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emsteph
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« on: January 24, 2005, 07:04:05 pm »

There seems to be the odd ebay auction lately with 1973 $1 mismatched serial numbers with the prefix of NJ.

I'm not sure if they are from the same seller, but the numbers have always started with 888 and 878...mismatched.

Am I correct to assume that a whole sheet would have been printed with mismatched serial numbers?

A seller has this one for sale:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3429&item=3954399322&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW#ebayphotohosting

And has sold a previous one in the past:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3429&item=3943056767

Both have been described as circulated. What are the odds of having such in one collection? Lucky him.

But again, I've seen other sellers with similiar described notes.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2005, 07:10:52 pm by sid-63 »
BWJM
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2005, 08:51:21 pm »

Most interesting.  Positive feedback was left by both parties on the first auction too.  My only guess as to a legitimate excuse for what's going on is that feedback was left by both parties, then later the buyer decided to get a refund for whatever reason.  Otherwise, why would he leave positive feedback of "Fast shipping, Beautiful bill." ? I retract my comments and apologize if I implied any wrongdoing.  An explanation follows.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2005, 12:01:17 am by BWJM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2005, 11:14:46 pm »

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Am I correct to assume that a whole sheet would have been printed with mismatched serial numbers?


There would only be one note on each sheet that would have the mis matched numbers.  The error occurs when a counter is out of sync.  This would mean that the notes in the same place on each sheet would have the error. If this is not caught for a while there can be thousands of errors produced.  Since all the errors are in the same position on each sheet, when they are cut, a bundle or more of errors could be possible.  Would have been nice to get a bundle.   ::)

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2005, 12:22:01 am »

I am a complete moron. :-X

I ignorantly did not realize that the serial numbers on the two notes are in fact distinct.  Please disregard my original post today.  Knowing what I know now, I fully agree with Tom's assessment.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2005, 09:23:17 pm »

I remember seeing those NJ $1 error notes at a flea market in St. John's, NL several years ago.  I had never seen anything like it before! ::)

It was so  8) cool!

BTW, I never paid attention to how much they were selling them for back then - it was back in the mid to late 1990's...

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2005, 12:23:32 am »

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