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Month: January 2015

Got a New Walker & Taylor Cancel

Got a New Walker & Taylor Cancel

This item wasn’t cheap, but I was quite happy to get it. The Walker & Taylor 10-line cancel is one of the more sought-after revenue cancels. I have several examples on R13c (2-cent Proprietary). It routinely sells for $100-150. I paid almost double the high end for this one, but IMO it’s not your normal example: The Walker & Taylor 10-line is considerably less common on 1-cent denominations than on 2-cent. The 1870 dated version of the cancel is much…

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Sometimes eBay Hands You a Bonus

Sometimes eBay Hands You a Bonus

I spotted this stamp in a $5.99 eBay junk lot and thought it might be legit. Upon receiving the stamp, not only was it what I thought it was, I discovered what I believe to be a double transfer at top. I confirmed with Karl Lachemacher that it is plate position 23, the Scott listed DT (there are two other plate positions that have DT, one even more dramatic than this position). So that was a nice litle bonus. Followup…

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