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Scarce Ws-3 With Rouletted Peforations, Mnh And Sound?

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Posted 04/02/2019   11:30 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I plead the fifth, your honor.

Better yet, maybe I'll just buy a fifth.

:)
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Posted 04/02/2019   12:08 pm  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cherrystone has a WS3 listed in its next auction:

https://stampauctionnetwork.com/x/x05195.cfm#31
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Posted 04/02/2019   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They apparently don't know how to read a catalog. For War Savings stamps, there is no such thing as "unused without gum". As per the footnote in Scott, mint stamps MUST have gum, uncancelled stamps without gum are used. The used catalog is about half the mint catalog, and the opening bid is about 40% of that. Seems too high to me.
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Posted 04/02/2019   1:55 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, for the early war savings stamp Scott has a specific without gum listing (which is cheaper than used - at least for WS3, the "used" stamps were frequently cancelled).
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Posted 04/02/2019   2:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But it is still listed in the used column. And it happens often enough to have the uncancelled listing at a somewhat lower cat value. The stamp would probably realize about the same price anyway, since there are certainly collectors who prefer an uncancelled stamp. That difference does not matter all that much; "unused without gum" does.
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Posted 04/02/2019   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure what Rev is talking about when he states that there is no such thing as unused without gum. Siegel sells unused, without gum.

https://siegelauctions.com/lot_grd....ubmit=Search
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Posted 04/02/2019   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you read the catalog you would see a footnote that states that all War Savings stamps must have gum to be mint. All stamps without gum are used, they were soaked off of the savings cards when they did not happen to get cancelled. This was not an uncommon occurrence. This description from Siegel is just as wrong as the one from Cherrystone. Even they make mistakes occasionally.
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Posted 04/02/2019   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. They made the same "mistake" over and over. I will email Andrew and see what is up.
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Posted 04/02/2019   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The last time was 2012, so he might know nothing about it. There was a regummed example in 2015.
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Posted 04/02/2019   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have you even read the footnote?
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