Modern U. S. Covers
collector with limited means, if he has
a particular liking for stamps on original covers and cannot afford the
expensive earlier material, could well give attention to the U.S.
used, say, in the 20th century. A really interesting
wide variety and embracing many features of the postal service could
be the result.
Registered covers would appear in considerable variety, shown in the various rates over the years and especially so the scaled-up rates representing insured valuations, also the additional fees for return receipts showing "addresses where delivered," "restricted delivery," etc.
be of course covers by Certified Mail,
and by Special Delivery. Covers of varying rates to foreign
and airmail. Letters damaged in transit or opened by mistake
post office seals affixed. I have only sketched some
Personally I would strive to avoid covers with a philatelic look and
those that had been used commercially. As a collection, I am
it would provide a great deal of action for the fellow always looking
for a sideline.
- George B. Sloane
June 7, 1958
Posted July 16, 1999
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