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Asia/China : I like junk mail.....well just this one!

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Ningpo
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11 Jul 2014
05:38:54pm
This is one of my favourite covers, bought at a London stamp fair about 20 years ago. Absolutely no philatelic merit at all:


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I just liked the humorous honesty about it. Strangely, I have never seen another on cover anywhere and only a single used copy on eBay.

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Has anybody else seen one?

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Makazi
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12 Jul 2014
04:52:07am
re: I like junk mail.....well just this one!

Haven't seen that before, but totally awesome! Complete opposite from electronic junk mail that tries their best to hide that it is junk mail.

But could it be that it isn't meant to be junk as in garbage, but junk as the boat? So kinda like air mail, but only by boat instead, junk mail.

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Ningpo
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12 Jul 2014
06:30:22am
re: I like junk mail.....well just this one!

I actually have 2 full sheets of these; one of which is an imperf printer's trial, I think.

They were obviously created for a bit of fun, as there are a number of deliberate printing varieties.

Shame these don't seem to have been used much, as it would be a bit of a challenge to get all the varieties on cover. I suspect though, many who obtained full sheets were reluctant to split them up because of these varieties.

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dptashny
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22 Jul 2014
07:21:45am
re: I like junk mail.....well just this one!

Ha ha, maybe there can be a new law requiring businesses to put that stamps on there junk mail!

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Ningpo
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21 Sep 2016
08:08:55am
re: I like junk mail.....well just this one!

I wrote:

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"Strangely, I have never seen another on cover anywhere and only a single used copy on eBay."



Well, at last I have found another on cover but an unusual 'overprinted' copy:


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The sender obviously having a bit of fun. I've just realised that this was used in 1991; 25 years ago.

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