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Month: October 2017

Neat USPS presentation folder

Neat USPS presentation folder

I thrive on the odd and unusual, even if it’s outside my core area of 19th century U.S. revenues, so when I saw this on eBay I just had to have it. USPS presentation folders were special commemorative folders given to honored guests at USPS first day ceremonies (dignetaries, postal officials, etc.) in the mid-20th century. I have no idea if they still get produced. Usually black with gold embossing on the cover. Some contained full sheets of stamps, some…

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Ethics, schmethics! ASDA and APS be damned!

Ethics, schmethics! ASDA and APS be damned!

There oughtta be a law… I purchased this very item from Michael Aldrich in one of his previous auctions and subsequently returned it for not being described, along with several other items that had undisclosed faults, at which point he threatened to blacklist me from bidding in his auctions. The problem? The “few sm. margin thins” are not thins. They are facial scrapes, which are a COMPLETELY different animal. Moreover, the larger ones have been amateurly re-colored with crayon or…

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