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Posted 10/17/2022   5:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add sapphireguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Exactly 25mm tall, SLW, authentic looking perfs. Authentic looking top and bottom edges. Someone wrote 388 on it in years past. The top right edge is a little smooshed down, it isnt cut crooked. No clue where or when I got it.
If its a real Scott 388, $2500+. This is one of the most faked coils. Too cheap to get a cert on it. I have another thats about .1 mm under 25.
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Posted 10/17/2022   7:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The top edge is much less straight than the bottom. Very noticeable on the first, reverse picture.
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Edited by classic_paper - 10/17/2022 7:04 pm
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Posted 10/17/2022   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It will not be "real" without a cert, preferably from the PF.

Scott notes:

Stamps offered as 388 frequently are privately perforated examples of 384 or examples of 375 with top and bottom perfs trimmed.

The values for used coils are for examples with contemporaneous cancels that can be authenticated by expertizing committees. used coils with cancels from the 1950's exist...
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Posted 10/19/2022   2:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wavy line cancels were around for a very long time.
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The bottom edge is a very clean cut (scissor?) but not straight edge, and is not parallel to the top edge (also not straight). I suspect this is altered.
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Posted 10/19/2022   4:55 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm also a bit dubious for reasons others have stated. It also seems a bit too well-centered (top to bottom) for a W/F coil.
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https://stampsmarter.org/1847usa/WFFakes.html
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Posted 10/19/2022   5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
99.9% chance that it's fake.
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