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Month: August 2015

Unlisted double transfer on a tough silk paper

Unlisted double transfer on a tough silk paper

I never actually got around to adding to my website the 3 sheets of the best stamps that I had pulled from the Chicagopex hoard last November, the ones that I would have purchased as singles had I not been able to buy the entire collection. Included on those sheets was a lovely example of Scott # R13d, one of the tougher silk papers, less common than the $175 catalog value implies. So as I’m imaging it for the website…

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Two battleship-era fancy script handstamp cancels

Two battleship-era fancy script handstamp cancels

I don’t do much with battleship-era material, but when I see something that captures my aesthetic fancy, I pick it up. First is a document fragment from the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. Next is a great stock certificate from the British-American Gold Mining Co. with lengthy script handstamp cancel.

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