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O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:33 pm
by CascadeChris

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:50 pm
by DHalladay
My grandmother tried to get me into collecting stamps as a youngster. It didn't work, but I did become familiar with the names and photos of the Mt. Everest rarities. An inverted Jenny was the #1 stamp I always wanted to see in person, which I now take as a sign that having become a VAM collector is no surprise at all.

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Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:18 pm
by messydesk
He may have made his fortune as a shoe salesman, but did he ever score four touchdowns in a single game?
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Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:54 pm
by vamnuke
:shock:

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:41 am
by RogerB
You might have to explain how the BEP press operators turned their blue ink press upside down to do this.... ;)

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:04 am
by collectinsince65
Great read Chris
Tried to research David Tripp as I had a David Tripp as some one I knew many years ago in Lexington KY
Tried to wiki etc but came up empty
He would have been born circa 1956 to 1959
Would be interesting to know
Thanks to all
Mike

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:19 am
by blh74
Thanks for the post. Really great history there.

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:33 am
by CascadeChris
messydesk wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:18 pm
He may have made his fortune as a shoe salesman, but did he ever score four touchdowns in a single game?

bundy.jpg
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 😎

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:44 pm
by alefzero
DHalladay wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:50 pm
My grandmother tried to get me into collecting stamps as a youngster. It didn't work, but I did become familiar with the names and photos of the Mt. Everest rarities. An inverted Jenny was the #1 stamp I always wanted to see in person, which I now take as a sign that having become a VAM collector is no surprise at all.
I used to get a lot of stamps in the 60's through maybe 1972 from the Mystic Stamp Company, years before Littleton acquired them. The values of the stamps were probably negligible but it was an education, learning bits of languages, cultures, geography, etc. Got some seriously great U.S. ones after we moved and I bought from an old guy who sold out of his apartment. Cleaned him out of his stamps and early copper (colonials, half cents and large cents) which he sold to me at 2nd edition redbook prices (the only guide he had handy).

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:13 pm
by vamsterdam
of course, they were owned by a well heeled collector...

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:44 am
by dcarr
RogerB wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:41 am
You might have to explain how the BEP press operators turned their blue ink press upside down to do this.... ;)
Well, as it is with inverted currency errors, the press plate doesn't have to be installed upside-down.
In a two-pass printing, the paper can be fed inverted into the press for one of the passes.
Or a plate in a press can be installed upside-down.

Here is my formation of Jennys, flying right-side-up as they should be :?
I bought this in a stamp collection from a local coin shop.
The centering is about average, but the state of preservation is immaculate (including the original glue on the back).

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The first printing of these sheets had the top selvage trimmed off, which would mean that none of those sheets would show a plate number - EXCEPT the one sheet with the vignette (blue) printing inverted and that plate's number appears upside-down on the bottom selvage of the sheet.

The second printing of the sheets had a blue "TOP" added to the vignette plate so as to aid the press operator in orienting the sheets properly for printing and to help prevent future errors from escaping.

The third printing also had a red "TOP" added to the frame plate, for the same reasons.

Re: O/T... Holy Hell!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:05 pm
by bob259
I used to collect stamps and have sold a couple of collections for over $10,000. The most interesting was a China collection. I bought it on ebay for around $2,500 and then spent a period of time identifying what I had and purchasing more key stamps to salt the collection. Added somewhere around another $2,500 to it so had about $5,000 into it. To say my wife was quite upset with me is an understatement. But I sold it for $11,000 and then she was happy.

Chinese stamps are a real challenge since I don't read Chinese and they had so many provinces issuing stamps and they were constantly overprinting the same stamps as price fluctuated. There is a book, I believe called "Ma's book of Chinese Stamps" that is awesome. Around an inch thick and probably the "go to reference" in identifying them. If I hadn't had that book I would not have ever been able to deal with those stamps. Fun time and quite an education.