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Posted 09/23/2020   6:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Laurie, even though the right-side ornaments are partially cut away you can see that they are more complete than they would be on a #24. Also, the break in the top frame line is much smaller than is the case on #24. This is a Plate 4 C Relief, which as sinclair said produced both #21 and #22.


Thanks Dudley, I missed out on this stamp unfortunately.
With your assistance and also from the other posters/Oracles on this thread, I'm slowly learning what to look for.
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Posted 09/23/2020   9:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Need some help plating this stamp very recently received. Though listed as a Type V I am not convinced it is not a Va.


Caper, you are correct that this is a bottom-row F Relief, but I do not believe it is a Type Va. I do not think the right-side ornaments (esp. Orn N) are as complete as the Doporto example. It is not from Plate 10 (the C in CENT does not have the characteristic mark of bottom-row Plate 10 stamps). I will take a closer look tomorrow.
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Posted 09/24/2020   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Caper123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dudley - As you indicated ornament N is less complete on mine. Assuming it is a bottom row stamp (which seems fairly clear) and the straight edge is where the left and right pane were trimmed (a bit of a guess) then that leave only 5 possibilities. From my review it is clearly not from plates 7,9,& 10 and it does not match better to 100L8. Soooo...

Thanks for your help in advance and anyone else's who wants to chime in!
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Posted 09/24/2020   6:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is 97L8. There is a curl between ornaments P & Q that gives it away.

The copy at the 1c plating archive does show this.
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Posted 09/24/2020   6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a reference 97L8.

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Posted 09/24/2020   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Caper123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Right-on Txstamp! Thanks for the help!
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Posted 09/24/2020   8:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My grungy #35. It been on my "give it a bath" list for almost 7 years :)



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Posted 09/24/2020   11:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
txstamp, That is a stunning cancel on your 97L8!
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Posted 11/30/2020   4:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ecostic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are my favorite series 1857 covers:







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Posted 11/30/2020   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are some really nice covers, Ecostic! It's nice to see the interesting variety of advertisements. That Spruce Creek PA CDS is really neat!
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Posted 12/01/2020   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like you've got a #25 on the paper dealers cover.
I didn't look closely at all of the rest.
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Posted 12/02/2020   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ecostic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both, here is another favorite of mine

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Posted 12/14/2020   10:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ecostic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some more covers:


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Posted 12/15/2020   01:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waelshami to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some, if you can help me with them please


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Posted 12/15/2020   09:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
waelshami, here you go. All you need to know is in here, which is available to us thanks to a lot of work by 51studebaker: https://www.stampsmarter.org/learni...earning.html
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