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Sometimes The Philatelic Aspects Of An Item Aren't The Selling Point...

 
 
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Posted 05/24/2019   8:01 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
... and so is the case with this item, an agent's certificate from the National Ink Co. issued December 21, 1865. The philatelic usage is mundane, although it's nice to have a clear "N. Ink Co." manuscript cancel.

No in this case, it's the certificate itself that has all the appeal. A patriotic eagle vignette, and more importantly 3-color printing in red, blue, and metallic gold. That level of expense was by far the exception rather than the rule in that era.

Gorgeous piece IMO. Click on the image below to view it at higher resolution.

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Very attractive piece indeed revenuecollector
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That's a beaut! Frame worthy, I think.
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Posted 05/25/2019   09:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Alas, unless one was very careful about the glass and the lighting, framing this would be a bad mistake. It would quickly fade.
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I would never frame and display any vintage item in full daylight/sunlight, even behind UV glass.
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Posted 05/25/2019   10:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you want to make a display piece, then make a high quality scan and print on suitable paper, and frame the replica. This is what many museums do.
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Edited by mml1942 - 05/25/2019 10:51 am
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Posted 05/25/2019   12:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is what I would do.
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Posted 05/25/2019   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very Nice!
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Love the three color printing
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