Monochrome collection with multiple franking
Multiple franking is often spectacular.
Many collectors will pay particular attention to such items. This is particularly the case in Germany and in the German-speaking countries but also in Anglo-Saxon countries. Thus the Michel Catalogue rating this type of postage usually gives important added value. It is all justified more easily that finding this kind of documents is sometimes very difficult.
Multiple franking, means a composition of a single value, stripes, blocks or more isolated copies of the stamp, without the addition of other values (in this case one speaks of mixed franking whose value, unless facing an exceptional postal rate, are much lower).
To give a hint of scarcity, you should know that it is necessary to handle hundreds of letters to hope to find one, and I am far from exaggerating. It is necessary to be armed of a lot of patience to find some.
In this particular area (monochrome stamp collection), it is easier to find multiple franking on covers issued before World War II than with modern issues (more willingly polychrome)
Some reasons for the presence of multiples on letter:
-Philatelic reasons, franking by sender
-If the stamp has gone through a period where postal rates have changed, we will have the opportunity to find multiple copies on letter.
-Post offices using multiple, flowing thereby its stocks.
-Devaluation of local currency
Why a collection of green stamps?
Green is color of Dollar. Indeed, beyond the pleasure of collecting, the time that you have taken to bring together the different parts of what constitutes a beautiful puzzle, be aware that your collection will also represent a certain capital which can be a benefit if you get separated from. It is true that such a “monochrome” collection is a set of documents of varying value. Covers of ‘low value’ that are present in this collection, are usually valorized as they lose their individuality.
Green is color of nature. Islam was first to associate green to nature by making it synonymous to oasis or paradise. It will be starting of xixe century that the West associate the color green to nature to become later on the symbol of struggle against the filth, a symbol of cleanliness and hope that are so sorely lacking in the current Lebanon!