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Is This 408h On Advertising Cover?

 
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Posted 11/30/2021   12:53 pm  Show Profile Check 3193zd's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 3193zd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I measured the height at 25mm at both ends. The bottom cut seems a little odd. Also a little late in usage for a business. It also has 3 horizontal creases which I have seen on coils before.


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Posted 12/02/2021   5:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's hard to effectively distinguish a single 408H (or 408V) from a single 408.

I'm not sure the date is decisive, but it doesn't help the case.

Looking at your photos, I would worry that the bottom edge of the stamp looks rough. As though it was carefully torn from a sheet with the aid of a straightedge, rather than cut during the BEP coil production process to make a horizontal coil. That bottom edge just does not look like any of the imperf H (or V) coils I have, or have looked at recently online.

Those creases, and the associated little bits of damage on the right edge, are interesting. What do you think caused them?

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Posted 12/02/2021   5:37 pm  Show Profile Check 3193zd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 3193zd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So I agree with the bottom not being a sharp clean cut. But they are parallel and the right height. the ridges I think are from a dispensing machines rollers or guides. Can we fined out if this company used Gov.imperforate coils?
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Posted 12/02/2021   6:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The horizontal creases and aligned edge damage at right would be exactly the type of artifact explained by an affixing machine set a bit too tight as well as the side cuts being so very slightly angled. Without having the cover in front of me, it has all the characteristics of a machine-applied horizontal imperf coil.

Add: and for the bottom edge ... it may have been roughed-up a bit going through the affixer also.
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Edited by John Becker - 12/02/2021 6:37 pm
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Posted 12/02/2021   6:35 pm  Show Profile Check 3193zd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 3193zd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks John! I thought I was on the right track. Just seemed odd for such a late use of them.
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