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Month: April 2022

Two Scarce “Imperforate Between” Revenue Errors

Two Scarce “Imperforate Between” Revenue Errors

Both Scott R173b and R174a are horizontal pairs that are imperforate vertically between the stamps. I have yet to personally see an example of Scott R173a, which is a vertical pair imperforate horizontally. The only example I can find record of is from the 2006 Cunliffe Collection auction held by Spink. In the global scheme of things these don’t catalogue for very much ($325 for R173b and $500 for R174a respectively), yet one doesn’t encounter them frequently. I’ve only seen…

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Unusual 1865 ‘Magic Lantern’ Glass Slide Of Abraham Lincoln

Unusual 1865 ‘Magic Lantern’ Glass Slide Of Abraham Lincoln

CDVs, tintypes, and other photographs taxed during the 2-year period (August 1, 1864 through July 31, 1866) that photos were subject to tax during the Civil War tax era are not uncommon. This, however, is the first item of this format I’ve seen. I acquired it in a trade with another collector who specializes in photo-related material. It is a 7-inch x 4-inch glass slide in wooden frame, referred to as a ‘Magic Lantern’ slide, a predecessor of the slide…

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