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Month: August 2013

I Know It’s Likely Bogus, but DAMN!

I Know It’s Likely Bogus, but DAMN!

I know that R30b does not exist, so this had to have been trimmed, but that had to have been the absolute tallest R30c ever made. I can only assume that it was a miseperfed bottom margin single (you can see part of the next stamp above) or the planets somehow aligned and it was misperfed away from this row in both directions. Regardless of being a fake, I still think it’s a neat-looking item.

An Example of Crappy QC Creating Jumbos

An Example of Crappy QC Creating Jumbos

It’s no secret that the production quality during the Civil War was virtually nonexistent. They were so rushed to produce revenue stamps that it didn’t matter how the sheets were perforated… if they were perforated at all. This block is a perfect example of typical shoddy workmanship from the period. Both the horizontal and vertical perfs are all over the map, creating the stamp in the 2nd column, 2nd row (the stamp immediately beneath it isn’t too bad either). First…

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