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Posted 06/17/2015   10:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampmaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently won a Revenue Mixture on eBay, it was delivered some time ago. The reason I bid on it was it contained some interesting right and proper 1898 U.S.A. Revenue Stamps Cancels.

Wish I knew the story on how the stamp in question ended up in this mixture, guess I'll never know. No sense in guessing!

Any way the stamp in question is R68C with a Pacific Mail Steam Ship Company Cancel, Great Republic.







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Posted 06/17/2015   7:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dlawson281 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
David,

Mine telling me what is so unexpected about finding a R68C in a revenue mixture? (The point must be sitting about 5mm off the top of my head.) I went to the eBay link and it just went to a overview pg.
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Posted 06/17/2015   7:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampmaster to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
dlawson281, finding a R68C was not so unexpected, it was the cancel that was so unexpected!

I do not understand what you are talking about, unless it was an attempt at humor "The point must be sitting about 5mm off the top of my head"?

What do you mean "I went to the eBay link and it just went to a (maybe an) overview pg"? I suppose this is supposed to mean something, please explain what exactly is an overview pg? I want to know, as I'm totally unaware of what you are talking about.

Anyway the R68C as you see by the scan is shop worn, but an outstanding cancel!

Enjoy your stamp collecting activities.

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Posted 06/17/2015   7:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp is nothing, but the cancel makes it about a $150-$200 retail item.
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Posted 06/17/2015   7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike33 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think he realizes that every time you type eBay in this forum, it turns it into a link to the main eBay site.

I believe he thought you were posting as link to the auction when you weren't. It was the forum doing it itself.
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Posted 06/17/2015   9:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampmaster to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mike33, oh, I see now, I'm not very computer smart, guess it comes from being an old guy.

Thanks for your help!

Don't know if you can tell from the scan or not, the stamp has a small tear. So, yes except for the cancel, the stamp was nothing!

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Posted 06/18/2015   2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ecmorgan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The stamp is nothing, but the cancel makes it about a $150-$200 retail item.


Revenuecollector, just curious what it is about the cancel that enhances the value of the stamp so much?
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Posted 06/18/2015   2:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's a good write-up about the Pacific Steamship revenue usages here - http://goscf.com/t/43579

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Posted 06/18/2015   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ecmorgan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Brian. Reading now.

I'm not a collector of revenues but suspect I will be - my fascination with them grows as I move through different stages of my collection.
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Posted 06/18/2015   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find, a dancing pepper for you!
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Posted 06/18/2015   7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampmaster to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ciletaliph, thanks I think?

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Posted 07/04/2015   3:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dcaraz1949 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
stampmaster, congrats and TWO dancing peppers for your find! And, yes, that's a good thing in this forum.
I'm a greenhorn when it comes to revenues, but I love the older engraved issues and have myself purchased several lots to begin my revenue collection.

I just posted a new topic requesting help regarding available albums for US revenues.
I'm hoping someone out there makes (or made) a hingeless album for US BOB including revenues, documentaries, wine, motor vehicles, etc.
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Posted 07/04/2015   3:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dcaraz1949 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
May I ask what reference can be used to determine impact of cancellations on revenues?
I just checked my Scott Specialized to see what's listed for R68C and there is no cancellation pricing. So how did stampmaster figure the steamship premium??
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Posted 07/04/2015   5:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are cancels applied by the Pacific Mail Steampship Company. This thread from May 2015 explains much better than I could. A search for steamship cancels brings up 10 other threads on the topic.

http://goscf.com/t/43579&SearchTerm...ship,cancels
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