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Posted 01/12/2023   3:06 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rlsny's original image

rlsny's image run through Topaz AI filter.



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Posted 01/12/2023   3:13 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don, just amazing!
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Posted 01/12/2023   3:58 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
what is the value proposition of that filter? It is sharper, but it isn't real. What am I missing?
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Posted 01/12/2023   4:24 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I did a complete review of the application a few days ago; it is here http://goscf.com/t/82947

And the original image isn't real either. Like ANY digital image (including just saving a file in JPG format, using the SCF image optimizer, etc.) caution must be used in analyzing the result. Even if you scanned a stamp in uncompressed TIFF format, the image is 100% the result of a software developers code (since the scanner firmware takes the scanner's CCD's data and converts it into an image file).

ANY image ought to be taken with a grain of salt and the understanding that it is only one of a number of criteria that a person would want to use to understand the patient. I use the term patient here intentionally. Few people would trust a doctor's opinion based solely on a single x-ray. Instead, they would want the doctor to also consider labs, MRIs, CT scans and a physical examination before the doctor tells you a diagnosis.
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I think rlsny's stamp is 41L4 (marks in E of CENT and Ornament M).
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Posted 01/12/2023   11:04 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Dudley!
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Posted 01/12/2023   11:06 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wouldn't be the first time I'd defer to Dudley! :)
Thanks!!
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Posted 01/13/2023   10:57 am  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Ray and Dudley. Looks like 41L4 is right. Scott #22 it is. Thanks for the help.
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24 - Unused Block of 4, OGh.

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26 - Unused Block of 4, No Gum.

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Scott #26 - A-Relief, Damaged Area Repaired.

A thin line is obvious that appears like a recut inner frame line - but just at the damaged area.

Is anyone able to plate this?

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Here is an example of an unknown plate flaw - or plate crack.
PF CERT as a cracked plate - no comment on plate or position.

Right Stamp - Crack rises up out of the bottom text block at about the "T"
and rises up to the hairline along the back of Washington's neck.

If you are aware of this position, please let me know. Thanks!

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Posted 01/24/2023   8:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stanshepp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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This example was part of a group of five perforated 3c Washingtons that I picked up on eBay for $12.10 (including shipping)

So, about $2 each.

It just happens to have a Rarity 7 Railroad cancel on it.

It shows a good portion of the "N.(ew) H(aven) & BELLOWS FALLS R.R" CDS.

Remele (N4-A) says that he has seen the "N.H" & the "R.R." with and without a period after the first letter of each abbreviation, but he has never seen one with a period after the "H" or after the second "R" of "R.R". He also indicates that this is one of "very few railroad postmarks in which two sizes of capitals were used."

"FALLS" has slightly smaller lettering than the balance of the cancel.

I would call this a 3-margin stamp, but that bottom margin is only in slightly - it doesn't effect the lettering - so it is a pretty nice example.

The left frame line is stronger than the right frame line. And it appears to stop at the top of the design (on the left side)

This would either be a top row #26 or #26A - or a #26A. I see no indication of color from a stamp above this one on the sheet.

If it is a top row stamp, that would mean that it is an A-relief design, which would have been the damaged transfer showing up just above the lower left rosette. If it is indeed a damaged relief, it has been repaired wonderfully.

I'd like to think that it is not from the damaged transfer, that it is not a top row stamp, and that I purchased a fairly well centered #26A with a Rarity 7 Railroad Cancel for $2.

Simpson's listing of the cancel included here.

Experts, I am interested in your thoughts on this one. #26? #26A?

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Unplated Scott #26A with a manuscript (pen) cancel.

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I would swear that I plated this one, but I do not see my notes at the moment.

It looks like a 7L4 - I kind of remember now.
I obtained (2) Scott #25's and they were both the same position - 7L4.

This is a "C" Relief, #25 (Perforated Scott #11), UR Guide Dot.

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