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Messages - Mark Banchik

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Eagles / Re: cancel query
« on: August 07, 2017, 08:32:27 AM »
District Mexico, Sch. 817

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1856 -1861 Issues / Re: PACHUCA with red name
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:35:40 PM »
Agree that they are scarce. Only found on early plates, especially 2R emeralds. Some emeralds have a black name so the changeover must have occurred very early in the stamp issuing period.

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1856 -1861 Issues / Re: PACHUCA with red name
« on: May 15, 2017, 06:25:01 PM »
Early 1856 issue shipment/stamps to Pachuca have a red name. This was soon changed to Black which stood out better.Red overprinted stamps (early plates) are known from Pachuca head office, Mineral del Chico, and Mineral del Monte. Check out the 2000 'Mazepa' sale; I'm sure that other 'red name' examples exist.
Mark

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Maximilians / Re: Typo error 1288 on 50c VERACRUZ 128-866
« on: April 05, 2017, 01:44:21 PM »
Good call Spuff;'1288 866' on a 13c (Vera Cruz) invoice 128 engraved stamp.

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Maximilians / Re: Typo error 1288 on 50c VERACRUZ 128-866
« on: April 03, 2017, 11:11:35 PM »
The 50c 1288 866 (Vera Cruz) variety is previously documented. You are correct in that there may be 100 possible examples (constant variety). The number overprints were applied on each pane in settings of 100. In theory it should exist on the 13c and 25c values also, but they have not yet been recorded.

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Maximilians / Re: Engraved - "Only Name", 867
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:07:26 PM »
Information concerning 'name only' Maximilian stamps for August through September 1866 is available in the postal records MEPSI has copied as well as Chapman. There is an information gap from late 1866 onwards, so there is a very real possibility that some 'name only' stamps were indeed released in late 1866 or early 1867.

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Post-classic Stamps 1900 - 1940 / Re: Sarabia covers...
« on: January 27, 2017, 06:28:52 PM »
Mike,
Three additional items from my collection:Mex #     Crayon #   NY #           Comment
10957     301 Red    Not Visible    20c + 50c added postage; Returned to sender (Mexico) by NY Mex Consul in official/free frank envelope10936     280 Blue   Not Visible    20c + 20c added postage10790     134 Red    Not Visible    20c + 40c added postage
email me at mebanchik@aol.com for additional info.
Mark

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Post-classic Stamps 1900 - 1940 / Re: Sarabia covers...
« on: January 05, 2017, 07:55:56 AM »
Spell checker strikes again: Certificado became Certificate.  >:(

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Post-classic Stamps 1900 - 1940 / Re: Sarabia covers...
« on: January 05, 2017, 07:54:16 AM »
Manuel,
Check your cover(s). Most bear a registry type number without the typical 'C' Certificate type box handstamp. In addition, they should also have either a red or blue crayon 1-3 digit serial number.As far as I can tell the rate was 20c for flight postage (special stamp) plus 20c for Certificate (general definitive stamps) = 40c total.Some covers had higher franking, but they may have included enclosures adding to the weight.

Mark

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Numerals / Re: Unknown (by me) surcharges
« on: December 27, 2016, 07:09:20 AM »
Returned items last week by Registered mail(less expensive then Priority); Seller [Sussex] received them Dec. 24th.The 25 & 26 were Holidays both here and the UK; had PayPal notification of full refund including return postage early morning of 27th.Sussex fulfilled his return terms policy of rapid refund for 'any reason'.
Mark

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Eagles / Re: Medio Eagle with 20 USTAX
« on: November 15, 2016, 05:47:12 PM »
There was an extra 1/2R [captain's fee] charged for letters during the Empire period for items sent via US steamship to or through US ports. This was usually paid by addition of a 1/2R stamp in addition to the usual 2 or 4R postage. The 'STEAM/20' was probably applied at New Orleans for a letter transiting there. Another possibility is New York, bot I would have to consult either Wierenga (North Atlantic Steamship Mails) or Dick Winter's books on Maritime mails to verify which port the '20' marking was applied at.

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Eagles / Re: May 15, 1864 Official First Day of Eagle
« on: November 05, 2016, 01:48:12 PM »
My earliest is a Vera Cruz 4R 1st period canceled 10 August 1864.

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Maximilians / Re: Please, Help With Cancel., On Merida District
« on: October 03, 2016, 06:18:31 PM »
An added cancel on  remainder stamp can be either genuine or false. Both types are known.During this time period the vast majority of Maximilian stamps had a district name overprint applied prior to use. Some examples of genuinely used 'without overprint' Maximilian issue stamps are known, and their evaluation depends on review of invoice number, cancel, and other known examples including covers where available.Invoice 52 'Merida' is especially known for large quantities of unoverprinted remainder stamps which have been fraudulently canceled.

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Maximilians / Re: Please, Help With Cancel., On Merida District
« on: October 03, 2016, 12:39:11 PM »
Added cancel on remainder stamp

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Post-classic Stamps 1900 - 1940 / Re: Postal Rates in Early 20th Century
« on: September 08, 2016, 05:21:48 PM »
Nick Follansbee's Revolution book has much of the information. Some rates may have been adjusted in the late 1890's, but rates were quite stable from the turn of the century through the beginning o the Revolution.

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