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National Stamp Exhibition Nyc Feb 10, 1934 Cover Letter

 
 
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Posted 10/24/2011   2:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Larryh86GT to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This was mailed to my dad to his CCC camp in 1934. I suspect he was at the Exhibition and mailed it to himself. The sheet of 6 imperforate stamps are not in the envelope - just the boxboard stiffener board, but the stamp on the envelope is the imperforate. Are these pretty common?
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Posted 10/24/2011   3:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Larry, Sometimes we find things that are really valuable and other times we find things are a just really wonderful. This is the latter, it is a first day cover for the 735a with the exhibition corner card. This is the first I have seen. But what really makes this nice is being addressed to a CCC camp, quite a piece of Americana. With this being tied to your father this is really wonderful.
As for value, to a collector of philatelic exhibition material it could be $50-150.
This would make a great custom page tied with a copy of the 735 SS. Really nice item!

Edit: the cancellation was from an Universal model D400.
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Edited by Russ - 10/24/2011 3:48 pm
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Posted 01/15/2017   10:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EricBismarck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Old Thread, but thought I would post an image of a FDC I acquired from this same event.

Cool markings and postage due. What was the rate? - Not sure why this would be postage due to Chicago in 1934



Also, the cancel is of a different type than the OP's

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Posted 01/15/2017   10:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Air mail was 8 cents and registry 15 cents, so it was 5 cents short.
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Posted 01/16/2017   08:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EricBismarck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Rev Collector. I looked for a list of historical Registered mail rates but didn't have any luck
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From what I have seen in actual auctions on eBay for the same FDC I am not sure I would agree entirely with the valuation of $50 to $150. Here is a current auction on eBay for the same cover with the same stamp, cancel, and cachet (these cachets were made by Linprint) and in much better and undamaged condition (the rough opening on yours is a detraction in potential value to a collector) http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-735a-19...AOSwopRYY046 This is a completed auction and no one bid the starting bid of $5.69 and so it did not sell. I notice that it is again up for auction and so far there are still no bids. Or here is a completed auction that did not sell with the same cacheted cover only this one has the full mini-sheet of stamps and is in excellent condition - no one offered the starting bid on this auction of $16.95. http://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-735a-19...AOSwopRYY046.

The value to you as something from your father is priceless and you should treasure it. On the open commercial market, the damage from the rough opening plus the soiling plus it having only a single stamp would bring the value down, but it being addressed to someone in a CCC camp would add some value. My thought is perhaps more in the $5 to $10 range if you found someone who wanted it for its CCC connection rather than its value as a cover.
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Edited by Kimo - 01/16/2017 12:07 pm
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Posted 01/16/2017   12:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kimo, both of your links led to the same single 735a.
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