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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

 

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arfive

02 Mar 2024
09:25:56pm
How can you tell the die #? I don't have a Scotts book. Thank you in advance. Happy

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03 Mar 2024
10:14:51am
re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

First, let me welcome you to SOR. I am by no means an expert on stamped envelopes, but you have correctly identified the stamped envelope as Scott illustration U93. However, be aware that there are 9 different dies for this stamp as well as many different colored envelopes. Since some of the dies require measurements, it is very difficult to determine which die you have. I highly suggest that if you do not have a Scotts catalogue that you may check your local library. That way you can see the illustrations assocatiated with each die.

Again welcome and please do not hesitate to ask questions. Some one on SOR will have the answer or be able to point you in the right direction.

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03 Mar 2024
11:10:26am
re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

Amy,

Mel sums up the challenge of ID'g the dies of the stamped envelopes. One needs both a Scott catalogue (I think only the US Specialized has the postal stationary, but not sure) AND some kind of gauge to measure differences. I like Linn's mutli-gauge; it's plastic and see through, making measurements much easier, in my mind. Some difference are merely visual (pointy tip vs. round tip, for instance) while others are measured (1.4MM vs 1.5MM). (all these examples are made up).

Postal stationary is one of the more complex areas of US philately. I seldom dig that deep here precisely because of the amount of work; others utterly relish that kind of digging.

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03 Mar 2024
11:28:23am
re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

"Postal stationary is one of the more complex areas of US philately. I seldom dig that deep here precisely because of the amount of work; others utterly relish that kind of digging."


I am a serious US collector but somehow I never got into stationary or "cut squares". It never really appealed to me and after studying the area I decided (thankfully) to stay away. If it is your thing you definitely need a specialized catalog, a good guide and lots of patience. I have a small selection and don't intend to get more!!
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arfive

04 Mar 2024
03:11:36pm
re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

Thank you everyone for your responses. I had a feeling it wouldn't be easy. I do have the Precision US Specialty Multi-Gauge. I'll have to see if I can get a copy of that Scotts issue.

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04 Mar 2024
03:29:19pm
re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

Scott's specialty volume often comes up here in used condition; some are relatively recent and others quite old. Price typically decreases as it ages. One doesn't need the newest model, especially if one is just starting

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arfive

02 Mar 2024
09:25:56pm

How can you tell the die #? I don't have a Scotts book. Thank you in advance. Happy

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03 Mar 2024
10:14:51am

re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

First, let me welcome you to SOR. I am by no means an expert on stamped envelopes, but you have correctly identified the stamped envelope as Scott illustration U93. However, be aware that there are 9 different dies for this stamp as well as many different colored envelopes. Since some of the dies require measurements, it is very difficult to determine which die you have. I highly suggest that if you do not have a Scotts catalogue that you may check your local library. That way you can see the illustrations assocatiated with each die.

Again welcome and please do not hesitate to ask questions. Some one on SOR will have the answer or be able to point you in the right direction.

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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
03 Mar 2024
11:10:26am

re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

Amy,

Mel sums up the challenge of ID'g the dies of the stamped envelopes. One needs both a Scott catalogue (I think only the US Specialized has the postal stationary, but not sure) AND some kind of gauge to measure differences. I like Linn's mutli-gauge; it's plastic and see through, making measurements much easier, in my mind. Some difference are merely visual (pointy tip vs. round tip, for instance) while others are measured (1.4MM vs 1.5MM). (all these examples are made up).

Postal stationary is one of the more complex areas of US philately. I seldom dig that deep here precisely because of the amount of work; others utterly relish that kind of digging.

David

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"Save the USPS, buy stamps; save the hobby, use commemoratives"

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
03 Mar 2024
11:28:23am

re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

"Postal stationary is one of the more complex areas of US philately. I seldom dig that deep here precisely because of the amount of work; others utterly relish that kind of digging."


I am a serious US collector but somehow I never got into stationary or "cut squares". It never really appealed to me and after studying the area I decided (thankfully) to stay away. If it is your thing you definitely need a specialized catalog, a good guide and lots of patience. I have a small selection and don't intend to get more!!
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"Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that. George Carlin"
arfive

04 Mar 2024
03:11:36pm

re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

Thank you everyone for your responses. I had a feeling it wouldn't be easy. I do have the Precision US Specialty Multi-Gauge. I'll have to see if I can get a copy of that Scotts issue.

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amsd

Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
04 Mar 2024
03:29:19pm

re: Postal Stationary 2c Design U93

Scott's specialty volume often comes up here in used condition; some are relatively recent and others quite old. Price typically decreases as it ages. One doesn't need the newest model, especially if one is just starting

I'm glad we didn't scare you away

I've always thought every single exploration i've done in stamps has been worth the effort, even if I abandon the quest at some point

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"Save the USPS, buy stamps; save the hobby, use commemoratives"

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