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Genuine Confederate 5c Stamp

levinlllevinll Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭
I am curious as to whether these stamps are genuine or reprints.

Stamp #1

Stamp #2


  • levinlllevinll Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭
  • LouisCampLouisCamp Posts: 468 ✭✭✭
    Hard to tell from a scan, but they appear genuine to me.

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  • levinlllevinll Posts: 1,230 ✭✭✭
    Do you require better photos ? I heard the color of the stamps determine whether these are original or reproductions ?
  • WoodenJeffersonWoodenJefferson Posts: 6,491 ✭✭✭✭
    Stamp #2 is definitely authentic, while #1 is suspect, but hard to tell for sure. These stamps CSA #6 & #7 do not command great value, so reproductions of individual stamps would not be profitable for reproduction.

    CSA#7 is printed from same plates as CSA #6. Generally distinguished from the London Print by a coarse fuzzy impression and / or the presence of plate flaws. Early Richmond Prints can sometimes be very difficult to distinguish from the London Print.

    I need to do some checking as there were entire sheets (400 stamps) reproduced.

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