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gerom
04 Sep 2019
11:28:07am
What is the Scott no:141,152,174 or 189?
The stamp have white wove paper 0,07mm, not soft porous(not pass the "snap test"),perforation 12.
What is this cancel and missing perforation on right side? (not cut perforation)
Thanks for your help.
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smauggie
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04 Sep 2019
12:57:59pm
re: Help ID 15c US Stamp

Hi,

As there is no evidence of a grill. 152 is my guess as I do not see the Continental secret mark.

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vinman
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04 Sep 2019
03:19:52pm
re: Help ID 15c US Stamp

If it does not pass the snap test it is on soft paper. The fibers on the tip of the perfs also look like soft paper. It is an American Banknote printing, Scott #189.

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gerom
04 Sep 2019
10:41:56pm
re: Help ID 15c US Stamp

Is not a soft porous paper,no grill.Scott 152?
I still need help for missing perforation and cancel..Thank you.


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vinman
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04 Sep 2019
11:04:21pm
re: Help ID 15c US Stamp

You answered your own question. It is hard paper with no grill so it must be 152. The side with no perfs was either cut or torn, and the cancel is a common geometric purple cancel made up of small squares.

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gerom
04 Sep 2019
11:32:43pm
re: Help ID 15c US Stamp

I learn about the US stamps and I saw stamps non-perforated a one or two sides.I ask if the non-perforated side of my stamp is a common or accidental situation affecting the quote of the stamp.

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vinman
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04 Sep 2019
11:58:33pm
re: Help ID 15c US Stamp

The straight edge is common. This stamp was printed in plates of 200 divided down the center into panes of 100. From every plate of 200 there are 20 with a straight edge.The left pane will have a straight edge on the right side and the pane from the right side will have a straight edge of the left side. Your stamp is from the left pane. Over the years many of the straight edges were "reperfed" so there will be less then originally printed.

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05 Sep 2019
09:01:48am
re: Help ID 15c US Stamp

it is a beautiful stamp.

while many people disdain the straight edges, math tells us that they are far rarer than the four-sided perf stamps (10% vs 90%). Myself, I far prefer them for that very reason.

It is also nicely centered for the period.

David

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05 Sep 2019
09:57:05am
re: Help ID 15c US Stamp

More help on IDing large Bank Notes

http://stampsmarter.com/learning/ID_1870_1890LargeBankNoteIssues.html

Don

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gerom
05 Sep 2019
02:05:31pm
re: Help ID 15c US Stamp

Thank you,all.
I learned a bit about US stamps by reading the discussions in Stamporama and the old Scott catalog I managed to find.
StampSmarter site is extraordinary through its information. I have a 205 scott stamp that even if it was stamped, I hoped it would be 205C (gray-brown as in Scott) .... but I found out about the snap test and found that the paper is not soft porous.
I have the 1,2,3,5 and 10c stamp of this serie and I hope to pass the test of identification
In a few days I will ask you for confirmation.
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