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  • Alan, did you get my email?
  • I cant tell, but it looks like your pair has no gum. If not, it could be a plate proof. Here is a block of 4, with gum. Also, I had not heard of the name.
    in 1903 Liberty Comment by Bryant April 28
  • Based on Travis' note about the PB engraving book entry of 8 Dec 1913, the above cover cold be a FDC, which is likely why it is over-franked. Following is another cover to Hayman dated 2 weeks later (28 Jan 1914), and used 16c to pay the 15c regist…
  • Here is a cover to Henry Hayman dated 16 Jan 1914. Very early. It has a 48c franking. I dismissed it as philatelic. BUT, given 15c for the single registered rate, the remaining 33c is 11 times the additional 3c rate. Thus the cover is 12 time…
  • Normally these registration stamps were not cancelled in Liberia, at least in the years 1894-1896 when they were commonly seen used as a proper registration franking, as intended. Liberia only wrote a registration number. These examples do not a…
  • I have one. Also CTO.
  • Oh well, forget what I just said about the 20c Official... I have a few Official "specimen" overprints on stamps with inverted 1921... the 1c, 2c, 10c and 20c. I did not look at them all closely. I do not have any knowledge or who overprinted th…
  • Hi all. Sorry that I am late to the game here. Greg, thanks for writing the article and promoting the Forum. I have mint inverted 1921 for all ordinary values except for the 10c and 50c. This includes consideration for the 20c normally inverte…
  • But offhand, I think that I've seen 10c covers from 1914-1920, which would be 1oz postage. But then again, even though rates went from 8c to 5c in 1892, you still find covers franked 8c and 16c through 1895 or 1896!
  • Interesting. I'll need to look for 8c covers. I then assume a 2oz cover is 16c. Or would it be 14c (5+3+3+3)
  • Hi Albert. The Scott I have lists 177e as quadruple (4x). This one is 5x, all normal. It is easy to see 2x "FOUR" in the middle of the stamp and 3x "CENTS" on the lower portion of the stamp. Yes, the three sets of bars at the top of the stam…
  • Here are a couple 4c on 2c ordinary rarities. The typewritten surcharge is a nice illustration of why it happened. Here the overprint was inverted and shifted so they put the sheet in a typewriter and typed along the top row... It pays to chec…
  • The key is the gum for the 1906 imperforates. For imperforate plate proofs that are color trial proofs, they have no gum. It is rare to find a color trial proof with gum. These are the easy ones. For imperforates in issued colors with gum, they …