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Old 05-10-2019, 08:01 AM   #1
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GOLDEN SPIKE Commemorative Stamp - Today

Today is the first day of issue for the new stamp, commemorating “The Golden Spike” Transcontinental stamp. There is a set of 3 stamps, but a better choice is to buy a Pane that could be framed as a display. The cost of a Pane is $9.90, (forever stamps, without the price in the stamps). I’ll. Be hitting my Post Office later today. The stamps are very colorful.

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Today is the first day of issue for the new stamp, commemorating “The Golden Spike” Transcontinental stamp. There is a set of 3 stamps, but a better choice is to buy a Pane that could be framed as a display. The cost of a Pane is $9.90, (forever stamps, without the price in the stamps). I’ll. Be hitting my Post Office later today. The stamps are very colorful.
I didnt know this. Thanks for the info, i will be hitting my post office today too.
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Thanks again, doc, i have mine.
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Thanks, teledoc: I now know what I'll get for my dad for Father's Day
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Sold out by 9AM this morning. I am going to order online.
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I got a page of them. They still had plenty they said. Broke, your location is why yours was sold out. They are the most beautiful and colorful stamps I have seen. I was hoping for a certificate stating "First Day" but they did not do that for these.
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Closer shot of them. The ones in the middle are stamps also.

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Need to find a frame now.



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I went to ebay to see if some stamps were on yet. Sure enough they are. Some had something from USPS saying" first day of issue". My post office said they didn't have anything saying that. Sellers were asking 1.39 for one stamp and no "first day" certificate,
plus shipping. They are .55 each at post office. 9.90 for a full page of them, 18 stamps. I hardly ever send mail. I try to do all online. I might get a couple more sheets in case I do mail anything. They are forever stamps.
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Al, I never thought to check if they would show up on eBay. Your typical low life’s trying to capitalize on others stupidity, asking anything over the actual price, and without looking myself, they probably also want high shipping costs!!! The days of “First Day of Issue” has gone by the wayside, along with the typical First Day Covers. The hobby of Stamp collecting is no longer what it was years ago. The prices and the many new stamps produced each year, has caused the hobby to suffer. Today was the the actual First day of issue, as a NEW stamp.

A follow up check on eBay, shows one seller offering the full Pane at $19.00 with $3.82 shipping. Sad thing will be someone willing to pay that price.
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When I went to ebay I saw something kinda neat. Someone was selling the 75th anniversary lot of 4 stamps for like 4.99. It was called Golden Spike then also. So they are 75 years old. Stamps were
3 cents then. .55 now.
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