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Posted 09/17/2019   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dcacjh to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is a real interesting find.
Definitely a rotary, perf 10, type III.
Don't know what the reasoning would be behind this.
Anyone out there that can help me?

Thanks in advance
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Posted 09/17/2019   4:43 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It came from a badly aligned coil dispensing (affixing) machine.
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Posted 09/17/2019   4:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it did; makes for a nice cover.
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Posted 09/17/2019   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have not seen that device before. Obviously a dispensing device or self applicator, for buisness or at P.O?
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Posted 09/17/2019   8:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a couple; the bottom one is a bit different for a mis-registered one.
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Posted 09/17/2019   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Never saw one as badly miscut as the bottom cover.
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Posted 09/17/2019   9:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nor have I. Surprising that it made it through the mail.
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Posted 09/17/2019   9:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Funny, that last one almost looks like an attempt to manufacture a bisect cover.

Edit: why would that cover with Fraser on it be double rated? Overweight, oversize?
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Posted 09/17/2019   9:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I suppose it's possible it was part of a postage due group and did not get marked because it was not the top cover.
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Posted 09/17/2019   10:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Fraser cover is addressed to C.W. Farles, Garvin, Oklahoma. The partial CDS showing on the right hand stamp is a Garvin, Okla. CDS. Cover doesn't appear to have been an over-weighted item, but perhaps it was...or it may have been a postage due lot? maybe because of the mis-register stamp? Just guessing on my part.....I'm off to bed.
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Posted 09/17/2019   11:25 pm  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Never saw one as badly miscut as the bottom cover.


Then you won't believe this one...


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Posted 09/18/2019   12:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think this is a 499 that I recently came into. Misperf but sort of the opposite effect.

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Posted 09/18/2019   02:52 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think everyone has one, here is mine with gripper damage.

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Posted 09/18/2019   07:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
dogfcd-Those we have probably all seen before. :-)
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Posted 09/18/2019   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Almost looks like it was cut with scissors..

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for business or at P.O?

Affixers were owned by businesses.

The evidence of affixer miscuts/misfeeds in this era creates no surprise that many businesses soon switched to metered postage.


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why would that cover with Fraser on it be double rated? Overweight, oversize?

Without contents, I agree there is no way to tell exactly. The stamps were not consecutive from the coil - perhaps they put one stamp on each outgoing letter that day then figured out that some needed another and applied them in a second round of applications. There was no "oversize" restriction back then, only weight.


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(On the National Lamp Works cover) I suppose it's possible it was part of a postage due group and did not get marked because it was not the top cover

If due as unpaid with a return address, it would have been marked and returned to sender. Absence of any auxiliary markings would indicate a very high likelihood that it passed through the mails successfully.


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Almost looks like it was cut with scissors

No, a knife-like apparatus. Like trying to tear a phone book in half, one feathers the pages ... to knife-through a stamp the device cuts from one edge to the other (in a scissor-like motion) or from the center to both sides, rather than cutting the entire stamp height at once. It often leaves a slightly diagonal or arced cut, the same on both sides.
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