp though. It is a fifth issue revenue stamp.

The paper used on this Liberty series was either silk paper, or watermarked paper.

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Posted 12/26/2018   3:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is mine silk paper or no? It appears to be... to me at least. I see the threads... I also have the "191R" watermark.
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Your stamp is on watermarked paper.

The silk threads on this series of stamps can be seen across the room.

Here's an example:



https://www.ebay.com/itm/us-revenue...n6:rk:2:pf:0

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Edited by James Drummond - 12/26/2018 4:15 pm
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Posted 12/26/2018   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks James! That'll do!
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