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Posted 02/23/2019   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wyostamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I picked this up first because of the solo 4th bureau franking (one of my niches), but am also attracted to the philatelic history aspect. Can anyone here tell me whether it is Klein's handwriting docketing "Orangeburg coils" at right?
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Posted 02/23/2019   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your cover is underpaid (or missing a stamp or is trimmed) or the airmail etiquette does not belong.
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Posted 02/23/2019   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The airmail etiquette does not belong. It is a cut-down portion of a common type from around the 1960s-70s now missing red and white bars.
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Posted 02/23/2019   3:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wyostamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I knew in purchasing the cover that it was not paying an airmail rate, but I did not know that the etiquette is actually significantly later. Yay! I'll be soaking it off in that case. The cover's got plenty of philatelic history without the later nonsense.

As for the Kleinwriting -- or not?
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Posted 02/23/2019   4:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Klein's signature is on this Siegel lot from sale 1147. Alas the letter is typewritten.

https://siegelauctions.com/lot_grd....mitNext=Next
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Posted 02/23/2019   4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Based on the signature I would say no.
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Posted 02/23/2019   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wyostamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the nice bit of research, revcollector -- I'm inclined to agree with your negative conclusion. Probably a clerk working for Klein ... still might have Klein DNA on it somewhere (as well as Klemann) ...
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Posted 02/23/2019   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I knew the letter was there, it's one of the great items of philatelic history.
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Posted 02/27/2019   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wyostamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postscript to discussion of the cover in original post: I received it and removed the airmail etiquette. Reason for etiquette's presence: a torn corner on the special delivery label.
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Posted 02/27/2019   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Glad to hear the etiquette has been removed and it wasn't something more permanent.
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