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Month: October 2018

The Downs and Ups of Bidding Blind…

The Downs and Ups of Bidding Blind…

Sitting through a lengthy auction session or multiple days of auction sessions when being shut out completely on intended lots is a dangerous place to be for someone with impulse control issues. 😉 After a while I’ll start looking at lots through the lens of “that might be fun to look through” or “Ooh, I wonder what could be hiding in there?” based solely on lot descriptions, so I might sneak in a wayward bid if something is well below…

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Short Circuit = Electric Evening!

Short Circuit = Electric Evening!

I’ve been receiving U.S. revenue stamp circuits from both the APS and the ARA (American Revenue Association) for years now. The pickings are few and are between though, and in most cases the amount I spend on shipping the circuit on usually exceeds the amount I purchase by a fair amount, which kinda kills the bargain aspect of the circuits. I’ve been toying with the idea of stopping them, but as infrequent as the finds are, over the years I’ve…

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Question About Revenue Stamped Paper RN-X7 Victoria Elevator Co. Receipts

Question About Revenue Stamped Paper RN-X7 Victoria Elevator Co. Receipts

Shown below are 3 different RN-X7 receipts from the Victoria Elevator Co., used in different cities in South Dakota. They are very similar. My question concerns the third one listed. What is the second transaction that would have incurred the additional tax, thus precipitating adding the battleship revenue stamp? I couldn’t find any exact comparables online. I thought it might have to do with the fact that it’s the only one out of the 3 that is actually signed, which…

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The Dangers of Being a Philatelic Hoarder…

The Dangers of Being a Philatelic Hoarder…

Or more accurately, the dangers of being a philatelic hoarder with impulse control issues. 😉 I’m hosting a U.S. revenue buy/sell/trade session before and during CHICAGOPEX next month, so I’m starting to put together the cartons of material I’ll be bringing with me. It’s material I’ve already plundered, material I bought for resale, and also lots of material intended for my collection that I just haven’t gotten around to processing/imaging. As I’m going through the material, some of the purchases…

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