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|Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
The earliest DAV covers in my personal collection are those franked with five cents postage. The 5¢ rate period began January 7, 1963 and continued through January 6, 1968.
Precisely dating these covers is very difficult as the covers are "mint" examples and do not have any cancellations. I would very much appreciate any information/insights which could help to accurately date these covers.
|Franked with dry print 1¢ Washingtons (Scott
1031 Krause-Minkus 570p) this cover uses sheet stamps cut into strips of
|Franked with five untagged 1¢ Jacksons,
(Krause-Minkus 607, Scott 1209) this cover also uses sheet stamps cut into
strips of five.
|My first example of a DAV cover with a coil stamp
has five 1¢ Jacksons (Scott 1225a, Krause-Minkus 608z). These
are tagged stamps first issued July 6, 1966.
|Franked with five 1¢ Jacksons (Krause-Minkus
607, Scot 1209) these are again sheet stamps trimmed into strips of five.
The stamps are not tagged. However, this cover has the blue diamond
edge markings which became prominent on later issues.