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pedroguy
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05 Dec 2016
10:01:33am
A friend gave me these First Day Covers with a 22 karat gold reproduction of the issued stamp included on the cover, does anyone know anything about these covers. They are all housed in binders made to hold the covers also made by The Postal Commemorative Society, located in Norwalk Connecticut

Sorry I'm having a problem with my scanner thus no image ..........Bill
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amsd
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05 Dec 2016
11:03:54am
re: Postal Commemorative Society of

they are pretty expensive from the PCS but have little to no secondary market value.

they are philatelic contrivances

some people may be itnerested in their topical elements

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musicman
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05 Dec 2016
10:19:08pm
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Cover dealers at many shows I've gone to have tried selling these at 10 cents apiece....usually with no takers.






Randy


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Tom in Exton, PA
06 Dec 2016
06:38:45am

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Years ago a friend of mine was in a bad spot, his father in law died and they needed money for the funeral. He and his wife thought the answer was to sell the father's stamp collection. So I got the call to help and guide them on selling a "big stamp collection worth a lot of money".

As you've figured by now, they had several albums of these covers. I had the sad duty to inform them that they were worth nothing. I showed them several eBay listings where whole albums didn't sell. They abandoned the albums with me. They are somewhere in my basement.

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kajones
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06 Dec 2016
10:25:53am
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I have an album of these also. My brother bought then when he was at a gun show I think. I still have them and haven't even thought about selling them since everyone on Stamporama seems to think they are worth less. Such a shame as they really are pretty stamps.

Karen

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amsd
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06 Dec 2016
10:59:40am
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ah, Karen,

after market value has nothing to do with your enjoyment of something.... love it, bask in its wonder.

My wife is 100% sure that all my stuff is garbage, and I'm 95% sure that she's right 75% of the time

David

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whitebuffalo
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06 Dec 2016
11:55:41am
re: Postal Commemorative Society of

Back in 1995, they sent me one of those, I think it was the "Angelic Cherub" "Love" issue. It was free as a promo to get me to sign up for future offerings. I didn't solicit it, but was signed up with Mystic, Kenmore and several other approval services at the time, so I always figured it came through those channels. It wasn't something I was interested in, so I didn't reply.


WB

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michael78651
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06 Dec 2016
02:22:12pm
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I have seen these in complete sets offered in local auctions. No bids. I bought a few of them after-market, but not for my philatelic endeavers. They were train stamps. Plus the price was very good.

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rvangorder
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06 Dec 2016
04:27:20pm
re: Postal Commemorative Society of

I am concerned about too many collectors and dealers claiming "contrived" covers are worthless. They are not. They have value. They are not worth what they originally cost but they still have value.
The gold stamp covers are priced as FDCs or event covers so they can run from 10 cents to 25 cents to 50 cents, maybe some as much as a dollar (based on subject). The gold is worth much less than a penny so it doesn't even figure into the selling price.
Just like much of our collections, the amount we pay for stamps, covers, etc. is always more than what we will get back when we sell it.
So please stop spreading the myth that things are worthless - they are not.

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ikeyPikey
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06 Dec 2016
05:19:11pm
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Q/ How about 'worthless' in the sense of 'worth less than the binders that hold them'?

When something goes from two bucks to two nickels the day it hits your door, some disgust is gonna sneak its way in.

Q/ Anybody remember what the original subscriptions cost?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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StampCollector
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06 Dec 2016
06:20:41pm
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I think that those are part of the "valuable" collections that the Franklin Mint was putting out on a regular basis back in the 70s, didn't care much for them then or now.

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michael78651
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06 Dec 2016
10:23:55pm
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I believe paid $1 for each of the train covers. I liked them, and I was helping out a friend.

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