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Moderately Scarce 1st Issue Silk Paper... On Document.

 
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Posted 12/12/2019   11:04 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Finding verifiable 1st issue silk papers still on documents is a daunting proposition, as quite frequently you can only see the blue silk threads from the back of the stamp. Sure, you can sweat/steam the stamp from the document to check, and then replace it, but frankly I shy away from documents with stamps removed and replaced. I realize it is an accepted practice with covers, but I just don't like it when a stamp has been removed and replaced.

Finding examples with blue threads visible on the front of the stamp so the document doesn't have to be lifted is far more challenging.

So that's why I jumped on this document when Richard Friedberg offered it to me at Chicagopex. It's an example of the 5-cent Proprietary silk (R29d) on an 1872 affadavit, the added bonus being that it is an illegal usage, which fits nicely in my current area of focus.

I count a minimum of 3, possibly as many as 5 blue threads visible on the face of the stamp.




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Posted 12/12/2019   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The two important threads are the one to the right of the 5, and the one above the first r of proprietary. Those are clearly silk threads. The others might or might not be, but it doesn't really matter.
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Posted 12/12/2019   2:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wannahocalugie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic get
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Posted 12/12/2019   4:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rwoodennickel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Its a nice sharp impression as well. Nice item.
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Posted 12/12/2019   6:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also like the nice embossed seal of the Superior Court.
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Posted 12/13/2019   11:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Chipshot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I want to thank you for posting the stamp with the indicators pointing out the silk threads. Great image of the very nice stamp!
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