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Suspect Scott #314 and #315

I found these two in a large box lot that I had bought at auction some time ago. At first blush they look like Scott #314 and #315 (CV$15.00 and $900). Now the chances of finding a #314 in a mixed lot is pretty good but to find a #315 in such a lot would be astronomical - you'd have a better chance winning the lottery. So I knew right then that I should look closer at the both of them to see if they were genuine or not.

Lets take a closer look at the edges to see if there is any evidence of trimmed perforations. First the Scott #314.

 

As you can see there are a number of perforation divots left behind when the stamp was trimmed. Next lets look at the #315.

Again there are a number of perforation divots left behind when the stamp was trimmed.

In conclusion these two stamps are nothing more than Scott #300 and #304 trimmed down to resemble Scott # 314 and #315

Reference material used: How to Detect Damaged, Altered and Repaired Stamps. By Paul Schmid

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