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Posted 01/19/2022   8:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Dorset to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
I'm seeking info about the "raised s" variety of this cut square (more like, cut polygon).
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Stephen
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Posted 01/19/2022   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stephen,
Were you looking for an example, or something more detailed?
pat


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Edited by patg23 - 01/19/2022 10:27 pm
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Posted 01/19/2022   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorset to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Pat,
I came across one on eBay that looked like mine, but the listing mentioned "raised s" and I didn't know what that meant. Are there 2 types of this embossment? I tried to find info on stamp smarter, and by searching here but no dice.
Thanks!
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Posted 01/19/2022   10:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The "S" of Washington looks definitely different. It may be listed by the UPSS in their catalog



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Posted 01/19/2022   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorset to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, I see. I was thinking it had to do with the embossing, but the "s" in "POSTAGE" sits a little higher than the adjacent "O" and "T."
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Posted 01/19/2022   11:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There were two printings of the 2˘. One flat bed press U525 (Die 155), and rotary press U525a (Die 156) with the raised "S".
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Posted 01/20/2022   12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorset to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks again.
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Posted 01/21/2022   09:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ThomasGalloway to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A cancellation bar will often obscure the "S". It then becomes difficult to know which one you have. In this case you can use two other differences in Die 155 (U525) and 156 (U525a):

1. The horizontal baselines of the "2"'s in the circles are squared off at the right ends of Die 155. For Die 156, they are pointed.

2. The top half of the vertical line thru the right 2 cent mark is stubby on Die 156. On Die 155 it is tall as with the rest of the dies in this set.
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Posted 01/21/2022   1:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thomas - Thank you for pointing out the other features.
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Posted 01/21/2022   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dorset to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent. Thanks Thomas & Pat.
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