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Is This A Switzerland 103?

 
 
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Posted 07/09/2019   5:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NanoPhilatelic to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Wondering if this is a Switzerland 103?




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Posted 07/09/2019   5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You really need to post a much better picture, preferably a scan. And not in the plastic !


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Posted 07/09/2019   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks more like #100. Solid value figures, not lined.Need bigger pic to be sure. Still nice stamp
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Posted 07/09/2019   11:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NanoPhilatelic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The numbers are not 100% solid. Someone suggested I get the Zumstein catalog because there are like 3 different varieties that the Scott catalog does not list.

Thank you for you time.
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Posted 07/10/2019   12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, Zumstein catalog (from which I own a 2015 copy) states that there are 3 prints of this stamp: 79A (65 Swiss Francs= 65 $, used), 79B (45 SF) and 79C (16000 SF); whereas Scott only lists 2: 100 (35 $) & 103 (12500 $).

Only the Swiss catalog shows images of the 3 prints. Scott shows the std print (Z#79A & Z#79B)

IMO, yours looks clearly from the 2 first prints (Scott#100, Z#79A or Z#79B), the third is much thiner. The difference between Z# 79A & 79B is the frame over value, which in 79B is nearly straight, while yours shows a clear curve.

So, your stamp should be Z#79B (65 SF)

I'm sorry for not being able to pst any images, but (by now) I don't own this stamp.

If you collect Swiss stamps, Zumstein catalog is a must, and early (2000-1017) copies are not that expenssive on eBay. It's written bilingual German/French, which can be a drawback for some people.
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Edited by Cursus - 07/10/2019 12:13 am
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Posted 07/10/2019   09:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a 79A (line perfed)...
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