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RLCooper
03 Apr 2019
08:57:36pm
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03 Apr 2019
09:26:04pm
re: Is it possible the stamp is genuine? thanks;

It appears genuine to me. They are Shermack type perforations if that is your concern. What makes you think it is not genuine?

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03 Apr 2019
09:32:54pm
re: Is it possible the stamp is genuine? thanks;

You can learn more about your stamps here
http://www.stampsmarter.com/1847usa/PrivatePerfs.html
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RLCooper
03 Apr 2019
09:59:17pm
re: Is it possible the stamp is genuine? thanks;

I paid for a similar stamp on the web under closer inspection it appeared smaller and when i received it there was a word in title Nive from what i understand that discribes the stamp makes it ok to sell. I complained about the false illustration. With no responce.

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RLCooper
03 Apr 2019
10:20:57pm
re: Is it possible the stamp is genuine? thanks;

I recently acquired these with a lined pair. thanks for the response,quite a few in the collection.maybe they deserve a little closer inspection,the majority of the stamps had condition issues,sad thing some very interesting stamps involved.thanks again, good day.

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03 Apr 2019
10:46:33pm
re: Is it possible the stamp is genuine? thanks;

It would be helpful, and more educational to those posting questions such as this if the poster would provide what makes them believe that the stamps could be genuine or fake, or whatever. That way others know that the poster has done some homework, and those wanting to respond can provide information either confirming or not confirming what the poster thinks and provide a reason why without trying to guess what really is the question.

In this example, the answer to the question is, "Yes". Of course it's possible that the stamp is genuine. So, RLC, why did you have doubts that the stamp may not be genuine? This is what I am trying to relate by this example.

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RLCooper
04 Apr 2019
01:49:45pm
re: Is it possible the stamp is genuine? thanks;

My reason for having this concern.I answered a Craigslist ad, stamps for sale,the stamps were over 100 miles away.I got in touch with the seller asked him if he would consider shipping,he said he would deliver the stamps ,We meet in a grocery store lot .The stamps were crammed in this round duffel bag, he had glued some stamps to these tri fold boards
and used a laminating machine for some of the others. the rest were in taped up bags, serious condition issues. no disrespect intended. my apologizes, thanks good day.

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04 Apr 2019
02:54:32pm
re: Is it possible the stamp is genuine? thanks;

No apologies necessary. I used your inquiry as an example and a request that people who ask for the ID of a stamp, or genuineness thereof please tell us why they think it is or isn't.

In the case with the stamp of your post, for example, often the question of the stamp being genuine concerns the rectangular holes. "Are those normal, privately applied, fake, should the stamp be imperf?" That information helps us quickly find the answer for you without spending a large amount of time researching what may or may not be the actual information desired. Remember, you are asking for verification of a stamp for no charge, so help is especially appreciated.

The responses provided not only help the one asking, but everyone else who reads it.

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Tom in Exton, PA
07 Apr 2019
10:11:33am
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Here's a strip of your Shermack Type 3 stamp. This is the most common of the private perfs on the 314 Ben Franklin stamp, and in my estimation the only private perforation that was actually in commercial use in this stamps reign through 1909.

Your stamps are from the later Washington / Franklin series.

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RLCooper
07 Apr 2019
11:15:39pm
re: Is it possible the stamp is genuine? thanks;

Thank you.

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