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Lot 269 Canada #458xx, xxi 5c Deep Blue Atlantic Fishing Village, 1967-1973 Centennial Issue, Usages of The DF and HB Precancelled Stamps on Covers and Circulars

Lot 269 Canada #458xx, xxi 5c Deep Blue Atlantic Fishing Village, 1967-1973 Centennial Issue, Usages of The DF and HB Precancelled Stamps on Covers and Circulars

An interesting group consisting of a postcard, window envelope, circular and cover, all franked with single 5c precancelled Atlantic Fishing village stamps from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue, on either the DF or HB papers. The circular is written in Chinese and is franked with a DF stamp paying the printed matter rate. The postcard is franked with a DF stamp paying the postcard rate between 1967 and November 1968. The window envelope is franked with a DF stamp paying the bulk mail rate, and finally the HB single is used on a cover from Time Magazine, paying the third class rate. Very fine and a challenging group to assemble. Net. Est. $20.

The Centennial issue covers have been priced according to the overall scarcity of the rates, the destinations and the frankings, as well as the specific paper types of the stamps used. Although there are many common covers to be found during the life of this issue, many are quite scarce, and the estimates reflect this. The following specific comments can be made:

1. Many of the stamps that are common off-cover, are much scarcer on cover. These would include any hibrite paper printing, as this paper was only in use a few months, the fluorescent orange ink on the 6c, the 7c emerald, as its period of use was just 6 months, most all Winnipeg tagged stamps as they were only available in Winnipeg, and finally some of the scarcer booklet singles.

2. The most common covers will of course be local drop letters or domestic single weight covers. This would be followed by single weight covers to the US and single airmail to Western European countries. It is these covers that are generally $1-$5 if they are VF and have some nice cancel or other marking of note.

3. Registered covers, special delivery and third class or printed matter rates are all somewhat scarce, and at a minimum are generally in the $10 range. If they are to a better destination, or are paid with a combination of definitives and commemoratives, or include a better paper variety they will be $15-$20.

4. The scarcer covers are generally multiple weight steps, or combinations of services, such as special delivery and registered, or registered for higher indemnities. These covers are typically estimated in the $30-$40 range.

5. Advertising, corner cards or special addressees or other markings will add to the value also.

While these prices may seem high it must be emphasized that these are not the kinds of covers you will see in a standard dealer's dollar box or junk box of covers. They are often cherry-picked from large cover accumulations or dealer stocks.

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