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Posted 01/09/2017   12:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add votehannibal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone tell me what's going on with this booklet? It's a partial, with two loose and six attached stamps. And these attached stamps look like sheet stamps.





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Posted 01/09/2017   04:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add flipacoin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've never seen a booklet like that! Nice!
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Posted 01/09/2017   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like someone reused an empty booklet with a refill of sheet stamps, done carefully with the stamps folded face to face so the gum was against a glassine interleaving.

Otherwise there are just to many production errors to explain: stamp direction, 2 panes face to face without interleaving, full perforations, etc. While the stamps may appear "stuck" in the booklet, I suspect you will find they are not stapled into the booklet at the end. Count me as very skeptical.
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Posted 01/09/2017   1:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add votehannibal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Should I take the staples out and see?..
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Posted 01/09/2017   2:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
can you post a close-up of both sides of the staples. If it was re-stapled, you should be able to see it: nobody could lineup the stapler perfectly twice.
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Posted 01/09/2017   2:26 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Would have made a pretty good april fools joke though!

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Posted 01/09/2017   9:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It does not take any staple removal to peek under one of the left corners to see if the stamps are fully stapled-in or are (my guess) just folded and jammed in tight enough to have become stuck over time simulating being "bound-in".
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Posted 01/09/2017   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add votehannibal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, you guys were right- not stapled in. Just jammed in really tight. Why anyone would do this to a worthless booklet, I haven't the foggiest...
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Posted 01/09/2017   11:19 pm  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Because it's an easy way to carry stamps without damaging them?
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Posted 01/11/2017   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Alan B to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe just for fun? A friend of my father, everytime he went to DC got $100 of crisp new $2 bills, squared them up nicely, and then stuck a piece of cardboard with rubber cement on the end. Then, when he went into a store to buy something, he'd pull out this pad of fresh, new, crisp $2 bills, tear off how many he needed, leaving the clerk dumfounded.

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