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JohnnyRockets
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29 Feb 2020
08:11:52pm
Hi all,

Okay everyone... What is the latest addition in your "Stamp Collecting World"?

I'll go first.

Today I went to a stamp show in Perrysburg, Ohio. This was my second stamp show that I have ever been to.

I was able to pick up a White Ace, Commemorative Stamps of the United States Album. The album is complete and has all pages for years 1930 to 1960.

It is super cool, and I talked the guy down to a nice price. All stamps are mint. I'm pretty pumped about it.


Now it's your turn! What is your latest addition? Big Grin



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vinman
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29 Feb 2020
10:16:30pm
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JR, sounds like a good day at the show for you. Show season is upon us. Can't wait to hit a few shows this summer.

It seems like it is either feast or famine, lately it has been feast. The past month or so has been good for me and my cancel collection.
Here are some scans of my latest additions.

Here is a letter "B" in circle from Bangor, Maine.
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These are US Scott #65 with various cancels. The first is one of the four card suites from Boston, this is the Clubs. I have the other suites but they are packed away for my move.
The next two are Fraternal cancels from Philadelphia.
The last two are patent cancels.


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Here are enlargements of the back sides of the patent cancels showing where the stamps are punctured or cut. Patent cancels were an experiment by the post office to prevent reuse of cancelled stamps.
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Here are two strikes of the Boston Large Negative "H" cancel. Common cancel, less common on pairs.
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This is another example of a patent cancel from Oberlin, OH.
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The next two scans are of a "Face" cancel from Altoona, PA.

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FrequentFlyer
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01 Mar 2020
12:23:35pm
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A cover advertising clipless paper fasteners for my Iowa Covers collection. The flag cancel is a common one with a type B dial and type 14 flag. I found the vertical orientation of the advertising interesting. A vertical orientation offered a larger presentation than if it were oriented horizontally and probably caused the recipient to look at it more closely.

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BrightonPete
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01 Mar 2020
02:09:02pm
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I just stopped in at the APS StampStore & ended up purchasing (among other items) a complete Prexie set, along with all the coil line pairs. That's a nice set!

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Opa
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18 May 2020
06:51:54am

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I just bought this block of 4 from the the right sheet side yesterday for 50 cents. I collect selvadge and didn´t have the Michel 209A W from the right side of the sheet. When I had a closer look at it at home i noticed that the lower right stamp had plate flaw #1 (Horse shoe in oval under the "h" in Reich, catalog value €160.-. Had a look in my catalog and by chance I read the positions of plate flaw 1 & 2 ( dent in the middle of the lower frame). Flaw 1 is on Field 80 and 2 on 70, so flaw #2 had to be there above #1. Yes, it was. CV another €100.-. Some days are there to make you Happy

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Oiltechken
19 May 2020
09:39:23am
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Image Not FoundMy brother had bought some stamp stuff (loose stamps in envelopes, cigar boxes glassines, etc). He doesn’t care about foreign stamps so he gave them to me. Ninety percent was the common junk but one envelope had these used Switzerland officials. Many are valued at $8.00, 10.50 and 20.00 each, according to my 2011 Scott catalog. Pretty good for free. (I will sell the duplicates and give him half the money.)
One of the cool things my brother did have from that purchase was a 1928 Scott Junior International Stamp album. It didn’t have too many stamps in it and I think all the really good stuff was already taken out of it. The best stamp we found was a Great Britain SC #116.

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19 May 2020
01:34:10pm
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Not cheap but when gaps are few and material is hard to find it has to be done.

Rocket enthusiast Gerhard Zucker from Germany had planned to be the first to fly a rocket in Britain in May 1934 during the International Air Post exhibition (Apex).
Sadly, due to bad weather the firing across the River Thames was cancelled although later that same year he made a successful attempt on the Sussex Downs.
Zucker purchased from the show organizers 1,000 sets of Exhibition labels and used 500 on specially-produced covers to go in the rocket. He had each set overprinted privately. Those same covers, and the 500 sets of labels were used for Sussex Downs firing.
They are extremely scarce.

I won this on Sunday. On Monday I got lucky again..........

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smauggie
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20 May 2020
06:12:52am
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i have been working on my French stamp collection. Still missing many of the earlies, but got a start at least.

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21 Jul 2020
08:45:41am

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Last of the perforated sheets,now need to get the imperforated ones probably have to rob a bank LOL
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21 Jul 2020
11:19:29am
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This cover, which is part of my US Coast Guard postal history collection.

The Dickman was an assault transport ship in WWII crewed and commanded by the Coast Guard. She fought in six battles, including D-Day (Utah Beach). The postmark is dated about 2 weeks before D-Day. Presumably the crew were preparing/training for D-Day.

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HockeyNut
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26 Jul 2020
12:17:59pm
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Bought a book with DDR stamps ( DIENSTmarken ) for 10 Euros last week.
And I found a big enveloppe in it which can hold A4 papers.

It deals with state central administration for statistics.
And has Michelnumber 2 on it "Confidential business matters" D (Dienstmarken D für vertraulichen Dienstsachen )
Catalog value 500 euros. Applause Thumbs Up

The enveloppe did not fit entirely on a A4 scanner but here it is :
( a pitty that it is folded twice...... )

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