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Month: May 2017

COMPEX – I came, I saw, I purchased…

COMPEX – I came, I saw, I purchased…

I hit the road this morning for COMPEX at about 7AM, normally a nice easy drive of 2.5 hours door to door. However, it’s Construction Season here in The Peoples Republic of Illinois, compounded by torrential rains all the way there. All in all, NOT a pleasant drive. Nevertheless, I arrived about 10 minutes before the show opened, and there were roughly 25 people waiting to get in. Shortly after the show opened there was a moment of silence in…

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Use of demonetized postage as revenue

Use of demonetized postage as revenue

This one is interesting. There’s a lot going on, and some head-scratchers… enough for me to have some questions about its legitimacy. Here are the front and back of the document: I sent out the following inquiry to several revenue experts: File under “hard to fully discern from eBay images”. It’s not until you get it in hand that one can fully evaluate. See attached high-res images. On the side with the demonetized postage, it’s overpaying the tax by 1…

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I wish this was a complete document instead of just a fragment…

I wish this was a complete document instead of just a fragment…

Single examples of the 2-cent Trans-Missippi can be found used illegally as revenues, usually priced in the $100-200 range depending on the document. The example below, with a pair and two singles on a fragment of a promisssory note would have been a superb exhibit-quality item were it complete. Oh, the items that have been destroyed over the ages… the humanity! (or is it the philately!)? There’s a seller on eBay that has two separate listings of R126 ($3.50 second…

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