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Posted 07/16/2020   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add h2oya to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Please help me identify this stamp.
Back photo is in watermark fluid.
Is the JG an expertizer's mark?
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Posted 07/16/2020   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More likely a collector's mark.
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Posted 07/16/2020   6:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's an 1862 perf 13,but your stamp was used for revenue purposes.
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https://www.revrevd.com/bahamas.html
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Posted 07/16/2020   6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
It's an 1862 perf 13,but your stamp was used for revenue purposes.
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Well spotted ! I missed it.

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Posted 07/16/2020   9:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add h2oya to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's interesting perf12, thanks for the link. What impact does that usually have on stamp valuation? I don't know much about this stuff and am sure that I could learn a ton when the forums search is working again. Google just doesn't cut it.
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H2oya
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Posted 07/17/2020   01:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamps from the British Empire were commonly used for fiscal purposes, hence the "postage and revenue" text that appears on many later issues. Some high denomination stamps were principally designed for fiscal use. A label used for fiscal purposes ceases to be a postage stamp, and the values listed in Gibbons's catalogues do not, therefore, apply. Maybe a tenth of catalogue value (bearing in mind also that catalogue values and real-world selling prices are usually some distance apart) for most stamps.
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Posted 07/17/2020   4:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The watermark you see is from the edge of the sheet.
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