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Seeking Brady's Bend Iron Co. Cancels

 
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Posted 12/06/2013   08:59 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A few years ago I bought a 3rd issue revenue with a lovely Brady's Bend Iron Co. cancel, what I thought at the time was just a beautiful well-struck handstamp cancel. About a year after that I found the same cancel on a different denomination, so since then I've been on the lookout for them on other stamps. They are just aesthetically gorgeous, as they are almost universally found centered perfectly on the portrait, with a manuscript date in the center.

Fast forward to CHICAGOPEX last month, where I acquired the page from Mike Morrissey's exhibit that had that same cancel on a variety of 2nd- and 3rd-issue revenues. What was surprising to me, but the exhibit page bears it out, was that these are printed rather than handstamp cancels.

While I winced at the cost of the page, as a cancel specialist how could I possibly pass it by? Especially as one of the prior examples I had acquired was a denomination not included in Mike's exhibit (R146, $2.50 claret & black). The question then becomes just how many different stamps was the cancel used on? Is there such a thing as a complete set?

If anyone has any examples of the cancel, I'm interested in acquiring examples of the cancel on any revenues I don't already have. I don't have the stamps in front of me at the moment, but I'll reply to this post with a list of the types/denominations I already have.

Thanks,

-Dan

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Posted 12/06/2013   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For those who may not be aware, this article on the Brady's Bend Iron Company may be of interest. Note that it is documented that were only known by that name since 1843 and they finally closed up shop in 1873:

http://explorepahistory.com/hmarker...erId=1-A-2B6

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Following up, here is a list of the Scott catalog numbers and denominations that I already have this cancel on. If you have any other U.S. revenues with this cancel, I'm highly interested.

R27c - 5c Inland Exchange
R53c - 40c Inland Exchange
R109 - 10c blue & black
R112 - 25c blue & black
R115 - 50c blue & black
R116 - 60c blue & black
R117 - 70c blue & black
R120 - $1.50 blue & black
R127 - $5 blue & black
R128 - $10 blue & black
R137 - 5c orange & black
R139 - 15c brown & black
R140 - 30c orange & black
R141 - 40c brown & black
R142 - 60c orange & black
R144 - $1 green & black
R145 - $2 vermilion & black
R146 - $2.50 claret & black
R148 - $5 vermilion & black

And here is the exhibit page I referenced in my initial post.

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Posted 12/04/2014   12:50 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bump. Still looking for these.
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Still can't help with the cancellations you're looking for, but thought this article on the rise and fall of the Brady's Bend Iron Company may be of interest. Found it to be fascinating reading:

https://journals.psu.edu/wph/articl...le/3910/3727

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