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GREGORYASHBURN
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1888-O

Post by GREGORYASHBURN » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:39 am

Hey guys. So you will know all I know: I know that this is not VAM-4 Hotlips, I know it was given to me in one of those old canvas type albums on the day I was born in 1961, which predates the discovery of the Hot Lips by about 7 years, so if counterfeited, someone sure had some good forsight 😁... I know it has been in a trunk in attic ever since until this year, so if post mint damage it definitely happened more than 58 years ago. OK, now you are caught up. What I don't know is even more.... How, why, what, etc..? Should I get somebody to look at it? I don't think Coneca attributes VAMS? Just curious what y'all think. Should I pursue, or put back in attic for future generations to figure out? Tyvm. Greg
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GREGORYASHBURN
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Re: 1888-O

Post by GREGORYASHBURN » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:43 am

Sorry about rotated pics!! Not sure why that happened.

collectinsince65
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Re: 1888-O

Post by collectinsince65 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:11 pm

Looks like you have an 1888 O oval o variety.
There are several diff ones.
Mike

GREGORYASHBURN
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Re: 1888-O

Post by GREGORYASHBURN » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:16 pm

Thanks Mike... I'm referring to what happened to lips on obverse... Only see that on VAM-4 though, and this isn't that one. Not only lips different but no other markers match.

GREGORYASHBURN
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Re: 1888-O

Post by GREGORYASHBURN » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:24 pm

Pic of normal Oval O compared to mine..... Ty
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GREGORYASHBURN
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Re: 1888-O

Post by GREGORYASHBURN » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:25 pm

Geesh... Dang pic rotated again .. very sorry... Too old here ... I'm lucky even to know how to use the phone part of this thingy!!! 🙃

VamHelsing
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Re: 1888-O

Post by VamHelsing » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:26 pm

I'd guess PMD

GREGORYASHBURN
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Re: 1888-O

Post by GREGORYASHBURN » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:43 pm

Ty for input, VamH.... Sorta leaning that way myself.

DHalladay
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Re: 1888-O

Post by DHalladay » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:54 pm

Definitely an oval-O, which is a good thing. They get expensive-ish in high grades.
Lips looks normal to me.
When in doubt... don't.

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