My first time at CHARPEX, Charlotte, NC yesterday. It was a beautiful day yesterday which made it difficult to spend the whole day inside, but hey, it's only once a year, and I was looking forward visiting some dealers I don't see in Atlanta or Asheville.
No earth shattering finds, but it was fun and I was able to find a few items of interest.
Dutch country auctions was there from Delaware, and I picked up a small second-third + more revenue collection and this nice R100 silk.
In that small collection was this:
I don't know what to make of it, when it was done, or what was in the mind of the person
I was a bit disappointed at the lack of nice cancels, here are the few I was able to find:
R5B HOSMER, (Charles) GOEWEY (James M.) & CO. (John H. Hough) importers and jobbers wines and liquors, 409 and 411 Front St. San francisco 1865-68
An R44 Boston Water Power Company which came out of big "junk box" I bought
An R53 with what looks like Vale Nat'l Bank J.A. Smith, Cashier? cancel
and finally an RB2A with an Xavier Bazin cancel
I also picked up a silk I needed:
Then this R71. It stood out among the others because of it's bright color. The cancel reads DB Dec (something) The paper looks to be later, very similar to the R100 actually. I'd love to get an opinion on this one.
Finally, not much I could afford in M&Ms, my budget is a bit constrained now, but I did locate a couple of cheap Brandreth facsimile labels and an RS187 with overprint:
That's it for now. I still have that collection to go through. Maybe something will come up. All in all it was a fun day treasure hunting for not much $$!