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Is This Hard Paper Or Soft Paper

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Posted 04/20/2021   08:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add StampNube to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

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Posted 04/20/2021   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Which one is "This"?

The right stamp is hard for sure. The left stamp appears thicker, but to be sure, more of the stamp needs to be seen in other parts (preferably parts not obstructed by adhesions). Cannot rule out intermediate paper for the left stamp in this pic.
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Posted 04/20/2021   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How many threads are you going to open with the same question but different titles?
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Posted 04/20/2021   1:49 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
StampNube is ok with opening this thread, I removed the other this morning because he got snarky with me and I lost my patience. I am trying to give StampNube some latitude as they become more familiar with the community and the hobby.
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Posted 04/20/2021   2:05 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I tried to explain how best to get feedback and help. I let him know that 'treasure hunting' type threads often do not get feedback because many folks know what happens when people are given disappointing news over and over. I hope everyone will understand.
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Posted 04/21/2021   12:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampNube to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Studebaker. I apologize for that, I took your suggestion out of context. Lesson learned. I do not want to cause trouble in these forums.
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Posted 04/21/2021   12:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampNube to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My grandfather left me his private collection, my family was bankers dating all the way back to the late 1800s. I think I might have some stamps that have never been seen by the community. I do not want to stir up trouble, I just need some good advice. Please don't take my words out of context. I am a humble and peaceful person. I wasnt trying to be snarky. Thank you again for allowing me to join this forum
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Posted 04/21/2021   12:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampNube to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry "this" meaning the right stamp, the left stamp is soft
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Posted 04/21/2021   6:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essayk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I truly mean no offense when I raise this question, but in fact your efforts to vindicate the number "181" your aunt wrote above the stamp on the right in her album ( https://www.stampcommunity.org/topi...PIC_ID=77043 )would be amusing if they weren't so desperately ill informed. Consider please, that the stamp in question has a well struck bullseye cancel in blue ink. That is a well attested type of cancellation. Do you surmise this cancel was applied to the stamp during its use for postage? If so, then please tell how it was affixed to whatever letter or wrapper carried it through the mail. If it were a 181 it was issued without gum, so whatever adhesive was added to hold it to the mail piece which bore it, had to be of a type that would completely dissolve after soaking and leave no trace of residue. That was pretty typical of the gum adhesives used by the Post Office Department, but not available for general distribution at the time.

So if it were a 181, how did that stamp get used and then clean up so nicely?
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Posted 04/21/2021   8:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was never aware you could tell hard and soft paper via a scan.
In a general philatelic sense, I understood one had to hold the stamp in the tweezers / tongs, and flick the paper with index finger.
(gently)
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Posted 04/21/2021   9:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The "flick test" just never did it for me. Poor technique and lack of fine motor control issues. I like looking at the fibers and the way the paper absorbs a spot of watermark fluid.
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Posted 04/21/2021   9:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampNube to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What if it were cancelled but not mailed
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I have all of the bank note issues, because they were bankers. but I just sent it off to be certified so I'll let you know in a week or few. Thank you stude.
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Posted 04/21/2021   10:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampNube to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I mean essayk
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Posted 04/21/2021   10:06 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I vote we call Don, Studely
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