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Found Some Of These In A Shoe Box

 
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Posted 03/08/2012   7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Carey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just found these and thought I would share. I dont think they are worth a whloe lot other than historical value. Let me know what you think.





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Posted 03/09/2012   06:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing the images, carey. Even though most checks are not worth a lot, they are fun to collect. The crayon mark does reduce the value in most cases. They do make a nice side addition to your collection.
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Posted 03/09/2012   07:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Carey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comment ncbuckeye. I know the picture quality is poor and I am trying to improve in that area and any help would be appreciated. Most of the images I have seen on this forum are just great. I have another 30 or so more checks but most are not as old as the ones I posted.
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Posted 03/09/2012   09:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Old cheques (we've adopted the French word in Canada mostly) give you that historical feeling. I like them.

For pics a flatbed scanner is the best option for most paper products. There is possible a great shot of stamps with a camera, I have seen a gentleman on here do it and people thought it was a scan. He was a professional photographer though. Lighting, a tripod, all that stuff needs to be just perfect, which is hard to do for most of us point and shoot people.

Search on SCF for photographing or such like, there is a small bit here.
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Posted 03/09/2012   2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Carey

The cheques you have scanned are quite interesting. A lot of revenue collectors go after these 'beaver' types. In the current E.S.J. van Dam catalogue, the catalogue value for a complete cheque is $2.50 each.Sometimes the price can be enhanced depending on any additional marking and stamps added.

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Posted 03/11/2012   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Carey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comments puzzler and bujutsu. I will refrain from posting such low quality pics in the future until I get a scanner. I am not sure ,but I don;t think I have anymore of the "Beaver" varity, just more of the other types of canceled cheques, and none as old as the "beaver". Nice to know that some people collect these ,as I was unaware there was any interest in this type of thing.
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Posted 03/11/2012   12:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice collection Carey. I have a few as well, and love the combination of engraving, stamps and cancel varieties. A fun and inexpensive side collection.
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Posted 03/12/2012   09:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice group Carey! Love to see the old checks and revenues that go with them.
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Posted 10/23/2012   4:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I definitely collect cheques. While there doesn't seem to be a lot of catalog value there, they are definitely fun. If any of the branches still exist, they would be desirable to some that work there. It's fun to give them as a gift, as I did recently for one of our bankers.
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Posted 10/23/2012   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doug2222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For any member, here is the website for the American Society of Check Collectors; they are a great outfit with a great journal.

http://ascheckcollectors.org/
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Posted 01/12/2013   8:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was a member of ASCC years ago (even regional director when they had them), but let it lapse at some point. I think it was mainly because my interest lies in Canadian and there wasn't much Canadian content. I corresponded with some great people though.
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