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Ecuador Revenue Test Stamp Gutter Pair?

 
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Posted 07/31/2020   3:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Andyrich74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
First time I've seen anything like this (in multiple ways.)

Here is what I do know: It is clearly of the 1894-1895 Rocafuerte style (obvious.) The regular issues of that set are Orange though.

The 1894-1895 Officials are all black, as this one is, but all have the "Franqueo Official" in red across the top.

The cancel is a bit harder to understand; it looks like a pen cancel, but it is pretty darn straight.

The stamp does have original gum, but is hinged; leading me to think it was not postally used and then soaked off a cover.

Anyone have a guess?

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Posted 07/31/2020   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The thickness of the line also has a lot of variation
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Posted 07/31/2020   4:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are Seebeck issues so anything is possible.
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Posted 07/31/2020   4:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can you elaborate on what Seebeck issues are? Thank you for the reply!
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Posted 07/31/2020   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A quick internet search did the trick. Thanks again Perf12.
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Interesting reading here on Seebeck....(Equador)

https://www.rfrajola.com/Seebeck/Seebeck1.pdf
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Thanks again; didn't answer what these are, but definitely learned something! Much appreciated.
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Posted 08/03/2020   03:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This looks like a "pair imperf between" rather than a gutter pair.

I guess it's printer's waste but it's still a fun item.
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Interesting. Just have not seen anything like it and like to think I've seen a lot of material from Ecuador in the last year and a half.

Also found these in the same lot; which I've never laid eyes on before. These do have the red overprint one would expect on this series of officials.

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