What does "C & DS" mean? -

What does "C & DS" mean? -

Post by W. wilson Hul » Mon, 05 Jun 1995 04:00:00



Does anyone know what the phrase "C&DS means?"  It is at the top of a
letter dated June 19, 1855 and reads: "C&DS - In matter of Perforating P.
O. Stamps". I have been trying to figure this out for several years, and
am hoping someone has seen this wording or similar phrasing in other
letters.

This letter was published in 1986 in The Chronicle in an article by Jerry
Wagshal dealing with what is called the "Chicago Perfs".  These perfs
where actually a forerunner of official government perforations, and were
made on the first perforating machine made in the U.S. in the mid 1850's.

The letter was written by RK Swift, a banker living in Chicago, who acted
as a promoter of  perforating machine on behalf of the inventor.

Wilson Hulme

 
 
 

What does "C & DS" mean? -

Post by Clive Alexande » Wed, 07 Jun 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>Does anyone know what the phrase "C&DS means?"  It is at the top of a
>letter dated June 19, 1855 and reads: "C&DS - In matter of Perforating P.
>O. Stamps". I have been trying to figure this out for several years, and
>am hoping someone has seen this wording or similar phrasing in other
>letters.

>This letter was published in 1986 in The Chronicle in an article by Jerry
>Wagshal dealing with what is called the "Chicago Perfs".  These perfs
>where actually a forerunner of official government perforations, and were
>made on the first perforating machine made in the U.S. in the mid 1850's.

>The letter was written by RK Swift, a banker living in Chicago, who acted
>as a promoter of  perforating machine on behalf of the inventor.

>Wilson Hulme

>It most likely means "Cancellations and Date Stamps"

Clive Alexander
Pretoria
South Africa