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Would I Be Wrong to Use These Elvis Stamps?

 
 
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Posted 12/04/2018   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add justme to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a whole sheet of commemorative Elvis stamps still in the shrink wrap. I have put them up on eBay, OfferUp and LetGo just a little above the price for it's total postage and nobody wants them.
Would I be wrong to just use them as postage? At least I'll get the money's worth out of them.

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Posted 12/04/2018   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I use them as postage all of the time.
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Posted 12/04/2018   11:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Use them as postage. These stamps were hoarded, and they are a tough sell even at below face value.
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Posted 12/04/2018   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennyblackie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Put the stamps on nice envelopes and send them to really exotic locations overseas and get whoever that receives the envelope to mail the envelope back to you for keeping. Years down the road, these ordinary stamps on cover could fetch a lot just because they were mailed to places hardly anyone mails to.
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Posted 12/04/2018   3:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justme to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like how you think, Penny!
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Posted 12/04/2018   4:11 pm  Show Profile Check stampCat7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stampCat7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
they printed so many of the Elvis sheet stamps that using them for postage is your best use.
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Posted 12/04/2018   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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I've paid as little as fifty cents on the dollar (half face value) for recent celebrity postage.

Recently, I got to put one whole sheet to good use.

Sooner or later, some old-fashioned friend is going to need stamps for a sweet sixteen, graduation party, bridal shower ... okay, retirement party, 30th wedding anniversary ... and Elvis can be your thoughtful gift.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Posted 12/04/2018   8:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
500,000,000 printed. 325,000,000 U.S. population. Give it time. Oh, by the way, who was that Elvis guy?
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Posted 12/04/2018   8:17 pm  Show Profile Check 91stang's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 91stang to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mail them use them-don't worry
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Posted 12/04/2018   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just a hunk-a hunk-a burnin' postage baby.
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Posted 12/06/2018   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Justme,

You could make up a cover and send it to a bogus address in a small town near you. I don't know how the USPS handles return mail anymore but if you get lucky, you might get a "Return to Sender, Address Unknown" handstamp.

Obviously a philatelic usage but collectors did that when the stamp was first issued.

Dan
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Posted 12/06/2018   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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http://www.postal-markings.org/ ... the Auxiliary Markings Club has journal articles etc about all of the different return-to-sender markings

With a little luck, you might even get a marking or two you could contribute to:

http://goscf.com/t/56523 ... the New 'Pointing Hand' or 'Return To Writer/Sender' Community Project

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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