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Stamp Scott #8 Or #7 1851

 
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Posted 11/28/2020   4:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stamps_inherit to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,

can someone help me with this question?

Perhaps a few informations about me: I inherited a stamp collection and now I am fascinated from the area of the US stamps, but like you can see I am a beginner and I have big dificulties to identify the stamps.

I tried to identify, but there are so many options, that I got crazy.

My opinion, the opinion of a beginner is (after many hours looking at the stamps):
the right one is a #8
the left one is a #7

What do you think? I am right or totaly wrong ;-)
And, how much do you think is the value of this two stamps?

Thanks for your help and opinions!
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Posted 11/28/2020   5:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello,

Would you please post larger images of each stamp? One stamp per image so they are larger please.
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Posted 11/28/2020   6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the hobby!

The left one is #24 with perforations trimmed. Worth a couple of dollars in this condition. The right one is #7, soiled and with some faults. Looks like a desirable Plate 1 Early example with good margins, however. Maybe $20-25?

We recommend this source for identifying US stamps: https://www.stampsmarter.org/index.html
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Posted 11/29/2020   05:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamps_inherit to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks a lot for your very helpful informations!

Here are the bigger Scans of the stamps.

One question:
How is it possible to identify and see the diference of a #24 with perforations trimmed and on the other hand e.g. a #8?

Thanks a lot

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Posted 11/29/2020   09:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
#24 does not have a imperforated counterpart, so a scott 24 design imperf is always a perforated 24 with perfs cut off.
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Posted 11/29/2020   10:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fakers who trim #24 have to eliminate as many of its characteristics as possible (wide breaks in both top and bottom frame lines, incomplete side ornaments, plate scratches along the sides in many cases, especially the right side), but they usually cannot eliminate all of these features without cutting away so much of the stamp that it becomes unsellable. So imperforate examples of the One-Cent blue stamp that are cut very close on all sides always deserve a closer look. In this case, the very wide break in the bottom frame line is visible (genuine copies of #8 do not have breaks this wide), as is a trace of the plate scratch at right that is characteristic of many copies of #24.


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