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Posted 10/19/2022   5:38 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Dan you should try matching the left and right side of perfs of that stamp.


Understanding that the positioning is not an exact science, here is the stamp placed 3 across.

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I still have issues with them; they are too round, too clean, and do not look similar to other first issue perforations.
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Posted 10/19/2022   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I still do not like the perfs on these stamps for more than a few reasons.
there is an angular mismatch of the holes.
the hole size seems to vary.
the holes are too clean. there are also no apparent feathers on the perf tips.
the right side perfs are tilted from top to bottom.
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Edited by m and m - 10/19/2022 9:56 pm
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Posted 10/20/2022   07:58 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fair enough. I had sent Eric a link to this thread and I'll leave it up to him as to whether he wishes to comment. I'll have the stamp with me at Chicagopex and have Eric and Richard examine it in person; the dealer I purchased it from will be there as well. Thanks.
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Posted 10/20/2022   11:37 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Following up on one of the items as I research it to add it to my site:



The name printed on this check is that of the signer, "Marcus L. Ward", who became Governor of the state of New Jersey, serving from 1866 to 1869.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Lawrence_Ward


Regarding his endeavors during the period the check was written (emphass mine):


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During the American Civil War, Ward became identified prominently with the Union cause, primarily as a philanthropic advocate for those serving in uniform. Ward devised and managed one of the first systems in New Jersey for enabling soldiers to set aside monthly allotments of their pay for delivery to their families and gained the nickname "the soldiers' friend." He invested personal funds to create a wartime hospital for convalescing service members, and later helped establish a soldiers' home for wounded and disabled veterans. Ward soon created an office devoted to aiding veterans, which assisted them in procuring pensions, medical care, and other benefits.


It's conceivable that this check is from that effort.
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Posted 10/20/2022   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is that why hospital areas are called "wards"?
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Posted 10/20/2022   7:13 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
or ward of the state?
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Etymology : Ward
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