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Posted 03/20/2017   4:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
All,

Among my many collections, I have a revenue calendar collection from roughly 1862 - 1902.

I am primarily searching for 6 specific dates for the Battleships:

1898: 24 November
1899: 4 July
1900: 22 Feb, 30 May, and 29 Nov

My dupes are organized by month and year - if you need specific dates, let me know and I can look to see if I have anything for you.

The following are the specific months I am trying to finish up. Sundays are nice, but I don't sweat those yet.

Yes - I have been working on this since 1996![/font=Arial][/font=Arial]











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Posted 03/20/2017   5:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice post! You may be interested in Jim and my cancellation calendar on Big Blue. Link provided.

http://bigblue1840-1940.blogspot.com/
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Posted 03/20/2017   6:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The paradigms in this hobby never cease to amaze me. Nice presentation, StateRevs.

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Posted 03/20/2017   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fun things to do with cheap stamps!

I was frustrated with my inability to add to my state revenue collection (I collect all 50 states and DC) and saw a calendar collection of some British Empire stamp. Looked easy enough and so I decided to give it a try.

21 years later I may be deciding it wasn't such an easy idea after all!

While the first 3 years of Battleships are very strong, the other years are not so much. Here is an example of the earlier civil war issues:


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Posted 03/20/2017   7:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Very cool collection
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Posted 03/20/2017   8:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you!
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Posted 03/22/2017   8:33 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you want a challenge, try completing October 1862. Might take a while...
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Posted 03/22/2017   9:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The earliest stamps were the 3 cent and 4 cent proprietaries on Oct 4. Good luck with finding any. Or with knowing whether or not they might have been backdated for any date that month. No other stamp was used for more than 2 weeks, and I doubt very many of those are around either. Even with all the stamps you have, do you even have half a dozen October 62 cancels?
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I see the Bank Check was issued Sept 29, but even there October dates will be all but impossible.
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Posted 03/22/2017   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Busted! These early dates are very difficult to find...

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Posted 03/24/2017   08:15 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Per Mahler, there is only one reported example of an October 1, 1862 cancel on document. More are possible, just not reported to him.

A quick search on my site shows 21 stamps with October 1862 cancels, of which 17 are on document. My earliest are October 2, two examples dated October 4, and an October 6. The penmanship on the October 2 document is a bit indeterminate with respect to the date on the stamp itself, but we can date it via the check number (several years back there was an eBay seller that would regularly sell off checks from T.P. Howell & Co., all from 1862 and early 1863, and once I recognized them, I patiently waited for and purchased every lot that came up, so I have a whole sequence of check numbers and date data from that particular company).

I have an R53b dated October 1, 1862, but that has to be backdated, as according to the Boston Book, the 40-cent Inland Exchange wasn't first delivered until December 4, 1862.

No, an October 1862 calendar (and to a certain extent November as well) present a daunting challenge.
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Posted 03/24/2017   10:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sadly, November 1862 isn't much better...

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December is also light, but I just realized there are some nice SON canx here...

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Posted 03/24/2017   2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rgstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I looked through about 70 battleships last night and couldn't find the dates you need. However, I enjoyed looking as I have a bunch of battleships and other revs with no home. I really enjoyed looking at this collection and admire your creativity in finding a philatelic challenge in a stamp with generally little value. Very cool battleship collection. thanks for sharing.
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Posted 03/24/2017   2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for looking!

Finding revs for my collection is getting harder so I have a few distractor collections to try and make sure I can always buy something :-)
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Posted 03/24/2017   3:29 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you like Battleships, you could always work on a cancel collection.... the BattleShip Desk Reference only lists about 40,000 or so...

Cancels rock.
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