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Posted 11/13/2019   5:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Louise411 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello from Trench Town;
If two plate blocks each have the same plate block number; does one of them have to be a fake?
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Posted 11/13/2019   5:40 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, the plates were used to print millions of stamps. The numbers were not meant to be like a serial number used to ID the sheets of stamps. Instead, they identified the printing plates.
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Posted 11/13/2019   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All stamps printed by that plate number will carry the plate number. So many blocks with same plate number can exist.
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Edited by angore - 11/13/2019 5:42 pm
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Posted 11/13/2019   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also, plate numbers can appear on different corners of the sheet. Some ccllectors go after all possible locations

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Posted 11/13/2019   7:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sheetguy2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Louise411...not to be confusing......but the SAME plate # can be used for DIFFERENT catalog #s
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Posted 11/13/2019   7:13 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 verify what sheetguy2mentions by using this tool to lookup any plate number and have it return the catalog numbers which use it that number.
http://www.stampsmarter.com/feature...ockHome.html
Click on 'Search by Plate Number' and then type in the number 2 and click on 'Search' Note that it returns many pages of stamps because the number 2 was used on 100+ different stamps.
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Posted 11/14/2019   04:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Louise411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello all
A great wealth of information, I thank you all very very much.

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