really old cover around the world

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by jim72051, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    I particularly enjoy the very earliest covers. I have some with letters that are fascinating.
    Here are a few from my "things to sort" box:

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  2. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    I also like classic covers not just because of the stamps but because of the handwriting. Classic covers are really work of art before. :D
  3. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    Nice little lot, now you can attempt your handiwork to restore some the cover.
  4. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    I've restored cars but never covers. I am pretty sure it would be worse off after trying.
  5. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    You do not have to spraypaint the covers.
    Just folding out the bent corners making them look whole again would much improve the looks,
    More packing if brittle, removing pecilmarks of past prices only.
    Removing stains is a whole new scenario when at all necessary.
    Above all retaining them in the condition they are is a challenge as affects over time you hardly notice destroys them pending certain conditions.
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  6. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    I'll leave that to the professionals. Just getting them out of the sleeves to photograph them caused some damage. As I am not a expert particularly on foreign material so I keep all the dealer marking including prices. Unfortunately some dealers mark the cover and not the sleeve
  7. rainydaystamps

    rainydaystamps New Member

    I love old covers too. Thanks for sharing these pictures jim72051. That Queensland one would have been a beauty if it wasn't for the missing chunk at the top right!
  8. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    True, I regret the damage as well but if it was undamaged I probably wouldn't have it. I think I got it from a dealer's dollar box in Texas
  9. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

  10. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    I wonder what the two stamps that were cut off were. Someone definitely wanted them.
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