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EFOs

Items that are considered errors, freaks, or oddities. This includes plate varieties.

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Scott # 113 — Split grill

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2-cent horse and rider (Scott #113) split grill used illegally as postage on document.

Catalogue value shown is for normal postal use of non-split grill on cover. Stamp has been lifted to verify split grill and carefully replaced.


Scott # R1a — Short transfer

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Scott listed but unpriced short transfer at bottom. Ex-Baryla, from his award winning Civil War Sun Tax exhibit.


Scott # R1b — Short transfer.

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Short transfer. Listed in Scott, but unpriced. Ex-Morrissey.


Scott # R1b — Double transfer in both bottom numerals

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Double transfer in both bottom numerals of top stamp. Extremely scarce. DT is not listed in Scott for the part perforate stamp. The catalog value shown above is just for a normal pair.


Scott # R1b — Short transfer

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1983 APEX certificate. Very scarce short transfer (bottom of upper stamp). Interestingly, the 1866 usage is very late for a part perf.


Scott # R1c — Misperf and freak perfs

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Both freak perfs and a misperf shift.


Scott # R1c — Short transfer

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Vertical strip of 3. The middle stamp in the strip is a short transfer.


Scott # R1c — Unusual paper

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Very unusual thin almost translucent paper with vertical mesh almost like laid paper. Additionally, there are surface marks in a circular/squiggle pattern across the entire reverse.


Scott # R2c — Scratched plate

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Scratched plate. Quite scarce.


Scott # R2c — Scratched plate

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Horizontal pair and single of 2-cent Playing Cards, used illegally as postage on an 1865 cover from Colas Mouth, West Virginia. The single and the left stamp from the pair each have a vertical plate scratch. If you digitally position the single above the left stamp of the pair, it looks like it could be one long continuous scratch crossing both stamps. Very unique piece.


Scott # R3b —

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Horizontal pair. Exhibits the quality-control issues from the 1860s. Unfortunately it is of minimal value due to all the faults. Very similar to lot 1912 in the Joyce collection, 1991.


Scott # R3c — Guide line at bottom

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Nominally illegal use of a pair of R3c on a recipt, the bottom stamp showing a strong guide line at bottom.


Scott # R4c — Misperf

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Interesting perf error. A margin single that initially looks to be imperf vertically, but you can see blind perfs on the margin side.


Scott # R5a — Double transfer (T5)

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Major double transfer (T5).


Scott # R5a — Major double transfer (T5)

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Major double transfer (T5). Very scarce on document.


Scott # R5a — Privately rouletted

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R5a privately rouletted, on document piece. Unlisted in Scott. Rouletting is visible on all 4 sides of the stamp, with multiple vertical rows.


Scott # R5a — Double transfer at bottom

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Unlisted double transfer at bottom.


Scott # R5a — Double transfer at bottom

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Double transfer at bottom, along bottom of letters.


Scott # R5b — Double transfer (T5)

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This one has a lot going on:

1. A strong double transfer at bottom,
2. A Jan. 1862 cancel, which isn't possible, and
3. A secondary magenta stencil 'B' cancel.


Scott # R5b — Double transfer (T5)

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Major double transfer (T5).


Scott # R5b — Major double transfer (T5)

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Wonderful one-of-a-kind piece! Not only is it a major double transfer (T5), but it is also an R5b that is imperforate vertically rather than horizontally (as with all part perforates, the imperf vertically are far more scarce than imperf horizontally). It is on a piece of a Wells Fargo document, with a California state revenue.


Scott # R5b — Major double transfer (T5)

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Produce commission house. Major double transfer (T5).


Scott # R5b — Major double transfer (T5)

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2015 PSE certificate. Lovely example of the T5 double transfer with a circular handstamp cancel.


Scott # R5c — Double transfer (T5)

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Major double transfer (T5).


Scott # R5c — Double transfer (T5)

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Major double transfer.


Scott # R5c — Major double transfer (T5)

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2003 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Major double transfer (T5). Very scarce on document.


Scott # R5c — Preprint paper folds

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Multiple preprint paper folds.


Scott # R5c — Plate scratch

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Plate scratch at right.


Scott # R5c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer with doubling in several places throughout.


Scott # R5c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer with doubling in the N of INTER, the E of REV, and the letters of CENTS.


Scott # R5c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer with doubling in the letters of CENTS and CHECK.


Scott # R5c — Inking anomaly

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At first glance from a distance it looks like it might be a double transfer, but it is merely an inking anomaly at top and right.


Scott # R5c — Major Double Transfer (T5)

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Major double transfer (T5).


Scott # R5c — Scratched plate

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Vertical pair showing a plate scratch running diagonally through both stamps.


Scott # R5c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer with doubling in the letters of CENTS and CHECK, on an 1864 receipt.


Scott # R6c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer. See bottom of lettering on bottom scroll.


Scott # R6c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer. See base of letters on bottom scroll. Ex-Baryla.


Scott # R6c — Major double transfer (T5)

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Major double transfer (T5).


Scott # R6c — Scratched plate

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Scratched plate at upper left, not listed in Scott.


Scott # R6c — Misperf

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Misperfed on both sides, resulting in a diminuitive stamp.


Scott # R6c — Major double transfer (T5)

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Major double transfer (T5).


Scott # R6c — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer at top left, in the letters of U.S.


Scott # R6c — Minor Double Transfer at bottom

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Previously unrecorded variant of Tolman cancel #T-4D. Minor double transfer in letters of bottom scroll.


Scott # R6c — Major double transfer in bottom letters

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Not a T5 major double transfer, but about the closest thing to it with respect to the doubling of letters in the bottom scroll.


Scott # R7a — Double transfer (T7)

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Major double transfer (T7).


Scott # R7a — Double transfer (T7)

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2008 PSE certificate. Major double transfer at bottom (T7). Superb!


Scott # R7a — Plate scratch

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Plate scratch at lower right through 'ATE'.


Scott # R7a — Scratched plate

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Scratched plate tailing off the last E in CERTIFICATE.


Scott # R7a — Foreign entry, top numerals

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Foreign entry of 1c above top numerals.


Scott # R7a — Foreign entry, top numerals

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Horizontal pair with right stamp exhibiting the foreign entry of the 1c above and outside the top numerals. Catalog value shown is that of a normal pair.


Scott # R7a — Plate scratch

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Long vertical plate scratch at left.


Scott # R7c — Double Transfer (T7)

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Major double transfer (T7).


Scott # R7c — Foreign entry, top of numerals

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Foreign entry, top of numerals.


Scott # R8c — Double transfer (T7)

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2001 APEX certificate. Major double transfer (T7).


Scott # R9b — Double transfer at bottom

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Double transfer at bottom, position 47.


Scott # R9c — Cracked plate

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Cracked plate at bottom right.


Scott # R10c — Plate flaw

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Plate flaw across top scroll.


Scott # R13c — Double transfer (T13)

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Major double transfer (T13). Ex-Morrissey.


Scott # R13c — Double transfer (T13)

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Major double transfer (T13).


Scott # R13c — T13a complete double transfer

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T13a complete double transfer.


Scott # R13c — Unlisted complete double transfer

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Unlisted complete double transfer. Very rare. Doubling throughout design, from scrollwork to all text, to portrait. Were it not for the fact that the doubling is in different directions, this could be mistaken for a double impression.


Scott # R13c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer, affecting only a few features, most notably the V in 'REV' at upper right.


Scott # R13c — T13a and lesser transfer below

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One-of-a-kind pair on back of a tintype. The top stamp is the Scott-listed T13a double transfer. Of greater interest, however, is the second stamp in the pair, the position directly below the T13a, which shows similar doubling, but not as strong. Ex-Baryla, from his award winning Civil War Sun Tax exhibit.


Scott # R13c — Transfer roll marks

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Transfer roll marks above the design from the bottom of the stamp above.


Scott # R13c — Unlisted complete double transfer

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Unlisted complete double transfer. Very scarce. Doubling throughout design, from scrollwork to all text, to portrait. Many aspects are virtually identical to this double transfer except that the portrait on this particular stamp is heavily doubled and the portrait on the linked stamp is unaffected.


Scott # R13c — Position above T13a

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This double transfer is unlisted in Scott, the position above the T13a. You can see the doubled elements below the bottom scroll. The position below the T13a corrspondingly has doubled elements only across the top of the stamp.


Scott # R13c — Unlisted complete double transfer

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Unlisted complete double transfer affecting lettering in all four scrolls. Very scarce. The exterior is virtually identical to this double transfer except that the portrait on this particular stamp is completely unaffected and the portrait on the linked stamp is very heavily doubled.


Scott # R13c — T13 double transfer variant

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Very interesting variant of the T13 major double transfer. The diagnostic points are all the same, but the DT is not as strong, yet the printing and impression is crisp and strong. Also, given the cancel date, a fairly early printing.


Scott # R13c — Position above T13a

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Horizontal pair, the right stamp being the position above the T13a major double transfer, exhibiting DT elements across the bottom.


Scott # R13c — Scratched plate

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Somewhat blurred strike of a fairly scarce cancel. Scratched plate at bottom center.


Scott # R13c — Double transfer at bottom

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Very dramatic doubling in lower right corner of stamp; unlisted in Scott.


Scott # R13c — Cracked plate

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2-cent proprietary revenue stamp used improperly as a documentary on an 1864 receipt. Stamp also exhibits a plate crack at top right.


Scott # R13c — T13 major double transfer

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T13 major double transfer at bottom on a Delaware CDV.


Scott # R13c — Plate cracks or inking anomalies

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Plate cracks or inking anomalies at right.


Scott # R13c — Multiple minor double transfers

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Block of 4 with multiple minor double transfers throughout. Top 2 stamps are canceled with magenta X's, the bottom 2 stamps not canceled. They appear to be precancels of some sort, as all 4 stamps have full gum.


Scott # R13c — All-over double transfer

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Very dramatic all over double transfer, unlisted in Scott, plate position unknown. Almost all lettering, numerals, and frame elements are doubled to some extent.


Scott # R13d — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer. See lettering at top and ribbon and ornaments at left.


Scott # R13d — T13a major double transfer

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Scott lists the T13a double transfer on normal paper and as an R13e (ultramarine shade), but does not list the T13a on silk paper. Exceptionally rare.


Scott # R13d — Unlisted double transfer

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Not only is this a gorgeous example of one of the tougher silk papers, but it is also an unlisted double transfer. Look at the lettering across the top and the ribbon down the left side.


Scott # R14c — Re-entry marks above design

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Re-entry marks above the design.


Scott # R14c — Major double transfer (T13a)

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Major double transfer (T13a).


Scott # R15P4 — Major double transfer (T15)

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Very unusual item! It is purported to actually be a card proof (R15P4) cut down and used illegally (Nutmeg Auctions lot #710348). Moreover, it is the T15 major double transfer.


Scott # R15c — Double transfer

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Double transfer at bottom.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted all-over double transfer

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Unlisted all-over double transfer. Transfer visible in many places throughout the stamp. Appears to be the same plate and position as this one.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted major double transfer

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Very strong double transfer unlisted in Scott (not a T15 or T15a, nor is it one of the minor DTs). Most noticeable in TWO, the T in CENTS, and the U in U.S.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted all-over double transfer

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Unlisted all-over double transfer.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted double transfer

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Subtle doubling along the left side and across the bottom.


Scott # R15c — Double transfer

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Sharp printing of stamp showing major double transfer top left to top and lesser doubling left side to left, Bedford 2B late state study.


Scott # R15c — Double transfer

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Stamp from Bedford Plate 2B study showing double transfer throughout stamp, stronger bottom and left side to left.


Scott # R15c — Double transfer

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Stamp from Bedford Plate 2B study, slight doubling top left to top, left side to left, and bottom to bottom left. Superbly centered stamp.


Scott # R15c — Double transfer

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Double transfer top half left side to left and top label to left, stamp from Bedford Plate 2B study.


Scott # R15c — Double transfer

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Very sharp double transfer bottom label to the bottom and left, from the Bedford Plate 2B study. Looks very similar to the T15 double transfer without the shift at top left.


Scott # R15c — Double transfer

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Prooflike impression showing major double transfer bottom label, especially right half, from Bedford Plate 2B study.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted double transfer

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Doubling down the left side, on the ornaments at top and bottom and the ribbon. L. G. Tillotson were manufacturers, importers, and dealers of telegraph, railroad, and electrical products.


Scott # R15c — Double transfer at bottom

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Extensive doubling through bottom lettering, scrollwork, and ornaments.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer. Very similar to the T15 double transfer, however the shift of the O in TWO and U in U.S. are at different angles. Additionally, this DT shows more doubling across the bottom.


Scott # R15c — Complete double transfer

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Unlisted all-over double transfer. Transfer visible in many places throughout the stamp. Appears to be the same plate and position as this one.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer across top of stamp.


Scott # R15c — Scratched plate

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Small plate scratch at upper right.


Scott # R15c — Minor double transfer

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Minor double transfer at bottom of S, I, and N in bottom scroll.


Scott # R15c — Double transfer

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Double transfer.


Scott # R15c — T15 major double transfer

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Variant of the T15 major double transfer, on a receipt from A.M. Davenport & Co., 'upholsterers and dealers in all kinds of furniture, mirrors, drapery, curtains, window shades, mattresses and feathers.'


Scott # R15c — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer at top.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer. Very similar to the T15 double transfer, however the shift of the O in TWO and U in U.S. are at different angles. Additionally, this DT shows more doubling across the bottom and in the numerals at left.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted double transfer

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Strong doubling all down the left side and some across the bottom as well.


Scott # R15c — Unlisted double transfer

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Tobacco manufacturers. Not only an interesting cancel, but a nice double transfer at lower right.


Scott # R15d — Double transfer (T15)

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Major double transfer (T15). Unlisted on silk paper. Several silk fibres also visible on the face of the stamp.


Scott # R15d — Two major double transfers

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L-shaped strip of 3. Top left stamp is the T15 major double transfer listed by Scott. The bottom right stamp is a different unlisted major double transfer. Here is a closeup of the two DT areas side by side to compare them.


Scott # R15d — T15 major double transfer

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T15 major double transfer on a check with a very attractive vignette.


Scott # R15d — T15a major double transfer

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T15a major double transfer.


Scott # R15d — Unlisted major double transfer

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Unlisted major double transfer.


Scott # R15d — T15 major double transfer

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T15 major double transfer. Vibrant color and large margins.


Scott # R15d — Unlisted all-over double transfer

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Unlisted all-over double transfer. Transfer visible in many places throughout the stamp. Several silk threads visible on the face of the stamp.


Scott # R15d — T15 major double transfer

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T15 major double transfer. Not listed in Scott on silk paper, but is actually as common on silk paper as non-silk paper.


Scott # R15d — Major double transfer

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Dramatic double transfer. While some of the elements are not as bold as that of the T15, the elements are distanced farther from the primary position any any other DT I have seen on R15. Considerably more scarce than the T15.


Scott # R15d — T15 major double transfer

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T15 major double transfer on 2-cent USIR silk paper (unlisted in Scott) on an 1871 sight draft. Prices shown are for the T15 double transfer on normal paper, off document.


Scott # R17c — Small preprint paper fold

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Small preprint paper fold running across stamp.


Scott # R17c — Scratched plate at top

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Wonderfully centered 3-cent Playing Cards on a CDV. There appear to be plate scratches across the top. I'm looking for a confirming example with the same scratches, so please contact me if you have seen one.


Scott # R18c — Double transfer in numerals

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Double transfer in numerals.


Scott # R18c — Double transfer in numerals

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Ex-Baryla.


Scott # R18c — Rare DT 'Eggs North'

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Very scarce unlisted double transfer, commonly referred to as 'Eggs North', the outlines of the numeral ovals are offset to the north. There is also an 'Eggs West' double transfer with the ovals offset to the west, although it is not as bold.


Scott # R18c — Double transfer

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Double transfer at lower right.


Scott # R18c — Double transfer across top and down right side

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Double transfer across top and down right side.


Scott # R18e — Double impression

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Very rare stamp! My research shows a total of 5 appearances at auction over the last 25 years, but those 5 appearances comprise only 2 different stamps, one sold 3 times and the other one sold twice. This is the finer of the two stamps. Not as sharply defined as the other double impressions in my collection, but the R18c is notorious for having muddy impressions due to the nature of the ink. Ex-Cunliffe.


Scott # R19a — Sewing machine perfs

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2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Variety: sewing machine perfs. Most examples are extremely faulty.


Scott # R19a — Sewing machine perfs

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2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Variety: sewing machine perfs. Most examples are extremely faulty.


Scott # R19a — Sewing machine perfs

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2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Variety: sewing machine perfs. Most examples are extremely faulty.


Scott # R19a — Sewing machine perfs

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Sewing machine perfs. Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty. This examples is stellar in comparison.


Scott # R19a — Sewing machine perforations

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Scott listed sewing machine perforations; very scarce.


Scott # R21c — Misperf

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Typical quality control of the era... badly misperfed.


Scott # R22c — Misperf

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Misperf capturing part of the stamp immediately above.


Scott # R22c — Double transfer

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Double transfer, doubling of U in U.S. at top, CENTS at right, the ARY in PROPRIETARY, and the ornaments in the lower right quadrant.


Scott # R22c — Major double transfer

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Major double transfer down the right side of the stamp.


Scott # R22c — Multiple double transfers

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Horizontal strip of 5 with minor double transfers throughout.


Scott # R22c — Minor double transfer

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Minor double transfers throughout.


Scott # R23c — Inking anomaly

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Unusual inking anomaly. I call this one 'George Terrified' as it looks like his hair is standing on end.


Scott # R23d — Misperf

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Interesting misperf oddity. At first glance, it looks like a part perf pair, imperf vertically, but there is a line of blind perfs down the right side of the left stamp. Also, it is silk paper, so it cannot be a part perf.


Scott # R24c — Double transfer at bottom

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Double transfer in CE of CERTIFICATE in bottom label. Unlisted in Scott.


Scott # R24c — Horrible printing

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A perfect example of the wonderful quality control of the era...


Scott # R24c — Double transfer, position 121

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Double transfer, position 121 (erroneously listed as a triple transfer in Scott) along with a bold handstamp cancel.


Scott # R24d — Double transfer throughout

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Double transfer throughout entire stamp. Unlisted in Scott on silk paper; price listed is for regular paper. No silk fibres are visible on the back of the stamp, but one is clearly apparent on the face of the stamp running through the numeral 5 at lower right.


Scott # R25c — Preprint paper fold

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Large preprint paper fold. Unusual in that the stamp is cancelled twice, once on each side of the fold.


Scott # R27a — Privately rouletted

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Privately rouletted imperf of the 5-cent Inland Exchange, on piece. Upper left corner was torn when the document was torn, and then reattached. There are a handful of known examples of privately rouletted 1st issue revenues, most being 2-cent denominations. This is the first 5-cent I've seen.


Scott # R27b — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer?


Scott # R27b — Double transfer at top

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Major doubling, in 'U.S.', 'INTER. REVENUE', both top numerals, and 'FIVE' and 'CENTS on both sides.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer at top.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at bottom

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Double transfer at bottom. Listed but unpriced in Scott.


Scott # R27c — Misperf

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Misperf.


Scott # R27c — Major double transfer at top and center

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Major double transfer at top and center, position 19.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at bottom

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Despite the muddy impression of the block, the bottom right stamp appears to be the double transfer at bottom variety.


Scott # R27c — Unlisted double transfer

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Unlisted double transfer, showing not in the top or bottom scrolls, but rather the left and right lettering and scrollwork.


Scott # R27c — Inking anomalies

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Interesting innking anomalies above and through the bottom numerals and across the bottom scroll.


Scott # R27c — Cracked plate

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Cracked plate or plate scratch at top center.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer

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Double transfer. Listed but unpriced in Scott. Horizontal pair with both stamps showing doubling at left and bottom.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer

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Double transfer. Listed but unpriced in Scott. Major doubling at left and bottom on left stamp.


Scott # R27c — Multiple double transfers

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Block of 10 with the 5 marked positions all being double transfers.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at bottom

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Strong double transfer of bottom scroll.


Scott # R27c — Blind perfs

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Blind perfs that give the appearance of an imperforate margin copy.


Scott # R27c — Cracked plate

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Cracked plate extending down through George's head. A very crisply printed example.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer

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Very crisp example of extensive double transfer at bottom, also showing considerable doubling in FIVE and left scrollwork.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at bottom and left

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Double transfer across bottom scroll lettering and in lettering on left side.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at bottom

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One of the more dramatic positions of the double transfer at bottom, on a promissory note.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at bottom

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Dramatic double transfer at bottom on an 1864 certificate of deposit.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at bottom and left

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Major double transfer at bottom and left on an 1864 promissory note.


Scott # R27c — Genuine freak perfs

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Eight R27c singles used on an 1867 promissory note, at least 5 of which exhibit legitimate 'freak' perfs. Unlike the fabricated freak perfs you frequently see with the perforations at bizarre angles, these exhibit the extra perfs in a manner consistent with having fed the sheet of stamps through the perforator a second time: the extra perfs parallel to the initial perfs.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at bottom

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October 1865 guardianship bond with 20 copies of R27c, including a block of 12 and strip of 5. The strip of 5 contains multiple examples with double transfers at bottom.


Scott # R27c — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer in numerals (numerals).


Scott # R28e — Double impression

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2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Small tear at left. Only a handful of examples are known.


Scott # R29c — Scratched plate

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Jumbo margins. Also has a scratched plate at right, unlisted in Scott.


Scott # R30c — Plate scratch

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Plate scratch at lower left, position 19.


Scott # R32c — Double transfer at top.

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Unlisted double transfer at top.


Scott # R33a — Extremely dry plate

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Extremely dry plate.


Scott # R33c — Perforation shift

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Unused imperforate margin copy with major perforation shift.


Scott # R33c — Scratched plate

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Long scratched plate at lower left.


Scott # R33d — Scratched plate

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Scratched plate across lower left corner.


Scott # R34c — Double transfer

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Horizontal pair with right stamp showing a double transfer at bottom. Not the 'Complete double transfer' listed in Scott.


Scott # R36c — Scratched plate

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Scratched plate through E of CENTS ar right.


Scott # R36c — Guide line at top

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Guide line immediately above the top frame line, giving the appearance of a doubled top frame line.


Scott # R36c — Plate scratch

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Plate scratch through second E in REVENUE.


Scott # R40e — Double impression

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1991 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Very scarce part perf double impression. Only reported example on document. Ex-Curtis.


Scott # R40f — Double impression

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2011 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Double impression. Superb example, with the cancel doubled in addition to the design itself... how appropriate. Much more scarce than the catalog value implies.


Scott # R41c — Double transfer at left

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Double transfer down left side. Scott lists a double transfer on the silk paper, but not regular paper. This DT shows the same diagnostic points as the R41d, but this particular example is not as strong.


Scott # R41c — Major double transfer at left

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Very scarce major double transfer with doubling along the entire left side and the bottom. Only a handful of examples are known.


Scott # R41d — Double transfer at left

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2008 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Reperfed at bottom. Double transfer at left.


Scott # R44c — Double transfer in margin imprint

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Jumbo margins at left and right with a margin imprint capture at left. There is a double transfer in the lettering of the imprint, which occurred when they erased the Butler & Carpenter imprint and replaced it with the Joseph R. Carpenter imprint.


Scott # R44c — Double transfer at bottom

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Double transfer at bottom that presents as doubling of the entire bottom frame line. Considerably more dramatic than most R44c double transfers.


Scott # R44c — Twisted transfer

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Twisted transfer, resulting in doubling of the frame line at upper right.


Scott # R44c — Genuine freak perfs

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25-cent Certificate with genuine freak perforations (doubled) on a bold 1871 insurance policy renewal receipt printed in orange, an unusual ink choice for the period.


Scott # R45a — Double Top Frame Line

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Nice horizontal pair with left stamp exhibiting a double top frame line.


Scott # R45b — Doubled frameline at top

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Doubled frameline at top. Very scarce.


Scott # R45c — Top frame line double

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Top frame line double. Neat block letter manusctipt cancel.


Scott # R46c — Badly misperfed

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Badly misperfed margin corner copy.


Scott # R48c — Bottom frame line double

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Bottom frame line double.


Scott # R53c — Double transfer

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Scot listed double transfer (in 'Forty Cents').


Scott # R53c — Double transfer throughout

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Previously unreported double transfer with doubling in STATES at top, REVENUE at bottom, and but upper and lower curved scroll lettering.


Scott # R53c — Double transfer

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Double transfer.


Scott # R53f — Double impression

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2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Only the second authenticated example currently known.


Scott # R54c — Double transfer at bottom

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Double transfer, in the NC of CONVEYANCE at bottom. Unlisted in Scott.


Scott # R54d — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer at top, position 15.


Scott # R55c — Cracked plate

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Cracked plate at bottom left.


Scott # R56c — Inking anomaly

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Some sort of inking anomaly or perhaps a kiss impression. Note the secondary shadows along the left and right sides, across UNITED STATES and INTER. REVENUE and at bottom.


Scott # R58c — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer at top, on the letters C and E of CENTS.


Scott # R58c — Double transfer

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Double transfer at top, used on a trustee's bond. Considerably more scarce than the Scott value would imply.


Scott # R58e — Double impression

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1989 PSE certificate. Ex-Cunliffe.


Scott # R59c — Scratched plate

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Diagonal scratched plate at upper left.


Scott # R59c — Misperf

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Misperfed to create a very narrow stamp.


Scott # R59c — Double transfer at bottom

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Very dramatic double transfer at bottom. Quite scarce.


Scott # R59c — Scratched plate, diagonal

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This scratched plate crosses several stamps. Multiples containing more than one position of the scratch are quite scarce.


Scott # R59c — Double transfer at bottom

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Very dramatic double transfer at bottom. Quite scarce.


Scott # R59c — Plate scratch

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Vertical pair with diagonal plate scratch crossing both stamps. Not the major long plate scratch that Scott lists, but a second scratch at a different angle.


Scott # R62b — Inking anomaly

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Interesting inking anomaly on reverse (see closeup below). Almost looks like blue silk fibres. Top margin example.


Scott # R65c — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer at top unlisted in Scott.


Scott # R66a — Top frame line doubled

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Top margin single with top frame line doubled. Very scarce.


Scott # R66a — Right frame line doubled

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Interestingly, in addition to the right frame line doubled, there is also a stray vertical line going up through the lower right numeral.


Scott # R66c — Top frameline doubled

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Top frameline doubled.


Scott # R66c — Right frame line doubled

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$1 Conveyance with right frameline doubled, on a mortgage deed.


Scott # R67c — Gash in forehead

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Gash across bridge of George's nose as well as a long plate scratch through REVENUE. Position 55.


Scott # R68a — Left frame line doubled.

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Interesting horizontal pair. Left stamp has the left frame line doubled. Note the difference in height between the two stamps.


Scott # R68c — Misperf and inking anomaly

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Imperforate bottom sheet margin example. Also has an inking anomaly at bottom left.


Scott # R68c — Left frame line double

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Left frame line double, on a witness statement.


Scott # R68c — Left frame line doubled

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Left frame line doubled.


Scott # R68c — Recut frame line

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Single strike from the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. ship GREAT REPUBLIC. Stamp also has a strongly recut frame line at upper left.


Scott # R69a — Unusual foldover error

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Unusual foldover error.


Scott # R69a — Double transfer of top shields

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Double transfer of top shields.


Scott # R69c — Double transfer of top shields

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Double transfer of top shields.


Scott # R69c — Slip transfer

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Slip transfer shows in phantom lines above DOLLAR in the bottom scroll.


Scott # R70c — Lower left corner recut

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Appears to be a recut lower left corner.


Scott # R70c — Extremely dry print

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Extremely dry (underinked) plate.


Scott # R71c — Right frame line double

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Right frame line double. Scarcer than the Scott catalog value implies.


Scott # R71c — Right frame line doubled

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Right frame line doubled. Interestingly also shows faint doubling and/or recutting across the top.


Scott # R71c — Inking anomaly

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Inking anomaly at lower left.


Scott # R72c — Plate scratch

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Diagonal plate scratch at bottom. Need confirming example and plate position.


Scott # R73a — Bottom frame line double

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Bottom frame line double.


Scott # R75c — Double transfer at bottom

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Double transfer in DOLLAR and doubling of bottom frame line.


Scott # R76a — Right Frame line doubled

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Right frame line doubled.


Scott # R78a — Bottom frame line doubled on left stamp

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Horizontal pair with bottom frame line is doubled on left stamp.


Scott # R78a — Horizontal line

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Vertical pair with interesting horizontal line through top stamp.


Scott # R78c — Double transfer (T78)

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Double transfer (T78).


Scott # R78c — Doubled bottom frame line

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Doubling of the bottoms of both lower corner ornaments as well as the entire outer bottom frame line. Also some interesting anomalies outisde the frame at lower left and upper right.


Scott # R78c — Top and bottom frame lines doubled

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Pronounced doubling of both top and bottom frame lines.


Scott # R81c — Misperforated at top

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$2 Conveyance, $1 Entry of Goods, and 50-cent Original Process, paying $3.50 tax on a mortgage. The $2 conveyance is a misperforated top sheet margin single missing the top row of perforations, as well as several plate scratches in the margin.


Scott # R82c — Stitch watermark

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Horizontal stitch watermark. Very scarce and unusual!


Scott # R82c — Double transfer

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Cotton factor. Double transfer at upper left


Scott # R82c — Double transfer at top left

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Bold example of double transfer at top left.


Scott # R85c — Various double transfers

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Three examples of double transfers on R85c, each slightly different. All three exhibit doubling of the framelines at bottom as well as the lettering of INTER.REVENUE, however the right stamp shows weaker doubling at left but it extends farther to the right than the center and left stamps. The left and right show more doubling of the top frameline than the center stamp. Considerably more scarce than the out-of-date Scott value implies.


Scott # R85c — Double transfer at bottom

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Two singles on a vellum deed. The right stamp has a double transfer at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image of just the double transfer area.


Scott # R88a — Top frame line doubled

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Top frame line doubled. Very rare single-line handstamp from the steamship GREAT REPUBLIC. This cancel is much more scarce than the one usually found on R88a, from the ship AMERICA.


Scott # R88c — Top frame line doubled

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Top frame line doubled.


Scott # R88c — Right frame line double

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Right frame line doubled.


Scott # R88c — Right frame line doubled

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Right frame line doubled.


Scott # R94c — Double transfer at top

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Beat up, but very strong and clear double transfer elements.


Scott # R94c — Top frame line doubled

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Top frame line doubled, currently not listed in Scott, but confirming examples exist.


Scott # R95c — Doubled top frame line

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Doubled top frame line.


Scott # R109 — Unlisted Double transfer

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Block of 12 with roller/waffle cancel. Stamp at upper left is an unlisted double transfer (tops of numerals, INT.REV. at top).


Scott # R109 — Unlisted double transfer

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Block of 4 with the top left stamp containing a recently discovered double transfer at top. Ex-Morrissey.


Scott # R109a — Inverted Center

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A couple of pinholes, otherwise quite nice.


Scott # R112 — Bleached center

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Example of an attempt to bleach out the portrait, presumably in attempt to make a candidate for faking an inverted center.


Scott # R112 — Double transfer

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Double transfer, position 57. Considerably more scarce than the Scott value implies.


Scott # R112 — Double perforations

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Promissory note from Addy, Hull & Co., manufacturer of pig iron, and attached protest for nonpayment. The protest document has an R112 with soubled perforations, which are genuine, as opposed to diagonal 'freak' perfs which are dealer concoctions.


Scott # R112c — Sewing machine perfs

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Sewing machine perfs and a partial margin imprint capture at top.


Scott # R112c — Sewing machine perforations

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Manuscript cancel and repaired punch cancel.


Scott # R112c — Sewing machine perforations

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Scott # R112c — Sewing machine perforations

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It's a shame it isn't the entire document. These are very rare on piece or on document. Tied via a lovely embossed cancel with a sailing ship in the center.


Scott # R112c — Sewing machine perforations

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Exceptional margins!


Scott # R112c — Sewing machine perforations

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$BANEW-233-S-50,$75-$100$EASewing machine perfs are exceptionally rare on document. This stamp appears to have been re-used. The September 30 cancel is tied to the document and matches the date of the document, but there is an earlier handstamp cancel on the stamp NOT tied to the document. I've seen many other examples of this stock certificate, and many of them seem to have this doubly-canceled anomaly.


Scott # R112c — Sewing machine perforations

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Horizontal pair exhibiting sewing machine perforations. Multiples of the sewing machine perfs are quite scarce.


Scott # R112c — Sewing machine perforations

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Scott # R112c — Sewing machine perforations

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Scott # R113 — Double transfer in stars

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Double transfer in all 6 stars at top. One of 5 plate positions exhibiting the double transfer, this one is the second most bold, plate position 92. Unlisted in Scott.


Scott # R113 — Double transfer in top stars

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Double transfer in top stars, plate position 47; the boldest of several plate positions exhibiting double transfers in the stars.


Scott # R115 — Double transfer at top.

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Double transfer at top.


Scott # R115 — Double transfer at top.

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Double transfer at top.


Scott # R115 — Double transfer

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Double transfer at top.


Scott # R115 — Double transfer

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Double transfer at top, not frequently seen on document.


Scott # R115 — Double transfer at top.

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Horizontal strip of four, the stamp at far right having a double transfer at top.


Scott # R115 — Double transfer at top

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Horizontal pair with left stamp showing a double transfer at the base of the letters in the top scroll.


Scott # R115a — Inverted center

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Inverted center.


Scott # R115c — Sewing machine perforations

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Superb example of a VERY difficult stamp. Large margins, sound, and with two crisp cancel strikes. Ex-Morrissey.


Scott # R115c — Sewing machine perfs, DT

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Very scarce to find a sewing machine perf that is also a double transfer. Plate position 23.


Scott # R115c — Sewing machine perforations

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Scott # R115c — Sewing machine perforations

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Perfectly sound example with great margins and very fresh appearance.


Scott # R116 — Foreign entry, design of 70c

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Foreign entry, design of 70c. Lesser state, with entry only at both upper left.


Scott # R116 — Foreign entry, design of 70c

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Foreign entry, design of 70c. Greater state, with entries at both upper left and upper right. Large margins.


Scott # R116 — Foreign entry, design of 70c

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Foreign entry, design of 70c.


Scott # R116 — Foreign Entry of 70c

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Foregn entry, design of 70c at top. Excellent margins.


Scott # R116 — Foreign entry, design of 70c

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Foreign entry, design of 70c (the semicircles at left and right of top ribbon).


Scott # R116 — Foreign entry, design of 70c

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Foreign entry, design of 70c. Plate position 51.


Scott # R119 — Misperf

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A shining example of inconsistent quality control in the 1870s. One margin away from a ginormous jumbo.


Scott # R120 — Foreign entry, design of $1

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Foreign entry, design of $1. Ex-Morrissey. The finest centered example I have ever seen.


Scott # R120 — Foreign entry, design of $1

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Foreign entry, design of $1.


Scott # R120 — Foreign entry, design of $1

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Foreign entry, design of $1. The only reported example still on document. Ex-Morrissey.


Scott # R123 — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer at top in 'E PLURIBUS UNUM'. Listed but unpriced in Scott. Scott catalog value above is for a cut canceled copy of the regular (non-DT) stamp.


Scott # R123 — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer in top margin, plate position 42. Not listed in Scott.


Scott # R135b — Inverted center

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Scott # R135b — Inverted center

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Very nice example of this 3rd issue invert with a lovely cancel. Very scarce on document or piece.


Scott # R135b — Inverted center

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Scott # R140 — Double transfer in top stars

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Double transfer in top stars, position ??.


Scott # R140 — Double transfer in top stars

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Very large margins. A bit muddy impression, but appears to have doubling in 1st and 3rd stars at top.


Scott # R142 — Foreign entry, design of 70c

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Foreign entry, design of 70c. Huge margins.


Scott # R142 — Foreign entry, design of 70c

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Foreign entry, design of 70c.


Scott # R151 — Shifted vignette

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3rd Issue 2c USIR with portrait shifted dramatically to lower right, on an 1872 check from the Shenandoah Iron Works.


Scott # R151a — Inverted center

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Inverted center; extremely scarce on document.


Scott # R151a — Inverted center

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While the 3rd issue inverts are not uncommon, examples still on document are quite scarce.


Scott # R151a — Inverted center

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Inverted center. Four-margin examples are difficult to find; most examples are considerably off-center.


Scott # R151a — Inverted center

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2002 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Four-margin examples are difficult to find; most examples are considerably off-center.


Scott # R152a — Stray frame line

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Stray horizontal frame line at top right.


Scott # R152b — Double transfer at top

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Double transfer at upper right, resulting in the doubling of the top frame line.


Scott # R152b — Twisted transfer at UR

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Doubled frameline at upper right, the result of a double transfer.


Scott # R152b — Twisted transfer at UL

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Doubled frameline at upper left, the result of a double transfer.


Scott # R152b — Doubled frameline at UL

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Doubled frameline at upper left, the result of a double transfer.


Scott # R152b — Double transfer at bottom

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Doubled frameline at bottom, the result of a double transfer.


Scott # R152b — Mushy print on left

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Muddy/mushy areas of print on the left side of the stamp, possibly the result of the paper bumping against the plate?


Scott # R152b — Tool gouge

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Tool gouge in the numeral 2 at bottom as well as possible double transfer elements in NTS of CENTS.


Scott # R152b — Double transfer

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Scott-listed double transfer, with doubled elements in TWO and bottom frame line. Considerably more scarce than the catalogue value implies.


Scott # R152b — Double transfer

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Very bold example of the Scott-listed double transfer, with doubled elements in TWO and bottom frame line. Considerably more scarce than the catalogue value implies.


Scott # R155A — Inverted overprint, ink voids

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Block of 4 with inverted overprint. Ink voids create a hollow period or circle after the R at bottom left.


Scott # R163 — Misperf

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Misperfed R163 on a consignment document of 'glazed cambrics'. Nice oval steamship cancel as well as a partially boxed 'O.D.S.S. Co.' receiving handstamp below.


Scott # R163a — Vertical pair imperf horizontally

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Scott # R166 — Roulette shift

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Vertical pair with dramatic shift of the rouletting.


Scott # R168a — Vertical pair imperf horizontally

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Scott # R191d — Surcharge quadrupled

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Listed as a tripled surcharge, but I believe this is actually a quadrupled surcharge, which is unlisted. The discolored strip across the center is actually water-soluble varnish, an anti-reuse measure.


Scott # R228 — Double impression

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Vivid double impression.


Scott # R229 — Double impression

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Very nice mint full-gum example of a double impression.


Scott # R229 — Double impression

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Double impression block of 4, 2 stamps hinged and 2 stamps NH. Scott catalog value is for 4 singles.


Scott # R234var — Double impression

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Mint OG block of 4 (top 2 LH, bottom 2 NH), double impression. Scott only lists used singles at $5.25 per.


Scott # R249 — Double transfer

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Double transfer throughout.


Scott # R249a — Double transfer

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Double transfer throughout. Listed but unpriced in Scott with orange numerals.


Scott # RB2a — Double transfer

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Double transfer in both numerals.


Scott # RB2a — Double transfer

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Double transfer at top and bottom. Freak perfs.


Scott # RB2a — Double transfer

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Double transfer showing at top and bottom.


Scott # RB3c — Sewing machine perfs

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Scarce stamp.


Scott # RB3c — Sewing machine perfs

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Very scarce stamp, harder to find than the catalog value implies. Sewing machine perforations only visible along the bottom, but they gauge correctly and the stamp has the exact same vignette position as the other example in my collection; likely from the same sheet.


Scott # RB3c — Sewing machine perfs

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Sewing machine perforations.


Scott # RB23a — Vert. Pair, imperf horiz.

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Vertical strip of four, imperforate between.


Scott # RB67 — Double impression

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Reconstructed block of 4 (two horizontal pairs) double impression. Only listed as mint in Scott, no listing for used. Value shown is for 4 singles.


Scott # RC20 — Double transfer

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Complete strip of four, with the bottom stamp being a double transfer. This is one of the most dramatic 20th century double transfers, with doubling throughout the entire design; lettering, scrollwork, portrait, frame, and ornaments.


Scott # RC20a — Double transfer

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Orange serial numbers. Complete strip of 4 (unlisted in Scott) with the bottom stamp being the double transfer.


Scott # RE15a — Double impression

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Lovely example of the double impression. All examples I have found images of have this exact same cancel and date.


Scott # RE15a — Double impression

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Scott # RE15a — Double impression

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Right margin example of this double impression. All known examples have the same manuscript cancel.


Scott # RE110a — Imperforate vertically

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Block of 4 imperforate horizontally.


Scott # RE147 — Kiss impression of denomination

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Unusual secondary kiss double impression of the denomination lines.


Scott # RE196a — Misspelled 'DOLLLAR'

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Misspelled 'DOLLLAR' variety.


Scott # RF26 — Miscut

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Interesting miscut line pair still on card packaging.


Scott # RK16 — Imperf at top and right

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Corner margin copy that is imperforate at top and right.


Scott # RS193b — Double transfer

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Pair with double transfer in bottom label of left stamp.


Scott # TA236b — Double impression

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Spectacular double impression.

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