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Posted 06/14/2019   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stamphunter1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all
I had the opportunity to own this stamp from a private person. I couldn't find out which issue (year, type) this stamp is.
Maybe somebody of you can tell me the right scott number and year?






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Posted 06/14/2019   11:05 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PR18 I believe. They were made starting in 1875. A hole punch can indicate use in a telegraph office. I'm not sure if that would make sense with a newspaper stamp though.
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Edited by rlsny - 06/14/2019 11:10 pm
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Posted 06/14/2019   11:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perforation rate is too high (perf bridges too pointy), also printing not crisp. Something fishy with this stamp.
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Posted 06/15/2019   02:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As I recall, all newspaper stamps are perf 12. The gauge on this stamp appears to be around 13 or 13.5.
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Posted 06/15/2019   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Based on printing quality, it looks like a fake stamp. Agree that the perforations look wrong, Below is a later issue from the same plate as the first series, look at the quality of the image.
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Edited by wtcrowe - 06/15/2019 08:42 am
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Posted 06/15/2019   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamphunter1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ok I see the perforation looks odd on this stamp.
Neverthless the Colour could be a 1894 issue (pink)?


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Edited by stamphunter1 - 06/15/2019 10:47 am
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Posted 06/15/2019   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sometimes you just have to fill that space. It is not always about the money. There is the collector hobby aspect to stamps. Collecting for pleasure.

http://unicornhall.com/NewsPaperSta...acsimile.htm
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Posted 06/15/2019   10:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamphunter1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks redwoodrandy in my opinion this forgeries from your link are not so accurate (printing impression) to the orginal newspapers stamp than my stamp. But of course mine could be also a forgery.
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Posted 06/15/2019   2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamphunter1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
redwwodrandy thanks for the link. It's now clear that my stamp is a counterfeit. Cause of impression (not crisp like the original) and wrong perforation.
JLLebbert, John Becker you guys are right
Perforation on my stamp is 13.5
It was to be too good to be true. You guys had save me from an embarassing moment when the expert commitee would have a look at this stamp for certificatation.

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Edited by stamphunter1 - 06/15/2019 3:00 pm
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