First day issue

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First day issue

#1 Unread post by Scubaredneck » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:27 pm

Occasionally I see these notes with postage stamps on them and date stamps for "first day issue." How does this not count as damage against the value of the note? It seems very counter-intuitive to me or is that simply a niche in note collecting?
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Re: First day issue

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:14 pm

It's a collecting niche. It's obviously damage but to some it's collectible damage.

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Re: First day issue

#3 Unread post by PALH1 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:36 pm

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my dad, when i was young, would 'mail himself' FDI's of all sorts of things....
& with a 'postmark', it's kinda like a COA, or the 'proof' it was from the first day issued...
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Re: First day issue

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:44 am

I thought he was talking about currency with stamps and a cancellation. Yeah, I used to collect first day of issues stamps and still have some.

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#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:56 am

yea D he was talking about currency...i don't have any pics of those. they were mailed in plain envelopes, & never opened. he put the denom in the return address area.

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Re: First day issue

#6 Unread post by dipper13 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:00 am

The most common we see is the two dollar bill from 1976 with the April first day of issue stamp on it. The big deal here was that they changed the reverse to commemorate the U.S. Bicentennial and issued it in the anniversary of the birth of our country. My bank at the time gave regular customers a chance to win some in a drawing. I won 50 of them. Like I said, they were pretty common. I sold them a little above face at a flea market. Who wants bills with stamps on them??

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