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Posted 03/14/2011   10:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add backroads to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
March must be a difficult month to find covers for. Here is another first flight cover, front and back, between two very small locations. At least they certainly would both have been small in 1938.

As an aside, anyone know what the "9" in the Ware, and the "19" in the Prince George postmarks are for? I had assumed it was the 19 part of 1938 but now I am not sure.



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Canada
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Posted 03/14/2011   11:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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anyone know what the "9" in the Ware, and the "19" in the Prince George postmarks are for?


Usually these numbers are either time marks or clerk numbers or at larger centers office numbers. I am curious though as to why Ware has a '9' there unless clerks got to choose their own number? Time marks most likely would have AM or PM alongside.
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Posted 03/14/2011   12:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add backroads to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ware would most likely have had to count sled dogs to reach 100 population and I imagine Prince George, at the time, might have had 1 or 2,000 people so the number of clerks must have been very limited. I think the "choose your own number" idea probably has a lot of merit. Thanks for the thought.
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Posted 03/15/2011   12:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No kidding; March is a cruel month when it comes to covers. None; then several. Enjoy.







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United States
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Posted 03/17/2011   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Backtracking to March 15th, I just came across this one. Great cancel on a gutter block. Also, a very futuristic cachet for 1935 (by C. Stephen Anderson):

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Posted 03/17/2011   1:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mhc99 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a cover for Mar 17th:



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Canada
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Posted 03/17/2011   7:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add backroads to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an interesting one for tomorrow - from Niger to Liberia - that may be an FDC but is a neat usage whatever the case.



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Posted 03/18/2011   3:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, I am a day early...i don't care...i went through 3 boxes of covers and this is the closest I came to March 18 ! Its my old High School !

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United States
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Posted 03/19/2011   12:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Still running a couple of days late, I know. Just found this one from France postmarked March 16th (1998):

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Posted 03/19/2011   10:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add butterfly to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
one for today -- USA to Germany.

Tomorrow would be a good day to find one related to the first day of Spring or the beginning of the lunar new year as celebrated in Persia, etc.


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Posted 03/19/2011   10:40 am  Show Profile Check smauggie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Been waiting since the thread started to post this one, and I am still two days late. Better late than never, they say.



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Posted 03/19/2011   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Get with the program will you Antonio ! I imagine thats Shamrock Florida not hamrock....never been there !
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APS 070059 Life Member International Society of Guatemala Collectors I.S.G.C. #853
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Posted 03/19/2011   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cowboys anyone?

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Posted 03/19/2011   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Back to the cover from Shamrock, Florida ... just looked up the fact that it's a discontinued post office (DPO) that was active only from 1928-1966. While I suppose cancellations from that location were popular for St. Patrick's Day, some may find the cancellation a collectible because of its DPO status.
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Posted 03/20/2011   12:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add backroads to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not related to the first day of spring, but it's a pretty cover anyhow.



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