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Posted 01/15/2023   5:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add MrNewStampington to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is that what this would be considered. If so, that's cool. Is this something every stamp club does? If this isn't a repeat topic then I'd love to see some of your examples.


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Posted 01/15/2023   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yup, I think this is purely philatelic. I guess one clue is the absence of an address ?
By the way, to find out if something has been covered before just do a "search" on this forum. There is a "search" button on every page, right where you log in


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Posted 01/15/2023   5:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrNewStampington to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I'm not fluent in Philatelicanese yet ;) and am not sure what words to use. I searched Philatelic Covers and expected to see it pop up as a topic. It didn't so I figure I may have put the wrong terms in the search box. Do you have any you'd like to share? If, of course , this isn't a repeat topic.
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Posted 01/15/2023   5:44 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Illustrated Philatelic Glossary can be found here https://stampsmarter.org/Learning/G...aryHome.html
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Posted 01/15/2023   5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrNewStampington to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is what I'm talking about! Heck yeah. This is perfect. Seriously, thank you.


I will keep saying it, this board rocks.

Edit: do you have any of these type of covers you'd like to share?
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Edited by MrNewStampington - 01/15/2023 5:52 pm
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Posted 01/15/2023   5:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I never get tired of the pleasure, I find looking at the "Stampsmarter" bookcase.
Something magical,
Rows and rows of people's minds, in black and white.

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Posted 01/15/2023   9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have many letters that friends who attend events send me, they are philatelic, yes, but they are circulated letters.
There are also friends who send me philatelic letters because they simply want to do so. Some even decorate them.
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Posted 01/15/2023   9:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's another.
The last one is not philatelic, but it is very funny,



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Posted 01/15/2023   9:26 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know for sure that this piece of mail came from a non-stamp collector, just an art-orientated person with a sense of humor


I do not consider it philatelic, but I am sure that for many of those who do not know the sender would probably assume that it is...
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Posted 01/15/2023   10:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are them with printed drawings and with careful handwriting.
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Posted 01/15/2023   10:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
MrNewStampington, what you show is just the tip of the iceberg for what would fall under philatelic covers. Non-standard/fancy cancels often used at events can be found by searching "pictorial cancels", "fancy cancels", or "special event covers". Not every show does/did what Mid-Hampex did, but for quite a few, it has become a regular feature. The US post office must attend an event to merit a special cancel.

Will put up a few of the US pictorial covers when I dig them out.
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Posted 01/16/2023   05:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a few.
All are circulated, you can see the Post Office indexing codes.
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Posted 01/16/2023   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrNewStampington to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I realize now how personal a stamp collection can be, it's a lively hood and for some , ultimately, a retirement. It's a passion, a love, and sometimes a means to pass down to your family.

I got these stamps in 2016 , I'm not going to tell you what stamps were originally in this man's collection. You wouldn't believe me. The man who sold them to me stole them back over time because I simply just didn't look up the values and didn't think about it until it was too late. Honestly, I would be able to retire right now.

Knowing what I know now, I bet I could find out who the original owner was by using these covers as a key starting point? Agree?




Edit to clarify: I'm talking about provenance.
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Posted 01/20/2023   03:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A few more US covers:



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Posted 01/20/2023   08:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I often wallpaper my outgoing FC mail with 3 cent commemoratives. Are these covers philatelic?
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Posted 01/20/2023   08:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Two others from the USA, no stamps stuck
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