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Different Sized 1875-1878 Internal Revenue Stamps?

 
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Posted 10/20/2021   8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add erotman1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently came across an 1875-1878 2 cent blue internal revenue stamp (Scott# R152a or R152b) which was of a much larger size than the other stamps of this type in my collection. It still has a 12x12 perforation and the same size of design, but the stamp itself is considerably taller. Does anyone know why this is?

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Posted 10/20/2021   9:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The perforating machines did not always work perfectly; it's not unusual to find stamps such as this.
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Posted 10/25/2021   10:54 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The tall stamp is from the top margin. Perforating machines were routinely set wide at the margins. It is why we see so many large stamps from the margins.
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