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Posted 02/20/2020   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add newguy71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this nice mint coil it goes from plate number 5 to plate number 6


I never knew there were stamps out there with these on them. How scarce are these.
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Posted 02/20/2020   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The strips you have there are not very scarce. Read more about these on www.pnc3.org
By the way, they are called 'plate number coils' or pnc's


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Edited by Petert4522 - 02/20/2020 9:11 pm
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Posted 02/20/2020   9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add newguy71 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks I get excited when I find coil stamps
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Wait, different plate numbers on a contiguous strip? I didn't know that was possible. How are these printed? I figured it was some sort of rotary process such that one plate number every 25 stamps meant 25 was the number of stamps per cycle of the press. Clearly that's wrong if different plate numbers are possible on a given coil strip.
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It does sound as though the OP is claiming these stamps are in the same strip. Extremely unlikely since there are two different plate numbers. Perhaps the OP will chime in and either verify or clarify his original post.
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Posted 02/21/2020   12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add newguy71 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
these stamps are all on the same coil.
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Posted 02/21/2020   12:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add newguy71 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just counted theres 30 stamps on this continuous roll
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Posted 02/21/2020   3:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is Scott 1897. Plates 5 and 6 were printed together. What you have is completely normal.
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These coils were printed on the old Cottrell press. Two plate numbers were used for each printing, as Germania states this was completely normal
The plate numbers on Cottrell issues are 24 stamps apart. On Scott 1897 plates 1 & 2, 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 were used together

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Thanks guys it's surprising how much new stuff I learn on this forum!
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Posted 02/23/2020   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add newguy71 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you guys for the information I had no clue.
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2 different plates were wrapped around the printing cylinder with the ends butting against each other, which is where the joint lines form. Think of a u shape and a n shape against each other.
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