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US 50c Internal Revenue R60 - Need Stamp Detectives

 
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Posted 07/13/2020   2:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add souldjer777 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good Afternoon,

Take a look at the left hand side of this U.S. Internal Revenue 50c stamp. There is some sort of print in the ink to the left of the stamp which I'm unable to make out. Hoping a stamp detective here can make out what it is exactly. I've been unsuccessful thus far. I'm uncertain as to what the design is, orientation or what it may say.

Thanks!



Here is a link to a large image for manipulation and a closer look. You may want to download it.

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UPDATE: Another clue may be in the "50" at bottom...
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Posted 07/13/2020   10:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It wasn't perfectly wiped, so a slight bluish tinge showed up on some of the paper. It happened a lot, actually.
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Posted 07/14/2020   07:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are too many shapes for this to be the remainder of unwiped ink but I'll be darned if I can tell what it is.
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Posted 07/14/2020   10:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
this stamp shows 4 position dots and appropriate layout lines. it does also have some plate wash. another possibility is that it was laid down on a poorly prepared previously used plate, but imo that is a long shot. comparison to another example pf the same title and denomination could help to eliminate that. another long shot is a slight contact of the transfer roll at the time of laydown, bur I don't think so.it is most likely caused by poor wiping.
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Posted 07/14/2020   12:45 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rorschach test! - fail.

Looks like unwiped ink to me.
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Human brains are wired to seek patterns. The Science Of Patterns
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Posted 07/14/2020   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Observing patterns in stamps is something that I am very good at; I suspect that is one reason that I collect double transfers. I usually see them easily.
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Posted 07/15/2020   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lackemacher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is position 35 early state, ink in margin is just plate wash.
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Posted 07/21/2020   11:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add souldjer777 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One last image - if anyone can ever figure this out. Thank you for politely telling me I'm seeing things - It may be... but I don't think so.


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Your answer lies in the post above yours with the plate position identified.
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Posted 07/22/2020   8:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
one last comment on margin markings......the rocking in of the plate caused bulges to appear in the margins. these were not always completely removed and will show up when the plate was not wiped properly prior to printing.
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