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Scott #449 Miscut Error?

 
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Posted 04/08/2020   1:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BakerJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all. Is the top of this stamp caused by the sheet being misaligned or is it something else? Also, how would this effect the value? I am still fairly new to this and still learning. Thank you in advance.

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Posted 04/08/2020   1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You have a coil stamp which was cut at the top and bottom by an affixing machine which was slightly out of adjustment to coincide with the perforations. Note the slight uphill slope to the cuts as you look from left to right of both cuts. Most collectors would consider this a damaged stamp because of the cutting, but some see it as evidence of the technology of the era.
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Posted 04/08/2020   7:07 pm  Show Profile Check cfrphoto's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add cfrphoto to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp looks like a type III 450. While faint, the second line in both ribbons can be seen and there is no vertical gap under George Washington's ear. The larger perforation holes were characteristic of 449, 450, early 489 printings and possibly other early rotary press vertical coils.
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Most collectors would consider this a damaged stamp because of the cutting, but some see it as evidence of the technology of the era.


What a great explanation, I need to save this for my notes.
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Posted 04/09/2020   4:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BakerJ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for the input! It is appreciated.
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