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Month: February 2014

South Carolina Railroad Cerificates of Indebtedness

South Carolina Railroad Cerificates of Indebtedness

I’ve taken a shine to the lovely 2-sided certificates of indebtedness from The South Carolina Railroad Company. All used examples I’ve seen have revenue stamps affixed and are canceled in 1866. What drew me to these are not only the aesthetics (the reverse reminds me of currency designs of the period), but the unusual denominations in which they are available. I have obtained examples of the following denominations: $7.50 $15 $17.50 $35 $75 $175 They all have 5-cent 1st issue…

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An Attractive Masonic Document

An Attractive Masonic Document

Of little interest philatelically, but when I saw it couldn’t pass it up. The red and green printing make for wonderful contrast and the embossed cancel (seal) is just absolutely hammered. I’ve also included a copy of the text printed on the back of the document.

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