Genuine Confederate 5c Stamp
February 29, 2012 2:52AM
I am curious as to whether these stamps are genuine or reprints.
March 2, 2012 11:57PM
March 4, 2012 4:41AM
Hard to tell from a scan, but they appear genuine to me.
March 4, 2012 11:01PM
Do you require better photos ? I heard the color of the stamps determine whether these are original or reproductions ?
March 12, 2012 8:07AM
March 16, 2012 1:13PM
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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