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Month: November 2015

Well that’s one mystery solved!

Well that’s one mystery solved!

Sometimes fate cooperates; the timing on this is wonderful though. I picked up the following document at CHICAGOPEX, primarily because it looked like a potentially interesting cancel design that I might be able to pull out of the image. When I ran the cancel through Retroreveal, lo and behold a familar design appeared: Less than a month ago I picked up a gorgeous example of this cancel, but had been unable to determine its origin. Well, mystery solved: E. P….

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Chicago – The Windy… err, “Snowy” City

Chicago – The Windy… err, “Snowy” City

I just got back from CHICAGOPEX about 2 hours ago. A wonderful weekend, made a bit longer than previous years… I drove up on Thursday, the day before the show, as I always do. I met Bart Rosenberg at about noon. We’ve been corresponding electronically for years; it was great to finally meet in person. Later in the afternoon I met up with Eric Jackson who brought me a carton lot to go through. We went to dinner at Shula’s…

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Two different proprietary crown revenue cancels

Two different proprietary crown revenue cancels

So many unattributed cancels… The first cancel shown below shows up every now and then. I’ve seen 3-5 examples offered over the years. The second one below showed up on eBay a few weeks ago, one I have not seen before. From a distance, the cancel almost looks like an amorphous blob or smudge, which is why presumably I was the only bidder. It’s definitely a crown though, but different from the first one. Not sure if it is the…

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