Sometimes a cover or card that at first glance appears especially ugly offers hidden philatelic beauty upon closer inspection. Here is an example.
The 2.00 F and 3.00 F green-and-red postage dues are seldom found on either cover or card. But here is the 2.00 F on a postcard almost “hidden” under the old Junglinster double-circle cancel!
This picture postcard from Vienna, Austria, was sent unfranked on August 13, 1935, to Junglinster, thus incurring double the
one-franc UPU postcard rate as postage due.
Knowing that I’ll likely never see another sole use of this stamp on a postcard, I can overlook the stains, heavy cancel, and undisciplined pencil handwriting. Fortunately, I didn’t overlook the card itself!
The stamp, off cover as a used single, catalogs nine euros in my 2007 Prifix catalog. How many do you have in your collection on cover (or card)?