Hi Everyone ;
Im back again and I really was surprised at all the interest in
this thread of the Franklin 112.
I also thought there was something missing in looking at this stamp so I think I need it updated.
So I researched a little and found a couple of documents that might help.
Which to my surprise is they didn't know everything either .
In fact this is a quote.So little is actually known about the the method of manufacture of grills,in fact so little is known at all about grills, this is written by the Philatelic Gazette 1916 .
I also bought a booklet called United States grills written by Wm. L Stevenson and Lester G Brookman called Notes on the grilled issues of the United States 1940's .
I think there is another book by Lester but it is hard to get ,maybe I need it also.
But I kind a want to get to a point.
The things that make me think was all the things wrong with my stamp
for example what caused the lack of grills?
What caused the embossed creases ?
There are theory's that what caused the lack of grills is that they could be pressing the grills out them self after they grilled the stamps ,crazy but that's one.
Also some think they stacked the paper which caused the weak grills which I can't be leave, my stamp was done to, because of the complete
square of the one grill, they showed in the "Brookmans" book very questionable!
The next question is the two embossed parallel marks
In Brookmans book they describe a marking called the end grill
the description sounds kinda like it but is questionable.
The pyramidal bosses of the grill are produced on the grill roller
by cutting V shaped grooves on the surface .The intersection of length wise grooves with the circumferential grooves left pyramidal bosses remaining.
Sounds good except the pyramidal bosses .I think it could just be
the roller causing a groove but ,I have a problem with that to
to many grooves I see three, maybe they fed the paper several times?
The books are really helpful and one author mentioned collect them but use your own money.
New unused 1869 with gum no grill ,spend your own money.
He doesn't accept the general claim that there was one separate batch of grill less stamps of this issue.
There were a lot of lightly grilled stamps the national bank note company made, so look good.
I left out a lot of stuff but I just added stuff I think was of interesting, I encapsulated so much.
Maybe missed something, a Hugh amount of things to think about.
Thanks for listening.