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Posted 03/09/2009   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dfairon to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Hi-

I have two postcards from my grandfathers estate. They were both mailed the same day at the same time on Sep 29 1908 from the North Yakima Washington post office. They were both mailed with two 1908 Benjamin Franklin stamps from adjacent squares of the same roll to my grandfather from my great-grandfather. They of course have great family value. But can anyone help me shed some light as to their monetary value? The cancel stamps are the American Flag with the number 1 in the middle of it.



These are the kind of stamp

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Posted 03/09/2009   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mkfarm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is the 300 or 314. There are over 11 billion of these stamps though fewer that are imperforated.

The 316 is a coil with horizontal perfs and the 318 has vertical perfs.

My guess is this would be the 314 that was privately perforated for a vending machine or something like that. However there were some that were offered as coils. There is a very strong note that imperforated stamps were often fraudulently perforated to resemble coil stamps.

The important point is that if it is on cover than you have proof of a coil stamp since they were issued in 1908 with a perf 12. The bad news is that all coil stamps for this issue must have a certificate of authenticity issued by a recognized expertizing committee.

The current price is (-) which means the market would determine a price point if it is a true coil stamp.
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Edited by mkfarm - 03/09/2009 4:15 pm
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Your photo is the vertical pair of 1cent blue-green Benjamin Franklin coil stamps, Scott 316W. Though I am sure you borrowed this photo just to show an example of what you think you have. These look like the 1 coil pair from the 1998 Zoellner sale, that went for $80,000.
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Edited by mkfarm - 03/09/2009 4:30 pm
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Posted 03/09/2009   9:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dfairon to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks mkfarm. I was able to get a picture up of what I have on here. I'm not sure at all what I have. What do you think?
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Posted 03/09/2009   9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mkfarm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok they are common ends of the sheet,worth a dime but more on cover say $1.50 each. #300.
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Edited by mkfarm - 03/09/2009 9:16 pm
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Posted 03/09/2009   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dfairon to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks MkFarm, I appreciate your knowledge of stamps. I really treasure the postcards anyways
and didn't really want to sell any of them.
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Posted 03/09/2009   9:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mkfarm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are welcome and even though they might not bring in big dollars you have a priceless personal value. I wish I had something like this but no one in my family ever thought about saving stamps.

Thanks for sharing.
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Are the pictures of the postcards the that were referred to as the 2 that sold for 80,000 or the common 1908???? It was mentioned the the pictures were borrowed to refer to type of 1908 316??? Please reply thank you
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While I am no expert, I believe these are Scott 300. Besides being issued in panes of 100, these were also issued in booklet panes of 6. The stamps appear to be from a booklet pane.
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Both are very most likely common Scott #300. Possibly #300b from booklet panes (though probably not), They are not coils and not private perf'ed issues. The straight edge on the right means they were from the 10th. position on one of 10 rows on the left pane of 100 stamps from a sheet of 400 that is cut into four panes of 100 stamps along the center north-south and east-west axis of the sheet. there isn't any perforations on the stamps positioned where the sheet of 400 is cut into four sheets of 100. Monetarily, there is very little value. If they are from booklet panes, the value for a single from a booklet pane is the same as a sheet stamp. Booklet panes are valued for a complete pane of 6 either mint or used.
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Posted 05/16/2017   08:02 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As Al posted, sheets of 400 were cut into panes of 100 (highlighted in yellow). Each pane had 'straight edge' stamps and were laid out like this...



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Posted 05/19/2017   06:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lumhechati to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trying to upload wrong post crap what about this Martha is it the rare one??? I very new to stamps

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Posted 05/19/2017   06:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Lumhechati to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the correct stamp



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Posted 05/19/2017   10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Al E. Gator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both stamps you've posted have very minimal value. Perhaps .05-.10c if you could find someone interested in buying. My opinion of course.
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