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Posted 11/10/2019   07:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wipi to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I own a Jefferson stamp (probably from 1875) that is cut only on one side
An unperforation on one side only - does that make the stamp worthless?

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Posted 11/10/2019   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
what you have is an example of the top row right stamp of the pane. note the part arrow in the right corner. it is were the sheets were cut into panes, and is normal for it not to be perforated. check out the stampsmarter.com website for more details.
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Straight edges occur when a sheet is cut into smaller panes. Usually it's just one edge, but sometimes two adjacent edges. This is absolutely a normal thing and it doesn't affect value much. Some collectors try to avoid them.
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Posted 11/10/2019   08:55 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your stamp was printed in sheets of 200 which were cut into two panes of 100 stamps. As shown below, the red cut line produced the 'straight edge' stamps.
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Posted 11/10/2019   12:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wipi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for fast answer!

I think for this next stamp is the same?
is it Lincoln?
Cut on the upper side



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Posted 11/10/2019   1:09 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This has top perfs that have been cut with scissors after production. This sometimes happened if a person cut opened the envelope. If you look closely at the top perfs you might be able to see a few remaining perforation holes (they would look like slight indents).

Unlike your first stamp, stamps which have been cut by scissors after production are considered damaged/altered.
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Wipi, it would help if you post your picture using black background so we can see the perforations

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studebaker has good eyes - I donīt know!

For Petert4522 - two new Fotos on black Background

I have to admit, the cut on the top is awry!
But there is no gum on backside!

I bought these stamps at a flea market - from someone who does not collect stamps and does not speak English!



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Posted 11/10/2019   2:00 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Note the layout of the stamp sheet above, there were no top/bottom natural straight edged stamps, only the sides could be a natural straight edge.

(This differs from other later stamps where the sheet configuration was 400 stamps, 4 panes of 100 stamps, and there could be top/bottom or side straight edged stamps.)
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Posted 11/10/2019   2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wipi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mean? the stamp is worthless?
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Posted 11/10/2019   2:06 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is altered/damaged, many collectors would keep the stamp until a better copy came along.
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Posted 11/10/2019   2:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wipi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks for answer
maybe I'm lucky and the first stamp with Jefferson is valuable ??
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Posted 11/10/2019   2:17 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can learn more about the varieties of your 10 Cent stamp here
http://stampsmarter.com/1847usa/187...tml#Scott139
and here
http://stampsmarter.com/1847usa/187...Note10c.html

You will need to do discovery to determine which catalog number it is...note the printing quantities and start with the assumption that your stamp is likely to be the variety with the highest print quantity. But check the secret mark and learn more about paper types, this is the kind of stuff that makes stamp collecting fun!
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The 2c is either Jackson or Beavis, certainly one of those two.
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Posted 11/11/2019   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wipi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@ ttreen and redwoodrandy - your are right - my second posted stamps Shows Jackson - not Lincoln

@ 51studebaker : thats are very helpful links!

My Ten-Cent Washington Bank Notes is definitely Scott 161P3 - Continental Printing (There is a semi-circle in the ball at the end of the right hand scroll)

It will be very exhausting if I have to control every stamp so precisely....


But I am confused now: 51 studebaker posted this Link:

http://stampsmarter.com/1847usa/187...Note10c.html
"Ten-Cent Washington Bank Notes" it is the stamp what I own!

But I thought it was a Jefferson stamp?

here:
https://www.stamp-collecting-world....ps_1870.html
10 Cents ist Jefferson
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