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Franklin 1 Cent Coil Stamp 597 Or ?????

 
 
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Posted 12/02/2019   7:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add tbone7777777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi new to the forum and I am wondering if someone can help me out
with a couple of stamps I have from my great grandfathers stamp
collection. There were several dark green Franklin 1 cent stamps
but there were two lighter colour Franklin stamps that appear to
be slightly wider. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.


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Posted 12/02/2019   7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Slightly wider probably means a rotary press print. Top stamp does appear to be a 597 coil and bottom looks to be a flat plate 552. Rough guess on the small pictures. Good place to start;

http://www.stampsmarter.com/1847usa...ntifier.html
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Posted 12/02/2019   8:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tbone7777777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Thanks for the input not sure how to count the perforations and having trouble counting them on the top
stamp because of the condition of the stamp I think the 597 is suppose to be 10 on both sides of the vertical
I was obviously hoping for a little rarer stamp. Thanks again.
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Posted 12/03/2019   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You use a perforation gauge to measure the prefs. there is a printable one here http://www.stampsmarter.com/learnin...esForms.html
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