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Posted 01/01/2020   1:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mark Plessinger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Why are Beazell cachets so valuable? I have a couple of them.
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Posted 01/01/2020   3:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They used to be more valuable, they have gone down in value in the fairly recent past.
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Posted 01/01/2020   7:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are valuable because they were only produced in quantities of 1-5 covers per design.

While their values have come down, they are still quite valuable and are dependent on the design and the stamp issue for which it was created.
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Posted 01/01/2020   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Glenn Estus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stampman2002: Where did you find the information that Beazells were only produced 1-5 examples for each design. Did you read that somewhere or is this a personal opinion?

In the November/December 2019 issue of FIRST DAYS, I have an article concerning the 8 designs that Beazell produced for the 1932 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Game stamp issued January 25, 1932 (Scott 716). I can show (with verification) that for that issue he produced at least 8 examples for the ski jumping design, 11 examples for the skating contest and ice skating designs, 12 examples for winter scene and ski-ing designs, 13 examples of the sleighing and sledding designs and at least 14 examples of the tobagganing design for a grand total of 94 covers spread over the 8 designs.

Only 10 of the covers have handcancels, the rest are machine cancels.
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Prices for Beazells are coming down. My personal opinion is that there are fewer collectors of FDCs from the 1920s-1940s are older collectors are dying off. The supply may be the same, but the demand has lessened.
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Posted 01/07/2020   11:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen that information about Beazell covers in a couple of auction catalogs and thought it accurate.

While there may be some issues which exceed that number, as you have pointed out, I believe the number to be fairly accurate, given the numbers/occurrence at auction, for most issues.
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