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Kevin Blackston
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San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Prexie Era Web site provides useful information

Virtually any collector of U.S. stamps will own at least a few Prexies, the definitive stamps that were issued in 1938 and remained in use until the 1950s. The series of stamps got its moniker because it honors all former United States presidents who had died by the time of the stamps’ issue.

The United States Stamp Society’s Prexie Era Committee explains on its Web site how each value in the series was most commonly used. Some of the stamps had denominations that did not cover a specific postal rate, and solo usages of those can be difficult to find.

The Web site also contains information about other stamps in use at the same time as the Prexies.

The Prexie Era Committee Web site’s layout is very basic and not particularly visually appealing, but the info on how different stamps were used makes it a valuable resource. If you collect U.S. stamps from that era, it’s a Web site worth bookmarking.

Do you know of any other Web sites that provide data on how particular stamps were most commonly used?

Published 2010-01-24

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