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Posted 08/06/2022   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like your assessment, John. Thanks.
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Posted 08/06/2022   12:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is Chipshot's 1200 DPI scan of the stamp on the previous page, if anyone wants to take a shot at plating it. Unfortunately, I see little, if any, improvement in clarity.

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Posted 08/06/2022   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah! John Becker, that makes sense. Thank you.

Interesting though that Bellefonte, PA doesn't pop up in any of the Post Mark reference books that I could find.

Okay then, off to try and plate the stamp.

Thanks again.
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Posted 08/06/2022   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
re: Bellefonte

There is nothing "fancy" about the Bellefonte marking, so little reason for it to get widespread attention in the literature. It does show up as a 30mm CDS in the Stampless Cover catalog:

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Posted 08/06/2022   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Chipshot, is your stamp on a complete cover or just a remnant? If it's on a complete cover or a larger remnant scan the whole thing in.
Try taking a picture with your phone or a digital microscope and compare that to the scan. I'm curious if the stamp is physically in that shape or if your scanner needs some attention.
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Posted 08/06/2022   1:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks John, appreciate the information.
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Posted 08/06/2022   4:42 pm  Show Profile Check Chipshot's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Moyock13 and Classic Coins. The stamp is on a complete cover and it is not in that good of shape. Unfortuantely. Here is the entire, but I doubt I can provide a better image that what was just put up by Classic Coins.

I do have a digital microscope if someone wishes me to post a particular part of the stamp. Thanks,
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Posted 08/06/2022   5:00 pm  Show Profile Check Chipshot's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the same stamp modified to help show detail. I think it is an A relief and that it has two inner lines. Also plate 5 late. Confirmation on that would be appreciated, TIA

The stamp lacks a few important features like the top rt corner and the bottom frame line which might make it impossible to plate.
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Posted 08/06/2022   8:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry Chipshot, just not clear enough to determine anything. I believe that your stamp is a B relief due to the impingement at the bottom of the oval. I just can't see enough detail to really tell much else.
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Posted 08/07/2022   10:46 am  Show Profile Check Chipshot's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Moyock13 thank you for your input. I will change my search parameters and see if something jumps out at me. In the mean time here is an image of a plated 11A which is thanks to Classic Coins. I might be better off spending my time on the better stamps I have as opposed to those that are marginal.
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Posted 08/07/2022   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Chipshot. Yes, the position I plated that stamp to is 93R2L, and I noted that it is tied to a cover by an Aug 23 Fall River Mass handstamp.
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Posted 08/08/2022   03:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
someone told me "old" scott catalog had more variations on 10/10A/11/11a and the 25/26's in them.

stitch watermarks and vertically ribbed paper were 2 examples. I am wondering if anyone knows and would be willing to share what other variations got "lost" out the catalog over the years
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Posted 08/08/2022   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dutch, my example doesn't really qualify as a stamp variation but I notice in old catalogs, premiums listed for partial stamp used as 1c on cover.
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Posted 08/08/2022   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stanshepp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I picked up a collection of pairs in today's mail.
I am interested in identifying the cancellations, and in particular for the first pair.

I searched Simpson, Skinner/Eno, & Cole - to no avail.

The cancellation on the second pair appears to be a fairly common cork type that could be from any of a number of towns.
The cancellation on the first pair is unusual and should be identifiable if another copy is known.

I used https://www.postmark-reveal.com/ and was about to say that it didn't help - and then I saw what looked like "GOOD DIVES" and a squid or something. Anyway, that's enough for these tired eyes today. GOOD DIVES and a Squid?!?! Or Stingray? It even seems to have 2 eyes!

Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks!

Stan Shepp



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Edited by stanshepp - 08/08/2022 9:41 pm
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Posted 08/09/2022   3:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Harper1249 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps its wood river or good river?
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