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BenFranklin1902
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Tom in Exton, PA
02 Aug 2015
06:49:19pm

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I found this cover in my hoard, I have no idea where / when I actually got it. But I think this registered cover was a pretty nice example. Then it felt thick... wait, there's something inside....

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So I find that this registered letter originally contained three ancient US coins! It appears they were sent on approval by a Philadelphia coin dealer in 1934. They weren't prime specimens, only good to very good in grade. But those prices would excite coin collectors today. The 1811 large cent is worth around $125, the 1823/2 overstrike cent hovers between $129-395 and the 1799 silver dollar is worth $700-1200 today. Not a bad investment.

And of course this cover goes in my "Cool Stuff" album!
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Just one more small cover .....
02 Aug 2015
08:51:47pm
re: Another interesting cover

The cancels seem strange to me. How come there is no identifying information for the canceling post office or the date on which it was cancelled.?

Regards ... Tim

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Tom in Exton, PA
02 Aug 2015
09:18:25pm

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Cancels on the back Tim.. mailed in Philly on Aug 1, Received in Detroit Aug 2, forwarded to Hamtramck Aug 3.. probably delivered that date. Not bad service for 1934.

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03 Aug 2015
09:46:11am
re: Another interesting cover

Tim,

registered covers in the US always use mute cancels on the stamps. They typically inlcude town and city, but never date. Same styles are also often used on third class material. As Tom notes, dating information is included on the back on the flap seal.

David

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smauggie
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03 Aug 2015
11:57:51am
re: Another interesting cover

Just wowed at the prices of those coins. I would gladly pay 10 times as much for them today. And nobody would sell them to me for that much.

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03 Aug 2015
02:38:32pm
re: Another interesting cover

I'd love to get that 1799 dollar to have something from the beginning of our republic.

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Bobstamp
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03 Aug 2015
02:59:23pm
re: Another interesting cover

Easy peavy! Just go buy one one. There are 59 currently available: eBay

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Tom in Exton, PA
03 Aug 2015
03:21:46pm

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I should go and buy one of each of these coins and put them in the envelope with the invoice.... yea, a $1500 spot gag... look what I found in this old cover! Angel

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03 Aug 2015
05:04:26pm
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Quote:

"Easy peavy! Just go buy one one. There are 59 currently available: eBay "



Too easy, too peavy, to wit:

http://drapedbustcoins.reidgold.com/chinese.html ... Fake Silver Dollars From China

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04 Aug 2015
11:02:57am
re: Another interesting cover

love IkeyPikey talkin EasyPeavy

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Tom in Exton, PA
04 Aug 2015
02:58:09pm

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Since you folks liked that first cover, here's another interesting one...

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Innocent looking cover from 1936, use of commemorative stamp, machine cancel, nothing really special, but worth keeping.... then I saw it had an enclosure:

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04 Aug 2015
04:26:39pm
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Now that is a prescription for good health!

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