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Posted 01/21/2021   7:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add slavabl to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello Forum members .
The situation is as follows I deal with US stamps of the 19th century and then going through the collection I noticed an oddity with one of the stamps
This is a stamp from the Scott 152 catalog, I have two of them, in general, 1870, that is, large banknote stamps. If someone collects them, they understand.
And I look at them and suddenly notice that they are different in size measured 100 times in height it definitely should not be.
Compared with all the stamps of the so-called large series of banknotes of 1870-1888. It is smaller in size, but just like the size of the 1861 series, etc

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Posted 01/21/2021   8:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I see stamp with tighter than normal margins, I suspect reperfing. In this case, I immediately noticed the bottom row of perfs on the left stamp - they are not parallel to the image, but "jump up" halfway across.
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Posted 01/21/2021   8:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add slavabl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, I apologize for the English language I am from Russia . Please tell me what is it reperfing ???
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Posted 01/21/2021   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rhett to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe the OP is referencing the difference in design size, not the difference in stamp size. To me, the design heights of the two pictured stamps look close enough that any very small difference could perhaps be explained by unequal vertical shrinkage rates over time. Just guessing; not an expert for sure.
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Posted 01/21/2021   10:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rhett,

Good point, I latched onto something else, rather than the original poster's question.

Measuring carefully, the image size of the stamp on the left is both shorter AND wider than the stamp on the right. This would indicate the two stamps were printed with the paper rotated 90 degrees from each other.

Reperfing (re-perfing), is fraudulently adding a new set of perforations to improve the appearance or identification of a stamp.
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Posted 01/24/2021   08:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add slavabl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, I posted the same thing on many forums there are people who offer $ 750 for this brand . The question is whether to sell ?
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Posted 01/24/2021   08:57 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If I am understanding correctly, selling a reperforated stamp for $750 as a 'variety' is unethical and is misrepresenting the stamp.
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Posted 01/24/2021   09:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add slavabl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can't figure out if it's worth it or not? They write a lot, mostly in Europe . The emoticon is not clear . Are you a fool ?
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