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Posted 08/08/2021   9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add serf_tide to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been assimilating my late father's stamp collection. I've spent hundreds of hours at this point and only touched about 10% of it. Several of you have conversed with me on the collection. I wanted to understand the impact of the siderographer on the value of a stamp. I have 2 blocks of US Scott #537 (Victory stamp). Both have initials in the side margin.

You can view them on my Google Drive under Plate Blocks/537 - Victory.

https://drive.google.com/drive/fold...Pmr_wAuMuN1Z

I'll post a low res image of one of them in here.

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Posted 08/08/2021   10:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They will command a premium.
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Posted 08/08/2021   10:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I find that they add interest but I am not willing to pay much of a premium. Durland assigns no premium to them.
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Posted 08/08/2021   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
serf tide

JTF is John T Ford. SSL is Samuel S Ludlum. If you'd like to view a PF certified copy view certificate 571331 in the PF database.
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Posted 08/08/2021   11:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add serf_tide to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Really nice on the lookup database. Thanks.
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Posted 08/08/2021   11:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add serf_tide to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What is the purpose of it on stamps? I read that it was used on bank notes to attempt to prevent counterfeits, but that can't be the purpose on stamps since it is just next to 1 stamp.
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Posted 08/09/2021   08:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add serf_tide to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had seen that article but hadn't clicked on the Read more. Thanks for the info.
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Posted 08/09/2021   6:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Durland assigns no premium to them.


Does Durland assign a premium for imprint captures? Just asking because I don't own one.
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Posted 08/09/2021   6:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The siderographer's initials on impression of value is marginal.

They do spice up a corner block just a bit for some collectors but such is never spelled out in detail.

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Posted 08/09/2021   6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Does Durland assign a premium for imprint captures?


No, Durland does not assign a premium for an imprint capture alone without a plate number.
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Posted 08/09/2021   7:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some revenue collectors, including me, will pay a premium for imprint captures, even without a plate number.

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Posted 08/09/2021   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Imprint captures are much less common then siderographer's initials. Especially when they are this big.
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Posted 08/10/2021   6:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. I would have thought it was completely opposite. Imprint captures I see on a regular basis but not the other. I too will pay a good premium for imprint captures in my collecting area.
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