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    Posted: 29 May 2010 at 06:37
Cinderella Label  J.W. SCOTT "ADAMS EXPRESS"


J. Walter Scott, of stamp catalog fame, in the 1880's and 1890's used the woodcuts and dies he used to make the illustrations in his albums he sold to make colored labels to be inserted in them by beginner collectors.  The actual Adams Express stamp is beautifully engraved.   Scott also purchased the actual stamp dies of some local posts and used them for both his albums and for his packets of stamps that he sold.   Scott also was a prolific writer and like my Dad was a member of the APS Writer's Unit 30 Hall of Fame.




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Great story.

But I see offerings on eBay described as bogus / counterfeit etc US 19th century locals of a similar appearance. I wonder if some of these were produced by similar methods or whether they are modern printings.
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Yes, these are probably by Scott too.  My distinction between a wood-cut illustration / space filler and a outright counterfeit like those done by Oneglia or Sarpy is one of degree of malicious intent and competence.  I don't consider for example, Zechmeyer, a forger - he made decals of stamps in the 1870 which were to be moistened and stuck to one's arm or to one's album page.  The designs and printing, and general level of execution are so wildly different as to constitute a parody of the original - and are fun as opposed to tragic.
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