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Posted 08/21/2019   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bud to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I can't tell is this is a 421 or 422. No watermarks detected on the clean portion, but may be hidden under the hinge remnant. Any ideas how to remove the remnants? Have tried soaking in water, applied Clarity, but no luck. Any help appreciated. Sorry if the scan is not great. Still trying to figure out how to do it.



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Posted 08/21/2019   12:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is there any gum or are the remnants on paper?
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Posted 08/21/2019   2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your stamp is either a reperforated Scott 421 (guide line at the top) or more likely a Scott 422
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Posted 08/21/2019   4:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp has nice gum. Remnants cover a portion of gummed back.

I know it's a 421 or 422. Question is which. I believe there may be a piece of the double-lined watermark under the hinge remnant, but I can't get at it to confirm. Hoping it's a 422.

Thanks!
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Posted 08/21/2019   4:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Try using an artist's brush to apply water directly to the hinge remnant. Let sit. Repeat as often as necessary.
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Posted 08/21/2019   4:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll give the brush treatment a shot. Thanks much!
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Posted 08/21/2019   4:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I cannot tell from the image whether or not it is a glassine hinge remnant or tape.
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Posted 08/21/2019   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was a hinge, not tape. Just removed all of it with brush and water (thanks, Dudley!). Let it dry and then into watermarking fluid. It's a 422; quite a bit of the mark was in fact under the hinge remnant. Fortunately, double-lined marks almost always leave something, even if only a bit, and this one has more than just a bit.

Thanks, everyone!
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Posted 08/21/2019   5:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great news Bud!
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Quote:
Have tried soaking in water


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Stamp has nice gum

These two quotes seem in contradiction to each other. Puzzling.
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Posted 08/21/2019   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, I misspoke. Never soaked it in water for fear of losing the gum. Soaked it in Clarity fluid, but that did not help. Did apply water with brush on the hinge and envelope remnant, as suggested, and suffered some loss of the gum. Willing to pay that price to get a good look at the watermark, which was under the removed material. Sorry for confusing post; confusion all mine.
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Posted 08/22/2019   3:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The fine paintbrush method should work; if that doesn't get the job done, sitting the stamp in a "sweat box" for a couple of days will do it, though that is more likely to glaze or disturb the gum.

This forum thread tells you how to make a stamp sweat box:

http://goscf.com/t/6119
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Posted 08/22/2019   3:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Code. Brush method worked, but I'm happy to learn about sweat boxes. Sure to come in useful!
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