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My First 1862 Cancellation

 
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Posted 07/10/2015   2:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add TexasGunny to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Stopped by the local stamp store on my way home last night and picked this one up along with a few others. I don't have many Revenue Stamps yet, but have been keeping my eye open for some 1862 cancelled stamps. This R48a is courtesy of the Illinois Central Railroad.

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Posted 07/10/2015   5:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Love the early cancel and am envious not only of the fact that you have a local stamp shop that you can stop by on your way home from work, but that the stamp shop would have revenues!
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Posted 07/10/2015   6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TexasGunny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's Maryland Stamp & Coin in Bethesda. They have a huge online presence for stamp supplies. The brick & mortar section is really small though. However, being one of the only stores in the area that I know of, people bring their old collections in to sell. David, the guy that's there when I go in on Thursday evenings, let's me look through the lots that he's bought but hasn't had time to go through. Pretty cool opportunity.
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Posted 07/10/2015   7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice cancel! Almost missed 1862, another day and it's 1863. Is the yellow spot in the lower right corner a scanner artifact or something more ominous?
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Posted 07/10/2015   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TexasGunny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is something more ominous, definitely on the stamp, not a scanner issue. Not educated enough to know what may have caused it.
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Posted 07/11/2015   9:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amccleaf1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a beautiful bullseye railroad cancel. A nice acquisition. Slightly envious.
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Posted 07/11/2015   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This stamp was cancelled in the sheet (or whatever size multiple) before it was put on a document. And there was deliberate care taken to keep it legible as well. Nice of them to do that for us. :-)
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Posted 07/12/2015   01:01 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yup. :)

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Posted 07/12/2015   06:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TexasGunny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice. The cancellation on mine is a little more smudged. Why double-cancel it though?
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Posted 07/12/2015   10:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Someone was overzealous. Remember, this was as much a theft preventative as anything else.
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