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Posted 09/30/2012   05:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add UFOAirMail to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Guys I definatly am overwhelmed here now,,just discoved a ton of these (253 total) with literally thousands more to go through just like these in all different denominations ect ..I did a little research on precancells on these guys and I read they are quite popular to collect so I figured I would get em all together and post em up..boy oh boy why couldn't one,just one have been the Scott 596, 1 rotary press sheet waste perforated 11 from 1923 with the precancel "Kansas City, MO" Have quite a few in here with St Louis,MO instead!The hunt continues ! What do you guys think about these..pretty good stuff here or pretty much the norm stuff here?Does anything here really catch your eye?? and if so could you please tell me why..
Here we go...ALOT TO LOOK AT here~
Thank you all so very much for your thaughts and time
Dave
I wasn't able to upload very large images this time so I have them in a album where you can see them all very large if you would like~
https://plus.google.com/photos/1160...758704389873























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Posted 09/30/2012   06:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
See if there is a Park Ridge Il. in the group.
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Posted 09/30/2012   08:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice collection, but unfortunately nothing appears to be of any more than nominal value. Remember, precancel stamps were issued by the millions and were at the height of usage during the period that 1c Franklin stamp was around.

Also note that of your collection, the precancels are only the ones with the thick horizontal bars between the city and state name. All the others are just partial strikes of hand cancels and machine cancels from various locations across the US. The single exception is in the seventh scan, fourth stamp from the end which is a precancel from Seattle, Washington on the 1c Franklin coil stamp.
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Posted 09/30/2012   10:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd be interested in any Wiliamsport, PA , Lock Haven, PA, Jersey Shore, PA. and certainly pay more than catalog value for them. IF you have enough posts to do so of course and if you are planning on selling. Just throwing it out there.
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Posted 09/30/2012   12:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add UFOAirMail to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
WT1~ You say the exception is the precancell from Seattle,Wash...is that because the thick horizontal lines are NOT running horizontal,rather they are verticle lines??
What would you say the value of the Seattle would be if you dont mind me asking? Also what number in the book for these stamps as well (so maybe I can figure out what other stamps I have in the future here by you telling me) as the Seattle # value??? Could any of these be the Scott A155 1c Green with value of $6000.00 used?? Also I think I see many more COIL stamps in the group,,would that increase value and can you tell me what the nominal value of the stamps are?
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Posted 09/30/2012   12:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add UFOAirMail to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love stamps~ These are the Pre Cancells I have here-
Warren PA
Boston Mass
New York NY
Brooklyn NY
Garden City NY
Los Angelas Calif
Evansville Ind
Jersey City NJ
Chicago Ill
Detroit Mich
Saint Louis MO
Toledo Ohio
Newark NJ
Atlanta GA
New Rochelle NY
Upper Darby PA
Svansville Ind
Ann Arbor Mich
Washington DC
Philadelphia PA
Westfield Mass
Jamestown NY
Seattle Wash
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Posted 09/30/2012   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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WT1~ You say the exception is the precancell from Seattle,Wash...is that because the thick horizontal lines are NOT running horizontal,rather they are verticle lines??


Correct. The vertical line precancel on the coil stamp would be known as a Type 162 (specifically used for coil stamps). Unfortunately, no extra value for that one either (quite common).

In precancel collecting, you need to understand that there are often many types of precancels for different cities, especially the larger ones. To use Seattle as an example, there are something like 29 different types of precancels known for that city and all but two are very common and worth nothing more than perhaps a few cents apiece. The couple that are worth more are extremely rare finds. Then you have to consider that within each of those 29 different precancel types you will find that they were used on a wide variety of different stamps of various denominations over many years. Then, when you consider all of the different types of precancels for different cities and towns across the US, the number of stamps that are possible to collect can quickly grow to vast proportions (and that's not even touching on stamps from other countries who are also known to have used precancels.)

There are multiple catalogs that define all of the different types of precancels, too. It can often be overwhelming to even imagine all of the different precancels and precancel types available, and I doubt anyone has ever collected all of the known varieties, which is why many collectors choose to narrow down their precancel collecting interests to either a certain series of stamps or certain states or cities/towns or even certain precancel types, as a general collection of all of the available precancels can be intimidating for most novice collectors.

Here's some reading on precancels that will give you some of the basics:

http://precancels.com/wordpress/wp-...lArticle.pdf


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Posted 07/03/2017   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add budercakes to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I inherited this stamp collection and I'm trying to figure out where we can take it to get it appraised but I was reading some posts and noticed this stamp was mentioned.. I don't know anything about stamps. Does anyone have any knowledge about this stamp?
Thanks for your time!

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budercakes, welcome to this forum. You may have a good one, and you should do a couple of things to make sure it is what you want it to be.
I think the first thing you ought to do is contact a stamp club in your area. You are close to several, please consult http://stamps.org to find one that is close to you. The folks in a stamp club can give you much better advise about what you have.


Peter
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Posted 07/03/2017   1:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rhett to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
budercakes, right precancel city, wrong stamp so not a 596.
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