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Posted 06/26/2022   10:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add StampGuy64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
...and postmarked on April(?) 15th or 17th, in the 1860s...

I don't think that the paper was laid(#24b), but wove rather, most likely, very most likely...

It was signed "Richter", and it has been opined that his handstamp had fallen into "dirty hands" after his passing, thereby resulting in a degree of chaos thereafter. For example, there are obvious forgeries exhibiting same...

That's not to say that my own stamp is a forgery.

My mind would be blown away if it is a forgery, particularly that of a #24, wove.
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Posted 06/27/2022   11:09 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Curious what a backstamp on a U.S. stamp from a European expert means to you, or anyone else for that matter, especially when it is without any supporting documents? It's a serious question because I see them (backstamps) promoted all of the time as something of value.
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Posted 06/28/2022   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampGuy64 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All a back-stamp means to me is that someone was obviously interested, taken by it. As to whether or not that they had swooned upon the sight of it is lost in time.

As for my American-Bulgarian 1c blue that you had determined to be a type II, I do wonder if P. V. Karaivanoff had determined it to be so as well, if that back-stamp is authentic. I have never seen any documentation for it. Accompanying papers do get lost, even before yet another comes into possession of a stamp.

In the end, if a back-stamp is unsupported by documentation, then it might as well have been stamped by Mickey Mouse, or Donald Duck. Then, I wish folks would not scribble onto the backs of stamps, at all.

As an aside, I would be blown away if I ever saw a back-stamp upon this one...

What, no comment upon the "Richter" stamp in question, and with its right side lost as well?
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Edited by StampGuy64 - 06/28/2022 5:23 pm
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