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United States/Covers & Postmarks : Are postally used FDC 's with plate blocks collectable?

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snowy12
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13 May 2013
01:47:20am

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Hi All
I came across this cover in a lot of US to Australia mail I bought, mostly late 60's early 70's and was wondering if they are collectable in their own right?
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13 May 2013
01:39:59pm
re: Are postally used FDC 's with plate blocks collectable?

Philatelic items, by their nature, are collectible.

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13 May 2013
01:55:05pm
re: Are postally used FDC 's with plate blocks collectable?

i'd go one step more than Michael's, indicating that this is a postally used FDC paying what I assume is the proper rate to Australia.

so, for someone like me, who is indifferent to FDCs generally, an FDC used to do something out of the ordinary becomes more interesting than either that normal thing or the FDC.

For FDC collectors, you've found an abomination as it has no cachet, it's been addressed, and has an additional strike cancelling the 1c Jeff on an envelope larger than the standard #6.

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Mike
13 May 2013
02:40:48pm
re: Are postally used FDC 's with plate blocks collectable?

Brian,
That's the beauty of having any kind of collection. It's your collection, do with it as you want. There aren't really any rules on what, how or why to collect anything.

Mike

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snowy12
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13 May 2013
09:14:28pm

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re: Are postally used FDC 's with plate blocks collectable?

Hi All
Thanks for the responses to my query.As you say different things appeal to different people.

David wrote

For FDC collectors, you've found an abomination as it has no cachet, it's been addressed, and has an additional strike cancelling the 1c Jeff on an envelope larger than the standard #6.

I have quite a few of those abominations ,all blocks of 4 ,with the extra single stamp but not plate blocks. Big Grin

Brian

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30 May 2013
02:14:18am
re: Are postally used FDC 's with plate blocks collectable?

".... For FDC collectors, you've found an abomination as it has no cachet, it's been addressed, and has an additional strike cancelling the 1c Jeff on an envelope larger than the standard #6. ...."

...... and of virtually no philatelic significance since FDCs are often cancelled long after the indicated date and sometimes not even in the city indicated on the CDS.

FDCs and other favor covers of the US "Moon Landing" stamp were being cancelled as long as a year after the date of Armstrong's famous small step.
What such cancellations can possibly signify is a mystery to me, beyond that the duty of the post office to actually perform a delivery service is erased.

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