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Signed Stamp - Scott 971 Volunteer Firemen

 
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Posted 06/23/2021   3:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ernie11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is there any extra value to stamps that have been signed by their originator? I've had these Scott 971 Volunteer Firemen stamps for years and they were signed by the congressman in my home state of Delaware - J. Caleb Boggs, who I believe sponsored a bill to have this issue produced (the First Day of issue was in the state capital in Delaware). These stamps belonged to my grandparents, who were supporters of Rep. Boggs, and they must've gotten him to autograph these back then. Thanks.

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Posted 06/23/2021   3:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a number of blocks of 6 and 8 from the 40's and 50's signed by the engravers of those stamps but they signed in the attached selvage (margin area). Not really sure if it adds value to a regular collector unless their autograph itself has a value, I enjoy having them in any case.
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Posted 06/23/2021   6:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Is there any extra value to stamps that have been signed by their originator?


Yes these stamps will have a premium added to the normal stamp value due to the fact they were autographed by the man to produced the bill to get the stamp issued. That said, They would be sough out by specialists for example, a specialist in the stamp, a firefighting topical collector, a firetruck topical collector etc. Connecting the stamp with the interested collector is the hard part.


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J. Caleb Boggs, who I believe sponsored a bill....


Feel free to say it this way next time, "J. Caleb Boggs, who sponsored a bill...."


Quite a supporter of Firefighters he was.
https://www.fireengineering.com/lea...se-clothing/
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