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Almost any question relating to US postal stationery

Experience in the area

Member UPSS 19th century catalog ediorial committee; member UPSS 20-21 century catalog editorial committee; member of APEX examiner committee; published author including regular column on US postal stationery in US Stamp News

Organizations

APS, APEX, IFDSA, IPDA, NSDA, UPSS, PSS

Publications

Postal Stationery, journal of the UPSS; Precancel Forum; US Stamp News; EFO Collector; Air Post Journal

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Bachelor degree plus

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Recent Answers from Bill Lehr

2016-11-30 value of postal cards plus stamp:

Your green Jefferson with added stamp is probably the result of a rate increase.  The postal card itself is extremely common.  I use them bookmarks.  Up-rated due to rate change but unused has no real

2016-10-09 Stamps printed on both sides.:

Dear Prashant,    Short answer, yes.    1)  There are stamps with the stamp image and value printed on one side and something else printed on the other side, like counting numbers or a logo or a description

2016-09-19 precancelledstamps:

There are many varieties of precanceled US stamps and most of them have minimal value.  Varieties include the stamp itself as well as varieties of the precancel.  Adding to the confusion, there are both

2016-07-15 brown or tan envelopes:

Stephen,    US stamped envelopes are sold at cost which includes production, paper and distribution costs added to the value of postage.      Brown or tan-colored are labeled as buff.  The first Nesbitt

2016-03-31 LABELS OR ADDRESSED FIRST DAY COVERS:

The preference of FDC collectors has changed.  FDC before a certain time period (sorry, I never remember the year) are only available addressed.  After that point, collectors wanted FDC with their name

 

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