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Pages From An Exhibit Of US Wrapper Scott No. W301

 
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Posted 07/13/2021   2:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mml1942 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In another thread, where several U.S. wrappers were shown as part of a question, a request was made to show some more wrappers.

Here are several pages from that collector's exhibit:

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Page 2...



Page 3...



Page 4...



I will try to get more to display later.

The image quality is not optimal as I had to reduce the page size from 1MB to the 100 KB limit.
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Edited by mml1942 - 07/13/2021 2:42 pm

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Posted 07/13/2021   3:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It may be off topic a bit to critique your friend's exhibit page layout, however on page 3, the 5 cent Grant and its cancel are partly covered up. This bothered me. I did not see any clear reason for the order your friend chose.

Thus I printed the page and did an old fashioned cut and paste, rearranging the wrappers so the one with the most spread out writing is at the bottom, then overlapping upward, etc. I get the following:



There some other comments about the layout, but I will hold off and wait to see if this gets any traction.
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Posted 07/13/2021   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are four more pages of the wrappers.

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Enjoy.

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Posted 07/13/2021   5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add unechan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow Mike, thanks for posting these wrappers. They are absolutely beautiful and so rich in postal histories!

-Hironobu
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Many thanks for showing more of this collection! There's some really amazing items here.

There are questions in my mind that I hope the owner might want to consider and research to add to the writeup.

One is the 2c added to wrappers both in the first post:
http://goscf.com/t/77952
and here on page 2 and page 8. The 10c green added to the registered wrapper here I believe represents 8c for the registration fee plus 2c for something else. We are hampered by not knowing what the contents were, but there is a 2c rate for mailing samples of merchandise, that had to be in an envelope or wrapped separately so it could be inspected. Further, the page 8 wrapper with a 2c stamp cannot be a postage due usage. The 2c cancel and the one on the wrapper match exactly so the stamp was added at time of mailing. The blue crayon marking could use some explanation from a Hungarian collector.

The wrapper on page 3 uprated with a 5c stamp is not exactly for additional weight. 1c took care of up to 2kg(!) of printed matter, plus there were upper limits for size and weight of printed matter. But I suspect that 5c would be either for added commercial paper or just a letter included with the printed matter item(s). This usage might be guessed at by how large the packet was originally.

I believe that the page 6 Hungarian due cover story needs revision. The "T" marking is likely Hungarian even though New York had the marking; the style been commonly used around the world. Austria-Hungary was a UPU member so there shouldn't have been postage due charged unless perhaps contraband merchandise was found upon inspection.

Page 3 notes no date in the originating cancels, but on later pages it is noted that this is normal, which it is for wrappers.

The Guatemala cover uprated 20c is wild. I have no guess what that represents but others will wonder also.

I hope that John Becker can correct me if necessary or provide some or all of the answers.
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Rate books not handy at the moment, but I agree, we are hampered some by not having contents, although dated vs mute cancels should usually help separate between 1st and 3rd class mailings. Yes, several of the captions need revisions.

Add: Mike, your friend would benefit by reading through the "APS Manual of Philatelic Judging and Exhibiting" at the link here:

https://stamps.org/events/judging-information

And it would be informative to see the title page and exhibit plan.
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Here are more wrappers.

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Page 10...




Page 11...



Page 12...

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Posted 07/14/2021   10:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And four more pages.

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Page 14...



Page 15...



Page 16...



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The collection continues to impress.

Page 15, in my opinion, the flag is not a cancel. There just is no reason for it. It's not used to cancel the indicium nor is a receiving cancel needed for printed matter.

Nitpicking, the second cancel ID'd as a star is a flower to my eye. Fancies/"corks" were short-lived due to wear and I don't feel that a pointed star would end up rounded like this but would rather have points broken off.

The problem for both is that fancy cancels have not been well-recorded in the very late Banknote to First Bureau issue period.
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