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Posted 06/17/2020   6:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This recent acquisition for my Words & Phrases airmail border collection is actually a folded letter sheet with the border printed on front and back. The printer is identified on the inside of the sheet as The Meter Digest of Waukegan, IL.

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Posted 06/24/2020   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another recent acquisition for my Airmail Borders collection, this one destined for the Arrows group. Aside from its very original border design, the cover has a couple of other desirable collecting points. It is a National Airmail Week cover posted on May 19th, national pick-up day, and it features a cachet by my favorite cachet artist, John Coulthard. Plus, there is an enclosure written by the sender to the addressee explaining the cover's significance.

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Posted 06/27/2020   6:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A non-philatelic cover on commercially manufactured airmail stationery with a distinctive border that will fit into my Words & Phrases category. The border continues on the reverse and is unusual enough to show.

The cover is overpaid, however. It is dated January 1946 and the domestic airmail rate then was still 8 cents per ounce. I don't know why the sender added the Martha Washington 1 1/2 cents.

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Posted 07/07/2020   5:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A National Air Mail Week cover out of the "Shapes" category of my Airmail Borders collection. Its border consists of small red and blue squares divided diagonally. It is a little unusual in that the printer of this piece of airmail stationery is identified on the front and it is from Canada.

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Posted 07/25/2020   12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an example of one that I believe has not been posted yet. If it has, my apologies.


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Posted 07/25/2020   1:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another I don't believe has been posted.


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Posted 07/25/2020   7:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another in the same theme.


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Posted 07/25/2020   7:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Continuing the theme.


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Posted 07/25/2020   7:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One final cover with this theme. No markings on the back of cover.

Why would this airmail cover have an RPO cancellation?

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Posted 07/26/2020   08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice batch of covers, gslaten! Great cancel from USS Mindanao.

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Posted 08/05/2020   10:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zepman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another on the recent theme of aviation borders.

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Posted 08/05/2020   10:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add zepman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A favorite of mine is the use of Zeppelins in borders.




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Posted 08/13/2020   11:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The first-day of issue cancellation for the Lindbergh 10c airmail commem is what gives philatelic value to this cover, I bought it, however, for the unusual and different airmail service designator in the lower left corner and I am placing it in my One-of-a-Kind Airmail Borders collection.

As for the first-day status, according to the Scott U.S. Specialized Catalog, Detroit was one of three first-day cities. St. Louis, Missouri, and Little Falls Minnesota, were the other two.

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