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Posted 01/14/2021   11:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add newguy71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I got a 11 x 11 it measures like a rotary, but on top it looks like a coil, I don't know if
It came from a book,

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Posted 01/14/2021   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Coils will have two straight edges on opposite sides.

Booklets of this issue are 2 stamps wide and 3 stamps high, with the binding tab at the top, so booklet singles will have a straight edge along one side, or along a side and bottom combined.

So yes, your stamp must be from a sheet. Odds are flat plate. It takes very careful measurement to distinguish flat vs rotary - best done by using another stamp of known production methods and NOT a ruler of any kind.

As a "postal history" aside, the Forked River, NJ machine cancel is from a machine made by the B.F. Cummins Co. and known used there at least 1912-1936, an unusual arrangement to have a year date within the killer bars instead of within the dial.
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