EFOs

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

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Scott # 113 - Split grill

113

Scott #113 split grill used illegally as postage on document.

Scott # R1a - Short transfer

R1a

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

Scott # R1b - Short transfer.

R1b

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

Scott # R1c - Misperf and freak perfs

R1c

Both freak perfs and a misperf shift.

Scott # R1c - Short transfer

R1c

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

Scott # R1c - Unusual paper

R1c

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

R2c

Scratched plate. Quite scarce.

Scott # R3b -

R3b

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

R3c

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

Scott # R4c - Misperf

R4c

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)

R5a

Major double transfer (T5).

Scott # R5a - Major double transfer (T5)

R5a

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

Scott # R5a - Privately rouletted

R5a

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

R5a

Unlisted double transfer at bottom.

Scott # R5a - Double transfer at bottom

R5a

Double transfer at bottom, along bottom of letters.

Scott # R5b - Double transfer (T5)

R5b

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)

R5b

Major double transfer (T5).

Scott # R5b - Major double transfer (T5)

R5b

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)

R5b

Produce commission house. Major double transfer (T5).

Scott # R5b - Major double transfer (T5)

R5b

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

Scott # R5c - Double transfer (T5)

R5c

Major double transfer (T5).

Scott # R5c - Double transfer (T5)

R5c

Major double transfer.

Scott # R5c - Major double transfer (T5)

R5c

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

Scott # R5c - Preprint paper folds

R5c

Multiple preprint paper folds.

Scott # R5c - Plate scratch

R5c

Plate scratch at right.

Scott # R5c - Unlisted double transfer

R5c

Unlisted double transfer with doubling in several places throughout.

Scott # R5c - Unlisted double transfer

R5c

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

Scott # R5c - Unlisted double transfer

R5c

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

Scott # R5c - Inking anomaly

R5c

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)

R5c

Major double transfer (T5).

Scott # R5c - Scratched plate

R5c

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

Scott # R5c - Unlisted double transfer

R5c

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

Scott # R6c - Unlisted double transfer

R6c

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

Scott # R6c - Unlisted double transfer

R6c

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

Scott # R6c - Major double transfer (T5)

R6c

Major double transfer (T5).

Scott # R6c - Scratched plate

R6c

Scratched plate at upper left, not listed in Scott.

Scott # R6c - Misperf

R6c

Misperfed on both sides, resulting in a diminuitive stamp.

Scott # R6c - Major double transfer (T5)

R6c

Major double transfer (T5).

Scott # R6c - Double transfer at top

R6c

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

Scott # R7a - Double transfer (T7)

R7a

Major double transfer (T7).

Scott # R7a - Double transfer (T7)

R7a

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

Scott # R7a - Plate scratch

R7a

Plate scratch at lower right through 'ATE'.

Scott # R7a - Scratched plate

R7a

Scratched plate tailing off the last E in CERTIFICATE.

Scott # R7a - Foreign entry, top numerals

R7a

Foreign entry of 1c above top numerals.

Scott # R7a - Foreign entry, top numerals

R7a

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 # R7c - Double Transfer (T7)

R7c

Major double transfer (T7).

Scott # R7c - Double Transfer

R7c

Double transfer showing outside and above the upper numerals, unlisted in Scott.

Scott # R8c - Double transfer (T7)

R8c

2001 APEX certificate. Major double transfer (T7).

Scott # R9b - Double transfer at bottom

R9b

Unlisted double transfer in bottom letters.

Scott # R9c - Cracked plate

R9c

Cracked plate at bottom right.

Scott # R10c - Plate flaw

R10c

Plate flaw across top scroll.

Scott # R13c - Double transfer (T13)

R13c

Major double transfer (T13). Ex-Morrissey.

Scott # R13c - Double transfer (T13)

R13c

Major double transfer (T13).

Scott # R13c - T13a complete double transfer

R13c

T13a complete double transfer.

Scott # R13c - Unlisted complete double transfer

R13c

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

R13c

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

Scott # R13c - T13a and lesser transfer below

R13c

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

R13c

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

Scott # R13c - Unlisted complete double transfer

R13c

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

R13c

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

R13c

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

R13c

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

R13c

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

Scott # R13c - Scratched plate

R13c

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

Scott # R13c - Double transfer at bottom

R13c

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

Scott # R13d - Unlisted double transfer

R13d

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

Scott # R13d - T13a major double transfer

R13d

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

R13d

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

R14c

Re-entry marks above the design.

Scott # R14c - Major double transfer (T13a)

R14c

Major double transfer (T13a).

Scott # R15P4 - Major double transfer (T15)

R15P4

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

R15c

Double transfer at bottom.

Scott # R15c - Unlisted all-over double transfer

R15c

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

R15c

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

R15c

Unlisted all-over double transfer.

Scott # R15c - Unlisted double transfer

R15c

Subtle doubling along the left side and across the bottom.

Scott # R15c - Double transfer

R15c

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

R15c

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

Scott # R15c - Double transfer

R15c

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

R15c

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

Scott # R15c - Double transfer

R15c

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

R15c

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

Scott # R15c - Unlisted double transfer

R15c

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

R15c

Extensive doubling through bottom lettering, scrollwork, and ornaments.

Scott # R15c - Unlisted double transfer

R15c

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

R15c

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

R15c

Unlisted double transfer across top of stamp.

Scott # R15c - Scratched plate

R15c

Small plate scratch at upper right.

Scott # R15c - Minor double transfer

R15c

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

Scott # R15c - Double transfer

R15c

Double transfer.

Scott # R15c - T15 major double transfer

R15c

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

R15c

Double transfer at top.

Scott # R15c - Unlisted double transfer

R15c

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

R15c

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

Scott # R15c - Unlisted double transfer

R15c

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

Scott # R15d - Double transfer (T15)

R15d

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

R15d

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

R15d

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

Scott # R15d - T15a major double transfer

R15d

T15a major double transfer.

Scott # R15d - Unlisted major double transfer

R15d

Unlisted major double transfer.

Scott # R15d - T15 major double transfer

R15d

T15 major double transfer. Vibrant color and large margins.

Scott # R15d - Unlisted all-over double transfer

R15d

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

R15d

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

R15d

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 # R17c - Small preprint paper fold

R17c

Small preprint paper fold running across stamp.

Scott # R18c - Double transfer in numerals

R18c

Double transfer in numerals.

Scott # R18c - Double transfer in numerals

R18c

Ex-Baryla.

Scott # R18c - Rare DT 'Eggs North'

R18c

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

R18c

Double transfer at lower right.

Scott # R18c - Double transfer

R18c

Double transfer at lower right.

Scott # R18e - Double impression

R18e

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

R19a

2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Variety: sewing machine perfs. Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty.

Scott # R19a - Sewing machine perfs

R19a

2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Variety: sewing machine perfs. Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty.

Scott # R19a - Sewing machine perfs

R19a

2007 Philatelic Foundation certificate. Variety: sewing machine perfs. Virtually all known examples are extremely faulty.

Scott # R19a - Sewing machine perfs

R19a

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

Scott # R21c - Misperf

R21c

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

Scott # R22c - Misperf

R22c

Misperf capturing part of the stamp immediately above.

Scott # R22c - Double transfer

R22c

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

R22c

Major double transfer down the right side of the stamp.

Scott # R22c - Multiple double transfers

R22c

Horizontal strip of 5 with minor double transfers throughout.

Scott # R22c - Minor double transfer

R22c

Minor double transfers throughout.

Scott # R23c - Inking anomaly

R23c

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

Scott # R23d - Misperf

R23d

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, no. 121

R24c

Listed in Scott as a 'triple transfer' which is a misnomer. It is a double transfer.

Scott # R24c - Double transfer at bottom

R24c

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

Scott # R24c - Horrible printing

R24c

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

Scott # R24c - Double transfer, position 121

R24c

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

Scott # R24d - Double transfer throughout

R24d

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

R25c

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

Scott # R27b - Unlisted double transfer

R27b

Unlisted double transfer?

Scott # R27b - Double transfer at top

R27b

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

Scott # R27c - Double transfer at top

R27c

Double transfer at top.

Scott # R27c - Double transfer at bottom

R27c

Double transfer at bottom. Listed but unpriced in Scott.

Scott # R27c - Misperf

R27c

Misperf.

Scott # R27c - Major double transfer at top and center

R27c

Major double transfer at top and center, position 19.

Scott # R27c - Double transfer at bottom

R27c

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

R27c

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

Scott # R27c - Inking anomalies

R27c

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

Scott # R27c - Cracked plate

R27c

Cracked plate or plate scratch at top center.

Scott # R27c - Double transfer

R27c

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

Scott # R27c - Double transfer

R27c

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

Scott # R27c - Multiple double transfers

R27c

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

Scott # R27c - Double transfer at bottom

R27c

Strong double transfer of bottom scroll.

Scott # R27c - Blind perfs

R27c

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

Scott # R27c - Cracked plate

R27c

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

Scott # R27c - Double transfer

R27c

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

Scott # R27c - Double transfer at top

R27c

Double transfer in numerals (numerals).

Scott # R28e - Double impression

R28e

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

Scott # R29c - Scratched plate

R29c

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

Scott # R29d - Misperf

R29d

Misperf representative of quality control of the era.

Scott # R32c - Double transfer at top.

R32c

Unlisted double transfer at top.

Scott # R33a - Extremely dry plate

R33a

Extremely dry plate.

Scott # R33c - Perforation shift

R33c

Unused imperforate margin copy with major perforation shift.

Scott # R33c - Inking anomalies

R33c

Interesting inking anomalies throughout: top and bottom left numerals and the word 'certificate' at bottom.

Scott # R33c - Scratched plate

R33c

Long scratched plate at lower left.

Scott # R33d - Scratched plate

R33d

Scratched plate across lower left corner.

Scott # R34c - Double transfer

R34c

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

Scott # R36c - Scratched plate

R36c

Scratched plate through E of CENTS ar right.

Scott # R36c - Guide line at top

R36c

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

Scott # R36c - Plate scratch

R36c

Plate scratch through second E in REVENUE.

Scott # R40e - Double impression

R40e

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

Scott # R40f - Double impression

R40f

Double impression. 2011 PF Cert. 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

R41c

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 # R41d - Double transfer at left

R41d

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

Scott # R44c - Double transfer at bottom

R44c

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

R44c

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

Scott # R45a - Double Top Frame Line

R45a

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

Scott # R45b - Doubled frameline at top

R45b

Doubled frameline at top. Very scarce.

Scott # R45c - Top frame line double

R45c

Top frame line double. Neat block letter manusctipt cancel.

Scott # R46c - Badly misperfed

R46c

Badly misperfed margin corner copy.

Scott # R48c - Bottom frame line double

R48c

Bottom frame line double.

Scott # R53c - Double transfer

R53c

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

Scott # R53c - Double transfer throughout

R53c

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

Scott # R53f - Double impression

R53f

2017 Philatelic Foundation certificate.

Scott # R54c - Double transfer at bottom

R54c

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

Scott # R54d - Double transfer at top

R54d

Double transfer at top, position 15.

Scott # R55c - Cracked plate

R55c

Cracked plate at bottom left.

Scott # R56c - Inking anomaly

R56c

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

R58c

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

Scott # R58c - Double transfer

R58c

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

Scott # R58e - Double impression

R58e

1989 PSE Cert. Ex-Cunliffe.

Scott # R59c - Scratched plate

R59c

Diagonal scratched plate at upper left.

Scott # R59c - Misperf

R59c

Misperfed to create a very narrow stamp.

Scott # R59c - Double transfer at bottom

R59c

Very dramatic double transfer at bottom. Quite scarce.

Scott # R59c - Scratched plate, diagonal

R59c

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

Scott # R59c - Double transfer at bottom

R59c

Very dramatic double transfer at bottom. Quite scarce.

Scott # R59c - Plate scratch

R59c

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

R62b

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

Scott # R65c - Double transfer at top

R65c

Double transfer at top unlisted in Scott.

Scott # R66a - Top frame line doubled

R66a

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

Scott # R66c - Top frameline doubled

R66c

Top frameline doubled.

Scott # R66c - Right frame line doubled

R66c

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

Scott # R67c - Gash in forehead

R67c

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

Scott # R68a - Left frame line doubled.

R68a

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

R68c

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

Scott # R68c - Left frame line double

R68c

Left frame line double, on a witness statement.

Scott # R68c - Left frame line doubled

R68c

Left frame line doubled.

Scott # R68c - Recut frame line

R68c

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

R69a

Unusual foldover error.

Scott # R69a - Double transfer of top shields

R69a

Double transfer of top shields.

Scott # R69c - Double transfer of top shields

R69c

Double transfer of top shields.

Scott # R69c - Slip transfer

R69c

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

Scott # R70c - Lower left corner recut

R70c

Appears to be a recut lower left corner.

Scott # R71c - Right frame line double

R71c

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

Scott # R71c - Right frame line doubled

R71c

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

Scott # R75c - Misperf

R75c

Oversized misperf.

Scott # R75c - Double transfer at bottom

R75c

Double transfer in DOLLAR and doubling of bottom frame line.

Scott # R78a - Bottom frame line doubled on left stamp

R78a

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

Scott # R78a - Horizontal line

R78a

Vertical pair with interesting horizontal line through top stamp.

Scott # R78c - Double transfer (T78)

R78c

Double transfer (T78).

Scott # R78c - Doubled bottom frame line

R78c

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

R78c

Pronounced doubling of both top and bottom frame lines.

Scott # R82c - Stitch watermark

R82c

Horizontal stitch watermark. Very scarce and unusual!

Scott # R82c - Double transfer

R82c

Cotton factor. Double transfer at upper left

Scott # R82c - Double transfer at top left

R82c

Bold example of double transfer at top left.

Scott # R85c - Various double transfers

R85c

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

R85c

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

R88a

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

R88c

Top frame line doubled.

Scott # R88c - Right frame line double

R88c

Right frame line doubled.

Scott # R88c - Right frame line doubled

R88c

Right frame line doubled.

Scott # R94c - Double transfer at top

R94c

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

Scott # R95c - Doubled top frame line

R95c

Doubled top frame line.

Scott # R109 - Unlisted Double transfer

R109

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

R109

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

Scott # R109a - Inverted Center

R109a

A couple of pinholes, otherwise quite nice.

Scott # R112 - Bleached center

R112

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

R112

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

Scott # R112c - Sewing machine perfs

R112c

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

Scott # R112c - Sewing machine perforations

R112c

Manuscript cancel and repaired punch cancel.

Scott # R112c - Sewing machine perforations

R112c

Scott # R112c - Sewing machine perforations

R112c

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

R112c

Exceptional margins!

Scott # R112c - Sewing machine perforations

R112c

$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

R112c

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

Scott # R112c - Sewing machine perforations

R112c

Scott # R112c - Sewing machine perforations

R112c

Scott # R115 - Double transfer at top.

R115

Double transfer at top.

Scott # R115 - Double transfer at top.

R115

Double transfer at top.

Scott # R115 - Double transfer

R115

Double transfer at top.

Scott # R115 - Double transfer

R115

Double transfer at top, not frequently seen on document.

Scott # R115 - Double transfer at top.

R115

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

Scott # R115a - Inverted center

R115a

Inverted center.

Scott # R115c - Sewing machine perforations

R115c

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

Scott # R115c - Sewing machine perfs, DT

R115c

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

Scott # R115c - Sewing machine perforations

R115c

Scott # R115c - Sewing machine perforations

R115c

Perfectly sound example with great margins and very fresh appearance.

Scott # R116 - Foreign entry, design of 70c

R116

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

Scott # R116 - Foreign entry, design of 70c

R116

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

R116

Foreign entry, design of 70c.

Scott # R116 - Foreign Entry of 70c

R116

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

Scott # R119 - Misperf

R119

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

Scott # R120 - Foreign entry, design of $1

R120

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

Scott # R120 - Foreign entry, design of $1

R120

Foreign entry, design of $1.

Scott # R120 - Foreign entry, design of $1

R120

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

Scott # R123 - Double transfer at top

R123

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 # R135b - Inverted center

R135b

Scott # R135b - Inverted center

R135b

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

Scott # R135b - Inverted center

R135b

Scott # R142 - Foreign entry, design of 70c

R142

Foreign entry, design of 70c. Huge margins.

Scott # R142 - Foreign entry, design of 70c

R142

Foreign entry, design of 70c.

Scott # R151a - Inverted center

R151a

Inverted center; extremely scarce on document.

Scott # R151a - Inverted center

R151a

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

Scott # R152b - Double transfer at top

R152b

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

Scott # R155A - Inverted overprint, ink voids

R155A

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

Scott # R163 - Misperf

R163

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

R163a

Scott # R166 - Roulette shift

R166

Vertical pair with dramatic shift of the rouletting.

Scott # R168a - Vertical pair imperf horizontally

R168a

Scott # R191d - Surcharge quadrupled

R191d

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

R228

Vivid double impression.

Scott # R229 - Double impression

R229

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

Scott # R229 - Double impression

R229

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

Scott # R234var - Double impression

R234var

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

R249

Double transfer throughout.

Scott # R249a - Double transfer

R249a

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

Scott # RB2a - Double transfer

RB2a

Double transfer in both numerals.

Scott # RB2a - Double transfer

RB2a

Double transfer at top and bottom. Freak perfs.

Scott # RB2a - Double transfer

RB2a

Double transfer showing at top and bottom.

Scott # RB3c - Sewing machine perfs

RB3c

Scarce stamp.

Scott # RB3c - Sewing machine perfs

RB3c

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 # RB23a - Vert. Pair, imperf horiz.

RB23a

Vertical strip of four, imperforate between.

Scott # RC20 - Double transfer

RC20

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

RC20a

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

Scott # RE15a - Double impression

RE15a

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

Scott # RE15a - Double impression

RE15a

Scott # RE196a - Misspelled 'DOLLLAR'

RE196a

Misspelled 'DOLLLAR' variety.

Scott # RF26 - Miscut

RF26

Interesting miscut line pair still on card packaging.

Scott # RK16 - Imperf at top and right

RK16

Corner margin copy that is imperforate at top and right.

Scott # RS193b - Double transfer

RS193b

Pair with double transfer in bottom label of left stamp.

Scott # TA236b - Double impression

TA236b

Spectacular double impression.

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