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3 Cent Small Queen Missing Top Design

 
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Posted 10/28/2019   10:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Moyock13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Curious if anyone has noticed this before. It appears that the top design is missing. But the portrait oval is intact and the missing design is below that level on both sides. Sorry, she's a little grungy.





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Posted 10/28/2019   11:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
hi Moyock13
I have hundreds of these stamps..Just looks like a little under inked..Just a thought.
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Posted 10/28/2019   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Robert, my initial thought too. But the top of the oval design is intact and not starved for ink. Just thought it was interesting.
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Posted 10/28/2019   2:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add watermark to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know if short entries exist on the 3c SQ plates but this resembles one. A short entry is caused by a poor transfer of the design from the rocking of the transfer roll when the designs are rocked into the steel plate.
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Posted 10/28/2019   2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey watermark, good call! That makes sense. Thanks.
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I've looked at several hundreds of the 3c SQs and not seen a short print to this extent at the top. There is a well known example on the lower left discussed in BNAPS articles. Interesting -
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Posted 10/28/2019   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sweet! Thanks Lars714, good article.
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Posted 10/28/2019   4:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are 3 examples..Not 100% sure why it is the way it is..






I am 99% sure Mike hit it on the head..But we can NEVER be 100% cause we were not there..When a machine jams or what ever, the first thing a printer does is shut down the machine then close down the ink tray....Fix the cause, trial run..If it is ok, then open up ink and continue...Just saying.
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