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Posted 07/18/2019   3:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bobone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Was wondering if this is a common RPO I saw somewhere once that this was a rare cancel. I think I'm wrong.. right?

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Posted 07/18/2019   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, a scarce machine cancel, unfortunately the cover is a bit ratty.
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Posted 07/18/2019   4:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks John, This came from a box of envelopes & cards from Louis Oder who was a dealer in live stock.. Looks like they were stored in the barn.. Still a nice strike.. Got to find the box and go through them again...
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Posted 07/18/2019   10:32 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More than scarce. That's a major league streetcar rarity.
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Posted 07/18/2019   11:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Heimdalkid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Serious bummer about the condition, but yes, that is a highly sought after marking by both street car rpo collectors, and flag cancel collectors alike.
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Posted 07/20/2019   5:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone, Still has to be worth something even if it's a dirty cover. I'll soon find out...
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Posted 07/20/2019   5:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Didn't find another Walnut Hills & Brighton just a couple of Brighton Sta. What about these ? Thanks

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Posted 07/20/2019   11:23 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brighton station is no big deal - couple bucks. Not a RR or streetcar marking.
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Posted 07/21/2019   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Didn't think so...
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Posted 07/23/2019   11:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Heimdalkid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What happened to the eBay listing of this cover? I can't seem to find it now, even though there was at least 1 bid against it
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Posted 07/24/2019   08:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First listing forgot to add Best Offer. Relisted & sold Best Offer..Look at completed auctions.
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Posted 07/24/2019   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
sold at 49 $ a very good deal IMHO
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Posted 07/24/2019   09:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
49 $$ NOT Click on where it says 1 bid for true selling price.
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Posted 07/24/2019   10:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As paperhistory noted:

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More than scarce. That's a major league streetcar rarity.

There were no doubt many of us were watching for the auction to appear in order to bid, and sorry the sale was over before I even saw it. Frederick Langford's "Flag Cancel Encyclopedia", 4th edition lists this cancel at $500 as an origin cancel on medium sized envelope. I doubt its condition would have merited that price, but ...

Bobone, Why not a full length auction to let the marketplace determine a value for such a rare item and give everyone a chance at it?
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Posted 07/24/2019   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobone to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John the best offer price was something I never expected.. I shot for the moon and landed.. I don't think I would have gotten that amount anywhere. Next time I will give fair warning.. Sorry
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Posted 07/24/2019   12:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Heimdalkid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, too bad. Given the number of serious street car rpo collectors and very advanced flag cancel collectors who lack that item, it would have easily blown past the $500 catalog value (probably multiples) in Langford if had had been allowed to run its course.
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