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Flea Market Postcard Finds

 
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Posted 04/29/2013   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Zuzu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I headed out to a decent antique flea market this weekend here in Grand Island, but my time was limited, so I didn't have a chance to really dig through everything. I saw lots of coins but very little in the way of stamps. I spent most of my time looking through boxes of postcards. After I'd been sitting at one booth for about 15 minutes, the dealer chuckled and asked me if I was looking at postmarks because I had the box "backwards".

Anyway, I wanted to share a few postcards that I picked up. As usual, any information anyone has to offer is welcomed!

Post 1 of 3 A Bright New Year (click on images to get to larger versions, then click on those to get even larger versions)

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It isn't clear on the cancel, but the postcard is dated December 27, 1921. I picked this one up because I liked the Christmas Seal and the design of the embossed card.
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Posted 04/29/2013   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zuzu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Post 2 of 3 Pitney Bowes Mailomat (click on images to get to larger versions, then click on those to get even larger versions)

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I love this Mailomat card! I just wish that the card had been run through the Mailomat correctly so that the greeting, etc. was more legible. I bought this because it appears to be from someone named George West to his wife, and my paternal grandfather's name is George West. Certainly not the same man, but still neat.
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Posted 04/29/2013   1:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zuzu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Post 3 of 3 May birthday postcard - the small black mark in the upper right of the scan is on the clear plastic sleeve, not the postcard (click on images to get to larger versions, then click on those to get even larger versions)

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This one is my favorite of the bunch, and it was with a few cards labeled "Astrological". I'm a true Gemini born in May, so of course I love the illustration. I love the little rhyme, too I have four small emeralds in my wedding ring. (Hubby did the right thing letting me pick it out myself. ) It was a wonderful surprise to turn it over and see the Grand Island flag cancel!
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Posted 04/29/2013   1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For those interested in that Mail-O-Mat Postcard, here's a re-oriented scan of the meter and postmark impression:



Interesting to note that the Pitney Bowes meters assigned to the Mailomat started with Meter No. 51002. Yours is Meter No. 51033.
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Edited by wt1 - 04/29/2013 1:45 pm
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Posted 04/29/2013   1:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great finds Zuzu

For the Canadian counterpart of the Mailomat I have the following:

A coin-operated postage meter machine for public use manufactured by the Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter Company. The machine was first introduced in Canada, on an experimental basis, in the lobby of the Toronto post office in 1938.

On some occasions, I do find stamps or postcards in flea markets but, not that often.

Chimo

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Edited by Bujutsu - 04/29/2013 1:52 pm
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Posted 05/04/2013   05:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Love that Mailomat card.
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Were Mail-O-Mat items usually run through the cancelling machine? I thought the whole idea of meters was to bypass that (delaying) step of processing.
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Love that Mendon, MO. I live about three miles from Mendon, MA.
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