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Posted 01/20/2019   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add daf_16 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any help in plating/types of this strip of 3 would be greatly appreciated!I can try and take some additional photos.
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Posted 01/20/2019   09:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fini32 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi daf_16,

I'm probably not the person you're looking for, but as a heads up for those you are looking for you're going to want to have some much closer photos of the stamps themselves. Identifiers such as the detail of the frame surrounding the face design itself are key to this type of stamp. That's a cool strip you have! It's very interesting how badly the side perforations cut into the stamp.
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Posted 01/20/2019   09:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add daf_16 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I appreciate the photo tips! I'll definitley take some better photos. And I agree about the Perfs! This is one of my favorite covers so far.
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Posted 01/20/2019   09:52 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott #24. Any chance it will be for sale some day?
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Posted 01/20/2019   09:53 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just noticed that this is one of your favorites. We'll just call me envious!
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Posted 01/20/2019   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is Relief A Plate 5, 7 or 8 (as shown by the guide dots). Doesn't look like Plate 5 (ornaments don't seem complete enough to be Type Va), don't see the Plate 7 "eye curls." So I'd guess top row Plate 8 pending higher-res photos.
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Posted 01/20/2019   10:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add daf_16 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I tried to take some better photos...thx for the #24 help! And I do hope to add this one to the album I'm making for my twin boys. I inherited a fairly large stamp collection and only began learning about them in the last two years ago. I can't wrap my head around the plates etc. lol



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Posted 01/20/2019   10:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
daf, your new photos show that the strip is positions 8-9-10R8, with 8R8 and 10R8 both showing double transfers (look at the O in POSTAGE on the left stamp for the clearest indication).
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Posted 01/20/2019   11:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
nice cover. the misperf is amazing and the dt's just add to it.
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Posted 01/20/2019   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Its also a "Fort" cover, being addressed to Fort Madison, on the west bank of the Mississippi.

Nice to see an interesting cover posted.
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Posted 01/20/2019   11:47 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen three 8-9-10R8 strips. This is an interesting one because of the misperf. Now I am even more envious!
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Posted 01/21/2019   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add daf_16 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thx all for your help! I had no idea this was a "Fort". I did a quick search on the name and found it was addressed to an old judge. Pretty cool!
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Posted 01/21/2019   11:32 am  Show Profile Check stampCat7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stampCat7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting finding a photo of the addressee 150 years on. History and stamp collecting go together.
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Posted 01/21/2019   2:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi daf_16

Just want to say that the stamps and on cover are fascinating.
I have no knowledge or real interest regarding classic US stamps
but the fact that the cover is probably late 1850s to early 60s/ Civil War Era is what peeks my interest.

Anyone know what year that cover was mailed? When did they
start including the year on US cancels?


daf_16you state in your intro post that you inherited
a large collection. From a family member?
Was the cover related to any family ancestor?

The fact that you are planning on leaving it for your sons
is great to hear. A small step in insuring the survival of
our hobby.

Thanks again for your post.
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Posted 01/21/2019   3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
When did they start including the year on US cancels?


Early on it varied by city. Some of the larger cities such as New York were using year-dated CDS's on a large scale, starting in about 1856. There are uses prior to then for sure, but 1856 saw a significant ramp-up. Not all post offices adopted this practice at once.
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Posted 01/21/2019   3:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks txstamp

So there is still no way of knowing the year this cover was mailed,am I correct in this?
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