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Month: August 2017

R152 double transfers?

R152 double transfers?

I just found a second example of what I believe to be a “twisted transfer” resulting in a doubling of the frameline at top right. Note that the length and separation of the frameline doubling is larger on the first example than the second example. Bart Rosenberg has told me he has an example with doubling in the bottom lettering, but I have not seen it. If anyone has any other examples of R152 DTs, I’d appreciate seeing them.

1-cent Trans-Missippi improper/illegal usages as revenues

1-cent Trans-Missippi improper/illegal usages as revenues

When this lot came up at Kelleher, I decided to bid on it. I already have several examples of the 2-cent Transmississippi (#286) used improperly as revenues on documents, but zero examples of the 1-cent (#285). This lot of 4 documents had not 1 but 2 examples of the 1-cent. The first is a horizontal pair on a July 16, 1898 check from Detroit Michigan, and the other is two singles on December 26, 1898 check from Sidney, New York,…

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