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1c Franklin Imperf - Where To Start

 
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Posted 09/18/2020   4:31 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add rlsny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This had been identified as a #7 (type II) by the previous owner but I am unable to validate that with the top cut off. With the imprint I'm hoping finding it might not be too hard. Clues appreciated. Thanks.


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Posted 09/18/2020   4:43 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, I figured it has to be a position 60 on the right - so 60R2 certainly looks good to me.
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Posted 09/18/2020   4:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Caper123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rlsny - You are correct about the row due to the mark (highlighted below) but I think 60R4 looks better, making it a type IIIa.

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Posted 09/18/2020   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Right 60R4, its a plate 4 F relief. Note the flaw under U.
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Posted 09/18/2020   5:13 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, good spotting. That scratch or whatever it is appears across multiple stamps in that row. I found a perforated strip from that row here: https://www.usphila.com/us/stamp/pr...tt-22-page-2

Seems like that must be it. Nice. Thanks!
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Posted 09/18/2020   11:10 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see also that the cancel is nearly complete. I'm seeing Oct 2 1857, and a town name ending in ASTER. Is there a tool somewhere to search for a town name given only some of the letters?
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Posted 09/18/2020   11:21 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
You could try Jim Forte's site, and use a wildcard before the letters and it would give you any city/town in the US with those letters and the dates that the post office was open.

Have used this many times looking at 1861's when I only had several letters of the city.

Good luck! Nice stamp btw! Ray
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Posted 09/18/2020   11:34 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm leaning towards Lancaster, Pa. But the state is not readable. Here's one, but that is similar though not the same size: http://lcps-stamps.org/wp-content/u...7-1899-3.pdf
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Posted 09/18/2020   11:40 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Retro reveal to the rescue. Lancaster, Pa it is!

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Posted 09/19/2020   09:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Imprint copies from Plate 4 are particularly hard to come by. Nice one, rlsny.
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