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Venturing Into Revenues, Question On An Og Stamp

 
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Posted 01/23/2019   11:21 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add rlsny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In my quest to break down collections for sale, I've come across a bunch of Revenues. I have very little knowledge in this area and I'm trying to learn. What I'm looking at are mostly perforated first issue stamps and they seem pretty straightforward to identify. They are used, or when they appear unused, have no gum. I'm assuming they are all used except this one. It appears to be unused with original gum (hinged).

I have two questions. 1) There is a complex design on the gum. Is that normal? 2) Do OG stamps command any kind of premium? The cat for the used stamp is $1.



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Posted 01/24/2019   03:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The pattern you're seeing on the back is the result of the stamp adhering to a collectors album page, and pulled off at some point.

As for gum, possibly, but a disturbed gum like this wouldn't likely be exciting to collectors.
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Posted 01/24/2019   04:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would suggest rather, the pattern on the back is from being previously attached to a document similar to this promissory note (image borrowed from eBay), which had a variety of printed patterns in the area reserved for stamp placement. Thus the stamp is more likely used but uncanceled.

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Posted 01/24/2019   05:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
john is correct in what he said about the stamp in question. it often appears on 1st issue revenue stamps.
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Posted 01/24/2019   05:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, yes, I agreed. In either case, its an occlusion from another page, and not part of the gumming...
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Posted 01/24/2019   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From a document. Stamp spaces on documents often had printed designs.
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Posted 01/24/2019   12:57 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, and makes sense. The gum however seems quite complete an intact. So that's odd, but I think I get the idea. I'll just include this in with the bulk lot I'll be posting up on eBay. There are a handful of higher catalog items in there, so hopefully it will have some appeal. Thanks.
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The gum however seems quite complete and intact.


Probably because of a severe lack of saliva during application.



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