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United States/BOB & Other : Exactly where in the BOB?

 

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PhilatelyForFun

18 Jul 2019
08:48:24am
I've managed to figure out Air Mail and Special Delivery. Can anyone point me in a direction to learn about these stamps? I have individual photos, if necessary.

As always, please and thank you!

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michael78651

18 Jul 2019
11:38:18pm
re: Exactly where in the BOB?

It seems from your request that you want to look the stamps up for yourself. I only provided the basic information for you to start your search. The #6 is only found in the Scott US Specialized.

#1 is a revenue in Scott with an R prefix

#2 is a state revenue (not listed by Scott)

#3 is a state revenue (not listed by Scott)

#4 is a revenue in Scott with an R prefix

#5 is a revenue (stock transfer) in Scott with an RD prefix

#6 is a post office seal listed in Scott (will have an OX prefix)

#7 is an official stamp in Scott (will have an O prefix)

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PhilatelyForFun

19 Jul 2019
08:40:07am
re: Exactly where in the BOB?

I can't believe you did that for me! Thank you so, so, so much!

Yes, this is exactly what I wanted and needed.

I really appreciate that you took that time.

I have an odd feeling I might have more questions as I start this research. Again, thank you!

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michael78651

19 Jul 2019
10:23:09am
re: Exactly where in the BOB?

For delving into US revenues, a Scott US Specialized catalog is necessary. There will still be odd-ball revenues that are not listed by Scott. Since revenues are not being printed anymore, and if value is not an issue, you can get an older catalog to use for identification purposes for much less than what a new catalog will cost.

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PhilatelyForFun

22 Jul 2019
08:50:06am
re: Exactly where in the BOB?

A member here graciously offered me a used catalog, the 2010 edition.

It's been very helpful so far. As a newbie, the terminology takes some getting used to. When I tried looking in the BOB, I wound up with more questions than answers.

I decided to work on learning the prefixes before I start the individual stamps research.

As an aside, I plan to get a few Scott catalogs. I downloaded a 1925 version yesterday. The history of the advertisements is interesting all on its own!

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giershl

22 Jul 2019
09:44:46pm
re: Exactly where in the BOB?

Used lots of #7 as an Air Force recruiter. In different value combinations on my return envelopes!

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23 Jul 2019
12:29:34pm
re: Exactly where in the BOB?

I started to get really interested in US BOB a few years ago after not really taking any notice of them for a long time. I find them the most interesting part of my collection. I especially like the R coded revenue stamps and the duck stamps. My US stamps have a cutoff of 1976, but I like the duck stamps ( hunting permit RW code ) so much I'm extending them to 2000. Like everything else US BOB has a huge range of value and availability. Airmails are all affordable except for the Zeppelins. Postage dues - some early ones are pricey. You need a Scott's US specialized and have a good look through their BOB - some really fascinating stuff in there. How about Christmas seals, cigarette revenue stamps, stamps for narcotics, etc., etc. It's basically an area of it's own! Be careful, it's very easy to get carried away since some are very pricey and you really have to know what you are doing. But it's a great area to get into!!!

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PhilatelyForFun

18 Jul 2019
08:48:24am

I've managed to figure out Air Mail and Special Delivery. Can anyone point me in a direction to learn about these stamps? I have individual photos, if necessary.

As always, please and thank you!

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michael78651

18 Jul 2019
11:38:18pm

re: Exactly where in the BOB?

It seems from your request that you want to look the stamps up for yourself. I only provided the basic information for you to start your search. The #6 is only found in the Scott US Specialized.

#1 is a revenue in Scott with an R prefix

#2 is a state revenue (not listed by Scott)

#3 is a state revenue (not listed by Scott)

#4 is a revenue in Scott with an R prefix

#5 is a revenue (stock transfer) in Scott with an RD prefix

#6 is a post office seal listed in Scott (will have an OX prefix)

#7 is an official stamp in Scott (will have an O prefix)

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PhilatelyForFun

19 Jul 2019
08:40:07am

re: Exactly where in the BOB?

I can't believe you did that for me! Thank you so, so, so much!

Yes, this is exactly what I wanted and needed.

I really appreciate that you took that time.

I have an odd feeling I might have more questions as I start this research. Again, thank you!

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michael78651

19 Jul 2019
10:23:09am

re: Exactly where in the BOB?

For delving into US revenues, a Scott US Specialized catalog is necessary. There will still be odd-ball revenues that are not listed by Scott. Since revenues are not being printed anymore, and if value is not an issue, you can get an older catalog to use for identification purposes for much less than what a new catalog will cost.

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PhilatelyForFun

22 Jul 2019
08:50:06am

re: Exactly where in the BOB?

A member here graciously offered me a used catalog, the 2010 edition.

It's been very helpful so far. As a newbie, the terminology takes some getting used to. When I tried looking in the BOB, I wound up with more questions than answers.

I decided to work on learning the prefixes before I start the individual stamps research.

As an aside, I plan to get a few Scott catalogs. I downloaded a 1925 version yesterday. The history of the advertisements is interesting all on its own!

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giershl

22 Jul 2019
09:44:46pm

re: Exactly where in the BOB?

Used lots of #7 as an Air Force recruiter. In different value combinations on my return envelopes!

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23 Jul 2019
12:29:34pm

re: Exactly where in the BOB?

I started to get really interested in US BOB a few years ago after not really taking any notice of them for a long time. I find them the most interesting part of my collection. I especially like the R coded revenue stamps and the duck stamps. My US stamps have a cutoff of 1976, but I like the duck stamps ( hunting permit RW code ) so much I'm extending them to 2000. Like everything else US BOB has a huge range of value and availability. Airmails are all affordable except for the Zeppelins. Postage dues - some early ones are pricey. You need a Scott's US specialized and have a good look through their BOB - some really fascinating stuff in there. How about Christmas seals, cigarette revenue stamps, stamps for narcotics, etc., etc. It's basically an area of it's own! Be careful, it's very easy to get carried away since some are very pricey and you really have to know what you are doing. But it's a great area to get into!!!

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