Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by Jay, Aug 21, 2011.
Yes they all are indeed Revenues and I especially like that little 2¢ purple/violet bedding stamp [Last stamp in 1 row]. I bet that goes back to the 1800's early 1900's (actually most, if not all of those do) but I never ever seen one of those before. May I have a bigger scan of it please? I want to show it to an absolute authority on the subject of Revenues and I'll bet he can tell all there is to know about it and hopefully a scott catalog number and maybe an evaluation. Thank you Kacyds.
Oh yeah- Merry Christmas everyone!
IIRC it was revstampman that told me it was a color error.
I could be wrong... I'd have to dig to find the thread.
From your link:
This is a nice design, never seen this one before...
Another pretty one...
I am partial to the designs with sybolism and eagles.
Okay, here is a little comparo:
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They are all gorgeous IMO! That's precisely why I love Revenues so much. Revenuecollector has an awesome collection doesn't he?
I have to agree they remind me in many ways of banknotes of the same period, the art work is quite amazing
I checked it out. It was restampman that told me to get the stamp expertized.
The stamp is one of these 3...
The other 2 are one that was on ebay as the same error (I don't think it is though), and the other is a regular non-error.
He's the man so if he says it is then IT IS. Cool find you got there! Congrats ratio!
Here is a link to more information on Revenues.
Very cool link! Thank you. I found especially useful in sorting out my small accumulation of battleships.
Here are some old National Exchange Bank pay-out slips you might like.
Oh I love em
They are a little tattered but it's that same rice paper that the Confederacy used to print their fractional currency on and it just disintegrates over time. Of course for a piece of tissue like paper to have survived for 130+ years is an amazing achievement in it's own right!
Coming to this thread late as I just registered ere today, but.... who is Eric?
Sorry Dan that was a long time ago I always got you and revstampman confused...lol
On another note: The BATTLESHIPS~ The battleship pictured on the U.S. "Battleship" type revenue stamps are said to be the Maine."Remember the Maine"
The Wikipedia link about "The U.S.S. Maine":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remember_the_Maine
For you divers:
I just adore those foreign (to me) revenues and the prescription rev's are quite spectacular as I haven't ever seen those before! The ones that look like old Persian style rugs are nothing short of amazing! I love all the details on them! Beautiful Steve!
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