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Time For Another Fun Episode Of "Why The ?#%&@ Did You Buy This???"

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Posted 11/22/2020   6:49 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting... no one thus far has pointed out the item(s) that I homed in on immediately as both potential and make-or-break for the lot.
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Posted 11/22/2020   7:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Black Ball Ferry cover looks interesting but I have no context to know if it makes the lot work for you. Beyond that, I think it was the Trucial States stamps they drew you in.
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Posted 11/22/2020   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The early covers were the first thing that caught my eye, but that's me, not the covers.

The other items that I noticed after a couple of looks were the miniature sheets from Germany and Japan and the French offices in China (?) page.

I wonder if there is something in the lot to do with revenues that you noticed?
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Posted 11/22/2020   7:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Yes, the Umm al Quiwain are hiding there.

So what you are saying, is that you have spotted something familiar to you. That is not going to be consistant with the rest of us.
It may not be within our sphere of knowledge.

When I bid on early album pages of Turkey, it is "fly by your pants"
as you never know, till items come under the magnifier.
I'd say I get about 50/50 return.

I sometimes note, Turkish stamps are hinged willy nilly to fill a stamp page, which makes it look exciting.
The incorrectly placed stamps have newer hinges, so you cotton on
a dealer or seller, is "enhancing" lots.



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Posted 11/22/2020   8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is an interesting lot. Granted, one takes a chance by spending $400+. But I think I would have done it.

Couple people mentioned the Black Ball ferry cover on picture #8. I rode the ferry from Port Angeles over to Victoria and back in June, 1982. It's an interesting way to get mail into the US post system.

In the 9th picture, I note a couple covers to B. Schulze in Port Angeles. He was a stamp dealer at the time, but I don't know if he is still in business or even living. The 10th picture seems to show some early Luxembourg sheetlets that may have some value. I also like the old, non-US, cut squares. There is some damaged stuff, as floortrader mentioned. But I've bought old stockbooks and binders of this stuff in the past and generally liked what I got.

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Posted 11/22/2020   10:49 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
only thing that grabbed my attention was the mourning covers
not the German States
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Posted 11/23/2020   02:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamps101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I find the third last pic to be of most intrigue. What are those sheets?
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Posted 11/23/2020   04:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
the uk postage (face) and china sheet
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Posted 11/23/2020   07:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That does not appear to be UK postage, they are overprinted Tangier, and perhaps other offices.
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Posted 11/23/2020   07:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


The suspense is killing me.
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Posted 11/23/2020   07:58 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 11/23/2020   08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 11/23/2020   09:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bankruptcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll take a guess. The Heligoland stamps in the third photo. If that's a real used 7 (or 7a) then it makes the purchase worth it.
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Posted 11/23/2020   10:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can't imagine buying a lot based on that from this scan. Plus from this source......
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Posted 11/23/2020   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll go with inverted sheet perfs. Have no idea though...
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