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US Scott 1614 Precancels

 
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Posted 09/04/2022   01:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Reddeye to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found these in an envelope mixed in with covers from an auction. Figured I'd share. Not thinking there anything special, just good examples. I know we (daughter and I) don't have many of the same stamp with more than one city maybe two till I opened this.

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Posted 09/05/2022   07:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
collectable, common
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Posted 09/05/2022   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is some fun to be had with inexpensive items.

The Pleasantvl NY is probably from a "Readers Digest" mass-mailing.
Rutland VT and Milford CT also sound familiar for bulk rate mailings.

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Posted 09/05/2022   11:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Quite collectible and fun ... and inexpensive to collect the vast majority of these. The Scott Specialized notes:
1518, the 6.3 cent coil, 129 different Bureau precancels used in 117 cities.
1614, the 7.7 cent coil, 160 different Bureau precancels used in 153 cities.
1615, the 7.9 cent coil, 109 different Bureau precancels used in 107 cities + two carrier rate.
1615C, the 8.4 cent coil, 144 different Bureau precancels used in 145 cities.

Here are some of the same cities as the original poster shared, but on cover to show some of the users:
Boulder, CO: Psychology Today
Pleasantville, NY: Prevention
Milford, CT: Fortune
Smithtown, NY: TIme


And the same towns used with other precancels/users:
Rutland, VT: message from Readers Digest on reverse side
Milford, CT: Time
and the 9 cent coil from Pleasantville, NY: Readers Digest, first class postcard.


All from $1 boxes, I think.

With these magazine publishers printing many titles, finding other publication titles for the same towns would not be unexpected. I also suspect many uses of these bulk rate coils will be from contract mail preparation companies with numerous return addresses for their various clients. One of the challenges is locating used copies (on or off cover) perfectly knifed down the perforation row by the affixer. Potential for lots of fun.
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Posted 09/06/2022   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seeing how "common" stamps were used adds a lot of interest to modern US,
especially for your non-collector family and friends.

Of course, as John's post shows, if you tend to collect to "complete"...

These precancels are very inexpensive so you will have to hunt in $1 boxes and accumulations.
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Posted 09/18/2022   12:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Reddeye to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you John Becker,DStamp,and chasa.
We found these in a United States Post Office envelope that was in an auction.
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