Stamp Information, Images, and Values

Errors, Freaks and Oddities

Scott 105 - 199


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Catalog Image Notes
S 110 err eBay described as "Surcharge shifted from the bottom to the top! Very rare error, more beautiful than inverted. Lightly hinged."  Opened for $20 and closed with no bids.  Scott values the regular stamp at 15c and an inverted surcharge at $65 (June 00).  Note - although I am not an expert, (and this seller claims to be one!), it would seem to me that an inverted surcharge is more uncommon than a shifted surcharge.  Shifting canand does happen all the time with slight sheet misfeeds going into the press (in small amounts this determines the centering of the stamp), whereas an inverted surcharge means that the pressman has made an actual mistake and put the sheet in the wrong way around.
S 111 err eBay described as "Surcharge shifted. Lightly hinged."  Opened for $10 and closed with no bids.  Scott values the regular stamp at 15c (June 00).
S 117 error eBay described as "Surcharge shifted vertically. Most errors of this surcharge are shifted horizontally. Scarce item."  Opened for $10 and sold at that price (June 00).
S 131 err Center omitted and background shifted.  MNH.  Opened for $10 and three bidders took up to $31 (Oct 00).
S 131 err Center shifted.  MNH.  Opened for $18 and closed with no bids (Nov 00).
S 131e and unlisted

M121Abart, 121KII

eBay described as 1917 1R brown/orange imperf. Arms, one with grossly misplaced orange center, MNH, no faults; the other with inverted pale-brown underprint and grossly misplaced orange center, mint hinged, thinned.  Opened for $10 and two bidders took it up to $10.50.  Scott values 131e (groundwork omitted - the left stamp) at $20, and a groundwork inverted variant also at $20 (June 00).
S 192b eBay described as "Surcharge double, forged both of them. Very good reference for private expertize."  Opened for $3 and three people bid up to $3.75.  (June 00).

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