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Scott 37 - Perf K65 X K64? Common Perforation (12.2 X 12.4)?

 
 
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Posted 10/14/2019   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Lars714 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all

Here is today's oddity. I really appreciate the experts taking the time to help me learn the hobby. As I sort through several hundred 37/41's, I notice stamps that just don't seem to fit the mold. Perfs are my current albatross...

The attached image is 1200 dpi. I have checks using the gauge, and digitally - they both show 12.2 x 12.4, which seems very close to K65 x K64 (12.18 x 12.38).

The paper is horizontal, ribbed/wove, so that would possibly indicate a 37? There is no apparent PD (possibly one at 3 o'clock in the border?)

The size of the oval seems to be within limits for other stamps I have measured, so it shouldn't be a paper deformation issue.

Is this a normal perforation for a 37/41 (which I assume this to be)?

Here is the front



..and reverse showing paper



Thanks for any advice - Chris
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Posted 10/16/2019   08:52 am  Show Profile Check jogil's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Did you get 12.18 (12.2) x 12.38 (12.4) while the closest Kiusalas is K65 (12.1) x K64 (12.3)?
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Hi Jogil

I did some screen captures from the GIMP program - these are the perf measurements:

Left side: 9 perfs = 14.56 mm (approx perf 12.36)



Top: 9 perfs = 14.77 mm (approx perf 12.18)




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Posted 10/17/2019   08:30 am  Show Profile Check jogil's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
199 holes = 12.37 perfs. x 196 holes = 12.19 perfs.
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Posted 10/17/2019   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lars714 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Jogil

With your perf experience, is this an uncommon measurement? I haven't seen it within any of the BNAPS articles I have read...

When classifying the stamp, is this considered a 12x12.5, 12.25x12.5?

Chris
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Posted 10/17/2019   4:16 pm  Show Profile Check jogil's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It does not look like it is a common SQ perforation gauging.
I am not sure how catalogs would list it as by rounding it off.
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Edited by jogil - 10/17/2019 4:18 pm
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