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Posted 03/20/2011   10:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add backroads to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An old cover this time, with a very clear date stamp.



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Posted 03/21/2011   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
backroads,
Is that a mourning cover?
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Posted 03/21/2011   9:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unqualified yes on that. Affirmative. etc.
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Posted 03/21/2011   10:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add backroads to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also yes, most definitely so. Big black border and all.
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Posted 03/21/2011   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok ok heres my calendar date !

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Posted 03/21/2011   11:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice colorful! assortment
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Posted 03/22/2011   7:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A few hours early yet ... but for March 23rd I submit this example:



Notice that the bar cancel is a full 4" (four inches!) long. Although there may be other examples, I imagine this must be the maximum length that was used on a US cover, as I don't recall seeing many others with cancellation bars quite that long.
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Posted 03/22/2011   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i have not seen them taking pains with a cancel like that lately !
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Posted 03/23/2011   12:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add butterfly to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A little hard to read--I think this was for yesterday.
Note the address -- (This is the smoker railroad postcard previously posted.)

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Posted 03/23/2011   1:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt, that is a great FDC. I really like the airmail border

butterfly, interesting Jail Mail you've got there.
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Posted 03/23/2011   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just found another classic FDC for March 23rd. This time from 1934's Maryland Tercentenary. (I think it's a Rice cachet.)



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Posted 03/24/2011   10:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt1,
Nice cover, I always like seeing a plate block on cover. It seems to balance it with the cachet well.
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Posted 03/24/2011   10:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comments about plate blocks on cover. They do look nice, but surprisingly a lot of cover collectors look down on them as they are not in the traditional format that easily fits on a cover (especially the commemorative sized ones). Even though the catalog may say otherwise, many collectors suggest that plate blocks have little premium over a traditional cover with a single stamp.

I remember some years ago I sold off some covers to a commercial dealer, who took the singles but refused any blocks or plate blocks as they were not "resaleable" (at least not in their opinion.) Just goes to show that there are differing opinions out there.

Personally, I feel that plate blocks on cover are going to become an interesting sideline only because they are no longer possible to collect. Since the introduction of self stick stamps that have die cut perforations between them, it is virtually impossible to affix a plate block to a cover anymore.
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Posted 03/25/2011   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add butterfly to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The card for today has an important message also.





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Posted 03/25/2011   12:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Butterfly, great card. The cancel is a lovely Alaska Yukon Pacicic Expo Bomar S09-06 from an Internatinal machine. Great stike.
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