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Month: March 2019

“Here’s the Story, of a Man Named Brady…”

“Here’s the Story, of a Man Named Brady…”

“… who was busy with three boys of his own..” No wait… sorry, different Brady. 😉 Mathew Brady was one of the most, if not THE most, prolific photographer of the Civil War. CDVs (Carte de Visites, an early form of photograph) from his studio are highly collectible, as he (and his employees) photographed many military subjects, as well as unusual subjects of the era such as circus freaks, native americans, etc. The CDVs appeal to military history collectors, Civil…

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A Different Sort of First Day Cover…

A Different Sort of First Day Cover…

Well, it’s not really a first day cover, but it sort of is to me. This is the one lot in last week’s Siegel’s sessions that I was interested in. I wasn’t sure what the competition would be like, and as luck would have it I was the only bidder, so I was able to get it for about half of low estimate. The listing writeup was as follows: 2c Trans-Mississippi (286). Used with two each 3c and 5c Battleship…

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The “Hoosier Daddy?!!” Stamp Show Report

The “Hoosier Daddy?!!” Stamp Show Report

Several weeks ago, I got a card in the mail for the Indiana Stamp Club Spring Fair, and it coincided with the first weekend of my vacation, so I gave some thought to going. I gave Denny Peoples a call, as in all likelihood he’d be the dealer I’d be buying the most from. He said he didn’t have much for me, and that since it was a club show, I was unlikely to find much up my alley. He…

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Tattered, Torn, Mangled, Bent, Folded, Spindled, and Mutilated

Tattered, Torn, Mangled, Bent, Folded, Spindled, and Mutilated

Yeah, but I like it anyway. I wish it had more context. Unfortunately, not even the cancel gives us a clue as to usage. It’s part of an oversized envelope or parcel front, franked with $13,792.65 in revenue stamps (assuming there weren’t others elsewhere that got removed). 2 complete strips of 4 and a single of R246 1 strip of 3 of R249 3 complete strips of 4 of R250 Not something you run into every day.

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