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Game Changing Find With A Precancel On It ???

 
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Posted 01/14/2020   11:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add precanceler to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
AS a long time collector and buyer of accumulations and collections, this past summer I was lucky enough to be high bidder on a partial collection from Indiana. When I got the lot in the mail and began really looking at what I had bought, I found 3 Shelbyville 734's, a few pages later I saw what I thought was a fairly common South Whitley L-1 on a Scott 300 stamp, with a straight edge. The straight edge is what made me look a second time, that was when I noticed it was a coil perf 12 vertically. So I grabbed up my pages of an old Scott I tore out and use to ID stamps, etc and saw this potentially is a 318, and has no known USED Copies. I did my due diligence in checking if it was one that had perfs cut off, and it doesn't look like it to me. Anyway this will be on its way to APS for expertizing soon. Just thought I'd share.

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Posted 01/14/2020   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. Keep us posted!
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Posted 01/14/2020   8:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are two very similar South Whitley precancels currently listed on Ebay both with APS certs stating they are trimmed #300 sheet stamps. What features of your stamp differentiate it to make it a genuine 318 to you?
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Posted 01/31/2020   11:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mattstef to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This was a large format plate, probably designed to cancel a sheet of stamps at a time.
The chances that it was used on the coil issue is slim to none, especially so well aligned...
If you haven't sent it off yet, I'd think twice (and thrice, and whatever comes after that) about it.
Chances are you'll end up with another APS cert saying it's a trimmed 300.
Hope that's helpful.
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Posted 02/28/2020   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add precanceler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Matt, I sent this to Arnold to submit for expertise, See I have a calibrated straight edge I used to use in aviation work and put the edges of this stamp up against it. Result was no "scissor cut variations" that I could see. But then I also no longer have access to a 100x microscope like I did when I was adequately employed, which I might have also used for closer examination. Hopefully we will see something back in May.?? further updates of course.
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Posted 04/26/2020   9:50 pm  Show Profile Check kcaramat's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add kcaramat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Must be an epidemic of them.


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Posted 06/04/2020   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add precanceler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well results are back and experts agree, on top, CUT perfs. But dang, whoever cut em did a mighty fine job. Am going to mount it on its own page in my Indiana section of my T&T. TY all for being patient for this update. New threads in a bit will need some help.
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Posted 06/04/2020   6:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the update. Too bad it came back with negative opinion, but appreciate your being candid and updating us!
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Posted 06/04/2020   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Too bad it came back with negative opinion, but appreciate your being candid and updating us!


Fully agree. Thanks for the update.
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Posted 06/04/2020   9:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm with khj and Partime, getting resolution back on such an instance is great.
Thank you for the update precanceler.

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