Marketplace - Finding Commercial Covers With Malaria Stamps
(Published: September, 2007, Volume 7, Number 2, Issue #23) (Table Of Contents)
(Author: Larry Fillion)


Looking for malaria stamps on commercial covers? The auction site eBay seems to have a few commercial covers for sale each month but is a slow acquisition process. I have found that searching through dealer boxes at shows can result in some good finds.

I went to APS StampShow 2007 in Portland Oregon on Thursday, August 9th, 2007. I was there at the opening of the show and went to the booths of 100+ dealers. There were a few dozen dealers that had commercial covers from the 1960s - many dealers do not carry such "new" stuff. I spent about 3-4 hours looking through boxes of covers sorted by country and sorted by topics with topical headings like medicine and insects from the topical dealers at the show. I picked up a dozen commercial covers and a few FDCs. This show was better than most due to the size of the show (over 100 dealers) as I usually only pick up 3-5 commercial covers at a show.

I would recommend attending stamp shows if you are looking for malaria stamps on commercial covers as you never know what you might find. Below are the commercial covers that I picked up.

Brazil - Scott 106 - 1962/12/11 to the United States (w/ Notified marking)
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France - Scott 1032 - 1962/05/04 to the United States
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Iraq - Scott 315 and 316 - 1966/11/03 (Back of Cover) to the United States
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Iraq - Scott 316 - 196?/10/02 (Back of Cover) to the United States
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Mexico - Scott RA14 - 1942/07/29
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Thailand - to Portugal
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Thailand - to the United States
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Thailand - to the United States (Registered)
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United Nations - Scott 102 (First Printing) - 1962/05/07, <= 1 oz. first class, surface letter rate to San Antonio, Texas
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Venezuela - Front and Back of cover - 1936/11/02 - Malaria Cancellation
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Vietnam - 1962/06/23 - Surface mail to England 1962/06/23
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Vietnam - 1964/03/19 - Airmal to the United States
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