eBay Order Mailed with 50 Year Old Stamps!!

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  1. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen these in a long while!

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  3. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Not sure why it didn't get postmarked, but it got here faster than I expected!
     
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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Nice I would keep them if you can.
     
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  5. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I will. I used to collect stamps but lost interest in the late 70s after the bicentennial! Was really surprised to see these in modern postage!
     
  6. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Dey don't look 'cancelled'..........steam 'em off the packaging. :)
     
  7. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    I've been using stamps like that from a collection I bought for swapping on Numista. (They don't carry much of a premium.) I'm surprised that a eBay seller used them though, no tracking?
     
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  8. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    This was on a recent envelope that I received from a Cointalk Member.

    1953 50th Anniversery of Powered Flight Stamp.jpg
     
  9. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah!
     
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  10. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Wow!
     
  11. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Was that from me? Lol. I sent an envelope with 2 forever stamps and a air mail one a few months ago. I cant remember if it was you or another trade on Numista, haha.
     
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  12. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Tracking was 100%, delivery was way quicker than a bunch of other orders I'm now waiting weeks for!
     
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  13. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    One reason for using those type of stamps is that you can't even get face value from collectors.
    You might as well use them for postage.
    Stamp dealers will pay about 50-80% of face value.
    I use them for mailing occasionally.
    The problem is the number of stamps required can leave no room for the address.

    3¢ stamps were in use for years.
    Do your math and see how many would be required to mail a regular 1 oz letter today.
    The answer is --> 19.
     
  14. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Haha, I know!!! I've sent envelopes with coins where over half of the white is covered by stamps. :) I wonder what the post office worker is thinking...
     
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  15. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    My friend, I just got charged 75 cents to send a basic envelope with a birthday note for my daughter last weekend! Couldn't believe it!
     
  16. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Hmm. Unless its over 1 oz or oversized it should just cost 55 cents...
     
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  17. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    That was one of the envelopes you sent me. I didn't know if you'd mind that I mentioned you in my original post.
     
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  18. Flackthat

    Flackthat Member

    Back when you had to lick your stamps. Pretty cool.
     
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  19. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    No problem, haha. As long as you don't show my address :hilarious:
     
  20. bsshog40

    bsshog40 Senior Member

    Most cards are considered oversize anymore.
     
  21. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    That's what was odd, it was a standard thin letter sized envelope, no card, just a note and a mercury dime pendant!
     
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