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Posted 12/04/2021   05:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ubiyca to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I don't get the fact that people ignore covers where the stamps has low cat value. Noone wanted this except me, so I bought it.

Beautiful colors and clean.

Do you ignore covers that you find beautiful just because the stamps isn't high cat stamps?

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Edited by ubiyca - 12/04/2021 05:53 am

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Posted 12/04/2021   05:55 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 12/04/2021   06:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ooops Geoff beat me to it

Abraham Dixon, and later his brother of George, moved to Birmingham to work in the firm and by 1844 had become partners. In 1846 there is a notice to say the Business is to be carried on by George and Abraham Dixon and Thomas Lloyd. Thomas Lloyd undertook the foreign travel needed by the commitments of the firm. This included a residence for a couple of years in Australia, and also journeys to Mexico and parts of S. America.

The firm had begun by importing wine from Portugal and Spain, but soon began to export various metal products from Birmingham and the surrounding area. The firm tended to focus on markets in Central and South America, along with the West Indies. The business expanded greatly and around the late 1850s according to George's daughter "the money came rolling in."

One of their main trades was the gun trade. It is reported that during the American Civil War Washington requested the firm to purchase every available gun in Birmingham and the district. In 1860 the firm also obtained the management of the patent for the Wilson breech loading rifle.

https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/for...o-ltd.50138/
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Edited by rod222 - 12/04/2021 06:01 am
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Posted 12/04/2021   06:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ubiyca to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, interesting.
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Posted 12/04/2021   12:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add michaelschreiber to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ubiyca,

The airmail rate to Europe in 1937 was 15 centavos per 5 grams or part thereof, plus 7˝ centavos letter postage for the first 20 grams.

So the cover is overpaid by ˝ centavo. Overpayment is not unusual.

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Posted 12/04/2021   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ubiyca to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I understand. My question to everybody was, however, whether they bought covers which were beautiful even though the stamps on the cover might be worth very little. :-)
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Posted 12/04/2021   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why purchase a cover?

Every collector has a different reason. Some for the value, the stamp, the art, the rate, etc. What is "beautiful" to one collector is ugly to the next. Everyone collects differently - and there is often a considerable difference between a "stamp collector" and a "postal history collector". You were the first to find this particular cover "beautiful" enough to your eye to buy it.
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Posted 12/04/2021   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have purchased many inexpensive covers because I found them either attractive or "cool" in some way.
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I collect both Canada and US covers, but they have to be old, attractive and in good condition. The stamps are usually between 1c and 3c, so I don't have too many that have a high sale value.


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Posted 12/04/2021   1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ubiyca to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great answers, I totally agree. Even some advertising covers are very cool.
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Posted 12/04/2021   1:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postal history is fun too...



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