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Precancel - Bangor, Maine (Red Ink?)

 
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Posted 09/05/2011   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add beezer to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
While sorting through a mountain of precancels I found this one smiling at me. First time I've seen one in red. Has anyone else seen one of these or have one in their collection?

Pretty cool looking if you ask me.



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Posted 09/05/2011   5:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is real! The 1 cent, 5 cent, 7 cent, 11 cent & 15 cent are known red for this 1922 issue. Issued in both Red & Black!
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Posted 09/05/2011   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PS, In the 1917 series this same type 203 used Blue ink on the 6 cent only also found in black!
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Posted 09/05/2011   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add beezer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
warrehouse,

Thanks for the info! I'll have to seek out more red cancels. Very attractive in my opinion.
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Posted 04/05/2012   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's mine. I just rediscovered this one when transferring my precancels to a new album.

I'd like to see a scan of the blue Bangor precancel if anybody has one.

Regards, Robert

Edit: Re-uploaded image to replace Photobucket image.
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Posted 04/18/2012   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one of the red Bangor, ME precancels up for auction on eBay. Less than a half hour left to the auction and no bids:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-PRECANC...ht_500wt_850
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Posted 04/18/2012   7:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That stamp has been up at eBay for about 7 years by M.Aldrich. He knows a lot about the revenue market, but somebody mis-priced almost all of the precancels he's offered - usually by about 10-times normal retail.
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Posted 05/01/2012   1:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JanS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Anyone have a clue how much a BH 610 Schofield Barracks, HI, should run?
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Posted 05/01/2012   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure about catalog prices, but a now-closed eBay auction recently sold one for $22.05; another one is offered on eBay currently at a BIN price of $25.
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Posted 05/01/2012   2:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You should be able to be able to buy the BH for a dollar or so, if you are not in a hurry.
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Posted 05/01/2012   4:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JanS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, really -- even for Schofield / Hawaii? As wt1 notes, I've seen Hawaii (and Schofield B. in particular) command a huge premium on eBay recently. Is that just hype?
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Posted 05/01/2012   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If anyone has a Bangor, ME precancel they would part with, I would be interested. I grew up in Maine and collect covers and such from Maine.
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Posted 05/01/2012   5:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Schofield is mostly NOT hype but the juice is in the odd denominations... the BH is among the easiest.
The BH for 25$ will never sell.
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Posted 03/03/2018   11:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As long as Schofield Barracks is mentioned in this thread, I'll show a recent acquisition for me:




Schofield Barracks Station Honolulu Hawaii

I don't try to be encyclopedic; I only snap up precancels that are interesting to me in one way or another.

ETA: Geez, that's a muddy scan. I've been using a different scanner this morning, and I don't like the results.
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