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Help Identifying Missing Perforation Washington Stamp

 
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Posted 03/17/2021   02:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add JoeTonJD to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was recently going through my collection and I found this 3c Washington stamp. I'm still relatively new to collecting, but I believe that it is a Scott #65. It's really unfortunate if it is because the civil war era stamps seem really interesting. I'm not sure what the big black splotch is, because it doesn't really look like a cancel. It actually looks more like someone kissed the stamp wearing black lipstick or something.

Were perforation errors common in civil war era stamps?




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Posted 03/17/2021   03:02 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It isn't an error. The stamps were printed in a sheet consisting of two large panes of 100 each, separated by an unperforated line that had to be cut at the post office, resulting in an unperforated edge on stamps either side of the centre line.
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Posted 03/17/2021   04:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cork cancellation.
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Posted 03/17/2021   07:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Cork cancellation.


I rather like the visual of the Postmaster wearing black lipstick and kissing each piece of mail.
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Posted 03/17/2021   9:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JoeTonJD to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info everyone. The Postmaster kissing each letter is definitely a lot more entertaining than a cork cancellation!
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Posted 03/18/2021   07:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Revenue N Covers to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But wait.... Why would the Postmaster kiss the cork?

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Posted 03/18/2021   08:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
'cause the wines all gone
cheers
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