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Is This Green 1 Cent Washington A Scott 423 A?

 
 
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Posted 01/31/2019   07:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Todda4917 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Sorry the picture is not very clear.
I am new at this. Do I have a rare stamp or just a common? Thanks

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Posted 01/31/2019   07:12 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
What discovery have you done so far? A #423A has 12 x 10 perforations, what are the perforations of your stamp?
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Posted 01/31/2019   09:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Todda4917 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It has 12 vertical and 10 horizontal
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Posted 01/31/2019   09:26 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Todda4917,
The perforations on your stamp are the same on every side, below I have taken the top perfs of your stamp and digitally aligned them to the three others sides. As you can see, they align perfectly, so the perfs are the same on each side.


Did you use a perf gauge or are you trying to count the perforations?

If you do not already have a perforation gauge, you can download a free paper one for temporary use here
http://stampsmarter.com/learning/Fo...rfGauge.html

Don

Edit: I can give you the answer but am assuming/hoping that you would like to learn more and not just have an answer supplied.
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Posted 01/31/2019   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Todda4917,
As Don points out, your perfs are the same on all sides.
The stamp isn't perf 12, but could be 10 or 11. Have you used a perforation gauge to measure the perf? (Counting the tips or valleys is not effective).
This looks to me like perf 11, which would give you the following possibilities:
498
525
544
545

But you have to determine if its printing type (Flat, Rotary or Offset).
If it's pref 10 then
424
462
543

In any case, if it's perf 10, all of these are common.

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Posted 01/31/2019   4:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A potential issue with the well-intentioned replies in this thread, and other replies in this forum directed to beginners, is the use of shorthand references to perforation measurements, such as "12 x 10 perforations" or "perf11," omitting the word "gauge". A phrase such as "perforations of gauge 10" or "gauge 12 x gauge 10" helps communicate the idea that you do not count the number of holes or tips on the stamp, you must determine the gauge, defined as number of perforation holes in 2 centimeters. In this case it appears that the OP has been counting the number of holes per side rather than understanding the concept of gauge.

Chris
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