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Posted 01/18/2020   9:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BFRomeos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please see below. Found this specimen in a collection I bought today. The selvage pattern is ...curious. I suspected that it may be an imperforate Scott 409, 459(!), or 482 with bogus imperforation. Per stampsmarter, none of those carry plate #7772.

Any ideas?

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Posted 01/18/2020   9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott 463, for which #7772 is listed in Durland.
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Posted 01/18/2020   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BFRomeos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mr. Becker: Thanks for the reply. I was not aware of the Durland resource. Now... how is it that a stamp has selvage on three sides?
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Posted 01/18/2020   9:37 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
#7772 is also listed on Stamp Smarter for 463
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Posted 01/18/2020   9:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don,
I also tried the Stamp Smarter site and got an invalid # for 7772. Likewise when I entered Scott 463 I got only about half of the numbers that Durland lists.

BFRomeos,
The stamp is just scissor-trimmed into the adjacent stamps at top and left ... creating an illusion.
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Posted 01/19/2020   05:08 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John,
When I saw the this thread I double checked the database and noticed it had a typo which I immediately fixed. (Hence the in my post.)

Sorry for the inconvenience, with over 57,000 plate numbers entered into the database a few typos were inevitable and vetting every single number a challenge.

There are also plate numbers in the Stamp Smarter plate number database that are not in Durland. When new plate numbers are reported to me I require at least an image so I can verify its existence. This is not as good as having the material in hand so it is possible for errors to be made.
Like most publishers I reply upon 'crowd sourcing' to help me vet the accuracy of the data in the community projects. But unlike most publishers I get any errors fixed in minutes once notified.
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