Imperf Red plate 93, what is the lettering:

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Richudson
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Imperf Red plate 93, what is the lettering:

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I have plated this stamp as a plate 93, but cannot decide on the lettering?
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Galveston
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Re: Imperf Red plate 93, what is the lettering:

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Very hard to tell from a picture. Scans are better. But, a cursory glance , I think a K . The top right upstroke does not seem to be rounded like an R would be. Also, the right downward leg I think might be too straight for R. Are you sure on plate 93? I am only on iPad so,hard to,tell and I’m no expert , but it doesn’t look like either to me for 93…..

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Re: Imperf Red plate 93, what is the lettering:

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I agree with Galveston: it is difficult to tell from the photo, but I am inclined to plump for a “K”. However, if that is the case this cannot be Plate 93 according to the criteria listed in “The Plating of the Penny”. It does not exhibit the following:- bottom of SW square extended, “I” tilted E, and SE weak. The only one of the listed criteria exhibited is “EXN” which in any case is noted as not constant. No, without the ability to measure the ckeck letters accurately, I am not convinced this is Plate 93.
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Re: Imperf Red plate 93, what is the lettering:

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I think, but not sure, that it is an F take a look at plate 89
Not on the registration sheet, but on stamps of the world F I possible.
Richudson
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Re: Imperf Red plate 93, what is the lettering:

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Thank you to Galveston, Petrod and Jimw - I will have look again, especially at plate 89 and consider the letter to be an 'F'.

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Re: Imperf Red plate 93, what is the lettering:

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Richard,

With the defective 'F', inverted 'I' and EXN I make plate 125 Hobson's choice.

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