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Month: March 2016

Recent acquisitions

Recent acquisitions

A bunch of items from various sources: eBay, Siegel, and Eric Jackson auctions. First, a common stamp, R13c, but look at those jumbo margins! I’ve always liked the 1-cent Proprietary 1st issue imperf (RB1c) and have several examples. This is a margin imprint block of 6. Faulty, but most multiples are. Two additions to my fractional rate tax document collection. First is an R206 and R210 paying 4.5 cents tax on a fire insurance policy. Next is a very attractive…

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A few new acquisitions from the latest Aldrich auction

A few new acquisitions from the latest Aldrich auction

Despite the minefield of spurious items in the auction, there were still some pieces of interest. I was outbid on several items, but wound up with 3. First, an uncommon example of a very common stamp. A jumbo example of R5a with a blue 1863 Wells Fargo handstamp cancel. Presumably an upper-left or upper-right sheet corner position. Those side margins are so large, I’m surprised that the next stamp at right (or left) is not visible. Next, an R41a that…

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Matched pair of 20th century double transfers

Matched pair of 20th century double transfers

I haven’t been working on my revenue collection for a while, so it’s time to get back into things again… U.S. Scott R249 (red numerals) and R249a (orange numerals) both with a double transfer throughout. Not incredibly rare, but considerably more scarce than the Scott catalog values imply ($62.50 vs $50 for the normal stamp). I picked up the orange numerals example about 5 months ago and found the red numerals example on eBay 2 weeks ago. This is an…

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