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Posted 04/06/2020   1:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add loverarestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jonathan, I am very impressed at your knowledge!!! I wish I had more time for further readings...
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Posted 04/06/2020   2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add loverarestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Won this one this morning:

France 3a


Google translate does a passable job... Reminds me of that line from "Babe": "That'll do pig, that'll do..."
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Posted 04/06/2020   3:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, loverarestamps, but I would never consider myself knowledgeable given the very real, very deep expertise of many collectors on this list.
I do take pleasure in burrowing into little subjects, though, and seeking out some resource(s) that can explain or provide more background for some of the great (and occasionally curious) stamps folks post here. The learning part of collecting has always been my favorite, followed by the aesthetic.
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Posted 04/06/2020   4:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add uboatnut to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Finally found an affordable MNH plate block of the elusive $5 Minuteman US Savings stamp. This beast is HUGE.

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Posted 04/09/2020   7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BFRomeos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely stamps, these Parcel Posts, all MNH. Just got the 4c denomination today. Next up: (1) replace the reperfed 20c and (2) find a decent 50c specimen somewhere. The $1 denomination was a topic of discussion here: http://goscf.com/t/71536&whichpage=1#633462

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Posted 04/10/2020   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walkman82 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BFRomeos,

Beautiful set, you're almost there! It took me a long time to find a nice looking 50¢ value, I watched and waited for several years (here's my set: http://scottsstampcollection.com/Vi...oll=3&Ser=34).

My advice is have patience and make a great choice as you have with the others.
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Posted 04/19/2020   06:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Couple of auction wins. 1 piece left to complete the lovely Canadian scroll set.







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Posted 04/19/2020   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice examples. I really like the 20 cent, Scott 157, with visible hairlines.
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Posted 04/19/2020   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Canadian pictorials are the reason I originally got into collecting ... although not recently purchased, I always loved these designs and engraving detail ...
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Posted 04/27/2020   11:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Continuing to add carefully to the Washington Franklins.
This one is the 1914 Sc. 407 perf 12, single line watermark.
The rich black of this design has a certain severe beauty to it I find.


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Posted 04/27/2020   11:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scroll set completed.


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Posted 05/02/2020   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My ongoing interest in production processes led me to recently acquire a block of the coil waste U.S. Scott 424 from 1914. A similar block of the coil waste 425 finally reached me last night after it took a circuitous two week journey of over 1000 miles around the country in disguise as USPS priority delivery. The dealer is about 100 miles from me as the crow flies.

The contrast of the bold "COIL STAMPS" labeling with the clear sheet nature of these blocks made for a nice page added to the old album. A lossy compression of my scan, but here they are side by side.

For convenience of reference for any unfamiliar with these, the BEP process for producing coil stamps before the advent of the Stickney rotary press in 1914 was for flat plate printing of sheets which were then perforated in either horizontal or vertical direction only, then sliced into strips of 10 or 20 stamps that were then glued together at the ends to form coils. The paste-up was at first manual (imagine!) then somewhat mechanical.

When the Stickney came online, some of these flat plate printed sheets were still stacked up bearing labels of their destiny as coil stamps (either Scott 410 or 412 for the one cent or 411 or 413 for the two cent) awaiting perforation, cutting, and paste-up. Rather than go through the laborious process to make these into coils, or pulp them, the PO had them perforated 10 in both directions and issued as conventional sheet stamps.

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Posted 05/02/2020   3:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lostandfound to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jleb1979 what a beautiful set! I bet you are most happy...

I to love a bit of a block, speaking of which

todays happy things to look forward to is :






slowly slowly catches the monkey for me.. but I am happy with my acquisitions. one day I'll grow up and be a big girl with big girls blocks!





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A decent strike of the Randolph Macon College, Va.

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Kansas Nebraska overprint set:




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