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Asheville Bourse Purchases And A Question On An R88

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Posted 07/18/2014   11:37 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your selection definitely turned out much better than it could have. The RB8b also has a nice handstamp cancel.
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Posted 07/19/2014   12:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is actually a common cancel on this stamp, that company used a lot of these stamps.
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Posted 07/19/2014   09:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ok REV - here are the backs - plus a few I scanned because of the interesting cancels... I'll post more later. It's a rainy rainy weekend, I couldn't ask for much better



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Posted 07/19/2014   11:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The pink paper is genuine, it has both some offset, which almost never shows up on other papers, and the occasional dark pink fibers, which I believe come from the packages which held the dye. It also seems safe to call the Crooks an experimental silk, although the fibers are not exactly typical and there are a few more than normally found on an experimental paper. The paper itself does not appear thick enough for regular silk, and the perfs do not have the silk paper look either. Two nice stamps to find, in the "not quite as common as people like to think" level of m&m's.
The Andrew Dougherty cancel on the playing cards is very nice, when in fine condition they command a real premium. The bank check cancel is nice, and it is a real shame about the "extra perfs" on the $5 conveyance, sugar refining is not a common cancel. The Sprague oval is common on the $2.50, they used a lot of them.
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Posted 07/19/2014   11:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lots of nice revenues but unfortunately not too many more great cancels. The Ruth & Fleming pair is mint NH.

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Posted 07/20/2014   05:03 am  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, revcollector for your insights - very educational.

Southpaw - I'm envious of your purchase!
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Posted 07/20/2014   07:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ruth & Fleming were oyster packers, this fell under the very short lived canned fruit tax in early 1867. It is among the most common of all the printed cancels on first issue revenues. Unfortunately this pair has had the perfs on one side trimmed. All first issues and m&m's were printed in sheets with selvedge all around and without straight edges. Sometimes the outside edges of the sheet got perforated, and sometimes they did not, which is why some "imperforate" stamps can have large margins and still be fakes that were trimmed.
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Posted 07/20/2014   08:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Luckily I also have a full perforated MNH single of the Ruth and Fleming that's going into my collection! Dan, is there any single resource for information behind cancels like these? Or is it just a matter of skillfully using Google?
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Posted 07/20/2014   08:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not Dan, who is Revenuecollector. I'm Bart. There is almost never a single source of information for anything revenue related. There are tens of thousands of cancels out there. Dan's website shows quite a number, but if you mean info about the companies themselves that is hit and miss on google. Or the good fortune to find them still on a document.
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Posted 07/20/2014   09:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sorry Bart - Dan got a hold of me via personal email about this thread and I got you two confused. My apologies. Thanks for all the info - I learn something new every day
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Posted 07/20/2014   10:15 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The W&B cancel on the 2-cent Proprietary is Whitney & Beckworth, a photographer located in Norwalk, CT.
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Posted 07/20/2014   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the name is Whitney & Beckwith. Do you recall this earlier post referencing the name?

http://goscf.com/t/37133
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