23 Skiddoo postcard on eBay
dave at WILTON.NET
Sat Aug 13 01:13:02 UTC 2005
The auction is back with the same 1907 date (click on "other auctions from
this seller" to find it). That doesn't seem to be the reason it was pulled.
dave at wilton.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of Evan Morris
> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 8:29 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: 23 Skiddoo postcard on eBay
> Hmm. This doesn't bode well for the P.O.S.H. ticket from the Lusitania
> I bid on.
> Reader notified/deflated. Thanks. I notice that the auction was pulled
> due to an "error in the listing."
> Sam Clements wrote:
> > The postcard is NOT from 1907. The circle date stamp is very
> > 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
> > nothing.
> > 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
> > said.
> > 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>
> > To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> > 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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