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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:53 PM

I wanted to share these covers with FSM Members whom build WWII aircraft.  The first cover is very unique as it has been canceled in Dayton, Ohio.  It not only has a actual USPS Corsair stamp, but it also has a 24 karat pure gold stamp.

The second cover is a computer generated envelope that has a brief history lesson regarding VMF-214.


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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:07 PM

Very cool, Tosh. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:15 PM

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Very cool, Tosh. Thanks for sharing.

 

It's my pleasure!

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Posted by Chemteacher on Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:38 PM
Really neat. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:52 PM

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Really neat. Thanks for sharing.
 

No problem and thank you for your interest in this thread!

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, September 25, 2020 6:09 AM

INFORAMTION REGARDING THE FDC OF THE 24 KARAT GOLD PLATED CORSAIR COVER


First Day of Issue: July19, 1997

First Day City: Dayton, Ohio "Birth place of the Wright Brothers"

Stamp Designer: Phil Jordan Falls Church, Virginia

 

The carrier-based Corsair depicted on this U.S. Stamp took six years to develop.  The result of the effort was a superior, long-lived fighter that saw exstensive action in WWII and was recalled to service in Korea.

Rex Beisel, chief designer at Chance Vought, headed the Corsair project that began in 1938.  Although several of the planes began service with land-based Marine squadrons in 1942, they did not measure up to carrier requirements.  Then fate intervened.  A Japanese Zero Fighter, captured in the Aleutian Islands in 1942, gave the engineers the technical intelligence needed to finalize the Corsair design.

In fact, the F4U Corsair that went into carrier service in April of 1944 out-performed the Zero in every respect.  Known as the "bent-wing bird," it had an unusual inverted gull-wing that allowed for a short, retractable undercarriage. A 2000 horsepower engine powered the plane, giving it a range of 1,562 miles, a ceiling of 34,500 feet, and a maximum speed of 425 miles per hour.

Corsairs were the workhorse of the U.S. Pacific fleet.  Nearly 12,700 were built during a decade of production.  They saw extensive service as dive bombers, attack airplanes, and night fighters.  Their WWII combat record was outstanding.  Flying more than 64,000 missions, Corsairs had a kill ratio of better than 11 to 1.  They shot down 2,140 enemy aircraft while suffering just 189 losses.

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, September 25, 2020 6:42 AM

Corsairs were famously flown by the "Black Sheep" squadron VMF-214.  Led by Marine Corps Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington in the area of the Solomon Islands known as "The Slot".  Boyington has been credited with a total of 22 kills in the F4U Corsair also known by the Japanese nick name "The Whistling Death"!

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 PM

Another Corsair cover.

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, September 25, 2020 2:07 PM

The stamp illustration could pass for a version of the old Monogram F4U-4 box art. Pretty neat!

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, September 25, 2020 5:44 PM

gregbale

The stamp illustration could pass for a version of the old Monogram F4U-4 box art. Pretty neat!

 

Yes, I didn't notice that until you just mentioned it.  Thanks for read and reply!

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:10 PM

I just received these stamps depicting Corsairs.  I have a few more on the way.

 

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:11 PM

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:11 PM

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:12 PM

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:13 PM

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:24 PM

I wanted to take opportunity to share this mint sheet of 10 stamps.  The stamps are from Kiribati.  

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Posted by Tosh on Friday, October 2, 2020 2:49 PM

More stamps of Corsair's.

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Posted by Tosh on Monday, October 5, 2020 1:40 PM

I think I have amassed every single Corsair on a stamp.  Lol!  So this is the final Corsair, after this I have on my watch list via eBay of heavy bombers, allied fighter aircraft, even stamps of Anne Frank.

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:17 PM

I have these single Corsair stamps.  They are printed from Mozambique, Marshall Islands, Sierra Leone, Republic De Djibouti, Nevis, Maldives, and Republique Centrafricaine.

As is the case, when building a Topical collection and or on a specific subject, you tend to stray to a completely different country.  Which in my humble opinion, it's a great way to learn different cultures.

What's fun and exciting is to open up mail only to discover stamps that you ordered have arrived!  In earnest, stamps of this sort that details around F4U Corsairs and WWII subjects tend to be very inexpensive.  

But due to the fact that this year marks 75 years ago in that anything to reflect WWII arises, these Corsair stamps normally should cost $0.75.  But due to the 75th Anniversary of WWII, the cost is three times higher.  

And that especially cast a high priced shadow on stamps that feature US aircraft.  Mustangs, Corsair, Thunderbolt, Warhawks, Hellcats, Wildcats, and TBF Avengers seems to allocate the higher prices.

I've also noticed heavy bombers like the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator are popular subjects.  Of course Hurricanes, Spitfire, and Avro Landcasters make up the difference.  

One stamp that has my attention is a sheet that contains one stamp and that would be a "Shinden"!  As I collect more stamps of WWII aircraft, rest assured, I'll be adding more way subjects.

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:28 PM

Although there's only one Corsair depicted on this sheet of stamps, I thought that displaying the sheet as it would be a good idea.  Check out all of the artist rendiontion of WWII aircraft.

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Posted by Tosh on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:29 PM

This non-Corsair set of two stamps depict a P-61 Black Widow from Sierra Leone and a B-17 Flying Fortress from the Marshall Islands.  The Flying Fortress is a very cool stamp due to the fact that Ezra and I, WIP is an Academy B-17 Flying Fortress the "Memphis Belle"!

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:05 AM

Although it's definately not a Corsair, I really enjoy the depiction of a Defiant battling against a Me109 captured by the artist in a dog fight!  

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:13 AM

The venerable Corsair depicted in a stamp from Granada.  It's over in the Great Marianas.  Postage for $2.00 seems high but it's a given that only collectors would make purchases of this type and topic of a stamp!  

Again another dog fight against a Zero, striking a hit!

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:26 AM

A Me262 one of my favorite aircrafts to build all the time!  If you ask me why, I really enjoy the differnt color (Camoflauge) variations.  Plus it looks really cool.  I've also included my two builds of the Me262, if my memory serves me correctly the Me262 on the ledge is a Revell Kit.  The 262 that's on the wall is made by Trumpeter It's a visible Me262.  

I really enjoy kits that has a see through of the cockpit and other parts of the aircraft!

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:59 AM

I'd like to contribute if I may, Tosh. This is one of a couple of Boeing Clipper stamps I have stashed somewhere in the house. I've always been a fan of those big flying boats.

I did snag this image off the interwebs however. The stamps I have aren't mounted, they're just in a jewelry box, resting.

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:11 PM

fotofrank

I'd like to contribute if I may, Tosh. This is one of a couple of Boeing Clipper stamps I have stashed somewhere in the house. I've always been a fan of those big flying boats.

I did snag this image off the interwebs however. The stamps I have aren't mounted, they're just in a jewelry box, resting.

 

I encourage contributions, the more the fun, the more the merrier as the saying goes.  Those clipper stamps are really nice to own due to the fact that it's also a Airmail stamp.

The USPS no longer prints airmail stamps.  So this and other airmail stamps that fall into this category tend to account for premiums.  

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:18 PM

A Mitsubishi Zero in action.  Seems to me that they're pulling up after dropping off there payload.

It reads at the very bottom of this stamps that they're from the Aircraft Carrier Akagi.

 


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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:25 PM

The English version of a US Flying Fortress.  The mighty Avro Landcaster! 

 

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:28 PM

My very modest collection of WWII topical collection of aircraft and modern day super cards

 

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Posted by Tosh on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:46 PM

Another non-Corsair or non-WWII aircraft.  I just wanted to share this lot of stamps depicting 007 in the very cool idea and concept.

The Lotus Espirit that turns into a submarine.  Only in a James Bond movie can something like this happen.  The two other vehicle is made exclusively by Lambhorgini They are the Miura and the Countach. 

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