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What Does A Thousand Dollars Worth Of Precancels Look Like?

 
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Posted 10/19/2013   11:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add chasa to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Most precancels are penny items. That's one reason why they are popular and highly collectable. These sixteen are examples of the better ones. They came in the mail today from a dealer who is breaking up a world-class collection.
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Posted 10/19/2013   4:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They look nice, but can you give us some additional information ... which ones are the most valuable and why?

(By the way, I never knew they precanceled documentary stamps.)
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Posted 10/20/2013   7:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, they are all valuable - cataloging between $25 and $90 in the current PSS catalog.
The value is in the cancel, as most of the underlying stamps have low value.
Here are some details:
Manchester NH is the PSS-512, it has been known only on the 1cent and 4cent 1917 stamps since olden times.
They were listed in the Hoover 1940 catalog at 0.50, and 0.65 - so their stature has risen as their scarcity has become better appreciated - in the latest PSS at 50.00.
Charleston NH is PSS-578, it is only known on Scott 551, 552, 583, 632. It was always known to be scarce and now valued at 50.00.
Burwell NE is PSS-631 valued at 75.00. It is listed in the 1963 Nebraska general catalog on Scott 591,622,639,641,and 653.
Sidney NE is PSS-490 also valued at 75.00. It is only known on this denomination, Scott 632.
Brooklyn NY is PSS L21, one of 24 different locally-created precancel styles from Brooklyn.
It is known on the perf-11 1922 stamps, Scott 552 and 554, as well as this perf-10 Scott 583.

There are over a thousand different documentary revenue precancels. They were used to pay certain postal war-tax fees during and after world war 1. A checklist is available here: http://www.precancels.com/precancel...ld-selengut/
The Columbus OH is PSS-463 - cv 40.00. It is known on 11 different denomination of that era but still hard to find.
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Posted 11/17/2013   9:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add huntersouthstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That site is awesome. Just love it. And the price is right. I stopped buying Scotts about in 2009. Other then supplement for China. Due to the huge price changes.


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Posted 01/16/2014   10:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
chasa - precancels are often skewed on the stamp. Is that a variety? Does it increase or decrease value? BTW I've tried selling US precancels on eBay and elsewhere on line and had no offers. I'm surprised - thought it would be an area of interest.
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Posted 01/16/2014   1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Skewed is usually bad, although some printed types have a premium for inverted. Each case varies. Like most stamps, it is hard to sell common material.
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Posted 01/20/2014   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add begoniabo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is the 1-cent prexie from Norton, Va. ??
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Posted 01/20/2014   4:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Barton VT
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Posted 02/26/2014   7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add elk117 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,
I just tried to send an email to Chasa but my attempt was declined. Therefore could you ask on my behalf as to where I can find reference to Postage Due/Special Delivery Precancel stamps in the Town & Type and Bureau catalogs. I have checked and I cannot find anything, is there a special catalog required or what.

Many thanks
David Hughes
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Posted 02/26/2014   8:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
sorry about the obsolete email address... I think it is repaired now.
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