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A Philatelic Fragment - What Stamp Is It?

 
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Posted 05/16/2022   6:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Trainwreck to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this stamp fragment in a cover I bought off eBay a couple of years ago.

Since that time, I've tried to identify the stamp just for the fun of it. No luck so far after combing through the Scott catalogs a couple of times. So, I thought I'd let the rest of you join the fun.
The fragment shows some scroll work and part of a "5". Two perforations span 3.30mm making it gauge 12. It's brown.

Hope you have better luck than me.

Robert
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Posted 05/16/2022   8:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You may be throwing out a red herring.
The "5" is debatable.

A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important question. It may be either a logical fallacy or a literary device that leads readers or audiences toward a false conclusion. A red herring may be used intentionally, as in mystery fiction or as part of rhetorical strategies (e.g., in politics), or may be used in argumentation inadvertently.

The term was popularized in 1807 by English polemicist William Cobbett, who told a story of having used a strong-smelling smoked fish to divert and distract hounds from chasing a rabbit


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Edited by rod222 - 05/16/2022 8:28 pm
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I instantly thought of this Canadian airmail stamp (C1) and compared it to the left 5 and thought I was wrong but then I realized that it was the right 5 and that the two have slightly different designs around them.
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Edited by stampfan - 05/16/2022 8:31 pm
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Posted 05/16/2022   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well done stampfan
Note that Robert's 5 is joined to the scroll.

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Posted 05/16/2022   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do not think the 5 is actually joined to the scroll. I think it is just the white paper from the torn edge makes it look like they are connected. The image is not high enough resolution for me to confirm.
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Posted 05/16/2022   9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I think it is just the white paper from the torn edge makes it look like they are connected.


I think your right !
Again...well done.

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Posted 05/16/2022   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. Well done.
I was thinking it was South American, so spent most of my time looking there.
Solved. Thanks.

Robert
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This felt like a modified version of EdziuMM's friday stamp puzzle post …although it may be hard to offer a bigger version on the Saturday
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Edited by stamps101 - 05/17/2022 11:10 pm
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