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I'm struggling plating this 3cent stamp. It should be simple.  
 

 
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Posted 02/14/2017   7:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I cannot find a match, for what should be a simple engravers slip.


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Posted 02/14/2017   8:25 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
51L5L. May be a plate crack rather than a tool slip.
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Thank's Winston.

Sure enough, it's mentioned among plate cracks in the "Plate Varieties in General" chapter of Dr. Chase' book.
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Posted 09/11/2017   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stampcow, that's a superb position piece, showing the crack/scratch extending across the left frame line of the adjacent position, 52L5L! The line shows clearly.

Here's a closeup of the crack on another 51L5l, but the line isn't so clear:

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CC, it was nice of the scissor wielder to drift right while snipping this stamp.
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