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Posted 04/08/2018   11:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Fredc to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
OK… I'm new to this site, and I'm glad to be able to seek expert advice …

I'm thinking of breaking a golden rule but perhaps for good reason. I have an old album with covers mounted, but the collector cut the bottom half of the covers off. This particular cover I believe is some kind of soldiers mail from World War I. I have not yet identified which Washington/Franklin this is , but I believe the left stamp is a "jumbo"...... should I soak it? Isn't the cover pretty much worthless because the bottom half is removed ?

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Posted 04/08/2018   12:24 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fredc, why destroy the cover? The stamps look like booklet stamps - worth next to nothing if that is important to you. But the cover has something to tell, even is it not complete any longer.

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Posted 04/08/2018   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Keep the cover
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Posted 04/08/2018   12:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No good reason to destroy the cover.
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Posted 04/08/2018   12:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The cover has censor marking and signature, and it also has a complete military cancellation. If you soak the stamps off, what have you got?

Answer: Two practically valueless stamps that tell you nothing.
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Posted 04/08/2018   1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fredc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Understood. Cover stays. Thanks- I appreciate the feedback
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Posted 04/15/2018   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add steevh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
By cutting off the 'bottom half' of the cover do you mean that they are what are called 'fronts' in philatelic parlance?
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Quote:
By cutting off the 'bottom half' of the cover do you mean that they are what are called 'fronts' in philatelic parlance?


As far as I know, a front is the entire front half of the cover, the upper half would be two stamps on piece.
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Edited by littleriverphil - 04/16/2018 11:21 am
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