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United States/Stamps : Congressional Precancel

 

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mbo1142
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I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.

16 Jun 2012
12:30:11pm
I have a sheet of C79, Winged Envelope, with a "Washington DC" precancel. Is this a Congressional Precancel or is it just a Washington DC precancel? Thanks for any information.
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16 Jun 2012
01:09:40pm
re: Congressional Precancel

Hi Melvin,
Could you scan the sheet and post the image for us?

Regards ... Tim.

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16 Jun 2012
04:01:27pm
re: Congressional Precancel

Most likely, this is just a Wash. D.C. precancel....

The C79 was issued with precancel style #81 (stamp no. AM13A in the Noble bureau catalog numbering system)

(Catalog value for this issue precanceled is 25c)

Hope this helps!





Randy

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I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.

16 Jun 2012
09:10:18pm
re: Congressional Precancel

Randy, thanks for the info. I do not collect precancels, therefore I have no references.

Tim, I am not real computer literate, but will try and post a scan when I can figure out how to down size the image. Thanks for your help.

Mel

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I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.

17 Jun 2012
03:16:25pm
re: Congressional Precancel

Tim and Randy, I checked Ebay to see if there was anything that looked like what I have and lo and behold there it was. Instead of me posting a scan, check out the following on Ebay. Item #230696854694 and item #120832739604. Both advertise as C79b and the price range is somewhat different!!!! (Hope I am not breaking any rules re: SOR and Ebay.)

Randy, if you have picture of the congressional precancel, would you mind posting a scan?

Again, thanks for the info and I am still working on posting scans.

Mel

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17 Jun 2012
05:35:36pm
re: Congressional Precancel

Those are standard bureau pre-cancels used by the post office in Washington, DC. Similar pre-cancels were prepared and used throughout the USA.

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18 Jun 2012
09:28:24pm
re: Congressional Precancel

You're right - it IS a big price difference.

If the Ebay seller gets that price, they are very lucky; if a buyer PAYS that price they are VERY uninformed.

The sheet would be worth approximately $25.

What Ebay says and what reality says is quite often two completely different things.

I'll see if I have a copy to post here.



Randy

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mbo1142

I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.
16 Jun 2012
12:30:11pm

I have a sheet of C79, Winged Envelope, with a "Washington DC" precancel. Is this a Congressional Precancel or is it just a Washington DC precancel? Thanks for any information.

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auldstampguy

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16 Jun 2012
01:09:40pm

re: Congressional Precancel

Hi Melvin,
Could you scan the sheet and post the image for us?

Regards ... Tim.

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musicman

APS #213005
16 Jun 2012
04:01:27pm

re: Congressional Precancel

Most likely, this is just a Wash. D.C. precancel....

The C79 was issued with precancel style #81 (stamp no. AM13A in the Noble bureau catalog numbering system)

(Catalog value for this issue precanceled is 25c)

Hope this helps!





Randy

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mbo1142

I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.
16 Jun 2012
09:10:18pm

re: Congressional Precancel

Randy, thanks for the info. I do not collect precancels, therefore I have no references.

Tim, I am not real computer literate, but will try and post a scan when I can figure out how to down size the image. Thanks for your help.

Mel

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mbo1142

I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.
17 Jun 2012
03:16:25pm

re: Congressional Precancel

Tim and Randy, I checked Ebay to see if there was anything that looked like what I have and lo and behold there it was. Instead of me posting a scan, check out the following on Ebay. Item #230696854694 and item #120832739604. Both advertise as C79b and the price range is somewhat different!!!! (Hope I am not breaking any rules re: SOR and Ebay.)

Randy, if you have picture of the congressional precancel, would you mind posting a scan?

Again, thanks for the info and I am still working on posting scans.

Mel

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michael78651

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17 Jun 2012
05:35:36pm

re: Congressional Precancel

Those are standard bureau pre-cancels used by the post office in Washington, DC. Similar pre-cancels were prepared and used throughout the USA.

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APS #213005
18 Jun 2012
09:28:24pm

re: Congressional Precancel

You're right - it IS a big price difference.

If the Ebay seller gets that price, they are very lucky; if a buyer PAYS that price they are VERY uninformed.

The sheet would be worth approximately $25.

What Ebay says and what reality says is quite often two completely different things.

I'll see if I have a copy to post here.



Randy

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