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Posted 12/06/2017   10:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add codexluminati to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all.
Just bought this stamp and was looking for your opinions since I am not a US specialist.
Also, if the stamp is original, can you decipher the town in the cancel?
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Posted 12/06/2017   10:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billw2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks legit to me.

Blue cancel on them is usually Baltimore.
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Posted 12/06/2017   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a nice four margin copy to me.

Congratulations on the buy!
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Posted 12/07/2017   07:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codexluminati to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all.
It will be a great addition to my collection.
Is there an internet site, whit cancel axamples of the periode?
I would really like to find out, if it is Baltimore or another city.
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Posted 12/07/2017   10:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can't tell, but the "D" rules out Baltimore

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Posted 12/07/2017   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yea this one was causing my eyes to cross as well.

Philadelphia is another common blue CDS in this timeframe.

There are many others, however.
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Posted 12/07/2017   7:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codexluminati to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
With a D and a P, Philadelphia looks like a good guess. Thanks
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Posted 12/07/2017   11:05 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is Philadelphia.
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Posted 12/08/2017   12:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jaxom100 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a nice 4 margin stamp, Codexluminati. It looks like a great buy.

My copy only has three margins and bottom is cut on the line. Also, the top right corner was clipped for some reason. It has a black and red cancel. I cannot separate the black cancel from the stamp to see it. The black cancel looks like numbers on his forehead, but could not be because of the small size.

Any ideas on where the red cancels came from?


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Posted 12/08/2017   07:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Someday I will have one of those. Meanwhile, I'm working on the pictorials.

Jack Kelley
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