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A stamp with 2 first days of Issue

#1017

Germany #1017

SABRIA '70

Germany #1017, the SoS issued to publicize the Sabria 70 National Stamp Exhibition held in Saarbrucken, Germany to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Saar stamps, had two official first days of issue. 

On April 24.1970 it was issued and sold only at the exhibition; on May 4, 1970, the closing day of the exhibition, it was available for sale thruout Germany. The cancels for both dates read ERSTAUSGABE - first issue.  

Many cacheted first day covers were issued for both dates, and I have a number in my collection, but I will just show just few representative items and one oddity.

 

FDC: Saarbrucken 29.4.70 cancel

FDC: Saarbrucken 29.4.70 cancel

FDC: Bonn 4.5.70 cancel with cachet that notes the dual issue and reproduces both commemorative cancels

FDC: Bonn 29.4.70 cancel

The oddity is a cover with ordinary Bonn post office 29.4.70 postmarks, the first day in Saarbrucken but well before the intended first day in Germany proper. Technically, the stamp was an official German issue on that date, and, since it is an unaddressed cover, it appears a clerk in the post office applied the post mark and handed it back to the collector without any thought. It is possible the cachet was added later. I have to admit I bought the cover at a NY stamp show in the early '70s because of the fancy cachet noting the 50th anniversary and not the exhibition, and it wasn't until much later that I realized what I had.  Sometimes you get lucky.

I have never seen one, but I can't believe that another clever collector hadn't made a combo cover with two stamps and two first days, so I will keep looking for one.

 

Happy Stamp on Stamp Collecting,

Lou Guadagno

 

 

 

Stamps on stamps

The topic of stamps on stamps is one of the most diverse of all topicals. Ever since Sir Rowland Hill first advocated the use of prepaid pieces of paper to be adhered to letters to expedite their delivery, the postage stamp has fascinated people. It should come as no surprise, then, that the postage stamp is being used as a stamp motif, and that topical collecting of stamps on stamps is popular. The topic of stamps on stamps is an interesting one in that it covers many different areas and avenues while still being true to the stamp topic.

If you find the topic of Stamps On Stamps (SOS) appealing, we urge that you seriously consider joining us so as to associate yourself with collectors world-wide who are engaged in building collections of premium stamps through the medium of this topic and type of thematic collecting. You would be most welcome as a member of our unit.

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The official bulletin of the Club is SOS SIGNAL, but it is not being published at the moment due to the absence of an editor (Are you interested in taking up the role?). Meanwhile, you can access past bulletins on SOS Signal. Additionally, some members, particularly our President, send out occasional brief articles of SOS relevance to members via email. Examples of these articles can be found in the "Articles of Interest" and "The First Page" sections. New SOS issues are listed in the "Gallery of New Issues".

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