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This Ugly #69 Is Headed For The Junk Drawer

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Posted 08/07/2019   9:47 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add rlsny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Truly an ugly stamp. But before dropping it in the "junk" drawer, I thought I'd submit it for your entertainment.

I guess my theory is someone tried to reperf the stamp and missed.




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Posted 08/07/2019   9:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't see "ugly".
I see a postage stamp that has carried out it's duty.
Possibly stamp husbandry over the years has resulted in the condition.
It's all a matter of perspective.
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Posted 08/07/2019   10:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No doubt that it has lived a very hard life.
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Posted 08/07/2019   11:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I see something like that I think, oh a misperf, but of course someone tried to fix it up with a pair of pinking shears for cloth material, creating those unique v perfs!
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Posted 08/08/2019   10:06 am  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, well instead of the junk drawer, I'll call it the drawer of unloved stamps.
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Posted 08/08/2019   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love it, it has character.
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Posted 08/08/2019   12:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just imagine, if the first and subsequent owner had thrown it out all those years ago. We would not be having this lovely little discussion today, bringing like minded people together. Enjoy it for what it is. For the love of stamps!
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Posted 08/08/2019   1:38 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
While this stamp is definitely tough to love, I have lots of treasured stamps that many would not give a second look.
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Posted 08/08/2019   1:48 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi rlsny,
Why not throw it up for sale here on SCF? While it might not hold a place in your collection, it might make a home with someone else if priced right for them.
Don
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Posted 08/08/2019   1:56 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A member emailed me about it. It has found a home. No longer on the island of unloved stamps.
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Posted 08/08/2019   7:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm glad it found a home. I'm among those who saw the beauty in it. I don't like to treat stamps as commodities. They're more than that -- otherwise we would not be so interested in collecting and studying them.
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Posted 08/08/2019   8:16 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, me too. I don't know what I expected when I posted it, but I'm glad people liked it! The collector who contacted me has a theory about these extra perf'ed stamps, so hopefully it will develop from there. ( I still say it's kind of ugly though. )
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Posted 08/08/2019   8:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Speaking of nice stamps, I'm thinking about an offer for the lovely 261, 253, 258, 260 on piece you have on eBay. Nice item!
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Posted 08/08/2019   11:15 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like it too, long story - but hoping someone will appreciate it.
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Posted 08/09/2019   1:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Has anyone gauged the row of "freak" perfs. Such things do happen on legitimate stamps from time to time. They can also come from exposure to check cancelling machines back then, among other perf sources. What can you tell us about them?
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Posted 08/09/2019   2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperix to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
the additional perforation line looks better than those at the bottom.
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