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Posted 08/18/2019   1:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add kalijkd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
An odd one for sure. How did this happen? Is it a common error?
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Posted 08/18/2019   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not unusual. What you see is the inscription on the selvedge of the sheet, usually indicating the printer of these stamps

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Edited by Petert4522 - 08/18/2019 2:52 pm
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Posted 08/18/2019   2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kalijkd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you.
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Posted 08/18/2019   11:56 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
unusual but not rare
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Posted 08/19/2019   02:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are collected. They are called "imprint captures." Their value to collectors is related to how much of the imprint is "captured."
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Posted 08/19/2019   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kalijkd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wondering if anyone recognizes the printer? I'm guessing Continental from the other details it has.
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Posted 08/19/2019   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You see the secret mark, so you are correct that the plate was made by Continental. However, I cannot tell from your picture whether the paper is hard or soft. When American took over the facilities at Continental, Cont was already using a softer grade of paper than they had been using earlier. Under American they kept using the softer paper and the plates with Continental imprint until replacement was necessary. So, if hard paper, it's Continental, but if soft it could be Continental or American.

Here is a set of similar imprint captures on soft paper for the 2c vermilion. Same concept:

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Edited by essayk - 08/19/2019 2:14 pm
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Posted 08/19/2019   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kalijkd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool set you have there that you can even piece them together like a puzzle. I'm fairly certain my stamp is made from hard paper. Thank you for the info. I have had my collection since I was a kid. Now being 58 yrs. old I want to start adding to it again. I sold off some nice ones back in the 70's for money to go to the state fair...DOH! lol. I should be able to replace them with out too much pain. Can you recommend a good place to buy?
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Depends on what you are looking for, but in my experience the APS store is great. Also, the APS circuits are an easy way to
shop.

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eBay is great as long as you are careful, not that you don't have to be careful anywhere else you buy.
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Posted 08/19/2019   9:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kalijkd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the help! Much appreciated!
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