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[*] posted on 8/16/2003 at 19:08
No. 1 variety??


Let's start this forum with a no. 1!!

The stamp on the left is cancelled with a two line BRIANSK, on piece. There are darker dots in the upper rt. corner. Were the dots and the numeral one retouched?

On the right is a typical pen cancelled
No. 1, for comparison.

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[*] posted on 8/16/2003 at 19:24


You are correct. You have a good example of "reengraved cliche variety with small 1". it is listed in Lobachevsky Catalog as 1Bb. Lobachevsky describes it as "Reengraved cliche: small "1" with corrected strokes in upper right lines of background with dots". Lobachevsky values this variety two times more than used #1 with stamped cancellation or four times more than pen cancellation. If you use this coefficient to Scott 2003 prices - this variety should be in the range of $1,200 to compare with $600 for used #1.
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[*] posted on 8/30/2003 at 11:01


Using Gary's rationale, if this should not be called rare, is it scarce, is it a hard to find or an Etc.?

(I do agree with Gary, but is there a concensus as to how to describe such an item?)
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[*] posted on 8/30/2003 at 17:33


How many known copies are there? Does your item have a track record, i.e., ex so-and so?

Must it have a lable? If so, what is the intended purpose? ;)
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[*] posted on 8/30/2003 at 19:05


Gary,

It probably doesn't need a label, but adjectives do help to describe an item.

I do not know how many known copies there are. I am sure there are others-- I believe that it has been documented. This one does not have track record. I noted it during a study.

If anyone has a similar variety, please let us know. It would be helpful to know how many are in existence.
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