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UC18 sz. 23 ENVELOPE, BADLY WORN DIE
These EFOs are the product of some badly worn dies. They
are UC18, Size 23, Knife 116, Watermark 45.
As you can see in the scan at the right, the worn die at the top is compared to the fresh die at the bottom. I last sold these, maybe 15 years ago, as the "Missing Crossbar in "STATES" variety.
Well, it's not really missing; it's just badly worn.
Price for a "Worn Die UC18" is $5.00.
SOMETHING is responsible for those white dots you see in the "A"
of USA. It COULD, possibly, be an OIL BUBBLE, similar to
the "Flying Saucer" variety which exists on UX44. Or it
COULD be some other type of "Foreign Matter", the exact nature
of which I don't know.
What I DO know is that I have about 15 of these, and they all look exactly the same. I've scanned 4 of them.
The cards are unfolded, and in excellent condition, with only a very minor crimp at the bottom.
In February, 1971, the USPS issued Scott #U555, the 6c
White House Conference on Youth envelope. Less than 3
months later, the First Class Postage rate was raised from 6c to
8c, leaving the USPS with a pile of envelopes of the wrong
denomination on hand.
The obvious solution was to Re-Value the envelopes... which was done. U555 existed with 3 Watermarks; 47, 48A, and 49A. And so wouold SCott U562. AND, just as Watermark 47 was Scarce for the U555, so too did it also become scarce for the U562.
I can't say I've never had these in stock, but I can say that I haven't had too many of them in stock, and that they haven't remained in stock for very long. Right now, I'm sitting on about 10 of them, so get them while they're available. 2014 UPSS Envelope Catalog price is $50.00, and they're available at the usual discount.
Price for one of these envelopes is $40.00.
UY19 WITH FOREIGN MATTER ON THE PLATE
When "disturbed areas" are round & smooth, or oval & smooth,
they are probably oil bubbles, but when they're irregular in shape,
they're foreign matter. This one is a small piece of
For the record, I have about 20 of these, and they are all exactly the same, which I've tried to show with the row of 5 cards in the left scan. These are not as impressive as my "Island of Atlantis" cards, but they're also not as expensive.
Price for one of these cards is $7.50.
That's all for now. But there's a huge pile of envelopes
waiting for me in the "back room"... and beyond. Here's a
picture. The small boxes have about 3000 #12-#13 envelopes
each (give or take a few) and the large ones have about 2400 #21-23
each. There's over 30,000 envelopes here, and a bunch more in
another room. Many of them are U522-date, but there's a few
thousand U521 and back...plus airs & officials. I'll be working on
these AFTER I finish the Used Postal Cards.
What's next...well, any time I work on envelopes, you can bet your life there will be some damaged ones, which will yield Cut Squares and Full Corners.
It won;t be dull over the next few months. And along the way, there will be plenty of U.S. & Worldwide Stamps, as well as Poster Stamps & other "Cinderella" material. If I don't go blond or crazy, it's going to be a blast.
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