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Posted 02/06/2022   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampdorkman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is this R5a Private Roulette - Never seen one, this looks like it might be but roulettes are so large. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 02/06/2022   10:49 am  Show Profile Check ericjackson's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ericjackson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It appears that the bottom and right were cut using pinking shears. It is not a roulette.
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Posted 02/06/2022   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampdorkman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
is it a private perf of some sort on the right and bottom?
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Posted 02/06/2022   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can you provide a better, bigger scan? Everything about this stamp looks suspicious from here.
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Posted 02/06/2022   1:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampdorkman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp is OK scan not great but not rouletted, but the large sawtooth like perfs on the two sides of the imperf stamp intrigue me as have never seen this type of perf on revenue stamp. Probably somebody at a later date trying to play with it - don't know have no idea.
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Posted 02/06/2022   1:40 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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It appears that the bottom and right were cut using pinking shears. It is not a roulette.


Agreed. I'm only aware of two examples of R5a privately rouletted. One is Philatelic Foundation certificate #510290:

http://pfsearch.org/pfsearch/pf_grd...lledfrom=lkp

(I cannot link the image here.)


The other is in my collection. Tied to piece from an attributed entity (Samuel Dexter Hastings, state treasurer of Wisconsin).




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Posted 02/06/2022   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
stampdorkman,
Gentle suggestion. You have posted quite a few images in various threads over the past few days. I love the enthusiasm. However they are all very small and have have huge white margins. It makes it more difficult for any of us to give our best analysis this way. A close-cropped scan at 200-300 dpi (file size up to 300k) will communicate the details so much better.
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Posted 02/06/2022   2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampdorkman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
just learning the imaging cropping tool on the site, will experiment moreto try and increase clarity. Thanks for all info - so many knowledgeable people on this site never would have guessed. Been away from stamps over 30 years just got back into it 2 months ago - guess I'm trying to make up for lost time.
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Posted 02/06/2022   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To be honest, I have never used the cropping utility here. I have always made a <300K scan externally.
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Posted 02/06/2022   3:28 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's not just cropping. The resolution you're scanning at is too low. That image is only 200x200 pixels, including all the exterior whitespace, meaning the actual stamp resolution is even lower. You should be scanning at 600dpi or higher.
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