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What Do You Think Of These Imperfs And Part Perf?

 
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Posted 01/07/2019   11:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add southpaw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A friend of mine sent me these scans this morning. I think the R13a could possibly be good (thin paper, would come down to impression), the R13b no (maybe a photographer precancel, thicker paper), and the R3a probably a trimmed margin copy (dull red, date a bit late).

What do you guys think?



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Posted 01/07/2019   12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The R13a seems possible, I'm only concerned about the possibility of a perf dent at the top left corner.
The R13b looks suspect for certain. Right side is not a straight cut, and there appears a perf indentation about mid way down.
The R3a with its wide margin could be a bottom corner stamp. Would need to examine it to be sure, but because of those wide margins I'm suspect.
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Posted 01/07/2019   12:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James Drummond to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a certified copy of R13a.

The margins and color on yours seem to be pretty close to this one.

I think that it should be worthwhile to look into obtaining a certificate for your copy.

Jim

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Posted 01/07/2019   9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, no, absolutely not, in that order.
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Posted 01/08/2019   06:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
maybe, no and no.
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Posted 01/08/2019   09:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not on a paper with that much mesh, and not with margins trimmed in this manner. And large scans make the margins appear wider then they actually are.
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Posted 01/08/2019   09:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The reverse scans show that all three are on the wrong paper.
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Posted 01/08/2019   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback!
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Posted 01/08/2019   11:24 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Genuine R13a are a very thin almost translucent paper, the majority with Wells Fargo cancels.
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Posted 01/08/2019   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All the blue first issues (2, 10, 50 cent, $1.50, $3.50, $15) all come on a very thin hard white translucent paper with no real mesh visible. The design is usually fairly clear even from the reverse, even when face down flat on a table. Generally the red values (5, 25, $1, $5) have a slightly thicker paper, but still thin with no real mesh. I have long wondered whether this was deliberate based on better overall results or just the luck of the draw.
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Posted 01/08/2019   11:59 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The $10 stamps (both perf and imperf) can also be found on a very thin translucent paper similar to that used on the stamps above.

The major difference here is that while all these other denominations/types *CAN* be found on that paper, the R13a can *ONLY* be found on that paper.
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Pretty much all the imperf and part perf blue stamps are only found on that paper. The higher values above 50 cents had relatively few printed; I suspect they were all done at about the same time. And no one really knows exactly how long imperf and part perf stamps were shipped out.
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R5a and R5b are found on a thicker more opaque paper than that of R13a. The latter is a very distinctive paper.
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