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Posted 01/05/2020   07:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
sorry for the weak pictures, this stamp is not in my possesion yet and this is the best I could make from the pictures provided.

this one has me dazzeled. the paper seems to be layed/ribbeb, both front and back.but both in catalogue and on line I cannot seem to find any like this. not even in siegel powerbase.

anyone any idea?




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Posted 01/05/2020   08:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My guess is that the stamp was mounted in a photo album at some time.
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Posted 01/05/2020   09:44 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably better to wait to have the stamp in your possession.

Some scanners can greatly exaggerate paper texture. Sometimes, but probably not here, such apparent ribbing is completely a scanning/scanner artifact.

Chase, in his 3c book, mentions paper that appears to be ribbed and gives the likely cause. I think that explanation is probably wrong and I have my own opinions.

Just about every 1851 stamp, to varying degrees, will show various textural characteristics that are vertically oriented. It has to do with the manufacture of the paper.


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Posted 01/18/2020   08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rod and sinclair, thank you for your help.

it went crazy price at auction so I had to let this one slip
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