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philb
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11 Sep 2018
03:50:56pm

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i found this cover at the bottom of a mixed box of covers i purchased. Since as a child i could not afford any kind of older U.S. stamps i became a worldwide collector. The Washington Franklins mean little to me. I doubt if this imperf pair is anything very rare(with my luck) but if anyone could zero in on identifying them i would appreciate it.Image Not Found

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11 Sep 2018
04:07:09pm
re: Need help from serious U.S collectors

343 (Double-line watermark) or 383 (single line watermark). Not worth removing them to check watermark (either way the pair is worth $1-$2).
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philb
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11 Sep 2018
10:14:32pm

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re: Need help from serious U.S collectors

Thanks, the cover will remain in my U.S. cover collection !

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jmh67
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13 Sep 2018
06:22:40am
re: Need help from serious U.S collectors

It might be a philatelically inspired piece of mail, judging from the rubber-stamped address, but the postmark is from a ship, and that makes it more interesting. I couldn't help looking up the ship on Wikipedia, and it had a somewhat interesting career: USS Kittery was launched in 1905 as the German ocean liner Präsident, was taken over by the US Navy in 1917, refitted as a troop ship and commissioned under its new name in 1918, struck off in 1933 and scrapped in 1937.

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13 Sep 2018
06:28:19pm

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re: Need help from serious U.S collectors

Thank You JMH i was not observant!Happy

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