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Month: June 2018

Interesting Doubling on Text of Scott # Re147 Wine Stamp

Interesting Doubling on Text of Scott # Re147 Wine Stamp

I asked several collectors’ opinions via email and got a variety of responses, but no clear consensus. My original query: Good evening, How were the black elements in type RE7 (large size type of 1942) printed? I assume the large denomination was printed on the same pass as the small lettering, correct? It seems to me that the attached RE147 (2 images, one being a closeup of the black elements) is somewhat unusual. It exhibits clear doubling of the small…

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A third Pacific Mail Steamship Co. multi-ship cancel

A third Pacific Mail Steamship Co. multi-ship cancel

The first I purchased from Richard Friedberg in 2015: The second I purchased from Eric Jackson this past January: And now a third example, found at COMPEX yesterday. Two strikes from the ship HENRY CHAUNCEY and five strikes from the ship RISING STAR. This is the only example I’ve seen that has cancels in two different color inks. The vast majority of Pacific Mail Steamship Co. straight line ship cancels are stamped in blue ink, but the RISING STAR is…

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COMPEX 2018: I Came, I Saw, I… Was Sorely Disappointed.

COMPEX 2018: I Came, I Saw, I… Was Sorely Disappointed.

I guess they all can’t be great shows. If they were, we wouldn’t appreciate the good ones as much! Sigh. I left the house this morning at 6:30AM for the 3-hour drive up to River Grove, IL. This was a new venue this year for COMPEX, after many many years at the Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights, IL. The drive up was mostly uneventful, until the last 10 minutes or so. Unlike the old venue, the new one…

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