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Month: April 2016

Great Civil War satirical piece

Great Civil War satirical piece

This CDV isn’t all that interesting philatelically. Rather it is the front that is of greatest interest: a patriotic satire ridiculing the Confederacy that shows Jefferson Davis in a dress. The caption reads ‘Brutal attack on helpless women by the U.S. government’. The dialogue has a woman saying ‘You had better not provoke the president, he might hurt some of you’ and a Union soldier replying ‘Yer dont say’. A reply from another collector: I believe there is some truth…

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1919 parcel tage with great selection of stamps

1919 parcel tage with great selection of stamps

I’ve seen various 20th century parcel tags with revenues affixed paying parcel tax, and wanted to add an example to my collection, but never got around to picking one up. I saw this one and just had to have it. Likely not the most important usage philatelically, but It’s got great visual aesthetics and a very eclectic mix of stamps and other attributes: Scott C1 and C3 airmails. A block of four of Scott 531, one-cent imperforate. Split precancel on…

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