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Posted 10/19/2020   10:02 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add eyeonwall to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



I'm not asking what city, just what it is. I tried rotating 90, 180 and 270 degrees and it didn't help me.
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Posted 10/20/2020   10:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Note: This is not meant to be racist, insulting, or derogaitory to any particular group or persons.

I am taking a guess that the image as turned, kind of looks like it could be any of the following- a jack-o-lanterm, skull, demon, face mask similar to that worn by some tribe or indigenous people during a ceremony.

Edit: It also could be fancy lettering or a whisical fancy of someones imagination.



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Posted 10/20/2020   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Edward L. Willard has the following tracing in his "The United States Two Cent Red Brown of 1883-1887", volume Two, page 78:



He describes it: "Figure 645 is a negative old English capital S, and is from Stoneham, Massachusetts."
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Posted 10/21/2020   02:09 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
JB - I rotated the stamp image upside down, and it looks like you may be right. Never would have guessed an "S" (looks vaguely plant-like) and don't know how you ever found the match.
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Posted 10/21/2020   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well done, John! I couldn't find that in my reference library.

eyeonwall, it appears you have a more complete example of the internal design than the Willard tracing.
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Posted 10/21/2020   4:08 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't own it, it was on eBay.
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Posted 10/21/2020   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The maker must have been unfamiliar with printing type...should have carved a backwards "S".
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