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Posted 11/14/2022   6:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wonfish to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
On some stamps listing I see a small s with a red circle around it. I can't find anywhere in the introduction what it means. I'm sure it's there somewhere,

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Posted 11/14/2022   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wonfish, my catalog does not show that. What year do you have?


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Posted 11/14/2022   7:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Notice between Scott 1549 and 1550 (from the 2017 catalog):

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Posted 11/14/2022   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why wouldn't they use an "S" with a circle around it, with a slash mark through the "S"? You know, the universal symbol of 'do not'. Seems silly to make a new symbol.
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Posted 11/14/2022   8:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Why wouldn't they use an "S" with a circle around it, with a slash mark through the "S"? You know, the universal symbol of 'do not'. Seems silly to make a new symbol.


You may have a better response asking Scott.
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Posted 11/14/2022   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"standard warm water soak"? Don't soak stamps in warm water; use cool or cold water.

"S" in a red circle and slash through is used for other things. It means "no stopping" in some English speaking places. Your mileage may vary, but I don't think they should use a "P" in a red circle and a slash through to indicate imperf stamps.
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Posted 11/14/2022   9:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wonfish to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. Yes, the S should have a line through it.
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Posted 11/14/2022   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, but I meant that an S in a red circle with a slash through should not be used in Scott since it should be used for a unique situation (i.e. traffic signs) so that its meaning is unambiguous. Even if it was what you expect, then would you have immediately recognized the symbol as "do not soak"? To take it to an extreme, can a stamp collector get out of a "no stopping" ticket by telling the judge they were definitely not soaking stamps by the side of the road?

Scott certainly is not intuitive about how it does things, but it's all there in the introduction which must be read. How else would you know where to look for a image for watermark 373 when you see that notation on a Scott catalog page?
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Posted 11/15/2022   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add YbT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree it is a strange symbol to use. However, it got your attention, which was its job.
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Posted 11/15/2022   1:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe it would make more sense if you saw what they decided not to do.
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Posted 11/15/2022   4:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In my opinion, the symbol as well as other reoccurring text notations should be included in the Catalog Introduction section entitled, "Understanding the Listings." At least the the s and circle, with or without slash, does not mean, "don't Save."



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Maybe it would make more sense if you saw what they decided not to do.


Many enjoy sausage, but few can stomach watching it be made; just like political decisions.

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Posted 11/16/2022   06:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Many enjoy sausage, but few can stomach watching it be made; just like political decisions.


I would also get irritated watching the CSAC make decisions,
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