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Posted 07/04/2013   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add PoStat4evR to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
While cataloging my vast stacks of covers, I came across this little treasure.

It is a cover from Butler Brothers, San Francisco, CA to an individual in Manila, PI.

DAte: March 3, 1937
Total postage $3.75 applied.

Stamps: Nothing special, but all perfinned with a "D" rated perfin pattern B.B. or a cat # B33.

The cover was cancelled with the San Francisco Ferry branch office handstamp cancel.

This letter had some misfortune along the way and when it reached Manila, (20 days later) a Commonwealth of the Phillippine Officially Sealed sticker (OX11) was applied.

Value wise, the 18 D rated perfins @ around $1.25 each off cover. The OX11 nominal value.

I think however it is a NEAT cover and will likely pull a favorite spot in my collection.









Just thought I would share.

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Posted 07/04/2013   10:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice POStatRevR

Would it be possible for you to show the perfin stamps closer?

This will give me a better idea of the pattern itself.

Thank you

Chimo

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Posted 07/04/2013   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
B.B. perfin pattern B33





Hope this helps.
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Posted 07/04/2013   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ncbuckeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Really is a nice cover. I am assuming that the initials on the "in" of "Received in Bad Order" are of the postal worker.
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Posted 07/04/2013   11:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That would be my guess as well.
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Posted 07/04/2013   11:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cgcoins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That cover does have alot going on for it, I like it!
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Posted 07/04/2013   1:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for that PoStat4evR

Much appreciated

Chimo

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Posted 07/04/2013   1:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One has to wonder if the letter made it to its intended recipient with the contents intact...
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Posted 07/04/2013   2:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yakboomer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love old covers with lots of different stamps!
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Posted 07/04/2013   8:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The OX11 may have a nominal value off cover, but tied on a cover like this makes it a pretty nice item. OX11 on cover in the 2012 Specialized is $300.
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Posted 07/04/2013   9:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Given that it OX11 was applied in Manila, PI, collectors of the PI will find this particularly appealing. How do I know this? The seal is applied on top of the Manila received cancel.
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Posted 07/06/2013   10:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks revcollector and snauggie for the input on the OX11. My old Scotts doesn't go into
on cover" values, so I was quite surprised by the value notation. I have been going through a 14 inch stack of perfins on cover that I have squirreled away over the years to get them data based into my system. It is fun to see a lot of covers I never thought about when they were filed into my boxes.

I guess the old addage that "One never knows what one has until you stumble on it later" fits here.

Thanks for all your inputs.

If any interest I can post perfin covers in threads...
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Edited by PoStat4evR - 07/06/2013 10:33 am
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Posted 07/06/2013   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Philippine OX's on cover are all valuable, this is actually one of the lowest cat values for any of them. OX's in general tied on a cover have at least some modest value, even if it is only a few dollars.
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