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SC #65 On Cover... Maybe???

 
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Posted 01/11/2019   8:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Moyock13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A curious thing. Not sure if this is a cover or something else. And it looks as though the "5" on the cancel date is inverted.


Scott does not list a #49a, this looks like a 64 or a 64 to me. But I'm not real good with distinguishing color on stamps.


The 5 in the year 1865 is inverted


This is the back of the... well, envelop. It looks like the front was cut off and used for annotation of someones certificate or a receipt of some sort.
Is Colby APS significant?

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Posted 01/11/2019   8:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like both 5 and 3 are backwards

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Colby was Sylvester Colby, a well known auction dealer 50-75 years ago.

http://pbbooks.com/SY.html
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I believe the date is 1865, but the 5 was put in upside down, unless it is 1863 with a deformed 3.
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Any ideas what this might be?

I read, "Certificates .......... are of Hattie James of 4 May 63 ____ $10

June 8/63."
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The "63" in the docketing is proof that the date is '63.

Not possibly a 64 or 64b, since these issues were the first of the 3 cent shades, printed early, in August of '61. Very difficult, if not nearly impossible to certify a stamp as any shade of pink (64/64a/64b) with any date later than around Jan/Feb of '62.

Here are the colors identified y Mike McClung, (and you can probably find these in back issues of The Chronicle) that originated in '63:



Hope this is helpful......
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The year date in the cancel is undoubtedly 1863, a 4-digit type-slug, not individual digits.
Of any town, Washington DC would have the least need/reason for makeshift dates.
Inking, dirt, wear, strike techniques, paper thicknesses, etc., can create transient illusions.

I would suggest a highly abbreviated business or legal message to convey the gist of:
"Certificates / Paid and executed on the account of Hattie Jarvis",
the second line I interpreted the original text as "Pd & Excd", perhaps exchanged?
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