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Month: February 2018

Future Delivery provisional… manuscript style!

Future Delivery provisional… manuscript style!

There have been had discussions about the violet and black “F.D.” provisional handstamps that were authorized in December 1917 before officially overprinted stamps became available. However, I hadn’t seen any discussions about manuscript “F.D.” markings, somewhat to be expected, as off document there would be no way to know if they were legitimate. Additionally, while I’ve seen quite a few examples of the “F.D.” handstamps, I’d never seen manuscript equivalents… … until the item below was added to Eric Jackson’s…

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Another eBay gamble pays off… nice Future Delivery strip

Another eBay gamble pays off… nice Future Delivery strip

I spotted this on eBay last week, listed as “U.S: USED #RC20a STRIP/4 CV $240+ UNLISTED AS STRIP”. I’m not sure why RC20a isn’t listed as a strip of 4 when RC20 is listed as a strip. I hope to fix that when I submit my changes for the 2019 U.S. Specialized this summer. It doesn’t make sense to have one without the other. Current catalog value as 4 singles for RC20a is $280 (4 x $70) so the starting…

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