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United States/Covers & Postmarks : Washington Franklin Issue on Cover

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Stampme
08 Nov 2013
09:48:15pm
I'm curious: Has anyone ever seen or perhaps can post a cover from 1908 with any of the Washington Franklin definitives? I've never seen one. The earliest I've seen is 1909. Scott Catalog lists the first slew of them as 1908-1909.
Bruce
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12 Nov 2013
12:09:31pm
re: Washington Franklin Issue on Cover

Hi Bruce, I never noticed. I will keep my eye out for you.

Bob

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Stampme
13 Nov 2013
03:01:36am
re: Washington Franklin Issue on Cover

Thanks, Bob. Good hunting. I've been looking off and on but never found one.
Bruce

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Stallzer
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15 Dec 2013
10:10:33am
re: Washington Franklin Issue on Cover

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Christmas eve 1908, I'll look for more.

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Stampme
16 Dec 2013
09:47:28pm
re: Washington Franklin Issue on Cover

Cool. First one I've ever seen!
Great find, I think, anyway. I don't think it's just been my personal philatelic karma; I think they are hard to find.
Bruce

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19 Dec 2013
11:45:40pm
re: Washington Franklin Issue on Cover

Here is an interesting conundrum.
Assuming a reasonably large selection.
If you are looking for a particular date, especially during a particular year the odds of finding it randomly become phenomenally high.
But if you are merely examining all readable date stamps, the odds of finding something curious, interesting and possibly rare are rather good.
I think of it as a choice as to which end of a cornucopia you are working with, the wide and open end or the fine and restrictive end.

I used that example once when explaining to one of my sons about finding the right girl.
If you set a precise set of standards and conditions you may be fortunate but it may take half your life. If you open your eyes and search the field, the wide end of the horn, you may get the best surprise of your life.

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Stallzer
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20 Dec 2013
08:28:13am
re: Washington Franklin Issue on Cover

The EKU on the above Stamp is 12/3/08, so the Stamps have only a 1 month Window which does make them difficult to source.

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Stampme
28 Dec 2013
12:15:50pm
re: Washington Franklin Issue on Cover

Thanks for the EKU on the issue. That would certainly explain the paucity (okay I don't often get to use that word!) of this issue on cover, at least whenever I go through boxes of the Washington Franklins.
Bruce

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