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Posted 07/19/2021   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Kdjjt to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Greetings,

I have found this and was wondering if it might be the real thing.

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Posted 07/19/2021   11:45 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
The odds of this being a rare variety are overwhelming negative. But you can learn more here https://stampsmarter.org/1847usa/ByYear/1923.html (towards bottom of page in section named 'Do I have a Rotary Sheet Rarity?'.
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Posted 07/20/2021   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you're asking if it's a rare variety of that stamp, what are the odds that an average collector with a modest stamp budget using a modest album would own a rare stamp? Of course, it does happen but it's in the category of a "million to one" shot. So, it's 99.9% likely not to be the rare variety, I'd say. But you never know . . . . .
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Posted 07/20/2021   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Read the info at the link that Don gave you. Then apply what you learn there to your stamp. While differentiating between the common & rare varieties of the 2-cent black Harding may initially appear daunting, it really isn't all that difficult.
There are essentially two chores.
(1) determining the type of press used to produce the stamp ... flat plate (common) or rotary (possibly rare, probably common).
(2) determining the perforation gauge of the stamp ... perf 10 (common) or perf 11 (common if flat plate, rare if rotary).
Note that all perf 10 Hardings are rotary press stamps.
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