Mekeel's weekly stamp news Volume 27

Press: (March 6, 2012)
Author Name:Mekeel, I. A.


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1913 Excerpt: ...of the stamp is questioned and that copies have never been seen by the compilers.
Altogether, it seems that the evidence is greatly against the authenticity of the three cent, 1908, with the governmental perforation 12, lengthwise or sideways but we wish to interpose a word to ask that judgment on the stamp be suspended temporarily.
We cannot speak with authority at this moment on the character of these part perforates but we have been promised some information about them from Chicago and Washington.
We may say in passing that when the 1908 part perforates in coils, four, five and ten cents were on sale in Chicago, a clerk who obligingly would sell strips to collectors of his acquaintance mentioned that some of the three cent denomination had been received on order but were not available for sale to collectors.
This is hearsay evidence of no value in itself, we know, but it may fit in with data that we are hopeful of obtaining.
We want to know whether the part perforates in question were governmentally issued.
Hospital Stamps--From Mr.
Rausch, San Francisco, we have received a sheet of ten stamps of "The Wra.
McKinley Memorial Hospital League." the labels showing a picture of the proposed hospital in red flanked with a picture of William McKinley in black.
The stamps are sold in books of one hundred, we believe, and are bought by persons interested in the promotion of the charity, for use gn the reverse side of their letters.
Testimony--In the issue of the Weekly of June 14th, Mr.
Edwin B.
Hill told of his fruitless quest for the 10c brown, postage due, Monaco, 1909 issue, a stamp that is priced only nominally in the catalogues.
Concerning this stamp, one of our authorities writes: "Only one printing of thirty thousand of the 10c, postage ...

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