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#1037 4 1/2c Hermitage Usage

 
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Posted 06/05/2017   12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add DaveG28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I came across an interesting philatelic item over the weekend. While helping clean up and discard a late family member's belongings, I came across a small box with US #1037, the 4-1/2c Hermitage stamp, franked on it next to the mailing address. The box contained a raccoon caller! You don't see that every day! Heck, I've never seen this stamp on cover. I'll try to post a photo of it later. Is this an unusually usage of this stamp, or was it meant for tiny parcels like this?
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Posted 06/05/2017   6:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are correct, the stamp was for small merchandise. The 4 1/2c rate was for third class mail weighing over 2 but less than 4 ounces.

While on something perhaps small enough to fit unfolded in an album, I doubt many were saved on intact boxes/packages.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 06/05/2017 6:40 pm
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Posted 06/05/2017   8:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A nice item! Sure don't see that every day! Who made the raccoon caller? From Texas?
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Posted 06/07/2017   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DaveG28 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, it was from Texas...Burnham Bros. Apologies. I tried to upload an image of it, but nothing I tried worked.
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Edited by DaveG28 - 06/07/2017 9:49 pm
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Lol That is who I was thinking of when I asked about Texas. Old time company.
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