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Posted 03/28/2019   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add modernstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I saw this article and I thought I would share it with the forum.

https://www.oakdaleleader.com/209-l...-collecting/
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Posted 03/28/2019   12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting article modernstamps. Thanks for the link.
There is one sentence in the article that puzzles me:

"Products were once advertised on the back of three-cent stamps in the United States."

Anyone have an example of this?
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Posted 03/28/2019   11:07 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I once had a 2c Trans-Mississippi stamp that had an advertisement stamped on the back. Not sure if I still have it. If I can find it, I will post a pic.
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Posted 03/28/2019   11:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 03/29/2019   03:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
redwood,
The article is interesting, but the only "advertising" they show for US is encased postage, which is a rather different issue.
I'm still not seeing the "Products advertised" on 3c stamps... Not saying it never happened, but doesn't seem to be as prevalent as that article claims.
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Posted 03/29/2019   08:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Match & Medicine stamps were essentially advertising; one of the selling points was that as long as they stated US Internal Revenue (usually abbreviated Inter Rev) and had a face value equal to the tax rate (one cent per 25 cents retail) anything else was fine.
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Posted 03/29/2019   09:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't disagree with that at all. Love the M&M, but that's not what this article is referring to.
M&M designs were allowed by the government to expedite the process of getting tax on products at the onset of the civil war. The rush to do it, allowed the companies to create their own dies (hence "Private Die"), subject to approval by the government.
But I suspect, you knew this already.
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Posted 03/31/2019   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Turff49 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've not seen any "advertising" on any 3 cent stamps either. Guess I need to research this more.
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