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Month: February 2017

So… did the scrounging gods favor me a second time?

So… did the scrounging gods favor me a second time?

Ala the Penthouse Forum of days of yore: “I never thought anything like this would happen to me…” 😉 Some of you may recall my finding an R15e (2-cent USIR on green paper) in an eBay lot back in 2014 that turned out to be genuine. I submitted it to the Philatelic Foundation and it got a clear cert. I chronicled the events and did some rudimentary research compiling an R15e census in an earlier blog post. First, let me…

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HHeeyy bbuuddddyy! GGoott aa ssmmookkee??

HHeeyy bbuuddddyy! GGoott aa ssmmookkee??

I don’t normally collect non-Scott-listed deep back of book material, but I do love plate and printing anomalies, especially ones with nice aesthetics. I had my eye on this one for quite some time, but simply wasn’t willing to pony up the money. Well, an opportunity presented itself to make the stamp part of a trade, which lowered the cost considerably, so I bit. Springer # TA236b, double impression. Fairly dramatic, more so than most 20th century double impressions one…

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