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Looking For Confirming Example Of R17c (3-Cent Playing Cards) Plate Scratches

 
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Posted 02/28/2021   1:12 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
R17c is a moderately scarce stamp (current catalog value $200), so not very much plating has been done.

I stumbled across the stamp below on a CDV. For one, the centering is VERY nice, but the second thing I noticed are what appear to be plate scratches across the top. However, without a confirming example, it could just be printing/inking anomalies.

So if anyone has seen an example of R17c exhibiting the same scratches, please contact me.

Thanks.



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Posted 02/28/2021   3:13 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can't help you but I think very nice is practically an understatement.
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Very nice example. I would think a plate scratch would be thinner, so I'm voting for an inking anomaly. Let's see what others have to add.
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Posted 02/28/2021   11:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To me it looks like there was something on the plate which got inked, perhaps a splinter.
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Posted 03/01/2021   5:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful copy. Looks more like post "plate wiping residue" versus "plate scratches". A closer scan may hold the answer.
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Posted 03/25/2021   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just got a chance to check my 3 and no scratches on any of them.
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