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U611 Large "25" Circle of Stars Envelopes Wanted  
 

 
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Posted 05/06/2014   08:16 am  Show Profile Check acanalizo's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add acanalizo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I am having trouble finding a few of the Large "25" U611 25 cent Circle of Stars , Blue Square with Red Denomination of "25" entire US stamped envelopes printed in 1988 with more than 27 varieties. Two different sizes of die 242 were produced for some reason. The smaller red "25" - measures is 15.1 x 8.2 mm and the Large red "25" is 16.6 x 9.0 mm Width is from lower left of "2" to widest part of "5" Height is from lowest part of "5" vertical to top of flag. In the image below the Large "25" is on top and is rather easy to spot next to the Small "25" but not by itself. They are all pretty common however because they are not easily distinguished unless one is looking and can easily be confused and by both having the same Scott 611 makes it even more difficult to find. Most often if one holds an envelope to a light the watermark can be seen easily. The 48A watermark has "USA" with a star on right; the 49A watermark has a "USA" with a star underneath and the 50 watermark has "USA" with a star on top. The use of most watermark envelope paper was discontinued when the use of the Recycle Logos appeared around 1991-1992 and has become the "new watermark" that helps distinguish one variety of envelope from another.

I really would appreciate in anyone has an extra of any of these or knows of anyone that does, please email me. The only two UPSS envelope dealers I know of and have always been a big help(JOBI Philatelic Services and Steve Levine) do not currently have any of these varieties. Thank you for any help.

UPSS No.---Wmk----Size----Knife-----Notes

3714------48A-----12------69------Large "25"
3714------49A-----12------69------Large "25"
3716------48A-----12------69w-----Large "25"
3716------49A-----12------69w-----Large "25"
3716------50------12------69w-----Large "25"
3718------48A-----23-----115------Large "25"
3718------49A-----23-----115------Large "25"
3722------48A-----23-----115w-----Large "25"

"w" = window


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Posted 05/06/2014   12:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ThomasGalloway to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Other stationery dealers you could try:

Kirk Wolford (krkstpco@digitalpath.net), west coast guy
Phil Stevens (const@tds.net), east coast guy


Btw, I think the UPSS catalog significantly undervalues the large 25 U611 envelopes.
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Posted 05/06/2014   9:25 pm  Show Profile Check acanalizo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add acanalizo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Thomas for the names of a couple other postal stationery dealers. Doesn't seem there are many around. I will try them.
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Albert
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Posted 01/08/2017   5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FlyingStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi. I am new to the forum. I was searching for information about stamped envelopes. Found this old post. I have business envelopes with the red 25 and 13 stars in blue field as you describe.
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Posted 01/11/2017   09:40 am  Show Profile Check jobi01's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is several years later and Albert is still seeking several of the large "25" variety. Albert is seeking mint envelopes. Either these envelopes were not popular or those hoarding them are still hoarding them.
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