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United States/Covers & Postmarks : US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

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05 May 2014
10:02:08am
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I get 40 cents for Airmail, $3.30 for registration with insurance and possible $0.70 for return receipt (though I see no markings related to return receipt)?

That doesn't account for the extra four cents paid though . . .

Thanks for any help.

Antonio
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05 May 2014
02:34:47pm

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re: US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

Antonio,

I think i have your rates....

While inscribed AIR MAIL and while using an old air mail stamp, Air Mail no longer existed, so we go to regular first class.

20c for 1 ounce and 17c for each of next two ounces totals 54c, leaving $3.90, which is the rate for insurance for $500 to $1,000.

registry rate in effect 3.22.81 to 2.17.85; first class rate in effect 11.1.81 to 2.17.85

There's no RRR on this.

pretty nice piece, properly paid.

David

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05 May 2014
02:37:00pm
re: US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

Thank you David.

Figuring out the rates on these high-value covers is a bit like playing sudoku.

I should post a pic of the back for those backstamp fanciers. Winking

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05 May 2014
02:39:31pm

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re: US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

exactly, Antonio


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05 May 2014
10:56:53pm
re: US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

Here is the back. The Old San Juan cancel was used as a seal on the back.

The Jamaica, NY transit marking is quite interesting.

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It turns out the sender and recipient were both lawyers, which explains the triple-weight rate (all that paperwork).

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05 May 2014
11:25:11pm
re: US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

Quote:

"...all that paperwork..."

You have no idea! Rolling Eyes

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06 May 2014
10:22:55am
re: US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

Now it's time for Scott to include these more recent registered labels in the Specialized catalog. At a nice priceup, too! Winking

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The weren't used for very long, I don't think (though I have been known to be quite wrong).



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06 May 2014
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re: US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

i didn't know that Scott included any Registry etiquettes. what's the letter designation>

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06 May 2014
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re: US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

Yeap. Putting together a complete set of these registry labels with letters A-Z is a real good challenge.


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06 May 2014
11:13:29pm
re: US Rate Question - Registered Air Mail from Puerto Rico on 09/13/1983

David - Yes, for the white Registry labels applied in mostly New York and other large Easter Seaboard cities. Amos/Scott added them to the 2014 Specialized Catalog of US Stamps and Covers (which I will probably not have a copy of for a few years yet.

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