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Posted 11/27/2019   9:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bailey500 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I need help identifying this stamp. I think the perfs are 13 1/4 x 14 1/4. I'm not very good at measuring. Poor eyesight and shaky hands. It seems to be a type II reprint, but the Scott's cat. does not show a type II in a 1 shilling rose and yellow grn. Any help is greatly appreciated.





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Posted 11/27/2019   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Bailey500,

The perforations will be 13 1/2 x 14 1/4.

Yours might be an 1884 reprint, moss-green and carmine rose to rose.

From my screen the stamp looks to dark to be a yellow-green.

Hope this helps
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Posted 11/27/2019   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bailey500 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. Am I measuring wrong?
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Posted 11/27/2019   9:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Thank you. Am I measuring wrong?


Just a little, notice in the first image, the first 4 teeth on Left hand side, do not line up.
Move the stamp down towards the half till they all line up.

Poor eyesight? Bailey, you can get a desktop magnifier on a stand,
so you can carry out guaging, hands free.
http://goscf.com/t/45998

You can buy cheaper models from eBay

NOTE: his shirtsleeves are going to drag all his stamps on the floor....
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Edited by rod222 - 11/27/2019 10:09 pm
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Posted 11/28/2019   02:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good reference here:
https://www.fritzwagner.com/helgola...igoland.html
This is just a summary page; the pages for each value has exhaustive notes and photos.
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Posted 11/28/2019   06:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bailey500 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I definitely need a hands free magnifier. I have my father's around the neck style that balances on your chest. Never thought I'd use it. Thanks again.
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Posted 11/28/2019   09:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rich60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hy-Brasil
Thank you for that link. I use Michel to help ID these but that link is priceless.

Rich
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Posted 11/28/2019   3:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bailey500, check out the Optivisor, which is on a headband arrangement. It is light, can be used wearing glasses and the magnifier part swings out of the way when not needed. The lens part is optical glass with no distortion. There are cheaper knockoffs that are not recommended.
https://doneganoptical.com/product/optivisor/
I believe the #3 lens plate is still standard if not bought directly, but you should check. Note focal length is the working distance, so if you demand the highest magnification, you will be working with your nose close to the stamp, plus the field of view is narrower.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 11/28/2019 3:36 pm
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Posted 11/28/2019   5:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bailey500 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. Put on my Christmas list!
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