Author Topic: 1868 50c Hidalgo with ovpt 1 73 ???  (Read 1860 times)

Farley Katz

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Re: 1868 50c Hidalgo with ovpt 1 73 ???
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 09:31:03 AM »
James-
It does look generally like a "3" but if you could superimpose the images they wouldn't fit.   The lower left corner of the 2 would stick out and the figure is not as wide as a genuine 3.
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James Ford

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Re: 1868 50c Hidalgo with ovpt 1 73 ???
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 02:01:18 PM »
 
 
Farley,
 
I think you may be right.  It is probably wishful thinking on my part.
 
However, if you take a look at the attached comparison with 72 and 73 overprints (from the 1872 issue), you can see how I could think that it might be a 73. 
 
Thanks for your input.
 
James
 

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Re: 1868 50c Hidalgo with ovpt 1 73 ???
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 07:10:06 AM »
I think it's 1  72.  This shows better in the large image.
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1868 50c Hidalgo with ovpt 1 73 ???
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 08:19:37 PM »
 
Hi Folks,
 
No matter how I twist or turn this stamp, the overprint looks to me like 1 73.
 
I cannot find anything in Follansbee or Heath & Stout about the Thick Figure stamps (in this case a Type 9) having a 73 date overprint.
 
Am I looking at this stamp wrong or is this an overprint error?
 
James