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Messages - Mark Banchik

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Stampless Mail from 1821 / Re: unidentified cancel
« on: August 09, 2016, 09:52:21 PM »
Hostotipaquillo (Guadalajara District) ; Yag-Bash & Schatzkes unlisted. I have 2 examples: one red and a black on undocketed covers probably from the 1840's or 1850's.

Fernando,Glad to have you back!As one of my patients noted: "Grass is always greener from the top down".Best,MarkP.S.: There is always Philadelphia (as per W. C.Fields)M.

Maximilians / Re: Village name ?
« on: July 23, 2016, 09:48:47 PM »
Cover originated at Villa del Valle (Toluca sub). Nice example.

Maximilians / Re: JALAPA cancel in ORIZAVA
« on: July 23, 2016, 09:46:00 PM »
Remainder with added cancel. Note no District name. Many 25c remainders from invoice 124 known.


1868 Issue / Re: Anotado on eBay - Authentic?
« on: May 13, 2016, 09:40:14 PM »
Anatados are a minefield. They were applied to many genuine and 'tipo' stamps from a multitude of districts. Some are better then others at separating the wheat from chaff, but even after many years of collecting I'm not always comfortable.That said, I look for usage: genuine anatados were only used from Mexico City for a few weeks during early 1872. Illegible, unclear, out of date range, and non-Mexico City cancels are all grounds for 'non genuine' Anatado in my mind.Hope this begins to clear the murk,Mark

Poss NY foreign mail cancel

Maximilians / Re: Dilemma with Merida 52, Sub 1, Please Help!
« on: July 22, 2015, 12:32:00 AM »
Used examples of the 50c sub 1 stamps are known from both Tekax and Sisal. Perhaps they numbered sub 1 as the first sub sent to each office (similar to Jalapa in the early Eagle era), or shared/exchanged stamps. Absent the actual records we are just guessing.

Maximilians / Re: Please Help with Sub on Queretaro
« on: May 24, 2015, 05:35:52 PM »
Yuriria, A small office which had many unused remainders of sub 17 Maximilian stamps. There are very few stamps known used at that office.

Maximilians / Re: Please Help With Shades...
« on: May 17, 2015, 01:01:18 PM »
Yes, you are correct.
The litho 'green' varies from a very pale to deep on the litho stamps. Some invoices received several different shades and it is fun to see if there are color variations in the subinvoices which is a hint that there were more then 1 sheet (70) of stamps sent.
Engraved 50c green stamps color shades are more consistant.

Foreign Mail / Foreign Mail Web Site/book
« on: May 05, 2015, 09:00:21 PM »
Does anyone know the status of the Stampfinders website advertised along with the Foreign Mail book in recent MEXICANA's? The website says that it will be back up on January 1st....
Also, Dr. Daffner's F.M. book update should be in progress. Any further info?

General Discussion / Re: NEW MEPSI LOGO
« on: April 01, 2015, 08:39:57 PM »
The new logo is a gas!

« on: March 17, 2015, 09:47:15 PM »
At least 2 25c Maximilian stamps dated 1 August 1866 are known. There are probably a few additional copies floating around.

Maximilians / Re: Consigment Number, Please Help
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:12:04 PM »

Maximilians / Re: Consigment Number, Please Help
« on: August 31, 2014, 11:32:22 PM »
Those you have referred to are 1866 subs. The 1st (and only) 1867 sub was sent to Ameca; engraved 13c invoice 129-1866. It is listed in Chapman at the end of the listing.

Maximilians / Re: Consigment Number, Please Help
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:52:25 AM »
Correction:Sub 1-1867; Ameca (not Cuautla).

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