Any Info on Geo-V & Geo-VI FDC's

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Harry Golightly, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    I recently purchased some rather nice BCW FDC's. Does any of our members know of a reference book that might help me try and figure their scarcity, or even an idea
    of CV?
    I will be scanning & posting pics either tomorrow or the day after.....(Good thing is, I didn't have to 'pay a lot for those mufflers'.)
    At the very least they are interesting Postal History.
    Regards to all,
    Harry
     
  2. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    Hi Harry:

    I don't have any reference books for them, but looking forward to seeing the scans. Most commonwealth FDCs that I have seen are attractive. They should make a good collection.

    Don
     
  3. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    Harry....don,t know much about catalogue with FDC values.I don,t think Gibbons lists them in their regular catalogue,unlike the French catalogues which list all options.If they are the omnibus issues,like Coronation or Silver Jubilee,they may not be very uncommon.Look forward to seeing some of your scans.

    Bob
     
  4. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    Hello Group,
    Just want to Thank those of you who responded to my Post.
    If my uploading skills are up to it you will be able to see:
    2- New Zealand Oct. 1, 1936 'Indu NZfdc2.jpg BERfdc1.jpg BERfdc2.jpg NZfdc2.jpg NZfdc2.jpg stries Issues' FDC Sets SG 593-597
    2019 Gibbons CV for Used set 18£
    And also 'pushing the envelope' (No pun intended)
    4-Bermuda Geo-V April 14, 1936 'Pictorials' FDC complete set SG 98-106
    2019 Gibbons CV for used set 26£
    Some of the envelopes are back canceled w/ New Jersey cancels & all are in surprisingly good condition for their age.
    I would sincerely appreciate any comments, observations or suggestion of values
    from members more knowledgeable than I about these covers.
    Here goes nuttin')
     
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  5. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    Harry....nice covers...I really like the Bermuda covers.Looks like they were done independently,before the commercialisation and mass production of first day covers.At least you know these did pass through the mail system.
    I don,t have a current Gibbons catalogue so have no idea of values.Only catalogue I have is from 1981...and shows value of used stamps as 20.00UKL.

    Bob
     
  6. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Well-Known Member

    Really nice covers Harry! I have to agree with Anglobob about the Bermuda covers, I'm especially fond of the King George V period.
     
  7. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    I like 'em all, Harry. My favorite is the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Conference set.

    All, I have is a Scott catalog and no cover values there.

    Don
     
  8. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    Tante Grazie, to all who viewed & commented on my covers.
    I usually collect only MNH stamps but these covers were priced right and
    begged to be bought.
    I did a search on Mr. Lubben of NJ and found that he was born in 1908 & lived to be 98. I believe he lived through a great time to be a stamp collector & really put together a nice collection.
    (Concerning myself, perhaps I'm turning into a stamp 'hoarder')
    What the heck..let the good times roll,
    Harry
     
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  9. DonSellos

    DonSellos Well-Known Member

    I'd like to think that collecting stamps extended his life by a couple of decades.

    Since these covers went though the mails, I was thinking at first that he might have serviced his own first-day covers, but that couldn't be given the distances involved and the slowness of mail then. He must have used a cover service.

    Don
     
  10. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    Hi Don,
    I was wondering the same thing, i.e. how did Mr. Lubben acquire these covers.
    Can't imagine he traveled to either of these countries & I'm a bit surprised that in 1936 there were 'Cover Services' being offered!
    Oh Well, live & learn.
    Can anyone explain why the Bermuda covers have been 'quartered'
    (+) marked w/ pencil or pen?
    Thanks again for your comments & 'likes',
    Harry
     
  11. anglobob

    anglobob Well-Known Member

    Re...quartering of covers
    I believe this was following procedures of UK.....Registered or recorded envelopes often had this type of marking.
    Bob
     
  12. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    Thanks Roberto,
    Wonder if there are any Geo-V Falkland Centenary FDC's floating out there?
    Now that would be 'Special'.
    Off to Austin to visit old classmate.
    Cherrio,
    H
     
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