Postage Stamp - 50th Anniversary of Airline CUBANA 1929 -1979 - Airplane (Ford Trimotor 1927-1933) - Cuba 1979 - Michel Cuba 2430 - my hobby.
I think that every novice collector starts building his collection with the help of postage stamps, which he can buy in the country where he lives.
I was born on the territory of the former USSR and, accordingly, the backbone of my collection is the postage stamps of the USSR and the countries-allies in the socialist camp.
Then, there was a cold war and the world was divided into capitalists and socialists, who were striving towards communism.
Postage stamps from countries such as Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Mongolia, Vietnam and Cuba prevailed on the counters of post offices in the Soviet Union.
As a rule, all postage stamps from these countries were canceled by order, I have not seen clean postage stamps from these countries.
We must pay tribute, these stamps were very colorful and bright, much more colorful than the stamps produced in the USSR.
Today, I wanted to go to the Caribbean and Cuba, a suitable place for this journey.
The series of postage stamps with which I want to begin my story is timed to 50th Anniversary of Airline CUBANA 1929-1979.
We will see different airplanes, but these postage stamps completely lack information about the subject of our observation, about the airplane itself.
Each postage stamp from this series, as catalogs and auctions say, is called - Airplane.
Changes, only the picture and the face value of the postage stamp.
I decided to change it a bit and add some meaning to this postage stamp.
Not an aviation expert, I love solving Crossfords and decided to find out the name of each aircraft in this series of postage stamps.
So, I started by saying that, usually, in a series of postage stamps, the order is traced from old to new, which means that the first postage stamp that you see shows us an airplane that flew in a period close to 1929.
Having carefully examined the postage stamp, I saw that this plane had three engines.
One engine on the body, as in single-engine planes and two engines under the wings, one on each side of the body.
This made it easier for me to find.
With great confidence, I can say that this postage stamp depicts Henry Ford's aircraft called the Ford Trimotor.
These aircraft were produced in the period 1927 - 1933 and, in total, 199 of them were produced.
At least one plane has flown in Cuba.
These light aircraft were considered very economical and operated until 1989. This is a real long-liver among aircraft.
So, the postage stamp gave me a free lesson in the history of aviation, allowed me to play an interesting quest and write the most meaningful and first, in the world, description of this postage stamp, which now has no blank spots.
But it is not so. There are white spots.
I do not know what was the circulation of this postage stamp and what is the price of an uncanceled postage stamp.
As I said, only canceled postage stamps from this series are present at auctions.
Description of the postage stamp:
Type: Postage Stamp.
Subject: #Aviation, #Airplanes, #Architecture, #Caribbean, #Cuba.
Series: 50th Anniversary of Airline CUBANA 1929-1979.
Name: Airplane (Ford Trimotor 1927-1933).
Denomination of a postage stamp: 1 ¢ - Cuban centavo.
Michel's Cuba catalog code: 2430.
Episode release date: October 08, 1979.
Perforation: comb 13.
Postage stamp size: 46 x 31 mm.
Printing technology: Offset lithography.
Estimated price for a clean postage stamp: $ ? - $ ?.
Estimated price for a canceled postage stamp: $ 0.12 - $ 0.18.
Photo: original from @barski collection.
Canceled postage stamp
Please note that the cost of shipping postage stamps to other countries can be many times more expensive than the postage stamp itself, approximately $ 5.5.
I see that it is not profitable to purchase one postage stamp if, suddenly, you need to replenish your collection. It is always more profitable to purchase the entire series, and, surplus, to change, or sell.
If you decide to buy a postage stamp online, be careful. sometimes sellers use stock images. But this option is unacceptable. You need to see exactly the product that you are buying.
If you are afraid that the postage stamp sellers will want to deceive you, you are doing the right thing, do not doubt it.
To get started with this hobby, buy a good magnifying glass, tweezers with flat and thin edges and a stockbook for postage stamps, they will come in handy.
When buying postage stamps, pay special attention to the back of the postage stamp. The adhesive layer must not be damaged.
There is such an expression - How many people, so many opinions, this also applies to sellers of postage stamps. Each of them believes that his postage stamp is in perfect condition, but only you yourself can find the perfect postage stamp for yourself.
Sometimes, a small, white scrap of paper with a round stamp on it and a number inscribed in the center circle can be a very valuable postage stamp from the days when postage stamps were not printed.
The cost of a postage stamp is determined by supply and demand, but usually in catalogs you can see the estimated cost of a postage stamp in Pounds Sterling.
In terms of quality, postage stamps can be divided into three groups: used postage stamps that were pasted on and removed from the envelope, canceled postage stamps that were canceled at the post office, by order and sent for sale, and clean, uncanceled postage stamps. As you can imagine, these three types of postage stamps, their conditions, greatly affect their value.
To be continued.
You can see the development of the story of my postage stamp collection on my Leofinance blog
I edited a photo in the program PhotoDirector, which I also installed on my smartphone.
For my publications, I do not use stock photographs, it is fundamentally important for me to use photographs that I have made with my own hands for publication and I can name them - authorial work.
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