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Clarification On 15 Cents

 
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Posted 08/07/2020   5:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add josef61 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi. I would like your opinion on 15 cents, given the defects, the back side what is it since the symbol disappears against the light. Is it watermark?The letter and it's all closed.Thank you.

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Posted 08/07/2020   5:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your stamp is perf 11, thus in can only be Scott 514, which is unwatermarked, although an unusual shade.

Your stamp is printed by the flat plate method. The ink on the back is "set off" from stacking damp sheets and the slightly wet ink from one sheet imprinting on the back of the next sheet. Quite normal.

The front of the stamp is canceled with a double oval cancel typically used on parcel post and registered mail. It contains the name of the city, perhaps MEMPHIS / TENN, or similar, of the style here:

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Edited by John Becker - 08/07/2020 5:36 pm
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Posted 08/08/2020   12:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add josef61 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanky you.
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