Great Britain 1953-1970 Group of 7 Covers and First Day Covers to Canada, Fine to Very Fine

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Seven fine to Very Fine covers all addressed to Canada, as follows:

  • 4d Wilding Tudor Crown FDC, dated November 2, 1953. This is easily the best cover in the lot and lists for 200 pounds in Gibbons Concise. 
  • 1/6d airmail cover, franked with 1/6d 1969 Christmas Issue, sent on December 21, 1969.
  • 7d printed matter airmail cover franked with a single 7d bright emerald Machin, sent December 2, 1970.
  • 4/- registered airmail, franked with four 1/- Wildings, sent January 30, 1963.
  • 1/3d airmail, franked with 10d blue St. Edward's Crown Wilding and 2 x 2.5d Scouting. This is the second best cover, as this is an unusual franking, as most 1/3d covers would be paid either with a 1/3d green or a 1/- bistre brown + 3d purple.
  • 6d Paris Conference and 1/8.5d National Productivity Year FDC's, both untagged. These are also better, listing for 52 pounds in Gibbons specialized. 

Our estimate of the value of these covers based on the above factors is $150.  This is based on the Gibbons value of the listed items alone, which is over 250 pounds. To understand how we have assessed these covers and arrived at this estimate and to gain a broader understanding of postal history collecting, I would suggest you read the article linked here. It should clarify the factors that make covers, and this one in particular scarce, and will help you to understand why we have estimated it at this amount.

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