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Posted 12/29/2020   12:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Rob Roy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



From the fact that he used a mint stamp to publish himself, and by that mutilated the "mint-ness" of the stamp, I guess the customer's interest doesn't matter too much.
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Posted 12/29/2020   04:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Please show the front of the stamp/label.
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Posted 12/29/2020   05:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's a Monaco post-war regular commemorative stamp.
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Posted 12/29/2020   05:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Widely found by googling. (The Dealer)
Appears around 1978
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Posted 12/29/2020   07:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the vein of old dealer messages on stamp backs, I've always liked this "mystery marketing" message on a stamp I used to own. Cape Juby Sc C11.


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Posted 12/29/2020   09:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rex McGee was a long time stamp dealer and shop owner in Dallas in the 1980s and 1990s. He was also a regular at local shows and the Texas Stamp Dealer Association bourses. In his final years his shop was located in the 8300 block of Kate Street, near the intersection of Preston Road and Northwest Highway in North Dallas, and I visited his shop regularly.

He had a wide variety of stamps and postal history, and I purchased hundreds of Texas covers from him over the years.

If memory serves me correctly, he eventually sold his shop to another Dallas dealer, Jack Trammell. I have no recollection when the shop closed, but I believe it was in the early 2000s.

When I get home, I'll see if I can locate an old business card.

Thanks for posting this. It brings back a pleasant memory of the good times when you could go to a dealers shop and browse for hours.

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Posted 12/29/2020   09:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
searching SCF the key to knowledge...
Tip : this would have been a nice addition to this thread......
http://goscf.com/t/8557 br /
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Posted 12/29/2020   09:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Please show the front of the stamp/label.


Randy, this be the fellow....
Sc#354 1956



..and some hijinx from a trading partner, Mr. Tracy Barber.

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Posted 12/29/2020   09:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One thing is an advertising or protective underprint. There also are collector and expertiser marks. This is a dealer mark. You might, however, ask what this dealer was thinking.

One example of advertising on the back of stamps was the Pears' Soap underprint on 1881 Penny Lilacs and 1887 h'penny Jubilees.



During WWII, some Montenegrin stamps were underprinted with references to nationalist literature as an act of resistance.
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Posted 12/29/2020   10:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mml, if I understand correctly, according to this site he was active only for 3 years:
https://opencorporates.com/companie...x/0044418900


rod, adding to the thread you've posted, I posted his scan a few years ago, an advertisement.

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Posted 12/29/2020   10:57 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Monagesque stamp is a penny one, so Mr McGee certainly wasn't hurting anyone.
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Posted 12/29/2020   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It seems that the Monaco stamp was issued for 1956's International Stamp Exhibition "FIPEX" - New York, USA, so I can see why he chose it.
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Posted 12/29/2020   11:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
McGee added value to the stamp by placing his ad on the back.
The "Dallas 1" is the Zone number in use until the Zip Codes came along in 1963, so the ad was added when the Monaco stamp was fairly new.

Add: And the old "RA-2526" phone exchange number?
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Posted 12/29/2020   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The site that I brought claims he was active only during 1978-1981, so I'm missing something.
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Posted 12/29/2020   12:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rex could have been unincorporated but still operational.
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Posted 12/29/2020   12:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a mention of McGee in the last paragraph,
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 27, 1957:


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