Researching Scott 231

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  1. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

    plate 231.jpg Wanted for research Scott 231, This what im putting together, will buy all i can get.
     
  2. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    Here are three broken hats and broken Frame line lower right. IMG_20201003_0001.jpg IMG_20201003_0002.jpg IMG_20201003_0004.jpg
     
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  3. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    Printed with 200 plates, Thought to have all broken hats at some point. Not discovered for 75 years, Hear is what i believe is the first broken hat discovered IMG_20201004_0002.jpg in 1928 but no pictures were taken of the first broken hat. According to my book the first broken hat was on the second figure from the left not the third to the left of Columbus. That would make my find of this stamp the earliest recorded broken hat. LOL, stamp collecting is fun!
     
  4. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    new hat r.jpg Here is my other broken hat or something else lol, second man on left of Columbus
     
  5. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    IMG_20201005_0001.jpg IMG_20201005_0002.jpg Broken Hat Type B, Potion 17-18 broken frame line.
     
  6. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    IMG_20201005_0003.jpg IMG_20201005_0004.jpg Broken Hat Type A, Broken Frame line position 19-20. Theses are the first ever found. None has ever been recorded to exist together.
     
  7. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    IMG_20201011_0001.jpg New find! Two Broken hats, Third man on left of Columbus and 4 th man on Left of Columbus. IMG_20201011_0002.jpg
     
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  8. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    IMG_20201012_0002.jpg minor blurry image
     
  9. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    IMG_20201028_0001.jpg Imperf or cut down?
     
  10. Nestor

    Nestor New Member

    I have 6 with the broken hat and over 100 normal. (didn't check for broken frame) Let me know what can you pay for those.
    Regards,

    NP
     
  11. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Interesting. You'd probably need some expertization for a definite answer, but I'd say cut down if no imperforate stamps were issued.
     
  12. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    There was at least One full sheet issued none perf. Maybe another made it out there and was sold and used. It was seventy five years before any research was done on this stamp. They missed a lot over that much time. Yes it would have to go for a cert. They would have to determine how old the cuts were to the paper and the Plate would have to match the plates used to make the im perf sheet that they found. The sheet has been cut down and sold to collectors over the years. Three of the cut edges have darting from over time unlike the cut ones I have. Its interesting.
     
  13. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    Gunny I need more scott 231s to research, Ive went through the 4400 so now im looking for more
     
  14. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    The double hat will be going to the APS this week, I was going though my book and also have came across 4 blurred or multiple impressions. Do they all need certs Or Ill just keep them. I already Know what they are. I al so put the exact pattern type for type b broken hat, For a progressive wear pattern, And am working on type A as well.Now type C, D and my find type E Will be impossible to find.
     
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  15. Nestor

    Nestor New Member

    Hi Richard,
    As I said in my previous reply, I have 6 broken hat and over 100 regular but not checked for the broken frame. How much would like to pay for them?
     
  16. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    Wat ever you would like for all of them would be interested
     
  17. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    020588 (1).jpg I found a block of 4 un used broken hats, lower right stamp has a right sided broken framline plus broken hat.I consider it as rare
     
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  18. RichardBabcock

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  19. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    IMG_20210216_0005.jpg ink issues
     
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  20. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Well-Known Member

    IMG_20210227_0001.jpg Broken hat on the first man to the left of Columbus.
     
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