23 Skiddoo postcard on eBay

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Fri Aug 12 00:27:52 UTC 2005

The postcard is NOT from 1907.  The circle date stamp is very indistinct,
but that has nothing to do with it.  It has a divided back.  Therefore it
was after 1908, when that started.

It's a linen card, which means that the date stamp is almost certainly 1937
or 47.  Just because the stamp used was part of the 1902 series means

I am postcard dealer/collector and I know one of the 5 largest dealers in
the US.  I just called them, and they provided confirmation of what I just

The card is NOT from 1907 and almost certainly doesn't predate any earliest
cites we have now.

Sam Clements
----- Original Message -----
From: "Evan Morris" <words1 at WORD-DETECTIVE.COM>
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 11:29 AM
Subject: 23 Skiddoo postcard on eBay

> Via a reader:
> "Used postcard, linen in very good condition. Good corners with no
> creases... 23 Skiddo 23... on the front...Postmarked Clarksburg W.Va. 1907
> with series 1902 stamp...."
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6552741434
> Card actually reads "23 Skidoo," not "Skiddo."
> --
> Evan Morris
> words1 at word-detective.com
> www.word-detective.com

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