Bob Rightmire writes:
I am looking for images of US Proof set boxes, prior to mid 1955, that were shipped with either metered postage (see examples above)
or with a US postage stamp affixed. A postage fee below 8 cents is of particular interest. I'm also hoping to confirm that “velvet
lined” envelopes were used for shipping some proof coins, by the US Mint, prior to the 1950s.
Interesting research question. Can anyone help? Packaging is often thrown away, but with U.S. Mint products these are sometimes saved for
long-term storage. What do dealers typically do with such packaging when they buy an old collection? Here's a chance to document it.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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