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Posted 02/28/2016   2:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add morrisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have inherited a couple of boxes of first day covers and am now getting time to inventory and evaluate the lot. There are several hundred US covers from the late 20s to the early 80s, the bulk in the middle. Most appear to be in excellent condition with a lot of ArtCraft cachets. My question is about organizing them for sale. I started grouping by cancellation date but quickly fell back on Scott#. That runs into complications where the same stamp, a 4c July 4th 1960 flag for instance, is used on multiple covers over multiple years (USS Sargo, USS Saratoga, etc). Then there are the UN stamps, UN Airmail stamps and regular airmail stamps.

Lots of intro for a basic question but what is the preferred method to organize covers?
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Posted 02/28/2016   9:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome Morris -

This is a great place to learn about your inheritance... but you need to post pictures of those items on which you want opinions. Put up some examples of early, middle & late FDCs and you will start to get assessments for folks who know.

Generally speaking, FDC during the time period you mention are not worth $$-wise a huge amount. You can probably look in eBay for similar covers to get an idea of what they might go for. But pictures will be a great advantage in answering your question.
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