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Posted 09/13/2021   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add serf_tide to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was looking at the c6 stamps offered on eBay and I came across this listing which has a straight edge with no selvage. I haven't seen this before...can someone tell me the source of this stamp? It is some special sheet or maybe a booklet that I'm not aware of?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/373074270611?LH_BIN=1
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Posted 09/13/2021   6:08 pm  Show Profile Check johnsim03's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks used to me. See marks in "A" field in "POSTAGE" and also at the 9 o'clock position... Also, the straight edge does not look straight to me...

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Posted 09/13/2021   6:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cut by scissors?
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Posted 09/13/2021   6:13 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Light smudge near propeller" is a long way of saying "cancel" … Top doesn't like a scissor-cut - more a tear.
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Posted 09/13/2021   6:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trace of black in the A of postage too. Hold out for a better copy.
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Posted 09/13/2021   6:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
U.S. flat plate printed panes from this era will have stamps from the "cut side" of the pane with a straight edge.

You don't see nearly as many straight-edged stamps as were produced because most/many of them have been perforated to suit stamp collectors.
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Posted 09/13/2021   7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott C4-6 were printed in sheets of 400 that were cut into panes of 100. They can exist with a straight edge at the top, or bottom, or left, or right, or on two contiguous sides. Like most other straight edged stamps the vast majority have been "improved".
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Posted 09/14/2021   10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Shakey 7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
+1

There are some collectors that try and collect nothing else and the logic to that is that there are less of them. The idea that it having a straight edge makes a a stamp less desirable is non-sense.
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Posted 09/14/2021   6:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add serf_tide to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So people cut the perforations into them? Interesting. I didn't see the cancel sign. You guys are really good. Thanks.
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Posted 09/14/2021   6:47 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As a used stamp, it may have been cut when the addressee opened the envelope.
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