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United States/Covers & Postmarks : Postal Cards and Postal Covers

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Gudgie
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10 Oct 2020
01:09:03am
My wife, a collector of GB stamps for over 50 years, purchased several collections after retiring. Much of these collections was of no interest to her and was immediately stored in the back of cupboards. I began collecting American stamps recently and she reminded me of potential treasure in her store.

I retrieved the collection and found it is made from postal cards and covers, F.D.C.'s, aerogrammes, and other postal history. The collection is from both the USA and the United Nations, and has a wide selection of unused cards, covers, and aerogrammes, and F.D.C.'s both with and without cachets. In many cases there are examples of the same stamps with several different cachets. In total the American collection numbers around 1,000 items, dated from 1937 to 1980, and the United Nations has about 500 items, dated from ( I think about) 1952 to 1980.

I visited Mystic Stamps, Ihobb.com, and the A.P.S. websites to find a list of both cards and covers, but many examples in the collections are not shown in their catalogues. This is probably as they don't have stock. Can anyone point me to a site with a comprehensive list of covers, cards, and aerogrammes, preferably with catalogue references and values?
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10 Oct 2020
05:05:09am
re: Postal Cards and Postal Covers

Stamp Smarter has a comprehensive listings of every US postal card issued as shown below. Rather than make up catalog values (which typically do not reflect real market values) each card as an eBay 'Sold' link which gives you a good idea of actual value.

http://www.stampsmarter.org/1847usa/SSPostCards.html

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10 Oct 2020
06:40:45am

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and, in case it's the FDC aspect you want information, Mellon provides lots of it in its various catalogues, a sample book here for point of referencee

https://brooklyngallery.com/first-day-cover-and-postcard-supplies/sale-planty-photo-encyclopedia-of-cacheted-first-day-covers-volume-4-1932-by-mellone.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwt4X8BRCPARIsABmcnOppkgHR0UL1ne-GMwwc-ZPT6hdUucYujXJikuX4kPEJPBYRSEZcESEaAnPDEALw_wcB

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Gudgie
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10 Oct 2020
06:32:29pm
re: Postal Cards and Postal Covers

Thank you both for recommendations.

I have an icon on my laptop for stampsmarter.org but it's been months since I used it. Stampsmarter is a wonderful resource site for collectors in general, and collectors of American stamps and postal history in particular. I checked out the pages on Postal Cards, and it's perfect for cataloguing SWMBO's collection of postal cards. I must remember to use the site more regularly. Some cards in the collection are not currently on sale on eBay, but I'm not in a rush to sell any immediately.


I tried the link to Brooklyn gallery, which is new to me. It would appear the catalogues in book form would be ideal. I also found the American First Day Covers Society, AFDCS.org . They appear to have a great deal of information on F.D.C.'s online, and I'll consider both of these going forward.





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