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Posted 06/04/2020   11:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice variety, Stephen! Nice margins, too.
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Posted 06/04/2020   11:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I re-scanned the 71R4 (lower label block connected) from the previous page with adjusted color settings to show it closer to its true deep claret color, and put a brownish carmine stamp on the scanner next to it for color contrast. The brownish carmine stamp happens to be an upper label block connected to the upper-right diamond block variety.

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Posted 06/05/2020   11:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To go with the 1L2 you posted on the perforated thread, here is a 1-2-3L2 strip.

Ignore the silly '2R2' some uninformed person wrote on the cover.



This is the only scan I have handy of this, hopefully, you can blow up the stamps a bit and see the 1L2 variety detail above the stamp.
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Posted 06/05/2020   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful cover TX. Got me thinking about this one. With help from the community the strip of 3 is 12 -14R2 and 4th stamp (single) I just treat as unplateable (by me anyways)


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txstamp, That's a beautiful big crack cover. It's interesting how someone cut the stamps apart, then carefully adhered them back together.

stallzer, I like the balanced margins on the strip of three on your cover. Very nice cover.
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Posted 06/05/2020   3:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The thing thats great about Stallzer's cover is the franking.

Its a cover with the extra 1c stamp paying the carrier fee for carrying "to the mails". Usually that's paid with a 3c + 1c stamp.

Very seldom is it paid with four 1c stamps.

Interesting frankings are a big deal in collecting usages on cover.

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Well said, txstamp. An interesting franking, indeed.
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Posted 06/05/2020   4:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Keeping with the cover discussion, here's one mailed from Alexandria, Virginia to Washington City, DC, then forwarded to Frederick, Maryland.

The stamps appear to be a plate 4 orange red over a plate 5L pale claret.


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Posted 06/05/2020   5:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Found another cover I thought you all might like to see:
1856 enameled ladies' cover from Minnesota to New York.
Stamp is supposedly 93L7

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Posted 06/05/2020   5:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am a man of many talents. Unfortunately, plating is not one of them.
Anyone want to give it a try?
Thanks
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OK, one more for today.
These are more interesting for the collars around the stamps (very early examples of "stamp collars." I wrote them and others up in an article for the USPCS Chronicle recently. (If your'e reading this thread, you probably should join the USPCS - www.uspcs.org

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Posted 06/05/2020   7:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Chip - nice collars. Your article probably showed about all the known imperf collars.

I had the 1c Detroit one for some time. Great drop cover.

edit: For the benefit of readers these collars with imperf 51s are legitimately rare.
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Posted 06/05/2020   7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ioagoa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
chipg -- on your 3c imperf with the blue AUG 11 Concord, NH cds -- is there any docketing verso or perhaps an enclosure that dates the cover? Initially, the scan did not look orange brown to me -- and the stamp is definitely a "no inner line, relief A" -- and with relatively weak LFL and stronger BFL -- all of which points to plate 4. The stamp clearly has a recut URDB which rules out plates 6, 7, and 8 (and YES,I eliminated the one and only position on plate 6 with a recut URDB as an abundance of caution). Should be easy one as the stamp has an open corner at UR and a recut URDB that is fairly distinctive (as the recut slants at an upward angle toward the TFL). That said, I made 2 go-arounds through plate 4 and even though the color and impression do not look OB in the scan, also made quick pass through the no inner line A's on 1E and 1i -- and cannot find it. Will try again when my eyes have had a rest, but in the meantime, if you have any indication of date of usage, please advise.
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Posted 06/05/2020   10:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ioaga - sorry. No contents or docketing on the Water Cure cover. The color of the scan is fairly accurate - a deep, rich color. Also can see most of the hair. My gut says it's an orange brown, but I'm as good with shades as I am with plating.

Thanks for trying.
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Chip -- thanks for the follow-up on contents / docketing -- at this point -- despite how the color appears on my monitor -- I believe that your stamp is a Scott #10 -- as I am confident that it is not from plate 4 -- nor is is the one and only position on plate 6 with a recut URDB -- consequently, as it has no inner lines in combination with a recut URDB -- the only other remaining possibilities are either plate 1E or 1i. That said, I have narrowed it down to being from 1 of two positions -- and have sent a copy of your scan to a fellow 3 cent student for confirmation. Stay tuned -- as more to follow on this one once I get it nailed down.
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