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earwaves
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10 May 2019
09:40:09pm
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I know . . . another one of these frustrating Wash-Franks. Curses on the graves of the postmasters who kept cranking out these police mug shot stamps!

I got this one in an auction box of old U.S. albums, many of the stamps misplaced; fully perforated stamps hinged under "Imperfs," ungrilled under "Grilled," etc.

The closest description for the red guy above is Type V, but I can't find any Type V's with vertical perf 10. None of the other Types seem to fit. The stamp is unwatermarked.

What do you think?

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d1stamper
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10 May 2019
09:57:01pm
re: 2-center

I would think if it is unwatermarked, then it would be 491 Rotary Press

Doug

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11 May 2019
03:48:06am
re: 2-center

Can you post a scan of the back of the stamp?
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c3a
11 May 2019
03:58:11pm
re: 2-center

Studie Guy,

I'm unable to upload the reverse-side picture, even though it's a jpeg. I've also tried it as a GIF.

What should I be looking for in the image?

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11 May 2019
04:06:02pm
re: 2-center

Setoff. If you want you can email the image(s) and I will post them. You can email me using the Stamp Smarter address http://stampsmarter.com/connect/Home_Connect.html
Don

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11 May 2019
04:59:36pm
re: 2-center

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Thanks no setoff, this is additional verification that this is not a flat plate printing. I concur that it appears to be a rotary press.

Since it is a rotary perf 10 vert. with no watermark; it can only be a Type II (#491) or Type III ($#492). The image is not high resolution enough to tell for sure but with stamp in hand you should be able to figure it out.
http://www.stampsmarter.com/1847usa/washfrank/2cT01_03main.html

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12 May 2019
11:54:15am
re: 2-center

It's definitely Type III (492).

Chris

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earwaves
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13 May 2019
09:58:58am
re: 2-center

Thanks again, Don.

Your site dedicated to these pesky stamp designs is so helpful. The cancellation lines on this one did a good job interfering with some of the detail clues, but there are enough for me to decide it's a Type III.

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earwaves
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13 May 2019
10:03:56am
re: 2-center

I was unable to upload an image the other day. Trying again while in Chrome, which was unavailable to me then (thanks to Google foisting its Google Assistant on me).

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earwaves
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13 May 2019
10:05:35am
re: 2-center

Thanks also to Chris and d1.

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