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Month: October 2020

Pros And Cons Of Removing Revenue Stamps From Documents

Pros And Cons Of Removing Revenue Stamps From Documents

We’ve had discussions about removing stamps from documents and covers, and how it’s generally not recommended for 19th-century pieces unless the document/cover is tattered, incomplete, or remaining intact runs further risk of destabilization.But what about stamps on pieces or covers or documents that are only partially complete? Then it becomes a bit more discretionary, especially if the stamps themselves are quite nice. It’s quite plausible that one or more stamps removed from a cover or document could have higher appeal…

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Some Interesting US Revenue Collateral Items

Some Interesting US Revenue Collateral Items

Sometimes the related nonphilatelic items are just as interesting (or even more interesting) than the stamped items themselves. Exhibitors frequently seek out these items to add context and/or flavor to their exhibits. I don’t exhibit, so to me they’re just “cool related items”. Here are some examples that I’ve picked up over time. 1. This tattered illegal use cover was part of a group lot of illegal usages offered on eBay in April of this year. All were either out-of-period…

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1863 Power Of Attorney EMU (Early Matching Usage)… With A Twist!

1863 Power Of Attorney EMU (Early Matching Usage)… With A Twist!

In the section for “Power of Attorney, Voting” in Mike Mahler’s book U.S. Revenue-Stamped Documents of the Civil War Era, the first example he shows is a Voting Proxy from the Quincy Mining Company, the specific description and image as follows: Quote: Form authorizing T.F. Mason to vote as proxy for Emeline Aldrich and Caroline Bassett at meetings of stockholders of the Quincy Mining Co., stamped with 10-cent Power of Attorney part perforate horizontal pair (perf between), manuscript cancel dated…

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