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lemaven
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29 Aug 2016
07:17:53pm
Getting things organized to divest of my U.S. stamps (post to come in Auction Announcements probably tomorrow) and came across this last night.

Appears to be the end of a horizontal pair coil or maybe from a booklet? The perfs are 11-1/4 along the top, the paper is very thick/stiff compared to all the other copies I have and the color is a very crisp dark green.

Can't find this in Scotts and it has me stumped (easy to do...)

Any thoughts?

Thanks, Dave.
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29 Aug 2016
07:32:18pm
re: Some Kind of Coil?

Doh! Here's the scan!

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The right margin is cut on a L-to-R bias that looks more significant than on the left side. But it's visually deceptive because of the larger margins. After a couple measurements I found the same bias on the left side margins.

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29 Aug 2016
07:36:44pm
re: Some Kind of Coil?

It's the bottom two stamps from a booklet.
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29 Aug 2016
07:49:11pm
re: Some Kind of Coil?

Thanks Vince.

Here's a gum-side view. Looks like it was put on top of another pair while still wet as some of the ink has transferred, shifted with the same bias and to the same degree (as far as my measurements can discern) as per my note on the straight-edge sides. Any idea how this could happen - is it common with printing of booklet stamps?

Where would this be found in Scotts and what catalog number should I be searching for?

Thanks. Dave.

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29 Aug 2016
07:51:15pm
re: Some Kind of Coil?

I believe is #552 a six stamp booklet, the two middle stamps, just above the ones you show, should be fairly centered and the top stamps should have the margins reversed from your stamps, wide left and narrow right.

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29 Aug 2016
07:54:13pm
re: Some Kind of Coil?

According to Scott, some of the ink spots on the back of some US stamps is due to flat plate printing process, and in some stamps is quite noticeable.

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29 Aug 2016
07:57:14pm
re: Some Kind of Coil?

Doh! Again with the scans!!!

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29 Aug 2016
08:18:49pm
re: Some Kind of Coil?

That was part of the regular issues of 1923. The stamp is 552 and the booklet pane is called 552A. It was issued on Jan 17, 1923. There are several other face varieties of this stamp but none of them show a booklet pane.

Not worth much, but it's cool to have that used bottom pair of the pane. The stamp had a good run, the next series wasn't issued until 1938.

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29 Aug 2016
08:25:47pm
re: Some Kind of Coil?

Looks like the sides of each stamp were irregularly cut. I would expect the cuts, even if the cutters were out of alignment would be parallel. Does not appear to be so in the image.

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29 Aug 2016
09:03:43pm
re: Some Kind of Coil?

Michael - see my note under the scan. It's one of those optical illusions where the difference is noticeable on the larger margin but not on the smaller. yet the bias measurements are the same (at least in the 2 tests I could perform) - i.e. parallel.

Dave.

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29 Aug 2016
09:36:02pm
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Ah. I missed your "biased" comment. Winking

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29 Aug 2016
07:17:53pm

Getting things organized to divest of my U.S. stamps (post to come in Auction Announcements probably tomorrow) and came across this last night.

Appears to be the end of a horizontal pair coil or maybe from a booklet? The perfs are 11-1/4 along the top, the paper is very thick/stiff compared to all the other copies I have and the color is a very crisp dark green.

Can't find this in Scotts and it has me stumped (easy to do...)

Any thoughts?

Thanks, Dave.

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29 Aug 2016
07:32:18pm

re: Some Kind of Coil?

Doh! Here's the scan!

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The right margin is cut on a L-to-R bias that looks more significant than on the left side. But it's visually deceptive because of the larger margins. After a couple measurements I found the same bias on the left side margins.

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29 Aug 2016
07:36:44pm

re: Some Kind of Coil?

It's the bottom two stamps from a booklet.
Vince

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29 Aug 2016
07:49:11pm

re: Some Kind of Coil?

Thanks Vince.

Here's a gum-side view. Looks like it was put on top of another pair while still wet as some of the ink has transferred, shifted with the same bias and to the same degree (as far as my measurements can discern) as per my note on the straight-edge sides. Any idea how this could happen - is it common with printing of booklet stamps?

Where would this be found in Scotts and what catalog number should I be searching for?

Thanks. Dave.

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29 Aug 2016
07:51:15pm

re: Some Kind of Coil?

I believe is #552 a six stamp booklet, the two middle stamps, just above the ones you show, should be fairly centered and the top stamps should have the margins reversed from your stamps, wide left and narrow right.

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29 Aug 2016
07:54:13pm

re: Some Kind of Coil?

According to Scott, some of the ink spots on the back of some US stamps is due to flat plate printing process, and in some stamps is quite noticeable.

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29 Aug 2016
07:57:14pm

re: Some Kind of Coil?

Doh! Again with the scans!!!

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29 Aug 2016
08:18:49pm

re: Some Kind of Coil?

That was part of the regular issues of 1923. The stamp is 552 and the booklet pane is called 552A. It was issued on Jan 17, 1923. There are several other face varieties of this stamp but none of them show a booklet pane.

Not worth much, but it's cool to have that used bottom pair of the pane. The stamp had a good run, the next series wasn't issued until 1938.

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29 Aug 2016
08:25:47pm

re: Some Kind of Coil?

Looks like the sides of each stamp were irregularly cut. I would expect the cuts, even if the cutters were out of alignment would be parallel. Does not appear to be so in the image.

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29 Aug 2016
09:03:43pm

re: Some Kind of Coil?

Michael - see my note under the scan. It's one of those optical illusions where the difference is noticeable on the larger margin but not on the smaller. yet the bias measurements are the same (at least in the 2 tests I could perform) - i.e. parallel.

Dave.

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Ah. I missed your "biased" comment. Winking

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