HOW TO ORDER:
1. DINOSAUR STYLE
Dinosaur Style (thru the mail), you can print out this sheet, then circle the price
of what you want and mail it in with your payment. PLEASE circle with a fine
colored marker; any color will do.
Sorry, this is not a full-function interactive
website with a shopping cart and card processing ability. It's Dinosaur-style;
it only has listings. Still, we can improvise!
send me an e-mail and type out what you want and the price.
OR, you can cut & paste the item with its description and price.
IF the item
exists in several conditions or forms (such as f-vf or vf for stamps, or as Cut
Squares or Full Corners) please indicate which you want.
OR you can cut & paste large portions of the list and
whatever you want.
00-80-00 shade for the techs out there) works well, as does
I accept VISA, Master Card, and American
Express. I also accept PAY PAL, at
my e-mail address of
IF your order is relatively simple or if you have a few questions, you can phone
me at 718-939-5788.
For me, "business hours" are flexible. I'm usually in, and if I'm
not, you get the answering machine. Leave your #; I'll get back to you.
OF PURCHASE: Items from this list
may be combined with items from my other lists for a
of $15. ALL ORDERS will be shipped via Insured
or Registered mail, for your protection. Please add $2 for postage and insurance
to all orders. Smaller orders will carry private insurance and will have NO
USPS markings. There's no "handling" fee; just actual
postage expenses. This is for U.S. orders only. Overseas shipments,
please e-mail me in advance for shipping information.
New York State Residents, please add the appropriate Sales tax. VISA, Master
Card and American Express are accepted: please include all information which appears
in raised print,
the 3 digit security code which
appears on the back. PayPal accepted.
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Dear Friends & Collectors,
The new website,
progressing well. There are now over 3400 items,
over 2800 of which are in the category of Postal Stationery. Recently, I added
2 new categories to the Postal Stationery listings:
FLUORECENT POSTAL CARDS.
Now nearly 50 cards are listed, with a few more to follow when I get the REPLY CARD
section worked up.
ENVELOPES BY UPSS #, U522-35.
THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. It's a bit of a test right now, and I could use
a little help. Those of you who are Specialized Envelope Collectors, please
take a look at these listings and let me know what you think. If you feel
I need to add any info, or change any elements of style, I'd appreciate the input.
I'd appreciate knowing NOW, when I only have about 60 items up there and it's easy
to fix, instead of LATER, when I have nearly 2500 items up & running.
the next small project will be to finish off the Postal Card lists. REPLY
Cards are almost done. Then, the 3 NON-MINT lists...MINT FACE, UNUSED, and
USED. And the Postal Buddy, and the UX25 Plate Varieties, and some Postal
Statioinery First Day Covers.
feel badly about is my lack of attention to the OTHER parts of my business... the
Poster Stamps and the Worldwide Stamps. I do apologize for the delay, but
for now, the Postal Stationery must come first.
And with that in mind, let's get down to business.
U586a, MISSING RE-VALUE
UPSS #3621a Size-23, Wmk 47
The story behind this MAJOR ERROR is a "clean" one. In 1978,
the USPS believed they would be raising the first-class postage rate from
13c to 16c. They prepared THIS envelope, seen at the left. But
then the Postal Rate Commission decided to change the rate to only 15c.
Stuck with many millions of wrong-rate envelopes, they decided to Re-Value,
rather than destroy, them. The Re-Valued envelopes are U586.
Now, the reason I call this a "clean" story: unlike previous re-values
and surcharges, these envelopes were never distributed to Post Offices or
the Public. The chances for "favor" items were minimized,
as all the work was done "in-house". The various Re-Values
- missing, inverted at the lower left, or printed on the back flap - are
all legit, without question.
there is Opportunity!
I recently purchased
a small group of these envelopes. Unfortunately, they were stored in a humid area
and the flaps were all stuck down, to a greater or lesser degree. However,
the price was right, and as I've said for nearly 35 years, "When I get lucky,
YOU get lucky". The envelopes are all very clean, and I can offer these
to you 2 different ways. Please keep in mind; Scott is $200 and UPSS is $275.00.
1. PARTIALLY STUCK, $100.00.
The area of "stickage" is about ONE INCH LONG, at the center of the envelope.
This is the area where all 4 flaps overlap, where most envelopes begin to stick.
The envelope is VERY FLAT with NO TWISTING. With a little STAMP LIFT fluid
and some patience (by which I mean 15 minutes), the flap could be lifted, then placed
between 2 pieces of plastic, and pressed between books for a few hours. The
gum, of course, would be disturbed, but only in a small area. Otherwise, you'd
have a very clean envelope at a low price.
OR, if you
were so inclined, you could chop a
HUGE FULL CORNER.
2. FLAP COMPLETELY STUCK, $65.00.
The area of "stickage" runs the entire length of the flap and there is
a SMALL AMOUNT (but not too bad) of TWISTING. If you're looking for a bargain
price, you could easily put up with the twisting...OR, you could turn this into
a HUGE CUT SQUARE.
NEW ENVELOPES BY UPSS #
All in excellent condition. Quantities are limited on some, so please get
back to me quickly.
UPSS# SZ KN
985 8 38
1003a 10 55
2012 10 59
2061 10 57X
2164 13 78X
2187 10 57X
2361 13 78X
2613 13 78X
2687 21 100X
Very minor gum bleed on the U440.
2694 21 100X
2710 10 57X
3315 23 116
3667 12 69
AM43 13 78
AM63 12 66
UY12, SEPARATION 2
UY12 is one of
the more challenging - and annoying - Postal Cards to collect. Although
there are no PLATE varieties like UX25, there are 9 SEPARATION varieties, plus
color varieties in both ink and card stock. AND, although they are all priced equally in
the UPSS Postal Card catalog, they are NOT equally difficult to find.
The picture of William McKinley exists in both the Carmine and Pale Red shades.
The Card Stock exists in cream, canary, yellow buff, or light buff. And
the Separations.... exist Roulette 5 3/4, 11 1/2, 9 1/2 as well as Printer's
Rule 9 1/2.
What'a being offered here is UY12,
UPSS #MR19 Separation 2. Roulette 11 1/2 on the Message Side,
Carmine on a yellowish card stock which is either Canary or Yellow Buff.
I couldn't tell you the last time I had these in stock... but when I did, I was mailing out paper pricelists.
CONDITION: Mint, Unfolded, Good Corners.
UPSS (2010) Catalog Value is $15.00.
FOR ONE OF THESE BEAUTIES: $12.50.
The field of "Cinderella" Philately seems to suffer from a
lack of Catalogs. In March, 2013, I had no reference for these labels.
Now, there is one; there's a website which has listings of Olympic Labels
and Poster Stamps. That's the good news. The bad news; it only has
listings up until 1956... AND the prices are from a catalog which was issued
in 1986. Still, as a reference, it's the best out there.
1948 OLYMPIC LABELS
About 2 1/2 years ago I purchased a group of what I thought were 1940 Olympic
Labels. You can access the story behind these labels on my March, 2013
What I didn't know at the time was that in 1948 the Olympic Committee
produced a set of labels for the 1948 Olympics which was nearly an EXACT
DUPLICATE, with the only difference being that the name HELSINKI was
replaced with the name LONDON. See the scan below.
What I also
didn't know was that a bunch of these were buried in with my 1940 HELSINKI labels.
IF YOU BOUGHT ANY 1940 HELSINKI
LABELS FROM ME DURING THE PAST 2 YEARS, I SUGGEST
YOU TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THEM; THERE MIGHT JUST BE A "LONDON" OR 2 MIXED IN.
PRICE FOR A SET OF 1948
LONDON OLYMPIC LABELS IS $11.50.
1974 STAMPEX CARD
You wouldn't run a few miles without a light warmup, and I'm not going to
list one of the more important holdings of Poster Stamps I've run across in
the past year without something along similar lines.
1974 marked the 100th Anniversary of the U.P.U., and at the STAMPEX show in
Great Britain, a "Souvenir Card" was issued showing stamps from Great
Britain, Switzerland, and Sweden.
"Souvenir Card" it's a bit light on the "Card" part. Unlike most I've
seen, the card stock is more like an Index Card... which is why I consider
this more of a "Cinderella" item. AND the SIZE is a bit small, as
these things go, being 6" x 3 1/2".
PRICE FOR A 1974 STAMPEX CARD IS $3.00.
The Fields-Picklo Catalog of
Philatelic Show Seals, Labels, & Souvenirs
Two Cinderella collctors,
Sandy Fields & Ken Picklo comnplied a "catalog" of their collections
in 1982. There are no pictures, and the prices are a MINIMUM
of 35 years out-of-date, but it's the best Catalog out there, AND
it's free for the clicking.
AS mentioned on the Introduction Page of this list, the prices
represented WHAT WAS ACTUALLY PAID for the Poster Stamps, and that
purchase may have occurred 20 years prior to the publication (1982)
of the list. Still, what I find is extremely useful is the
RELATIVE value of many items. If a perforated set lists at $2
and an imperforate set of the same design/issue lists at $5.... we
may reasonably assume that the imperf is scarcer, and should be
worth SOMEWHAT more than the perf. MAYBE 2 1/2 times as much,
maybe more, maybe less, depending on what's available in the current
YOU can spend a few days looking
over this list. The area of PHILATELIC SHOW CINDERELLAS is
massive. AND, I can tell you from personal experience, the
above list is not complete. I have quite a few ERRORS of the
ASDA Shows from the 1960s which are not listed.
At some point in the (hopefully) near future I'll be adding this, as
well as the Olympic Poster Stamp reference, to my LINKS PAGES on my
1934 HOBBY COLLECTORS EXHIBITION, NEW YORK
There were TWO
major stamp shows held in New York at the recently constructed
Rockefeller Center that Winter/Spring of 1934. The First was the
National Stamp Exhibition, February 10-18 and the Second was the Hobby
Collectors Exhibition, April 25-30. The National had Poster Stamps
made by the American Bank Note Company which were beautifully engraved
and professionally produced. The Hobby Exhibition had Poster
Stamps made by Reehl Litho, a much smaller local printing company about
which I can find very little info in the time I've alloted myself.
The Reehl Litho Poster Stamps have a very
primtive look. The Frames aren't much to look at and the Pictures
of Rockefeller Center are somewhat grainy and weak. And that's
only the beginning...
There are 4 colors
to the centers, which was the
standard for such labels. There were
2 border colors, purple and black. These exist both Perforated and
Imperforate. The alignment of the centers is not always
perfect... in fact, sometimes it's horrible. (Though if you like
EFOs, this can be a GOOD thing!). One combo, the Purple
Border/Orange Center exists with the Center Inverted. There are
proofs of the blue and green centers, both perf and imperf. There
are underinks. And, for the grand finale, there are some
"printer's waste" copies, ungummed but clean, with a double print, one
of which is at a bizarre angle.
A final word, before prices. If you check the
internet, especially eBay, you'll find just
handful of offerings, mostly the perforated purple border varieties
(usually referred to as "blue"). With regrets, I don't have any of the
PERFED varieties in stock... except the blue & green proofs. To price
what I'm offering I've relied more or less upon Fields - Picklo. I believe my
prices will be a bit on the low side and that I will be increasing them
at some point down the road, but probably not for a few months until I
can get these up on my website and eBay and get a better feel for the
For items this age (80
years), the condition is outstanding. These are NOT Postage
Stamps, and were not manufactured to the highest standards. Reehl Litho
was NOT the American Bank Note Company... or even John Nicklin.
MOST of what I have looks as fresh as the day it was printed, though an
OCCASIONAL gum skip or light crease must be expected. I will
always give you my best.
I'm NOT sitting upon a massive hoard of
these, so I'm not offering imperf pairs at his time. Maybe
1. SET OF 4, IMPERF,
PURPLE BORDERS: $9.50
2. SET OF 4, IMPERF, MIS-REGISTERED
CENTERS: $11.50 (NOTE: The scan above is a "more or less" scan.
Earliest orders get the "more" off-center; later orders get the "less"
3. SET OF 4, IMPERF, BLACK BORDERS:
4. BLUE PROOF, PERFORATED: $7.50
5. BLUE PROOF,
6. GREEN PROOF, PERFORATED: $7.50
GREEN PROOF, IMPERFORATE: $10.00
8. PURPLE BORDER, ORANGE
CENTER INVERTED: $5.00
9. PURPLE BORDER, BLUE CENTER, DOUBLE
PRINT. This is printer's waste. No GUM. $15.00.
End of the line for this month's mailing. I've been moving at a
snail's pace recently... and by recently, I mean for about the past year
and a half. I know that some of you, like myself, enjoy a good
medical story... but some of you don't, so I'll spare you the details.
Suffice it to say that very shortly it SHOULD all be history, and things
can get back to normal. Actually, the problem here is not so much
what was "wrong" with me, but the manner in which the "medical system"
handled it. If I could give you 2 pieces of useless advice, they
would be "avoid drugs" and "avoid medical procedures". I don't
seem to do very well with either. This is a bit like saying "Don't
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