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Bought Stamp Collection Today And Found A Shermack!

 
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Posted 11/05/2019   2:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampavalanche to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought a book full of back of the book and early 19th century stamps. It arrived today and scanning through initially and I found this beauty!

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Posted 11/05/2019   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
offset printing, so not a common one
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Posted 11/05/2019   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampavalanche to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi chasa, I haven't done any research of Shermack stamps prior to finding this one. Would you happen to know a website that is a good reference? Thanks
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Posted 11/05/2019   6:02 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These type III holes appear on a number of stamps. This page has some, but the key is to identify the stamp first. Here's a link: http://www.stampsmarter.com/1847usa...ml#Schermack
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Posted 11/05/2019   6:09 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This link will help ID the stamp
http://stampsmarter.com/1847usa/was...pesMain.html
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Posted 11/05/2019   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampavalanche to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you gentlmen for the advice. I'll be back to report what I find. Thanks, Jonathan
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Posted 11/05/2019   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some offsets are common and some are not. In this case there appear to be two possibilities, but the cancel makes it difficult to be sure of which type it is. Of course one is decent and one is common.
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Posted 11/06/2019   12:38 am  Show Profile Check cfrphoto's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add cfrphoto to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A better scan is needed, but it looks like a type Va Scott 534. It catalogs $2.50 used on page 610 of the 2020 Scott Specialized Catalog of United States Stamps and Covers. A detailed scan of the nose is needed to verify the two missing nose dots. A light cancel obfuscates the area, but I don't see the two dots that would make the stamp a type V Scott 533 that catalogs $50.
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Edited by cfrphoto - 11/06/2019 12:41 am
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Posted 11/06/2019   04:11 am  Show Profile Check kcaramat's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add kcaramat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's the common 534, with a New York double oval Hudson Terminal cancel and worth a couple bucks. 90% plus have a simple machine cancel with only the wavy or straight lines visible. Most collectors find the heavy cancels undesirable.

I find that 5 to 8% interesting and collect them. I'd be interested if you want to sell it.

Click on my ID and you can see the Schermacks I have listed on eBay.

If you would just like to discuss Schermacks, I'm up for that too. Send me a message.
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Edited by kcaramat - 11/06/2019 04:17 am
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Posted 11/10/2019   04:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampavalanche to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Working like crazy finally at 3:52 a.m. I can plug in here. Thank you all for responding. I concur that its the 534. I think I'm gonna hold onto it because its the only Shermack that I own. Thanks again gentlemen and best to ya. Jonathan
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