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Can Someone Help With Identifying This Stamp And Why It Looks Like This? Thankx

 
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Posted 03/30/2020   2:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wild guess. It was attached to the cover with a piece of tape. I would keep this stamp away from my collection

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The cancel is over the area where the tape would have been, so if it's tape it should still be affixed to the stamp. Any sign of residual tape?

What does the stamp look like from the back?

Another thought would be a label underneath the stamp when on cover leached through.
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Posted 03/31/2020   01:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add brett420024 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It Looks like cancel is over this stripe

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That is evidence of leftover gum from "sellotape" or similar. (Scotch Tape)
The stamp is ruined in my opinion.
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The underlying stamp is from Japan, part of the Tazawa definitive series (Scott 115-147, 239-254, plus some stragglers). I can't quite tell if it's the 30-sen or the 50-sen. There are a number of types, based on die and watermark, but neither of those two denominations is worth that much used (Scott cv ranging between $0.30 and $2.00), so I think there's not much justification to trying to rescue it, imo.
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Posted 03/31/2020   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is possible to rescue tape stains, but not really worth the effort on stamps worth less than $100 or so IMHO. I did it with some Greenland Pakke Porto issues a few years ago.
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If you want to try, you can chase up this.......
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