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Posted 09/25/2020   2:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Tschu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This has a lot of indicators leading me to think this may be a 1923-Perf 11. But due to the offset I can't get an accurate measurement. Thanks.

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Posted 09/25/2020   3:28 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 09/25/2020   3:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.

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Posted 09/25/2020   4:16 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My bad, fixed link, see above. Recheck the perfs, it should not matter that the stamp is off-center. Do you have a gauge? If not, check using another stamp with known perfs.
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Posted 09/25/2020   4:57 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The perfs are not the same (top/bottom vs. side/side). Do you have a gauge?
Don

Here are the left hand side perfs digitally compared to the bottom perfs

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Posted 09/25/2020   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don's image shows the perfs are off by half a perforation in the length of the stamp (approximately 2cm), that would make it 11 x 10.5, thus 632, the only catalog number with this image different by 0.5 between top/bottom and sides.

Yes, get a perforation gauge and become adept at using it. Throw the mm ruler away, too many people are drawn into falsely believing they have a rarity by the image measurements listed in the catalogs. The KEY is starting with the rate of perforations.
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Posted 09/25/2020   5:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floradd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Measuring perfs is basic and important, and not that difficult if you have a gauge. Get a metal one. They are small, and not that expensive. Not high tech at all. You can get one online anywhere they sell stamp supplies(including Amazon at $5.52) or at any stamp store. Good luck!
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Posted 09/25/2020   6:30 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can download a free, printable perf gauge here
http://www.stampsmarter.com/learnin...rfGauge.html

This will work until you can purchase a high quality one.
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Posted 09/25/2020   6:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tschu, What do you mean by "little ears"?
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Posted 09/25/2020   9:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gentle advice, wherever you got the idea to "count" perforations, please discard the idea.
Perforations are gauged as the number of holes per 2cm.

Yes, there are some counting "tricks" used by advanced collectors, but you have already fallen into one of the pitfalls with the stamp in the original post. Please get a gauge and become proficient with it.
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