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Ux 12 Postal Card Heading And Value Printed At Bottom

 
 
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Posted 04/21/2019   1:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Moyock13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Saw this on eBay the other day and thought it was interesting.
UX 12 Postal Card with the header and value printed t the bottom of the card. Couldn't find any reference in Scott Specialized or on google searches.
Unfortunately, it's pretty beat up. Still interesting though.
My first guess is an EFO, but I thought I'd post to SCF to get ya'lls opinion.

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Posted 04/21/2019   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, there you go! Good eyes Don! Mine must be getting old! =)
Thanks.
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Posted 04/21/2019   2:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 04/21/2019   3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice to find a genuinely used example from this era though.
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Posted 04/22/2019   03:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ernie11 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found a UX38 at a flea market one time in similar shape.
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Posted 04/22/2019   08:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All definitive US postal cards have been sold in sheets. Although there may be genuine miscut postal cards they will not receive a good certificate because of the many bogus miscuts. Private printers occasionally made mistakes but mischievous collectors and dealers with questionable ethics produced most of the miscuts. Gardner, a major postal card dealer and editor of the Postal Card Specialist was so incensed over this fraud that he ran advertisements offering to produce any variety of miscut card!
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Posted 04/22/2019   09:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, that's all a shame. Folks have to try and pull the wool to make a buck.

I think the redeeming value for the UX12 above is the date stamp showing that it was used in the correct era. And the fact that it was missent to Thornton, RI rather than Elmwood, RI. I'm not really interested in the monetary value, but rather any historic value. And that it is/isn't an EFO.
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It's one of the fun things one might come across. Since it appears to be a legitimately used card, it makes it a bit more difficult to determine how intentional the "miscut" was. But the message could easily be of a philatelic nature. To me it falls into the "philatelic fun" area, nice to enjoy for what it is. I would not call it an EFO, although in nice condition with an RPO and auxiliary marking it would be probably worth $2-$3 as a philatelic "oddity".
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Interesting way to think about revcollector, philatelic fun factor!
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That's part of why we collect, to find things that are fun and interesting without necessarily being financially valuable. That's why I love to go through dollar boxes.
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