Im starting a new topic because I feel it needs to be learned or be debunked and everyone can decide for there self.
I was told my Franklin #9 had no cracked plate and I do question that.
So I went on line and found a wed site called Stampboards.com.
Many members had the same questions I had.
I have a few examples what I have found not saying they are right after all this is the internet.
I have two stamps that have the same flaws I have and they look very similar to mine,you can be the judge.Here is a quote from one member I will give you the link. going on here: Robinson printed the early Laureate issues. To make the plates, he used the original steel die and handstruck 120 individual moulds ... stress on some positions. The pressure of the printing press caused cracked electros which result in white lines in the printed stamp. http://www.stampboards.com/search.p...te&start=100
I dont know if its legal to use there pictures if its wrong let me know I will delete.