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Posted 06/04/2019   12:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Nocturnus to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have inherited a set of "American Revolution Bicentennial First Day Cover Collection" stamps. These appear to have been produced by the Franklin Mint in 1976.

I have at least 12 so far. Issues appear to come from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bali, and others. Only one set was opened. I opened a second envelope containing four more, just because I wasn't sure what was in it. There are several more envelopes that are unopened. All of these are in new condition.

I've included photos of a few examples.

I'm finding little or no reference to them anywhere online. Is anyone familiar with these?





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Posted 06/04/2019   12:16 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm afraid that productions of this kind were designed to separate people - often not stamp collectors - from their money. Minimal financial value. Here's an optimistic offer on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/US-Bicen...AOSwQqdatnaq
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Posted 06/04/2019   12:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are philatelic collectibles created for persons who are not stamp collectors. They are nice looking and sold for a hefty premium. Unfortunately, they are nearly unsaleable.
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Posted 06/04/2019   1:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nocturnus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both, GeoffHa and Germania. I thought what you are telling me would likely be the case. I appreciate the information!
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They're really cool. I collect US Bicentennial stuff. Love'em. But even if I was actively looking for stuff, if it were $10 plus shipping for the whole lot, I would be hesitant.

If you're not going to collect yourself, then find a stamp collector...preferably a young one...and give them as a gift....
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I've always considered the Bicentennial Era to be the twilight of USA stamp collecting. Interest in collecting was enjoying a resurgence and the stamps themselves were pretty nice. It was all downhill from this point.

Jack Kelley
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