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Posted 11/08/2019   05:45 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add sinclair2010 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Over the next few days I will try to post some recent purchases for my collection. There won't be any certificates to talk about, no super duper graded gems, nothing from a collection that I bought in a multi-million dollar private treaty sale, just a bunch of stuff from eBay.

Here is one that I have had for about a week. A Scott #25 with personality.

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Posted 11/08/2019   06:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a recut bust 47R6.

That's quite a nice item perforated.

This is the perf one I used to have:
http://www.bennettstamps.com/cgi-bi...=1399&lang=1
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Posted 11/08/2019   06:28 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have any census information but it is safe to say, I think, that this stamp is missing from all but the best specialized collections.
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Posted 11/08/2019   07:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funcitypapa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice #25. Thank for showing it.
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Posted 11/08/2019   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Caper123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 11/08/2019   10:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For those who aren't familiar the recut bust is unique to 47R6 and in the bust it kind of looks like the V of a flock of geese. It's very visible.

Plate 6 was only in use perforated for less than 5 months of 1857 so this is a real rarity.
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Posted 11/08/2019   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This interests me as I have a number of the 25's, I think. I looked through most of them and found this one. Is it this position by any chance?


It looks like the orientation is "off" here but if the recut is there please let me know. Thanks.
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Posted 11/08/2019   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sheetguy2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
chipshot...1st....stamp shown is NOT a #25
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Posted 11/08/2019   4:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The one I posted or the one Sinclair started with?
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Posted 11/08/2019   4:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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For those who aren't familiar the recut bust is unique to 47R6 and in the bust it kind of looks like the V of a flock of geese. It's very visible.


Thank you for having the vision to understand, some of us like to read about early US, but the intricacies are often left masked by you specialists that talk in just catalogue numbers and variety sub numbers.

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Posted 11/08/2019   6:38 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sometimes it is better to give less information and let the people that are really curious do a little of there own discovery. Questions are always great too!
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Posted 11/08/2019   7:56 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
chipshot, your stamp is actually a Scott #26 but you are asking a very good question. Your stamp is from Plate 15 and exhibits a characteristic that is pretty common on Plate 15 stamps. Your stamp is one of the quasi "recut bust" positions. You can read more about it in an article written by Thomas Alexander in USPCS Chronicle 73.
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Posted 11/09/2019   07:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for the information and consideration of my posts. I started my collection in the 60's and now have the time to try to work out what I really have. I will put some info out as I do feel this is a valuable resource for many.
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Posted 11/10/2019   5:29 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is easily one of my favorite covers. Might be the only cover like it with contents, I'm not sure. Even the contents are amazingly attractive!


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Posted 11/10/2019   5:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seeing that ratty cover instantly brought back memories.

https://siegelauctions.com/lots.php...2C+2008
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