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Europe/Great Britain : 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1940 Stamp Centenary FDCs

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Rhinelander
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15 Nov 2011
10:32:25am
I have these two british FDCs and would like to know the SG catalog numbers and, if available, FDC catalog values. Also, what are the realistic values for these two FDCs? The FDC market in the U.S. is very complex. As a general statement, addressed, uncacheted U.S. FDCs from the 1930s essentially have no market value. Is this different for GB? -- The top cover has a Windsor, South Africa, June 11, 1935 backstamp.

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Mike
15 Nov 2011
07:05:57pm
re: 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1940 Stamp Centenary FDCs

Arno,

According to my 2011 SG these FDC's have an SG listing of:

1935 Silver Jubilee issue: 453 - 456 with a value of £600. Wow, that's a hot one!!!!

1940 Centenary issue: 479 - 484 with a value of £55.

The catalog notes that FDC's should be on plain covers (unaddressed, no cachet) and there were no indications from the PO about it being a FDC until they started stating that in 1962. As far as realistic value, I would say that whatever the traffic will bear would be the answer to that, but that's my opinion.

Hope this helps.

Mike


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Rhinelander
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15 Nov 2011
11:47:08pm
re: 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1940 Stamp Centenary FDCs

Thanks, Mike. That was the info I was looking for. As for the "real" (=cash) value, I agree that the only thing that counts are actually realized values. And most of the time realized values do not tend to track catalog values very closely.

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25 Nov 2011
05:50:37pm
re: 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1940 Stamp Centenary FDCs

I suppose there is no backstamp or other marking to indicate that the cover actually made the trip to the Orkney Islands ?

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26 Nov 2011
09:27:12am
re: 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1940 Stamp Centenary FDCs

No. Unfortuntaly there is no backstamp on the second cover.


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26 Nov 2011
10:32:52am
re: 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1940 Stamp Centenary FDCs

" ... As for the "real" (=cash) value, ..."

That is why I have been trying to train myself to refer to "catalog listings" and not catalog "prices or values" unless the catalog is actually quoting a selling price that they can and do deliver on.

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03 Dec 2011
10:08:40pm
re: 1935 Silver Jubilee and 1940 Stamp Centenary FDCs

Update on "real" (=cash) value -- sold the pair via ebay for $100. There were a good number of "views" and "watches" so I believe the selling price accurately reflected the market price for these covers. I am certainly happy with the outcome. Being able to cross-list with SG numbers on ebay.uk certainly helped as well. So thanks again, Mike, for providing this info.

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