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philb
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13 Oct 2013
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I learn something new every day ! I just found a first day cover issued on my birthday..January first ! I am sure there are others here who can make that claim !!!Image Not Found

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jamesw
19 Feb 2014
10:51:04pm
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Canada's 1908 Quebec Tercentenary series was issued on my birthday, July 16 - though, admittedly, many years before I was. Party

Here's a couple of them. Maybe I should look for a day of issue cover!

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cocollectibles
20 Feb 2014
06:01:46am
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I rarely find stamps issued on September 13, so I do collect postmarks with that date. I have yet to find one mailed on my exact birth day, month, and year.

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20 Feb 2014
10:20:44am
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what year is your birthyear Mr. September 13. I also collect my birthday, (April 2) on cover. I have several from my year,(1958), but I collect all years. My oldest is a stampless cover from 1850.

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cocollectibles
20 Feb 2014
11:00:20am
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1955.

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michael78651
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20 Feb 2014
11:02:48am
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I didn't know you were in the "Double Nickles" Club. Same with me, but February 13. That was a Sunday. I have never seen a cover with that date.

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cocollectibles
20 Feb 2014
02:12:55pm
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I used to pull aside covers with birthdays of anyone on site that told me the date. I'll keep a lookout Michael, especially non-FDC covers. I mean, a fellow "13er" eh? (did you turn 13 on Friday the 13th as I did?)

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Revstampman
20 Feb 2014
03:37:18pm
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I actually have a bunch on my DOB July 5th. Most of them being US patriotic.

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michael78651
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20 Feb 2014
09:51:57pm
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When I turned 13, my birthday was on a Tuesday.

Low and behold, one day after posting my comment that I don't have a cover with my birthday on it I received in the mail a postcard from Hell that was postmarked on my birthday this year. Not my year of birth, but I now have the day, and a cool post card!

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drmicro68
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20 Feb 2014
10:25:22pm
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Finding covers posted July 4th, unless older covers, is a real challenge--I think I have 2. I did a search once for stamps issued on July 4th and honestly don't remember the results--it was actually underwhelming.... Winking

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purrfin2
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21 Feb 2014
06:59:40am
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I tried to look for mine, too. But July 6th is a hard one. I didn't venture out to the world, just kept it in the US. Something for me to do later.

I also got this really cool postcard from Hell. It makes me smile every time I look at it. Michael, I'm glad it was postmarked on your Birthday. AND Happy Belated to you!!!

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21 Feb 2014
07:01:08am

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re: Stamps issued on your birthday ?

Is there a website where you can enter a date and see if any stamps were issued on that date? Big Grin

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purrfin2
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21 Feb 2014
07:26:34am
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Took me a bit but try this:

http://www.1847usa.com/ByYear/XXXX.htm

just replace the XXXX with the year you want to search.

{Moderator's Note: You will have to cut and paste the above web address with the date inserted. It is valid for the years 1851 - 1970 only. To go to the web page where the dates are listed in clickable form CLICK HERE - Bobby}


(Modified by Moderator on 2014-02-21 08:33:08)

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philb
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21 Feb 2014
08:35:12am

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Roger, 4th of July no problem...e mail me your address and i will send this one from the town Jimmy Fallon made famous ! philImage Not Found

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purrfin2
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21 Feb 2014
09:12:22am
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Thanks for adjusting the search, Bobby. Appreciate it.

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philb
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21 Feb 2014
05:09:18pm

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Oops i goofed on my own thread...sorry about that..its only a July 4 postmark ..not day of issue Angry

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drmicro68
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23 Feb 2014
10:12:01pm
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OK, so egg on my face (or, as a colleague once said "I have a mind like a steel sieve..."), but the "Win the War" stamp was issued on July 4, 1942. I have multitudes off cover, but no on-cover with issue date (guess that'd make it an FDC, right?). Sharp as an orange aren't I?
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DavidG
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24 Feb 2014
07:46:10pm
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Phil:

I sent you a cover, many years ago, postmarked 1 JAN 1939... posted in Maine, though, not NY.

East Germany issued a set of two stamps on 15 APRIL 1965, my birthday. They are DDR Scott nos. 762-763, honouring the flight of Voskod 2 and the first man to walk in space.

David

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philb
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24 Feb 2014
08:25:09pm

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David, You know i never discard anything..this is it...Image Not Found

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philb
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24 Feb 2014
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Heres on with a ships cancel..not the one i was looking for..but i should find it soon and then the 3 can be together !Image Not Found

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philb
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24 Feb 2014
09:00:31pm

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Ah ! the circle is now complete..the three covers can reside in the same album !!Image Not Found

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27 Feb 2014
03:31:58pm
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These are not US covers but they are both postmarked on the day I was born.

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philb
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28 Feb 2014
08:56:04am

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That counts to me !!!

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drmicro68
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11 Mar 2014
12:24:27am
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Since getting in on this thread, I now know that Scott 905, "Win the War" was issued on July 4, 1942 (my birthday...). (Like I said, 'Sharp as an orange, ain't I'?) Turns out there's a whole panoply of cachets and covers for the stamp, so I've gotten a couple off eBay. When they're in I'll scan some of the more interesting ones. I'm sure I have at least one that pre-dates July 4th being a non-working holiday, but can't find it yet. Yeah, I'm that organized.
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Jansimon
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11 Mar 2014
06:12:17am

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These stamps were issued on my birthday, Sept. 6th, 1969.
Perhaps there are more, but I could not find them.

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cocollectibles
11 Mar 2014
09:42:36am
re: Stamps issued on your birthday ?

I encourage anyone who wants to put their birthday on a wish list, for other members to find cancels, first day covers, or other covers with that date, to do so at this post:

"Member's Birthday on Cancels Covers"

I'll add you to the list I compile every Saturday and post it on that topic. If any members have a match that you might like, it is up to the members to make private contact with each other (not on that post please).

Cheers,
Peter

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Bobstamp
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11 Mar 2014
04:29:59pm
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(I first posted the following in another thread, not realizing that this one existed.)

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I am apparently one of the fortunate few who had a stamp issued on his birthday, Jan. 14, 1943. The stamp was the "Nations United" issue (which had nothing to do with the United Nations, which was still in the future, but commemorated the Allies and their struggle against the Axis).

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The Nations United stamp was issued in conjunction with the Casablanca Conference, where leaders of the Allies, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Charles deGaulle, and Henri Giraud, agreed to demand the unconditional surrender of Germany. (Joseph Stalin was unable to attend.)

The Casablanca Conference, and therefore my birth, occurred almost exactly in the middle of the war, if you consider the war to have begun with Germany's invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. The first major Allied victory was in sight at Stalingrad, where the German Sixth Army was being destroyed by Soviet forces, but the fighting was far from over: Ahead were the invasions of Sicily and Italy, the steady advance of the Allies toward Japan, the Operation Overlord landings in Normandy, and long slog across France, Belgium, Netherlands and finally into Germany.

I have several covers franked with the "Nations United" stamp, but none postally used on my birthday. The stamp was often used to make up the three-cent rate for 1st class mail (and overweight mail, as well), and regularly used for other classes of mail.

I was born in Bath, New York; even today, Bath is a small city of about 12,000 people. I can't imagine that more than a few hundred letters were mailed there on Jan. 14, 1943, so my chances of find a cover or stamp cancelled there and then are pretty slim. But keep your eyes peeled, please! Big Hug

Bob

P.S. Does anyone know if the red bars in the selvedge of the stamp on the postally used cover have any significance?

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15 Mar 2014
01:30:03pm
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Quote:

"P.S. Does anyone know if the red bars in the selvedge of the stamp on the postally used cover have any significance?"


Electric Eye Markings......lifted the following from 1827USA site

Electric Eye - In 1933, starting with the two-cent stamp, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing began experiments to improve the perforation process. The plate block at right is from one of the first electric eye plates ever printed. Note the position of the plate number, it's not in the corner as rotary press plate numbers normally are. The electric eye makes use of a photovoltaic cell employing a beam of light to aid in perforation accuracy. Although the experimental sheets had a series of dashes down the very center of the sheet and a single dash in the center of the left margin, the electric eye markings we are familiar with were not added to the sheet margins until 1939. The philatelist may note that many stamps after 1940 always seem to be well-centered. The electric-eye had a large part in this.

Electric Eye Dashes - On the 400 subject sheets, 41 vertical dashes were added to the vertical gutter between the right and left panes to aid the electric eye in the perforating process. There were two vertical dashes per stamp and a single vertical dash dead center between the upper and lower panes.


Electric Eye Horizontal Frame Bars (Frame Slugs) - Horizontal lines in the left sheet margin were used to aid the electric eye in the perforating process. This marking was first used in 1939.


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15 Mar 2014
01:36:52pm
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here is the picture the above post (1st paragraph)is referring:Image Not Found

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parkinlot
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17 Mar 2014
02:29:24pm
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I also collect covers with postmarks of my wife's birthday and my children's birthday. My son is May 6. For those that don't know the official first day of use for the Penny Black is May 6, 1840. A cover with this date sold in 2010 for 44,000 pounds in a Spink auction.

My daughter is March 20th. The $5 Freedom Statue was issued on that date and a first day cover for that issue sold for $28,000 in a Matthew Bennett sale back in 2004. If anyone has one these laying around I would be glad to make a trade with you. Winking

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cocollectibles
17 Mar 2014
03:06:41pm
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I've added your children's dates to the list that I update on the other post every Saturday.

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stampmanjack
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18 Mar 2014
08:29:37pm
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I'm looking for August 2, 1942 any country, any city but would love Peoria, Illinois. It might be fun to try to get one for each year from then on although probably a bit more difficult. I also posted this on another thread which seems to be working the same topic and has an good list.
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cocollectibles
18 Mar 2014
09:12:06pm
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Thanks for posting the request on that one; folks should use that post for their requests, and this to discuss the issues and show your cancels.

Cheers,
Peter

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Caprica
14 Aug 2017
05:54:14am
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Yes there is a website for stamps which were cancelled on your Birthday.
www.stampsandstuff.net/a.html
You can search by Country or City or Month and Day
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whitebuffalo
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14 Aug 2017
10:09:48am
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I found a few for my April 5th DOB.

1850 Switzerland's first stamp issued.
1890 Seychelles first stamp issued.
2016 GB 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.(he actually died on April 23rd)
2013 U.S. Seed Packet Forever stamps.
1956 U.S. Centennial of Booker T. Washington.
1972 U.S. Cape Hatteras Seashore.(block of 4)

I just did a basic Google search for stamps issued on April 5th. I stopped with these, but it looked like there were a few others. I have some of the above stamps, but none on cover.


WB

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