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Back from Leroy

Post by vampicker » Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:18 pm

I sent a few pieces to Leroy last month and was surprised to see them in this morning's mail. I tossed in the 1921 VAM 20 discovery piece with the intent of killing it off. Dennis would recall our thread where we found it was a duplicate for VAM 89.
There's a new 1879 Philly VAM 117. I've had the piece for years and finally sent it in - great clashing but no letter transfer.
The 1924-S VAM 1T is something I spotted at the ANA last month.
The medal was also something I picked up in Rosemont. Leroy seemed more interested in that than the dollars I sent. Can't say I blame him.

Here's the letter I sent, and I'll post his letter and plates right after.
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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vampicker » Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:18 pm

leroys letter back
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Post by vampicker » Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:19 pm

79 vam 117 plates
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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vampicker » Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:20 pm

and the 24-S VAM 1T plates along with a marker for the 21 VAM 89
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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by DHalladay » Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:29 pm

Hooray a 1921-P kill!
I presume that means 20A becomes 89A?
When in doubt... don't.

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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vampicker » Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:14 pm

I just went after VAM 20. As far as I know VAM 20A is an unrelated but similar marriage. As I read it, there's still a 20A but no 20
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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by Tekkie1 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:51 pm

Nice Submission JR and congrats.

That VAM-117 sure has a crapload of clashes alright.
I swear I can see 5 and then sometimes 6 clashes...either way, I start to go cross-eyed when focusing too much on them. :)

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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by PacificWR » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:43 pm

Congrats on your new DC's. Do you need any help setting up the new VAM pages?

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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vampicker » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:50 pm

Yes, I'd appreciate all the help I can get. The bare framework for the two pages and their plates would help a great deal. If you feel like doing any more than that, I'll stack the thank you's up.
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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vamnuke » Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:38 pm

8-)

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Post by ...kenny » Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:49 pm

Congrats! Have we seen the medal?...kenny
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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vampicker » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:23 am

Washington Monument in Philadelphia GW-923
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Post by ...kenny » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:38 am

Classic & Elegant at the same time. Wonderful, TY for sharing!...kenny
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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by blh74 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:42 am

That medal is over 125 yrs old. Far superior to today`s works.

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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by weth » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 am

DHalladay wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:29 pm
Hooray a 1921-P kill!
I presume that means 20A becomes 89A?
I agree with vampicker that VAM 20A was a different die pair than VAM 20, and it isn't related to VAM 89. Since I have an EDS, non-pitted VAM 20A as well, perhaps I may try to resolve their nomenclature at some point...

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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vamsterdam » Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:14 pm

nice vam 117. i love those rotated multi clashes. and the medal is very nice. better than a lot of modern junk i see today.

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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vampicker » Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:30 pm

OK, here's full coin shots of the 79 VAM 117
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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vampicker » Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:31 pm

and the 1924-S VAM 1T
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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by PacificWR » Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:57 am

New pages have been setup and VAM-20 eliminated. Let me know if I need to make any changes.

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Re: Back from Leroy

Post by vampicker » Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:24 pm

PacificWR wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:57 am
New pages have been setup and VAM-20 eliminated. Let me know if I need to make any changes.
Multiple thank you's for doing this - again. The 79 VAM 117 is perfect. I made a minor change to the 24 VAM 1T page, but I can't fix the spacing for the remaining plates.

I added a comment to the 21 VAM 89 page about the die marker Van Allen plated. I don't think it's necessary to put the plate he shot up as this marker is visible in one of the existing plates

Thanks again
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