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Posted 10/18/2020   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the CDS just doesn't stand out as much
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Posted 10/18/2020   5:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SPQR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I looked at the Philadelphia RR route agent postmarks in the USPCS census of 1847 issue covers and it looks like the CDS markings are more common than the straight-line markings
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Posted 10/18/2020   6:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good to know, thanks.
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Posted 10/18/2020   9:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a nice pair of pairs from Louisville with blue and black CDSs:


The right stamp on the lower cover is from Position 90R - Double Transfer "B":
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Posted 10/18/2020   9:39 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of my favorites - 5 cent pair on a steamboat cover originating at Louisville but entering the mails at Cincinnati, destined for New York. don't collect the 1847 as such but I have several 1847 issue covers in my Ohio collections.
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Posted 10/21/2020   2:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a 1st Delivery 5c stamp in the Orange Brown shade used in December of 1847.

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Posted 10/21/2020   2:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There has been some really nice material posted so far.

From a stamp-centric point of view, I really like the 89-90R pair, with the B double transfer on cover. That's a nice piece Chip.
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Posted 10/21/2020   3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
(I think) the most common magenta cancel of the era was from Hartford, Connecticut. Here's my example:




I bought a Housatonic RR cancel on cover a few years back. I would rather the RR cancel tied the stamp than the accompanying grid. Oh well. Here it is:




Lastly, here is a red square grid. I love how the cancel 'pops'! I normally don't like such a bold 'killer' on a nice stamp, but I think this one adds, rather than subtracts, from the overall appearance:

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Posted 10/21/2020   3:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stuff.

I've always liked the Housatonic RR covers. That's a nice one.

On the Magenta, I agree, I can't think of a more common one than Hartford, CT of this era.
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Posted 10/21/2020   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As I said, earlier, I seem to have a particular yen for cancels. I particularly like 'alternate' colored cancels - something other than the standard red or blue. Black on the 1847's is nice, green is fantastic! I like magenta, mainly because it is different than red. If magenta were common, and red a little scarcer, I guess I'd really like red. I must admit that a nice bright red DOES contrast nicely with the 5c coloration.

I bid on all kinds of 1847's in the Oct 19-23 Siegel auction. Didn't get a single one. For all of you buyers out there, though, I was the underbidder on a bunch. (:-P
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Posted 10/21/2020   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add widglo46 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mootermutt987 - I'm like you in that I like nice cancels. We were probably bidding against each other at the Siegel sale. I managed to acquire one that I was very happy with - a dramatic double transfer plus the striking cancel. I feel lucky that Scott Trepel didn't pass on it.
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Posted 10/21/2020   6:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
widglo - nice DT. I don't think I bid on that one. Should've. I think I am holding back a little waiting for next week's sale. It is a beauty - I don't know why that wasn't on my list of 'must haves'.
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Posted 10/21/2020   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, that's a very nice 31R DT. Good going.
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Posted 10/22/2020   04:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My money is on this forum going NUTS next week. Any takers??
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Posted 10/22/2020   04:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add widglo46 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mootermutt987 - While your in the mood for betting, are you predicting that because of increased interest generated by the Gross sale that we'll see prices go up for the 1847 issue, or do you predict that the market will be flooded with so much material that prices will fall?
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