Commercial Covers

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Werner Salentin, May 4, 2017.

  1. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    Image (56).jpg An envelope I recently received from England,with a nice choice of stamps and no sign of the dreaded pen cancellation which ruins so many stamps.The block of ten stamps shows endangered plants of Britain and has a face value of approximately 9.00USD. I always thought that stamps of first or second class value could not be used on overseas mail as there was no value indicated on the actual stamp.
     
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  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Brief USA.jpg
    A "nice" example of a stamp-collector-friendly cancellation.
     
  3. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    At least this cover has the cancel,although not in the right place.Most of the mail I received whenI was in the UK did not have any cancels at all...plenty of stamps ruined by the postman,s pen !!!!
     
  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Brief 10.5.81.jpg
    Registered letter,sent May 10th,1991
     
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  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bf.jpg
    Registered letter (from a stamp dealer),sent June 6th,1983
     
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  6. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    The $1 plate number block is the prize on this cover! It may be worth a premium price as collectors of the Americana series seek on-cover usage.

    Don
     
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  7. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bf GB.jpg
    registered,insured letter,sent ?? 27th,1995
     
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  8. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    Typical Royal Mail .......Registered letters were always hand-stamped at the counter,so usually you could get a nice cancellation.Unfortunately it didnt work here.....
     
  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    I guess (don´t remember),that a good lot of stamps (?) was shipped in
    this envelope,because of the insured amount of 107.- Special Drawing Rights,
    equivalent to about US-$ 150.-.
    That could have prevented the clerks from performing an excellent cancellation,
    as they usually do.
     
  10. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    Image (76).jpg An envelope I received yesterday from France.The stamps are from a sheet issued in 2017 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Sabine de Gandon.Only 40,000 sheets were issued and its quite hard to find used copies ,especially the high value 5 euro stamp.Not the best cancel in the world but a lot better than a pen mark across the stamp,which I usually get on envelopes from England.
    I am debating whether to keep the envelope intact,or soak off the stamps.
     
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  11. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Bob:

    Tough call! I think I'd leave them on cover. Nice combo of stamps, the five euro, plus the two 1 euros of different colors.

    Nice cover!!

    Don
     
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  12. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bf USA.jpg
    Registered letter,sent May 14th,1981
     
  13. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    Image (78).jpg Another registered envelope I recently received from France.It took three weeks to arrive,which is pretty quick these days.What is interesting is that the stamps are from 1957 with stated values in the old franc.I think a lot of dealers buy these old stamps for virtually nothing and then use them for postage.A nice postmark but I would much prefer current stamps on the envelope.
     
  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Must have been a very bright postal clerk ! 76 Old Francs are a little
    bit less than 12 €-Cent.But maybe there is more postage on the back ?
     
  15. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    No,no more postage on the back.I always pay for registered mail here as most mail sent by normal service never arrives.Depending on the weight , I usually am charged from 8 to 12 euros.
     
  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    As long as the sender did not charge you more than 12 Cents for postage,
    La Poste is the only injured party.
     
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    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    BF D 92.10.6.jpg
    Letter fanked with two cut-outs from domestic postcards.
    In Germany such cut-outs are valid for postage,if big enough,to make
    sure that the postcard was not cancelled already.
    The cancellation on this letter is also interesting:
    It seems,that the letter was not cancelled,when it reached the sorting office
    at the Stuttgart airport.So it was cancelled there with a cancel not often
    seen on mail: "Nachträglich entwertet",meaning "subsequently obliterated".
     
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  19. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bf Irl 91.22.4.jpg
    Another cut-out used for postage,sent April 22nd,1991
     
  20. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bf Malay 71.22.2.jpg
    Air-mail letter posted Feb.22nd,1971
    This letter was sent from Penang,franked with stamps from Penang,Sarawak,
    Selangor and Malaysia common issue.All stamps for the different states
    were valid for postage all over Malaysia and were also sold in other states.
    The ones on this letter were all on sale in Georgetown,Penang.
     
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