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Posted 10/26/2020   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, those red carrier cancels on blue stamps are always pretty.
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Posted 10/26/2020   2:35 pm  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually I knew the postmark. I can't decide if I'd like the cancel to be a little heavier and clearer or if I prefer the very light cancel the way it is, either way I'm happy with it.

Thanks all.

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Posted 10/27/2020   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
#11A (unplated) on a Philadelphia to Bristol PA advertising/corner card cover from an alcohol, camphine, and burning fluid (lamp fuel) company.

I haven't come across many 3-cent imperforates on advertising/corner card covers.

This is almost certainly an 1852 usage, judging by the Blue cancel, and the stamp, which shows little to no plate wear.


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Posted 10/27/2020   4:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice cover CC.
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Posted 10/27/2020   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Laurie.
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Posted 10/27/2020   6:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gary, nice cover. That stamp harkens back to an earlier conversation about the right inner frame line going up to far. On my screen it appears to be a great example of the inner line continuing all the way to the diamond block as one continuous line.
Nice color also.
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Posted 10/27/2020   7:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It does have good color - I'm assuming its an 1852 brownish carmine, at least from the scan.
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Posted 10/27/2020   7:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I appreciate the comments, folks.

Right on, txstamp. The color is brownish carmine.

Stephen, The right inner line appears to go a little more than half way into the triangle, although it's tough to be sure with the inking. I believe the line connecting the upper-right triangle to the diamond block is the line from the master die that can be seen on many printings.
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Posted 10/27/2020   10:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ioagoa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Classic Coins --

Your Philadelphia to Bristol PA advertising/corner card cover is very nice -- and the stamp is surely an early plate 2L impression. Many of those early 1852 brownish carmine clear prints have color that really "pops" -- and are one of my favorites.

FYI -- I plated the stamp to position 79L2L.

Thanks for showing it.

Regards // ioagoa
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Posted 10/27/2020   11:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi ioagoa,

Thanks for taking the time to plate the stamp on the Philly cover. I also appreciate your comments about the cover and stamp.
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Posted 10/29/2020   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Following up on the Lockwood correspondence from page 83, here are two more folded letters from the Lockwood estate.

The first cover features a rose red #11A from position 2R2L tied by a Nov 1 (1854) New York U. S. Express Mail cancel. On this stamp, there appears to be a line recut in the upper-right triangle (separated from the right inner line), although this position isn't credited with that recut. Upon examination of other online images of this position, the line in the UR triangle appears continuous with the right inner line.

The second cover is franked with a #10A from position 34R5e, and canceled with a blue Sep 29 (1851) Charleston South Carolina 3 PAID hand stamp.

I'm also re-posting a link to the Mark Schwartz exhibit on The Use of Boston's "PAID in Grid" Cancels: 1851-1859 that txstamp provided on page 84 since the second page of that exhibit has another 3-cent cover from the Lockwood estate:

https://www.rfrajola.com/PDR2020/MS2/MS2.htm




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Posted 10/29/2020   6:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are nicely struck cancels.
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Posted 10/29/2020   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
the line in the UR triangle appears continuous with the right inner line.

I agree with that.

Great cancels with nice strikes. Nice covers.
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Posted 10/29/2020   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one that's a little different. I believe the P.M. Augustus Clarke added a note onto the back flap of this cover.
The addressee also a Clarke is likely a relative.

I posted this a few years ago and responses were mixed.







I read: Wednesday a m rcd ?? note with message for you yesterday
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Posted 10/29/2020   8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's an interesting piece of postal history Stephen.

That is some tough handwriting to interpret. To me it looks like:

Wednesday, a.m, got [person's name] note with message from you yesterday. Then it may be a salutation.
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