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Battleship Revenue Proprietary 5/8c Overprint Date Is 1999, Error?

 
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Posted 10/17/2020   3:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LordInVader to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all Stamp Masters,

I got this Revenue because I found the Overprint date of 1999 odd for a Stamp from 1898.
My assumption is that this Overprint was originally from 1899, but that the second digit was accidentally set to "9".

Are these kind of errors rare?
Any more information on this?

Thanks!



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Posted 10/17/2020   7:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
looks like someone either goofed or ran out of eights. nice find.
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Posted 10/18/2020   12:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bluejay2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Though I am not experienced on the topic to speak to it, thank you for sharing. I appreciate seeing this.
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Posted 10/18/2020   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LordInVader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No problem, thanks for the comments.
I just found this quite weird, so I jumped the gun and bought it.
But I know nothing of such errors on revenue stamps, considering this is a company precancel if I'm correct.

Another interesting Revenue I once found and bought was one that was cancelled by Vanderbilt Treasury.
Just loved the idea of it having gone through the offices of Vanderbilt.
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Posted 10/18/2020   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's a nice embossed cancel, but there is no real way to know whether it was a precancel or not. Embossed cancels are a bit less common, but there are quite a number of them. I would not call the original printed cancel an "error", either. It's more of a "mistake". Someone put in the wrong number plug, that's all. Again, it's a nice collectible, a nice item to find, but it does not have any significant financial value.
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