This thread was started when I was busy collecting examples of all the less common reverse transition varieties (1899-1905). I think this was my latest acquisition back in January 2021. 1903-S Rev3 "thick ribbon", PCGS VG Damage (but cheap!). These are fairly scarce.
Quote: It sounds like something serious and requires a lot of effort and time.
It took me about a year and a half to get the ones I wanted (at the price I wanted to pay). It's like cherrypicking but without the extra value. I enjoyed doing it and it makes a fun little "type set". Show us more of yours! Must take some work to get them in Russia.