Ranto cachet premium us fdc #c74 w/ c49 1185 us airmail naval aviation 1968
Postal Brochure Type 1 airplane aviation This is an early vintage Ranto FDC, of which very few covers exist of any issue. These premium FDC's pre date the 1972 official issuance of "official souvenir pages", and as such, are rarely made or ever available on these Scott #'s. These are very scarce and many times only one per issue. John Ranto was a prolific US First Day Cover collector and producer of a special line of his own hand made Postal Bulletin FDC's. He produced these covers starting in the 1960's and created them up to just a few years ago. These covers were created by hand folding US Postal Service Bulletins into a standard FDC size and then applying the current issue for the cover in addition to related combination stamps. He cleverly crafted these covers into mostly one-of-a-kind cachets or productions. In the beginning, Mr. Ranto created these covers for his personal collection, but as he enjoyed the process, he did start to create extras that he would trade or sell. Each of his covers is normally signed or intialed on the reverse side, and also coded, but not in every case. *************** I have known John personally since the early 1970's, as he lived in Hamilton Township NJ, local to our store. He was an active member of the Hamilton Township Stamp Club as well as a Life Member of the American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS). We are fortunate to have recently purchased his collection from his estate, and can now offer these personalized covers directly to the collecting public. Please realize that many of these covers are one-of-a-kind items, although typically he did prepare anywhere from 1-5 of an issue, using different combinations of stamps in many cases.*************** There are 5 basic types of Ranto Cachets that we will classify: 1. Stamp issue FDC on the original bulletin for that specific issue 2. Stamp issue FDC on the original bulletin for a previous related topic issue 3. Stamp issue FDC on the photo copied bulletin for that specific issue 4. Stamp issue FDC on the photo copied bulletin for a previous related topic issue 5. Stamp issue FDC on other medium for that specific issue*********** ****** Most issues Ranto would use combinations stamps on the related cachet issues. Many times Ranto would hand color on the photo copied issues (3 & 4 above) or even on the originals. Thank you for shopping with us! SHIPPING POLICY - WE COMBINE SHIPPING! Please request an invoice with combined shipping BEFORE PAYMENT and we will be happy to reduce your shipping costs accordingly. We encourage all of our bidders to look at our store and add to their orders to take advantage of our combined shipping policy. You may combine purchases up to one week. ****All items are packed carefully with cardboard to ensure that they arrive to you in the same condition they left our full service store and offices. WE USUALLY SHIP WITHIN 1 FULL BUSINESS DAY OF PAYMENT. SHIPPING RATES Domestic - 1-3 items first class for $2 | 4-10 items first class parcel for $3 | 11 items and up will be adjusted depending on weight and value (normally sent in priority mail box for $6.00) ***** Some items that are odd shaped or heavier will have a different Standard Shipping price. These items will be subject to parcel rates at $3 or higher and will usually already be reflected in the listings shipping rate chart. International - 1-3 items first class for $3 | 4 items and up will be adjusted depending on weight and value. Parcel rates for international shipments start at $10. (Canada & Mexico subject to slightly lower rates in parcel cases) ***** All international shipments with a value of $60 USD and over will be sent by registered mail for safety. The cost for registered mail is $13.65 extra, added to the above shipping rates. A buyer can request a lower, first class only shipping rate, but the buyer will take full responsibility for the items shipped and any possible loss or damage through mailing **** Shipments to Italy will be subject to our Registered Mail rule (as seen above) but at items values of $30 USD and over. RETURN POLICY - We have a 100% Customer Satisfaction return policy in place. If you do not receive an item, the item has been received damaged, or you feel the item was not described correctly, please send us a message and we will correct the situation immediately to our best ability. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS SO WE CAN MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE THE BEST POSSIBLE, SO THAT YOU WILL BUY FROM US WITH CONFIDENCE! THANK YOU! - The Staff at Trenton Stamp & Coin
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