How do tell the difference between coil waste & rotary press sheet waste?

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by willard theodore frye, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. I have a green 1 cent Franklin that measures 11 perf and is rotary press. It is either a scott's 594 (coil waste) or 596 (rotary sheet waste). The measurements are the same: 11 perf and rotary press. They look the same. I cannot find Scott's 596 in "BROOKMAN". Help!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Both Scott 594 and 596 are four and five figure stamps and extremely rare. Without certification your stamp will obviously be dubious. I suggest it is more likely a Scott 552. If you truly believe it is one of the very rare versions you should submit it to an authentication service like PSE, PF or APEX. Even if you posted a good scan nobody here could definitively measure the design or proof the stamp.
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  3. Sent scan to APEX(10 bucks). They identified as Scott's 632. Cannot be Scott's 632 it is 11 x 10 1/2 perf and i have checked this stamp many times (diff gauges) and it is 11 x 11 perf. Anyway to get identified without paying out a fortune?

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  4. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    The expertising costs are what they are. While you may disagree with the Quick ID certification you are free to submit the stamp again to the APS or try some other service. While no service is 100% they are in the business to be accurate and thorough. If in the odd circumstance that Quick ID was wrong about the perforation the odds are unlikely that they are either of the rarities.

    I have taken a good look at the scan and I believe the top and bottom perfs to be faked. It looks like someone has taken a stamp that had a natural large straight edge at the top and reperfed it as well as reperfed the bottom. Take a good look at those perfs with a 30x magnifier and I'll bet you come up with the same conclusion.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
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