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Stamp 20 Dollars Départment Of State

 
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Posted 11/18/2020   10:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dokho27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello
would it be possible to help me identify the stamp?
perforation: 11.5

Thank you in advance.





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Posted 11/18/2020   10:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a facsimile of the $20 State Department Official stamp. If you look at the top of the stamp between "Department Of" and "State" you can make out the word "facsimile" in faint black type
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Posted 11/18/2020   10:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The poor print quality is the clue. You have a "Facsimile", note the faint black lettering at the top between the two arcs of "Department of" and "State".

Add: SPQR was typing as I was. LOL. Your stamp still has some value, but not what a genuine stamp commands.
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Edited by John Becker - 11/18/2020 10:42 am
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Posted 11/18/2020   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dokho27 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
yes well seen, I had not paid attention.

thank you so much
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Posted 11/18/2020   6:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There was an European printer (Snef) who made some great facsimiles (marked in same place) that are much more dangerous. These three also has FACIMILE overprinted. It doesn't take much to hide Snef's overprint.



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Posted 11/18/2020   8:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Even when hidden, a careful examination will usually show traces of the facsimile label.
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Posted 11/18/2020   9:21 pm  Show Profile Check ericjackson's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ericjackson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The genuine stamp is engraved, these facsimiles are not and really shouldn't fool anybody.
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