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Boyd's Dispatch 20l56 Or 20l52-54 Or, Where's The Great Toe?

 
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Posted 07/28/2021   3:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add danstamps54 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I know absolutely nothing about local posts and have no comparison stamps. Scott's Specialized makes a distinction on whether the great toe touches the frame (20L56) or it is raised (20L52/54). The illustrations in the catalog don't help. It's a perf 12.

My working hypothesis is that it is a forgery. (If so, how can I tell?)

I'm asking because it was given to me by a non-collector. If it is valuable (20L52) cat value $75 (2019 Scott) I will return it.

I appreciate your eyes! Thanks in advance

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Posted 07/28/2021   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
May be of interest?
http://goscf.com/t/1596#49181 br /
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Posted 07/28/2021   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Rod.

I did a search before I posted. The Boyd stamps in that thread weren't identified in the detail I need and the images were too small to tell me where the toe is!

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Check Siegel Auctions. Sale 908, 2006-03-17 "Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails"

They have an example that you can click on and zoom in.
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Posted 07/28/2021   4:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jconey,

Thanks for the pointer. It looks like mine is a toe on the frame variety, 20L56 (CV $0.40), or a forgery.
The paper doesn't look wove (but I'm no paper expert) so that seems to strengthen my original hypothesis of a reprint/forgery.
Thanks!
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I collect Boyd's and it is 20L56. Quite a few remainders exist, including full sheets. For a number of years after Boyd's stopped using stamps but continued to publish customized mailing label for businesses, they would enclose one of these with their letter in response to queries from stamp collectors and others.
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Posted 07/29/2021   01:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Check Siegel Auctions. Sale 908, 2006-03-17 "Western Expresses, Carriers, Locals & Independent Mails"


Dashed if I could find it
Not experienced searching Siegels, but what a fantastic resource.

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Check Lot numbers 4705-4707 for 20L56
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Posted 07/29/2021   05:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Marvelous ! Thanks Jill.
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Posted 07/29/2021   08:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod222, Sorry I just saw your message about having trouble finding it. Glad Jill helped out.

Seigel's is a great help and at times I've used their catalogs for a variety of purposes.
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Posted 07/29/2021   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cheers Jc,
that's OK, indeed a great resource, best I have seen.
We here in Australia, have a similar resource, esp postmarks, at Prestige Philately.

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Posted 08/01/2021   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think everyone who wanted to comment on this tread has done so. I appreciate the information and the pointers.

Thanks!
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