Stamps (Philately)/twice used cover

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Greetings, I have a cover that appears to have been used and then turned inside out and used again. It looks like a normal envelope. It has a 1922 post mark and a common 2 cent us stamp. It is open at the end. When I removed the contents I noticed the inside is stamped, postmarked and addressed. It has a nice 5 cent pilgrim tricentenial. I cannot see the postmark.
Is re-use a common thing. It's the first I've noticed. Now I have something else to check for lol.Is there a premium for a double used cover?

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Hi Stephen,

 "Turned" or "used twice" covers were fairly common during the Civil War period, particularly in the South, where acute paper shortages occurred. They are also sometimes seen in the 1840 (pre-stamp) to 1870 period, but are rarely seen after that.  Such a late use as 1922 is definitely uncommon, but as far as a premium, I'm not sure. If the stamp on the inside was postmarked too, I would guess the value would be in the $50. range, but since you say it isn't, my guess is more like $15/20. range. Hope this helps.

Bill

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William R. Weiss, Jr.

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United States - Virtually any kind of stamp, cover, essay, proof, cancel, covers, etc.

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I have my own expertizing service - Weiss Expertizing. See here; www.stampexpertizing.com.

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