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QUESTION: "Can you tell me the value of a pre-stamped envelope, 1 1/2 cents, with George Washington, in brown; and a 10 cent Postcard that has a map of the USA, Canada, Alaska and Central America on it, it reads USA, World Vacationland.
Thanks for your time.  Joan"

ANSWER: Hello Joan,

Thanks for your question.

Let's look at the postal card first.  If you look closer at the card, I think you are talking about a 7c card, not a 10c.  This 7c card is Scott #UX49 and it was issued on August 30, 1963.  Today it has a list value of $4.00 in mint condition.

As for the postal stationery (the envelope with the stamp# I need you to do a follow up and include a scan of the stamp in question. There are many that fit the general description you give #some of which are quite valuable).

Thanks again for your question.

Terry

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QUESTION: The postcard in question is definitely marked 10c. The pre-stamp is done in red, white and blue colors; with the letters USA, being red on top, white in the middle and blue on the bottom.  The 10c is done in red with a white outline.  USA and Alaska are done in white, while the rest of the continent is done in a lighter blue, with the rest of the stamp in a much darker blue background.  Trust this helps.  I will scan the 1 1/2 cent pre-stamped envelope later.  Thanks, Joan

ANSWER: Hello again Joan.

Please include with the scan, a picture or second scan of the postcard in question.  Thanks!

Terry

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QUESTION: Terry:  Here is a scan of both items together.
Thanks, Joan

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Hello again Joan,

Thanks for the follow up.  Sorry about the delay in answering--I was away for a few days for vacation.

As for identifying your two items---success!!!The 10c postal card is Scott #UX59 and it was issued on June 10, 1971.  It has a list value of $4.50 in mint condition.  The 1-1/2c postal cover is Scott #U481 and it was issued on March 19, 1925.  It has a list value of 25c.

Thanks again for your question and let me know if I can be of any more help.

Terry

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I have been involved in philately for most of my 56 years. I specialize in United States Issues and Postmarks. I have numerous reference sources to research if I do not know the answer. I am organized and promise swift courteous answers. I am a member of the American Philatelic Society. I also have my own philatelic mail order business.

Experience

As I mentioned, I have been collecting philatelic items for most of my 56 years. I have several albums of United States issues (most of them are pages I designed myself) and I also have numerous albums of postmarks sorted and researchhed by state.

Organizations
American Philatelic Society, All Nations Stamp Club and Harford County Stamp Club

Publications
Linn's, All Nations Stamp Club Website, and local Newspaper

Awards and Honors
Board of Directors for Christmas in April 1990-1996

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