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United States/Stamps : Interesting Block of 9 US C40

 

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pedroguy
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19 Jul 2015
05:12:20pm
Stamps Issued May 1949, Postmarked 50 tears later..Just found this interesting, and wonder
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19 Jul 2015
07:49:16pm
re: Interesting Block of 9 US C40

There is lots of old postage around in Canada and the United States.

Look in advertisement in Linn's, Canadian Stamp News, etc.

We sell Canadian postage at 80% of face value, plus HST, in the shop.

It's always cheaper to buy postage from a stamp dealer than the post office.

David
Ottawa, Canada

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19 Jul 2015
10:19:24pm
re: Interesting Block of 9 US C40

Sheets and sheets and sheets of the commemorative stamps from the 1940s and 1950s abound. They were only $1.50 each, and people bought them and put them away in boxes. I have seen boxes with hundreds of these types of sheets that people have inherited and want godawful sums of money for them, because the stamps are "old". Obviously they don't know the hobby.

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Tom in Exton, PA

20 Jul 2015
12:41:31am
re: Interesting Block of 9 US C40

Because the commemorative stamps of the late 19th century / early 20th century became lucrative in the 1940s, there was a gold rush to buy new stamps, hoping history would repeat itself. People were 'investing' in post office pads of 50 sheets of commemoratives back then. Only too many people did that, resulting in a glut of unused postage that's still selling for less than face 50-70 years later! The only problem is that there isn't enough room on an envelope for 17 3 cent commemorative stamps to pay first class postage today!

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pedroguy

19 Jul 2015
05:12:20pm

Stamps Issued May 1949, Postmarked 50 tears later..Just found this interesting, and wonder
where they were all those yearsImage Not Found

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DavidG

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19 Jul 2015
07:49:16pm

re: Interesting Block of 9 US C40

There is lots of old postage around in Canada and the United States.

Look in advertisement in Linn's, Canadian Stamp News, etc.

We sell Canadian postage at 80% of face value, plus HST, in the shop.

It's always cheaper to buy postage from a stamp dealer than the post office.

David
Ottawa, Canada

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19 Jul 2015
10:19:24pm

re: Interesting Block of 9 US C40

Sheets and sheets and sheets of the commemorative stamps from the 1940s and 1950s abound. They were only $1.50 each, and people bought them and put them away in boxes. I have seen boxes with hundreds of these types of sheets that people have inherited and want godawful sums of money for them, because the stamps are "old". Obviously they don't know the hobby.

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Tom in Exton, PA
20 Jul 2015
12:41:31am

re: Interesting Block of 9 US C40

Because the commemorative stamps of the late 19th century / early 20th century became lucrative in the 1940s, there was a gold rush to buy new stamps, hoping history would repeat itself. People were 'investing' in post office pads of 50 sheets of commemoratives back then. Only too many people did that, resulting in a glut of unused postage that's still selling for less than face 50-70 years later! The only problem is that there isn't enough room on an envelope for 17 3 cent commemorative stamps to pay first class postage today!

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