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  1. ddr70

    Reconvening the 252 club

    Serial number and seals were printed simultaneously during normal production. At the end the numbering head was lifted and a few sheets were printed with just the seals (no serial numbers). These sheets were for any make up sheets to replace damaged or otherwise unsuitable notes. The serial numbers for make up sheets were done on separate 'paging' machines, one serial number at a time. The operator basically eyeballed it and many times they were dead on. We know this because one diagnostic for the paging machine is any C position note--the C is quite different from the C on the productio
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  2. Oh totally, but I think you will be waiting unless I surprise myself because upgrading that set isn't my highest priority even for note collecting right now One of my uncles once got a box with a brick. Under the brick was a new wallet with a $50 bill. I once got the box to an alarm clock. It was stuffed with paper and had a $50 gift card inside it. So we do stuff like this. I once had Ben show up on mother's day with a shirt that said, "Happy mother's day. I'm your present. Dad says you're welcome." 😆
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  3. Sheik Sheck

    Reconvening the 252 club

    Nice read! PMG has been slow! 49 notes? I'd be catatonic waiting that long for so many children to return home. I finally got this 252 back from the same vintage as your Aug. submission. I love the serial number. Also, I added a St. Louie FRBN to my collection for Ebay price of $59! Love that SN score.
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  4. Delayed gratification is a bi^ch but I do try my best. Your dilemma describes the pain of collecting to all of us very well. But, every time I have delayed that gratification and saved the shillings for that one beauty, I never, ever have buyer's remorse. I look back 3 years later and say, I loved that note for a reason, and I am so glad I waited and pounced. That's my 2 shillings!
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  5. ddr70

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    The Economy submission went from Rec'd to awaiting grading to grades posted in a few days and the package is close to home, but not yet delivered. Maybe tomorrow. I'll likely be scanning this weekend and updating sets. The Bulk submission which arrived essentially the same day as the economy is still in the Received purgatory. S no update on the Atlanta Replacement. The Connellsville, PA note graded VF 20, so 5 points better than I thought. No EPQ. But it has RADAR SN on the labellebal ;0 Since sending my notes off for grading I picked up my 3rd $10 VB n The Commercial NB of Colum
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