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United States/BOB & Other : Major Discovery

 

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1898

06 Nov 2022
09:14:44pm
I made anorther major discovery last week. I reported my discovery to the site owner of "1898Revenues", the site owner checked his collection and found another example.

If you are interested, go to the 1898Revenues and it's the current article.

See the Pick Up Points and arrows.

I have a theory about this discovery, but want to do some research first.

By the way the discovery is on R191a.

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06 Nov 2022
09:45:29pm
re: Major Discovery

Is this the water soluble varnish that was applied to the middle of some of the stamps? I can see a strip of it, I think!

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1898

06 Nov 2022
10:12:05pm
re: Major Discovery

At this point unknown! More research needed. Do you have examples to show?

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07 Nov 2022
07:31:49am
re: Major Discovery

Sorry, none to show. I keep my US revenue collection very basic, just collect the numbers, very few varieties. I do that with mostly early Canada stamps! All I know is that my US Scott's specialized says that the strips of varnish exist on those stamps. They don't even give a value. It's supposedly water soluble as well so if your stamp was soaked for some reason you might just be seeing a ghost image - just a guess!!

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1898

07 Nov 2022
09:00:25am
re: Major Discovery


Good morning Harvey.

Your response raised a couple of questions, hope you don't mind me asking?

" I keep my US revenue collection very basic, just collect the numbers" Harvey what are you calling the numbers?

"All I know is that my US Scott's specialized says that the strips of varnish exist on those stamps." Harvey I've looked and reread my US Scott's catalog and cannot find this, can you give me directions on where you found it?

Thanks in Advance

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07 Nov 2022
10:49:55am
re: Major Discovery

"I keep my US revenue collection very basic, just collect the numbers"


I just collect, or try to find, each Scott number - don't bother with a's, b's, etc. So, not interested in varieties. So since your stamp is 191a it's not one I would look for. I have 191 with the filled in "2", no variety. I like the US revenues but they are not a priority.

"All I know is that my US Scott's specialized says that the strips of varnish exist on those stamps."


I have Scott's Specialized 2016 edition. I can't post a scan or photo of the page since my old computer is not currently set up to do so. On the page for the series R190 - R194 it says immediately above the series "Warning: If nos. R190 - R194 are soaked the center part of the surcharged numeral may wash off. Before the surcharging, a square of soluble varnish was applied to the middle of some stamps."
You really should have a copy of Scott's Specialized even though I did check my copy of my regular Scott's 2015 catalog and the same quote was there. I hope this helped a bit.

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07 Nov 2022
02:54:39pm
re: Major Discovery

OK I understand what you meant to say collecting by the numbers.

I have the same Scott Catalog you have (reread my posting it clearly says I have the Scott Catalog!)

You said "my US Scott's specialized says that the strips of varnish exist on those stamps." but then in your most recent reply you say "Warning: If nos. R190 - R194 are soaked the center part of the surcharged numeral may wash off. Before the surcharging, a square of soluble varnish was applied to the middle of some stamps." I was because of you on a wild goose chase in the Scott Catalog for something that's not in there. Very funny

thank you

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07 Nov 2022
02:57:57pm
re: Major Discovery

Sorry, just a misunderstanding - I promise it was not on purpose, I just summarized the quote improperly. My bad!!

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07 Nov 2022
04:52:00pm
re: Major Discovery

Harvey, thank you.

Happy future stamp collecting

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06 Nov 2022
09:14:44pm

I made anorther major discovery last week. I reported my discovery to the site owner of "1898Revenues", the site owner checked his collection and found another example.

If you are interested, go to the 1898Revenues and it's the current article.

See the Pick Up Points and arrows.

I have a theory about this discovery, but want to do some research first.

By the way the discovery is on R191a.

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
06 Nov 2022
09:45:29pm

re: Major Discovery

Is this the water soluble varnish that was applied to the middle of some of the stamps? I can see a strip of it, I think!

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"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there - George Burns"
1898

06 Nov 2022
10:12:05pm

re: Major Discovery

At this point unknown! More research needed. Do you have examples to show?

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
07 Nov 2022
07:31:49am

re: Major Discovery

Sorry, none to show. I keep my US revenue collection very basic, just collect the numbers, very few varieties. I do that with mostly early Canada stamps! All I know is that my US Scott's specialized says that the strips of varnish exist on those stamps. They don't even give a value. It's supposedly water soluble as well so if your stamp was soaked for some reason you might just be seeing a ghost image - just a guess!!

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"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there - George Burns"
1898

07 Nov 2022
09:00:25am

re: Major Discovery


Good morning Harvey.

Your response raised a couple of questions, hope you don't mind me asking?

" I keep my US revenue collection very basic, just collect the numbers" Harvey what are you calling the numbers?

"All I know is that my US Scott's specialized says that the strips of varnish exist on those stamps." Harvey I've looked and reread my US Scott's catalog and cannot find this, can you give me directions on where you found it?

Thanks in Advance

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
07 Nov 2022
10:49:55am

re: Major Discovery

"I keep my US revenue collection very basic, just collect the numbers"


I just collect, or try to find, each Scott number - don't bother with a's, b's, etc. So, not interested in varieties. So since your stamp is 191a it's not one I would look for. I have 191 with the filled in "2", no variety. I like the US revenues but they are not a priority.

"All I know is that my US Scott's specialized says that the strips of varnish exist on those stamps."


I have Scott's Specialized 2016 edition. I can't post a scan or photo of the page since my old computer is not currently set up to do so. On the page for the series R190 - R194 it says immediately above the series "Warning: If nos. R190 - R194 are soaked the center part of the surcharged numeral may wash off. Before the surcharging, a square of soluble varnish was applied to the middle of some stamps."
You really should have a copy of Scott's Specialized even though I did check my copy of my regular Scott's 2015 catalog and the same quote was there. I hope this helped a bit.

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"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there - George Burns"
1898

07 Nov 2022
02:54:39pm

re: Major Discovery

OK I understand what you meant to say collecting by the numbers.

I have the same Scott Catalog you have (reread my posting it clearly says I have the Scott Catalog!)

You said "my US Scott's specialized says that the strips of varnish exist on those stamps." but then in your most recent reply you say "Warning: If nos. R190 - R194 are soaked the center part of the surcharged numeral may wash off. Before the surcharging, a square of soluble varnish was applied to the middle of some stamps." I was because of you on a wild goose chase in the Scott Catalog for something that's not in there. Very funny

thank you

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
07 Nov 2022
02:57:57pm

re: Major Discovery

Sorry, just a misunderstanding - I promise it was not on purpose, I just summarized the quote improperly. My bad!!

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"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there - George Burns"
1898

07 Nov 2022
04:52:00pm

re: Major Discovery

Harvey, thank you.

Happy future stamp collecting

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