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Suspect Scott #411 Unused Pair.

This stamp was part of a larger collection of larger collection of Washington/Franklins I bought at auction in January of 2014. The Experts Book says that this issue is often faked and can be made by adding perforations to the left and right edges of a trimmed imperforate #409 or adding perforations to the left and right edges of the imperforate vertical coil #409V. There is no fully perforated gauge 8 stock from which this coil can be made from so if the perforations prove to be genuine then the suspect is genuine. Catalogue value is $25.00

An examination of the shows all the signs that genuine perforations should have: pressure ridges, pulled fibers on the opposite side from the pressure ridges, slightly oval in shape.


Fig. 1

Conclusion: In my opinion the suspect is a genuine Scott #411, unused previously hinged

Reference material used:  used: 

  • The Expert's Book. A practical guide to the authentication of United States stamps. By Paul W. Schmid.

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