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Month: June 2020

A Visit With The Wonderful Peoples Of Indiana

A Visit With The Wonderful Peoples Of Indiana

So a week ago I received an email from Lyman Helmsley, a fellow revenue collector who specializes in revenue stamped paper (RN numbers): “Denny has a box of stuff for you but does not have your number. Please call him.” The irony is that I’ve probably sent Denny Peoples a dozen business cards and letterheads in advance of shows over the last 5 years… all with my phone number on them, and he always returns the cards to me at…

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Just an Aesthetically Attractive Maritime-Related Revenue Document…

Just an Aesthetically Attractive Maritime-Related Revenue Document…

When I saw this document in the weekly Kelleher internet auction, I was immediately enamored with it, as I had not seen anything similar. The only thing that gave me pause was the opening bid, as it wasn’t cheap. I vacillated between bidding and not bidding, but ultimately I bid on it, remembering the old truism about almost always regretting the things we didn’t purchase more so than those we did. If I could recall seeing another example in the…

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Another Case of Missing the Forest for the Trees…

Another Case of Missing the Forest for the Trees…

It’s easy to get so focused on the details of an item that something obvious just gets missed entirely. In this case, it wasn’t just the seller, but also all the other bidders on an item that missed it, as I won the item at a completely bargain price. Listing description: Battleship Documentary R165 large block — low start price! Battleship Documentary R165 large block. Mint, OG, in mount. there are 2 small hinge reinforcements on the back. This block…

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