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bhsxvet
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13 Mar 2012
04:41:44pm
I was cleaning up some stamp packs and found this. Is there any significance to the marking on the back of this stamp?
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Brian

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timbres
13 Mar 2012
05:27:12pm
re: Backstamp on Canada sc#313

Usualy, this mark is from an expert who expertise a stamp, but the position of the mark in normaly refer to a mint stamp, for the used stamp it should be on wright side of the stamp. look the scan folowing...

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you should go on the site of those philatelic expert:
"http://www.filatelia.fi/experts/sitemap.html"
there is only 2 or 3 experts who have the "W" in there name...and are specialist in north american philatelic product... hope it help a little.

but your stamp don't have to be expertise, he don't worth it....

Jacques (timbres: STP ID)

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Jansimon
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14 Mar 2012
05:31:36am

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re: Backstamp on Canada sc#313

Somehow it seems a bit strange to me to have such a common stamp expertised, or am I missing something?

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michael78651
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14 Mar 2012
08:58:34am
re: Backstamp on Canada sc#313

The marks on the back of stamps may not necessarily be expertization marks. As a take on these types of marks, some collectors started marking the backs of their stamps in a similar manner to denote their ownership of the stamp. Also, I know of at least one dealer who did the same by stamping the letter "E" in ink on the backs of the stamps he sent out on approval back in the 1960s and 1970s.

To me, markings/writing on the back of stamps is damage. Catalog numbers are often wrong, catalog values...who knows what catalog was used and what year edition it was. Write on the album page, or use a spreadsheet program or anything else other than writing on a stamp. I have seen the backs of some stamps that look like ledgers with catalog values from one year t the next listed with the old values crossed out. And don't try to tell me a stamp is mint, never hinged when it is written on. I'd better stop now. Blood pressure is on the rise, and it's only 8:00 AM.

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bhsxvet
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14 Mar 2012
10:26:25am
re: Backstamp on Canada sc#313

I have no idea where I got the stamp and like the rest of you can't imagine it being expertised. I was just wondering if anyone recognized this particular mark and if so then what it was for. It seems it must be a dealer's mark of some kind, as was suggested.
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Brian

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jsheffie
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14 Mar 2012
10:45:13am
re: Backstamp on Canada sc#313

Have seen hundreds of these types of marks. No doubt in my mind it was an owner's mark - either a dealer or collector. Most common is Stolow, an old time NYC dealer.

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