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Posted 12/28/2010   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Edwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any Idea what these are?



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Posted 12/28/2010   12:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampdog to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I did a quick search and found this:1930's poster stamps made by the American Bank Note Company for the Eaton Paper Corporation depicting views of New York City and advertising Eaton's Fine Letter Papers.


http://viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/search?q=Eaton

Pat

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Posted 12/28/2010   12:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are nice examples. ABNCo. have done some fantastic engraved stamps and cinderellas through the years. In fact, I have been looking at some foreign stamps with particularly nice engravings only to find the ABNCo. name at the bottom.

The Eaton Fine Letter Papers examples that you show have been cited before on SCF in this link on other ABNCo. products:

http://goscf.com/t/9570
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Posted 12/28/2010   12:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cynical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Boy, those images stir my juices. Just makes you wish they were postage stamps. I seem to be having a senior moment - would someone remind me what poster stamps are?
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Posted 12/28/2010   1:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are part of a set of 10 issued in 1939.

Edit: Corrected date
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Edited by Russ - 12/28/2010 3:03 pm
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Posted 12/28/2010   2:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Edwin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks guys, wow Russ looks like I'm missing 4 of them and the note card.

were they originally gummed?

I cant tell if mine are original no gum or were floated off something.
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Posted 12/28/2010   3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes they were completely gummed.
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Posted 01/24/2011   3:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gosling to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Up in the Bronx, where I volunteer at Rocking the Boat (www.rockingtheboat.org), there is the old ABN factory. I drive by every Tuesday. Lots of history, and very few residents have any idea about it.

http://www.crefeed.com/news/206571-...in-the-bronx

Cheers,

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Posted 01/24/2011   3:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moonbird to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cynical - poster stamps are a more prestigious branch of Cinderellas, and usually better designed than things like easter and xmas seals. They were sometimes affixed to letters as sort of a decoration but more often as a way of promoting something. Think of them as correspondence bumper stickers. A World's Fair for example would usually have poster stamps available - freely or for sale - to promote the event. Many religious and other organizations used poster stamps to promote their activities in one way or another. Today printed or rubber stamped logos and promotions have to a large extent replaced them but not entirely. All countries have used them and there are always lots for sale on eBay. many Canadian and US philatelic organizations still produce them for shows and exhibitions.

Here's one on sale. (by me)


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...t_500wt_1047
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Posted 01/24/2011   8:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cynical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Moonbird: I thank you for that erudite response. I never gave up hope that someone would provide me with an explanation.
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Posted 03/04/2011   3:14 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder what it cost back then to hire the engraver AND a press to do these stamps??
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Posted 03/04/2011   7:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cynical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nells: I don't know about their cost but here is a link to more discussion about this fantastic set of poster stamps.

http://goscf.com/t/11754&SearchTerms=eaton
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Posted 09/09/2011   9:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joeytoat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kia Ora (Hello) from down under in NZ. Just saw the posting for the Eaton's poster stamps. Very interesting as I'm currently selling a set of 10 on Trade Me here in NZ, which closes off in an hour.
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