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Posted 03/20/2008   3:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Habib.....

An absolutely wonderful collection........The Nashville Dec, 16, 64 cancel would definitely command a premium, and could possibly skyrocket if you had a few postal history collectors bidding on it. I believe it is a dark rose variety.....I am absolutely sure it is not pigeon blood or other pink varieties. Check this review for a look at colors on these issues.
http://reviews.ebay.com/The-True-Sc...000001194157

Any others that could be tied to any historical event would be highly desired by postal history collectors.


Black and blue cancels are the most common from this time period, also targets and grids. I noticed a few that look to be a true red cancel, if so, they would command a very nice premium regardless of the condition of the stamp. Any with a well struck cancel on better quality stamps will have a higher value.

Overall, I think it's a great collection that surely has taken a fair amount of time and patients to assemble.

In your search for help locating the origins of these, try looking for "The Billig's Handbook" series published by the HJMR company, Billig Publications and/or Robson Lowe Literature, all of North Miami, Fla. (may or may not still be there, this info is from a 1972 edition) The books can be found in many old stamp shops and collections. They have thousands of images of cancels along with values for them. One that I have is the fourth revised edition by Herman Herst Jr. (book #33 in the series) I'm not sure if they have been re-issued with updated values, I have never seen a "new" issue.

Another thought......I would arrange all that have a complete date in order.....your own Civil War time line.....possibly a color guide for the rose issue.

Wonderful......thanks for giving us a look at them.
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Edited by nr-notrare - 03/20/2008 3:53 pm
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Posted 03/20/2008   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add halfabustisbetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Thanks Tom--

Great link, great info--I talked to my reference librarian today to see if he could get a hold of Skinner-Eno for me.
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Posted 03/30/2008   11:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An amazing collection! You must have spent a lot of hours working on that! Thanks for sharing! Would love to see some more of your collection of stamps!
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Posted 04/11/2008   3:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is a super mini-collection! I'm not a U.S. collector so I don't know much about the value of your material but I can say that the cancellations are very interesting!
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Posted 04/11/2008   10:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add halfabustisbetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! My librarian just called me this afternoon and told me that my reference had come in (from Alaska to Michigan!) so I'll pick it up tomorrow and try to get more information about these cancels!
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