Web site visitor Adamandia Kapsalis writes:
I saw your article, STAR STAMPS ON PAPER MONEY: MODERN CHOP MARKS.
I have been collecting photos of a variety of stamp marks on the money I deposit for the place I work at.
Do you know of any book listing the sources of these stamps?
No, Iím not aware of any book or web site with information on the sources of these. Many will never be known, although Iím sure there are a number that could be traced. If you have a lot of photos, they would be a great start for a web site. Maybe people who have information will find your site and contact you.
As it turns out, Adamandia has an album of her photos on Facebook. Here are a few.
I found one with Hello Kitty as the image. Seems odd for a government or a bank to use that for their authentication mark.
"Chopmarks" like these are made by private merchants and individuals, so I guess Hello Kitty is as likely as any other stamp. But not all stamps are chopmarks to indicate authenticity. Some stamps are just there for the fun of it.
To view the complete set of images, see:
Found Stamp Marks on US Currency
By Adamandia Kapsalis
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
STAR STAMPS ON PAPER MONEY: MODERN CHOP MARKS
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