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Suspect Scott #446

According to The Experts Book this stamp is sometimes faked and can only be manufactured from a #427 by trimming the perforations off at the top and bottom edges. As a side note the #427 does not come in booklet form and there is no single line watermark flat plate imperforate stock in which to make a fake from. The only imperforate stock is the #346 but it is double line watermarked and a fake made from it would not fool anyone. The catalogue value is $115 for a used single.

As can be seen from the image below the watermark is a horizontal, reversed 'P' which means the perforations are genuine and only the cut edges need to be examined.

The stamp measures 23.5mm which is way short of the ideal 25mm and does not bode well for the suspect. The top edge shows signs of perforation remains that line up with a perf 10 gauge. The bottom edge does not show signs of any perforation remains.

In conclusion I can safely say that the suspect is in fact a #427 that has had the top and bottom perforations trimmed off. I will be sending this stamp in to be expertized in the near future to prove my conclusion.

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

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