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Does It Look Like These Proofs Are Water Damaged?

 
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Posted 02/02/2023   6:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add paddle_more to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a set of J31P2 to J37P2 so I am told. They have a slightly faded and wrinkly appearance. Just look at the backs. Would this be typical? I have some older proofs that are sharp and look terrific. Thanks



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Posted 02/02/2023   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to tell from scans but it very much looks like they were soaked off of their backing cards.
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Posted 02/02/2023   7:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add paddle_more to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That sounds possible if they only came in some kind of presentation pack. I will scan them all with more care. They just got here today.
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Posted 02/02/2023   7:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
With those margins, they look like they came from a Roosevelt presentation album.
https://stampsmarter.org/proof/Home_proofs.html
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Edited by John Becker - 02/02/2023 7:57 pm
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Posted 02/02/2023   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add paddle_more to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks very much for that info. When I zoom in on the three cents I can see the same crack in the plate, but the ink has not spread. I paid $105 for the lot so I think I am satisfied.
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Posted 02/05/2023   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essay_proof to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice proofs! I'd be happy to have them, washed or not.

Re cracks, those would have to be die cracks, if they are indeed cracks.
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Posted 02/05/2023   8:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add paddle_more to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi again - yes, I used the term plate by mistake. These are stand alone dies. There is or was a similar set with part of the gray card attached on ebay recently. The ink from the crack runs clear across the margins like the image on stampsmarter.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184725446775
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Edited by paddle_more - 02/05/2023 8:45 pm
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Posted 02/09/2023   10:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add essay_proof to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting! Thanks for pointing me to the ebay listing, which does indeed show the crack very nicely. In your copy, it seems that an effort was made to conceal the crack in the margins.
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Posted 02/14/2023   9:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, indeed -- the die crack on the 3 proof is confirmation that these are Roosevelt die proofs. Here is the 3 proof from the album you can view in the link that John Becker posted. This one must have been printed later, as the crack has gotten more pronounced. I would guess it didn't last much longer.

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Edited by GregAlex - 02/14/2023 9:42 pm
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