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Author Topic: 1874 Bisect on cover  (Read 1308 times)

Bubba Bland

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Re: 1874 Bisect on cover
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 11:33:26 AM »
Years ago as a coin dealer I learned a valuable lesson. When you have  doubts about the authenticity of an item, likely your intuition is  telling you that it is not good.
 
  It appears to me that the original stamp was indeed removed and the  postmark was added on. I think the bogus part of the cancel is over the bisected Morelia issue along with the  right hand side of the postmark where the bisect does not cover. There is of course a possibility that the stamp had in error '29' instead of '20', but I would say that the open area at right has a bogus addition to the cancel.The  left side of the post mark looks like it is authentic. I feel  this is not a bisect but just a wholesale bogus item.
 
 
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Rich Daffner

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1874 Bisect on cover
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 11:02:03 AM »
District 29 is Morelia, nowhere near Jalapa.  I have made a cursory look for district number errors; nothing found. 
I see what could be remains of a removed stamp in the area of the bisect.
 
Any opinions on this item?