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Posted 10/23/2010  7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add 06Honda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message

Got these today.Do collectors normally keep them as they are or soak off the stamps for a regular album. My plan is to only collect used stamps and not worry about value mainly as it will be a hobby only not for investment or selling purposes. I find the notes on them interesting.




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Posted 10/23/2010  7:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

To me, it seems incomprehensible,
the two issues you show, abide in the millions
in boxes, old albums, duplicates et al.

Why on earth would anyone want to soak them off?





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Posted 10/23/2010  7:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 06Honda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I get your point, just thought I would ask as I am very very new at stamps so these will stay as they are.

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Posted 10/23/2010  8:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

A recent post on SCF mentioned that one loses about 90% of the history of a stamp when it is removed from the cover (or in this case postcard) from which it was affixed. The stamps are common; the postmark showing the proper use of the stamp on the item itself is not only more pleasing to the eye but gives the collector insight into when and why the stamp was used.

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Posted 10/23/2010  8:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 06Honda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Great learning points for me, thankyou

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Posted 10/23/2010  8:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gaff to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Honda: Welcome to the hobby.

Enjoy collecting whatever you like, as you like.
But yes, these are very common stamps and you could find them for dirt cheap...

d.

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Posted 10/23/2010  9:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Quote:
I would ask as I am very very new at stamps


Oops, sorry if you took it as directed at your good self,
That wasn't meant, I just know of so may collectors
who do that. evidence: see how many stamps with
part first day cover cancels.


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Posted 10/24/2010  06:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Recently, I began collecting Liberty Series Covers. The stamps themselves are very common, but on cover paying the going rate at the time makes them so much more interesting. When you come across an unusual usage, your little heart beats faster.

You might be surprised that a very common stamp may be scarce on cover. Not all of course, but some.

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Posted 10/24/2010  10:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Here's an example of what history one can glean from that 4-cent Lincoln stamp from 1966 affixed to a postcard from the Crandon Park Zoo in Key Biscayne, Florida (courtesy of Wikipedia):

"At one time Crandon Park also included a zoo, occupying 48 acres (19.4 hectares) of the park. The first animals in the zoo, including some lions, an elephant and a rhinoceros, had been stranded when a circus went out of business in Miami. Some Galapagos tortoises, monkeys and pheasants were added from the Matheson plantation. Other animals were added, including a white Bengal tiger. In 1981 the Crandon Park Zoo was moved from the park to a location south of Miami, and became the Miami MetroZoo, later renamed the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens."

Likewise, on the card with the 9-cent stamp, the Sheraton Sandcastle Motor Inn on Lido Beach is now the Helmsley Sandcastle Motor Inn. (If you web search for the Sheraton Sandcastle, some are actually selling similar postcards on auction sites).

If you just had the stamps and not the postcards, you would have never known this...


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Posted 10/24/2010  11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add djd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

06Honda
my contribution to this thread .
the second addressee is from a beautiful spot in northern Ontario.
South Porkupine

"Starting in 1907, the area became home to dozens of prospectors who explored the areas around Porcupine Lake and the Frederick House River.

It was not until the discovery of the Dome Mine in 1909, by Jack Wilson, a member of the Harry Preston crew, that the area became known as an important gold camp. Benny Hollinger and his partner Alex Gillies were not far behind the Wilson party; they were to discover the Hollinger Gold Mine.

Discovered by Alexander Olifant (alias Sandy McIntyre), the McIntyre Mines completed the string of important gold discoveries in the Camp. Many other gold mines would open up in the area around the Porcupine Camp in the next 60 years; however, no other gold mines discovered to date have ever equaled the importance of the first mines in the Timmins area called the "Big Three".
David-DJD

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Posted 10/24/2010  3:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 06Honda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

NP Rod, thanks for the great info and history rohumpy, wt1 & djd.

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Posted 10/21/2011  4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scotzm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I usually buy bundles of postcards at car-boot sales just for the pleasure of reading the messages. For a few pennies I get a piece of someones life in a way. The oldest ones I usually see are from the early 20th century... usually KE VIII. This one I thought had an interesting postmark from Truro in Cornwall. Even more interesting was the date!




Feb 29th 1904.

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Posted 10/21/2011  4:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I guess 1904 had a "extra" day. Nice leap yar catch.

As a side not to the thread, ALWAYS, ALWAYS leave the stamp on the piece of postal history. 1: It adds intrinsic value and 2: in some cases adds
in monetary value.

As a side comment: Years ago, I was given 19 Gunny sacks (80-100 pound bags)of stamps, all US, all on paper (trimmed). I have managed to make it through 1/10th of one bag so far. These things are a treasure trove for flyspeckers. They are all definitivies (mainly 9060's to 1980's). I am thinking of unloading them a pound or so at a time. Haven't, started to do it, but just wondering if there is even a demand? There are literally duplicates to the n-th degree. Several of the bags are just ONE stamp design. If I ever get to retire they could be fun to play with. If I die before I get to them, I am sure someone at the yard sale will get a good deal on fire material. Ha!

Anyway, welcome to collecting ...

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Posted 10/21/2011  4:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Maiden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I'm off to Berlin for New Year again this year, I'll have to check out the flearkets (flohmarkts) there and see if I can pick up some covers/postcards there. As Germany is one of my main focuses, hopefully I'll strike lucky

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Posted 10/21/2011  4:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Thats a keeper ! I like the Edward 7 era stamps !


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Posted 01/28/2012  04:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bas S Warwick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I have thousands of old postcards and everyone tells a story.

Here's an interesting one

This is not officially a 'postcard' as such - more a 'posted' card, because it is a card with a Cinderella stamp posted in an envelope. Writer states "could not find room in your cover to stick it on......."

What makes it interesting IMO (apart from the stamp) is that the writer of the card is the designer of the stamp - Ralph Dyer.

He writes ........."the above seal is the design I made for that event (4th ASDA National Postage Stamp Show - Nov 1952......."

The ship depicted on the seal is SS United States - a luxury passenger liner built in 1952 for the United States Lines designed to capture the trans-Atlantic speed record.

Built at a cost of $78 million, the ship is the largest ocean liner constructed entirely in the United States, the fastest ocean liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction, and retains in her retirement the Blue Riband given to the passenger liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean in regular service with the record highest speed.

Her construction partially subsidized by the United States government, the ship was designed to allow conversion to a troop carrier should the need have arisen. The United States operated uninterrupted in transatlantic passenger service until 1969; since 1996 she has been docked at Pier 82 on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.





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