Type III is defined by breaks in the outer lines at both top and bottom. Many
Type III stamps have breaks that were created or enlarged by plate wear.
the wear occurred over a period of time, a majority of stamps of this type
unused and used) has small breaks in at least one line. The most notable
exception is Position 99R2. According to the Neinken book, "The 99R2 stamp
fresh entry, that was short transferred both at top and bottom, over an original
entry that had been erased... The reason that 99R2 is the finest example of
III is because of its very short transfer at top and at bottom, giving us the
wide breaks in these lines." (p. 184).