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devildog
31 Aug 2015
01:45:06pm
Today I recived a 1915 roo stamp but it does not have a watermark does this mean it is a fake . I bought it on ebay for 3.50 the seller said the catalog price is 16.50 Did I get ripped off ?Thanks for any help !
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khj
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31 Aug 2015
01:50:45pm
re: Roo stamp

No picture, so I assume seller IDed it correctly, that it is unused, and you used watermark fluid.

It is possible that the stamp is from the edge of the watermark mat when the paper was produced. But normally, you will still see a trace of the watermark somewhere along one of the edges/corners. On some issues (not familiar with the watermark mat layout, you might even see the border of the watermark mat.

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tooler
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31 Aug 2015
02:31:45pm
re: Roo stamp

Put a pic here on the board, front and back. You didn't tell us much about it. What denomination is it. Very hard to give you an answer without more information.

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khj
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31 Aug 2015
02:51:29pm
re: Roo stamp

Agreed, it's only guesswork until we have more info and a pic. Notice all the assumptions I had to make even to provide a guess.

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devildog
31 Aug 2015
05:39:30pm
re: Roo stamp

Sorry guys I dont have a scanner yet as soon as i do I will post it

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auldstampguy
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Just one more small cover .....
01 Sep 2015
04:29:12am
re: Roo stamp

Hi Brian,
I understand the lack of scanner. Can you describe the stamp a bit more for us? Denomination, color, used/unused? If it is a 1915 stamp it should have the second watermark, which is usually fairly readily visible. I've never seen one that had no watermark at all.

Tell us a bit more about it.

Regards ... Tim

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devildog
01 Sep 2015
02:31:35pm
re: Roo stamp

sir the color of the "roo" is like a redish brown it is a two shilling and has a postmark it also has a number on the back in pencil #99 there seams to be unhinged Agin Thanks for your help

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tooler
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01 Sep 2015
03:05:30pm
re: Roo stamp

If it's Scott #99 it is a 2sh red brown issued 3/29 with W/M 203 Small Crown and A Multiple. $25.00 used $130.00 mint.

In Stanley Gibbons it is #110 2sh maroon. issued 3/29

Never heard of one without a W/M. Look closer. Or, get us a pic.

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BobbyBarnhart
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01 Sep 2015
04:15:41pm
re: Roo stamp

devildog

You do not need a scanner. Take a digital photo of the stamp. If you do not have a cell phone with a camera, have a friend take a photo for you. If you are unable to upload the photo to your computer, have your friend email the photo to you.

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khj
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01 Sep 2015
06:50:37pm
re: Roo stamp

It's actually better to take either a camera pic or a cellphone pic, because you can take the picture while it is soaking in watermark fluid.

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01 Sep 2015
11:34:31pm
re: Roo stamp

" ... you can take the picture while it is soaking in watermark fluid. ...."

That reminds me of the number of times I considered soaking the computer in watermark fluid and setting it alight.

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BobbyBarnhart
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02 Sep 2015
02:23:13pm
re: Roo stamp

Here is an image of Brian's stamp:



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devildog
02 Sep 2015
03:42:03pm
re: Roo stamp

Sorry guys , after looking in watermark lighter fluid and blue light I have found the watermark sorry to have bothered you lol and thanks to Bobby for helping me post my pic Devildog

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06 Sep 2015
05:05:26pm
re: Roo stamp

No apologies required or expected, Brian. This I how we all learn and some of my be knowledgeable in some areas, others, especially me, are not that experienced with "Roos".
So I follow these threads and try to file things away for future use.

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