Join the American Philatelic Society! Join the American Revenue Association!

Collect Revenue Stamps

No. of Stamps: 3854


 

A Revenue Stamp Collector's Blog

Well... not really a blog, but rather a compilation of various posts I've made over the past few years on various forums and mailing lists about interesting items I've found or purchased, as well as the occasional opinion piece or whetever else I feel like blathering on about at the moment.

As a collector, for me the fun is not just acquiring scarce or interesting pieces, but also the manner in which they are acquired. Sure, buying a stamp at retail to fill a spot is satisfying, but when you pull something from a bulk lot or collection, or find it unexpectedly, or can "cherrypick" a scarce item, it's that much more satisfying.

It's the "thrill of the chase". Whether poring over a myriad of eBay listings, or looking through a dealer's 50-cent box at a show, when you find that scarce stamp, variety, or cancel, it provides a visceral thrill. Also, who doesn't like finding a good bargain every now and then?

May 19, 2017 — COMPEX - I came, I saw, I purchased...

May 12, 2017 — Use of demonetized postage as revenue

May 7, 2017 — I wish this was a complete document instead of just a fragment...

April 23, 2017 — Sometimes you actually do want to remove revenue stamps from a document/piece.

March 11, 2017 — Lovely pair of 1st issue 50-cent bisect documents

February 28, 2017 — So... did the scrounging gods favor me a second time?

February 15, 2017 — HHeeyy bbuuddddyy! GGoott aa ssmmookkee??

January 29, 2017 — What was the taxable transaction on this bond coupon?

January 26, 2017 — This 1868 revenue document hits all of the sweet spots!

January 14, 2017 — "One of these things is not like the other..."

December 30, 2016 — Example of a scarce printed cancel on stock certificate

December 23, 2016 — Illegal use of 2c Pan American as revenue... but is it legit?

December 20, 2016 — Color shade and paper variance in U.S. Wine stamps

December 11, 2016 — Savior for documents/stock certificates/etc.: archival mending tissue

December 10, 2016 — A Saturday stamp show trip

December 8, 2016 — A change in perspective...

December 6, 2016 — Help needed: 1st-3rd issue revenue double impression census

October 17, 2016 — Local show report and revenue pickups

April 28, 2016 — Great Civil War satirical piece

April 11, 2016 — 1919 parcel tag with great selection of stamps

March 27, 2016 — Recent acquisitions

March 14, 2016 — A few new acquisitions from the latest Aldrich auction

March 13, 2016 — Matched pair of 20th century double transfers

January 21, 2016 — Finally harpooned one of my white whales!

January 14, 2016 — New revenue error discovery?

January 4, 2016 — Another 1898 improper use of postage as revenues

December 26, 2015 — 10-cent Trans-Mississippi used as revenue on document

December 18, 2015 — Battleship revenue used as a patriotic label/cinderella

December 17, 2015 — A Saturday morning stampshow jaunt...

November 28, 2015 — Well that's one mystery solved!

November 22, 2015 — Chicago - The Windy... err, "Snowy" City

November 7, 2015 — Two different proprietary crown revenue cancels

October 12, 2015 — Butter fat revenue usage?

August 17, 2015 — Unlisted double transfer on a tough silk paper

August 7, 2015 — Two battleship-era fancy script handstamp cancels

August 2, 2015 — Some peroxide work and a new double transfer

May 24, 2015 — Another opening, another show!

May 16, 2015 — Very scarce Pacific Mail Steamship Co. item.

May 16, 2015 — Another successful soak.

May 6, 2015 — Two that got away.

April 16, 2015 — Revenue Acquisitons from last week's Indianapolis show

April 11, 2015 — Just flew back from Indianapolis, and boy are my arms tired!

February 21, 2015 — Some new unlisted R5c double transfers

February 10, 2015 — Making a silk purse out of a sow's ear

February 6, 2015 — Identifying R13e (2-cent Proprietary ultramarine)

January 29, 2015 — Got a New Walker & Taylor Cancel

January 21, 2015 — Sometimes eBay Hands You a Bonus...

December 19, 2014 — Two interesting Civil War stock certificates

December 14, 2014 — Oh my. This was unexpected...

December 2, 2014 — Just a gorgeous revenue document and cancel

August 2, 2014 — Two very rare revenue imperfs

July 28, 2014 — Does anyone recognize these cancels/symbols?

July 22, 2014 — The Sad Demise of The Stamp Forum at Delphi

July 11, 2014 — Finding a truly scarce stamp in an eBay Collection.

July 8, 2014 — A nice little mixture find.

June 21, 2014 — What the Sam Hill is going on around here?

June 19, 2014 — A pet peeve.

June 18, 2014 — A Very Nice 1st Issue Silk Paper

June 13, 2014 — Damaged stamps deserve love too!

June 1, 2014 — Some recent acquisitions...

April 21, 2014 — Another neat item for my illegal/improper usage collection

April 20, 2014 — A nice mixed U.S.-French usage

March 5, 2014 — A new attractive illegal/improper usage (postage as revenue)

February 20, 2014 — South Carolina Railroad certificates of indebtedness

February 15, 2014 — An attractive masonic document

December 18, 2013 — Some new jumbo revenues

December 12, 2013 — New revenue acquisitions from CHICAGOPEX

November 28, 2013 — A different kind of illegal revenue usage...

November 28, 2013 — A "condition rarity"

November 14, 2013 — A jumbo... and an almost.

November 6, 2013 — It's a shame these aren't complete documents!

August 8, 2013 — I know it's bogus, but DAMN!

August 6, 2013 — An example of crappy QC creating jumbos

June 27, 2013 — 3 connected stencil canceled items.

June 25, 2013 — So... how do you like your eggs?

June 25, 2013 — On the next episode of Philatelic Hoarders...

June 16, 2013 — And it's 4, 5, 6 strike you're out...

June 8, 2013 — Finally! An R53a I am content with.

May 15, 2013 — Revenue goodies from COMPEX.

April 12, 2013 — Illegal revenue use on cover... but slightly different.

March 25, 2013 — A pair of wonderful Civil War CDVs (photographs)

January 23, 2013 — Revenue quiz time!

January 9, 2013 — If someone should steal your horse...

January 5, 2013 — First (Only?) Stamp Company Stock Certificate

December 20, 2012 — This week's revenues. Let's talk about condition/grade.

December 12, 2012 — Sunday morning... bored... let's go to a stamp show!

November 18, 2012 — The world's most HIDEOUS RB8a!

November 14, 2012 — This one has gone to the dogs!

November 11, 2012 — An inevitable "decline opinion"?

November 4, 2012 — So close... and yet so far.

October 1, 2012 — Sometimes it takes a 2nd glance (or 5th)...

September 30, 2012 — Extraordinarily, excessively ILLEGAL!

September 5, 2012 — A wonderful 1st issue plate number single.

September 4, 2012 — Good things come to those who wait...

August 6, 2012 — A one-of-a-kind double transfer

July 14, 2012 — I *REALLY* wish this had been left on document.

March 24, 2012 — A VERY scarce revenue usage on document

October 25, 2011 — Argh matey! Shiver me timbers!

October 11, 2011 — D'oh! What's wrong with this picture?

August 16, 2011 — Two great pieces of revenue ephemera

July 20, 2011 — Sometimes the catalog value is utterly meaningless...

June 3, 2011 — A rant about professional grading

© 2003-2017, DBH. All rights reserved.
Site map