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Posted 12/02/2021   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Onaroll to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Whatever information would be great.

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Posted 12/02/2021   12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please post scan of the front.
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Posted 12/02/2021   12:32 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More info on your stamp (it can only be one watermark) https://stampsmarter.org/1847usa/18...tml#Scott281
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Posted 12/02/2021   12:43 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Remember that collectors and dealers, as well as experts, marked the backs of stamps.
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Posted 12/02/2021   1:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The watermark is a reversed double line S. Easiest to see if you look at it with the right side turned to the bottom.
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Don, if life has taught me anything. It has taught me anything is possible and to never say never. Lol
Yes I understand a lot of people fill the need to leave there mark.
Gentlemen my question is have you ever seen an S wmk like that before?
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Various references show the 8 permutations of the watermark positions depending on how the paper was fed. This is scanned from the Scott U.S. Specialized catalog, with a red square added to detail what appears on your stamp. The illustration does have the letters too close, so just imagine them with a gap between each letter.
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Posted 12/02/2021   2:22 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
https://stampsmarter.org/learning/M...ermarks.html - click on 'Pop-up watermark tool'
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Posted 12/02/2021   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Onaroll to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you gentlemen very helpful as always. I think someone should write a book on all the different S watermarks published.
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I do love print books, but it would be tough for a book to achieve the interactive functionality of Don's pop-up watermark tool at StampSmarter. Very nice Don....

Looking at the owner's or expert's mark on OP's stamp, it appears to me to be a "J" and a "B."

I am aware of the experts' mark site at https://www.filatelia.fi/experts/index.html which has been mentioned in one or two other Forum threads. I looked somewhat quickly through the B's (surname) and did not see anything likely.

I would also be very interested in some similar site giving owners' marks. Anyone know of one? Many such marks would be unknown I'd bet, but there might someday be utility in something along these lines that showed these sorts of marks. Or at least a vehicle to partially satisfy curiosity....

Here's one that I picked up a couple years back on the verso of a rather pleasing US 397. Was the owner a big chess player as well as a stamp collector? Or perhaps s/he was named "Knight?" Does anyone else have a stamp from this owner? Or from our OP's "JB" or "BJ"?



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I would also be very interested in some similar site giving owners' marks. Anyone know of one?


Trish Kaufmann's site has a page of expert/owners' marks specifically related to Confederate philately:

https://www.trishkaufmann.com/provenance
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