Not many purchases at Stampa 2016 yesterday. In part I was working to a very precise “wants list” of Irish miniature sheets (used).
A word about “used” miniature sheets. It is in part a risible concept. Miniature Sheets are generally only available at the Philatelic Bureau and generally bought as souvenirs rather than for postal purposes. I have of course seen some used on packages or recorded delivery but generally “used” miniature sheets are contrived …often “cancelled to order”.
So yesterday, I purchased some from my “wants list” even though I am not entirely comfortable with the notion.
I am very happy with the above covers, bought reasonably for a total of €5. I really like genuinely used covers from before 1960. I like the subtext. Two covers posted to England in 1945 have been opened by the wartime Censor. But I really like the 1930 cover sent to British Guiana. Note that the Sender thinks that British Guiana is in Africa!
I now have quite a few of these covers.