What is a "doctors blade"? My sis found another #1478 stamp in Grandaddy's collection so I went ahead and scanned it because there is a big difference between the two. I also re-scanned the first stamp in hopes of making it a bit sharper for you.
In the first image the stamp with the "doctors blade" also appears to have a red shadow coming from the text. (which isn't seen in the second stamp) Is there a word or terminology used to describe this sort of thing?
Here is the second stamp we found with a green color shift. There is some red which does appear above the emblem but w/out the "doctor's blade". Also I noticed the text is aligned (and less blurry) than the first.