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Posted 09/30/2020   1:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

Visitor from the coin forum here. I have a couple stamps that I know nothing about, and was curious on people's opinion on value? These postcards were mixed in with a bunch of my wife's great grandfathers stuff. First is a 1902 Ben franklin, the second I'm not sure of the year, but it's postmarked August 1909. Any insight would be appreciated.


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Posted 09/30/2020   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both of the stamps were "work horses" and printed by the millions.
There is a very very slim chance the 1908 Ben Franklin could be one of the rare varieties. It is part of a complicated series of stamps called Washington-Franklins which you can investigate here.

http://stampsmarter.com/features/SQ...rank_ID.html

But your great grandfather-in-law didn't collect the stamps so much as he did collect the postcards!

With postcards, we have a stamp, a postmark, and some type of message, either a picture, and or a written message or both.

Far more likely to be more value in the cards than the stamps.
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Edited by littleriverphil - 09/30/2020 2:53 pm
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Posted 09/30/2020   3:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@littleriverphil

Thanks for the feedback. I dont think he "collected" them per say, it looks like these were just family memories, same as saving a birthday card. It's been fun to go through all the old stuff.




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Edited by silverstash119 - 09/30/2020 3:14 pm
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