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This Is Perf 11x10 Scott 540?

 
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Posted 10/16/2021   3:54 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add rlsny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This stamp is perf 11x10 - no question on that. According to the Wash-Frank tables that makes it a #540. But there is offset on the back and that confuses me as 540 is a rotary stamp. What am I missing?



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Posted 10/16/2021   5:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The perfs & design size do seem to confirm the 540 id. At a guess, while setoff (or offset) is normally associated with flat plate stamps, I suspect that this does not mean that it cannot occur for other printing methods. I have seen modern stamps where ink from one stamp has been transferred onto the gum of another stamp, albeit not through the process of stacking sheets of stamps for drying. Perhaps much the same has occurred for this stamp.
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Posted 10/16/2021   5:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jogil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is the offset/setoff above or below the gum?
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Posted 10/16/2021   6:25 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like it is below the gum.
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Posted 10/16/2021   7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's certainly a type III, so it has to be rotary.
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Posted 10/16/2021   8:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with revcollector, the Type III characteristics are present, etc.

Thus the set-off must be on top of the gum. Note there are several small gum disturbances which do not appear to show any set-off. Remember, these coil waste stamps sat around for quite a while before being salvaged and sold. Easy to get slightly stuck together and have the gum pick up traces of ink from the adjacent stamps.
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Posted 10/16/2021   9:41 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all commenters. At least I have high confidence in the id now. Here is a picture at an angle that shows the gum better.


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