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Got Any Pan American Expo Covers Or Pan Am Stamps On Cover?

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Posted 05/16/2008   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add t360 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The Pan-American Exposition was a World's Fair held in Buffalo, New York,
from May 1 through November 2, 1901. A beautiful series of bi-color engraved stamps were
issued on May 1, 1901, in six denominations ranging from 1c to 10c, by the US Post Office
to commemorate the Pan Am Exposition.

Today I received this 1902 registered cover mailed from San Francisco to Saginaw Michigan.
It has the 1c, 2c, and 4c Pan American Exposition stamps neatly applied to a Columbian 5c
stamped envelope. The 4c shows an electric automobile in Washington.

It is hard to imagine someone who was not stamp collector or dealer creating this cover.
A little bit of googling revealed that E. F. Gambs was a stamp dealer in San Francisco.



A close-up of the stamps shows they are a little toned around the perfs.



Anyone ever tried to remove a little toning from stamps on a cover?
My inclination is to not try it.
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Posted 05/16/2008   9:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice item. You're right, covers like that don't just happen.
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Posted 05/17/2008   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow

Very nice Tom.

I'd certainly be weiry of goofing with it.

Dianne
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Posted 05/18/2008   12:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a 1901 Pan American cover I've had for about 20 years.

The 2c Locomotive Pan Am stamp, used on Lackawanna Railroad (Transportation Dept)
company stationary, is tied by a special cancel related to the exposition.

This triangle plus straight line cancel was used
in Buffalo, NY to advertise the Pan American exposition held there.

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Posted 05/19/2008   11:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are two 2c and one 1c Pan Am stamps tied with a duplex cancel
to a cover postmarked at 10AM in White Plains, NY on July 15, 1901.



It is addressed to:

Dr. L. H. Greire
The Cliff
Mahableshwar
Satara District
India

and forwarded:
American Mission
Wai

The reverse has a number of interesting markings.



The 4 - PM July 15 receiving postmark in New York City reads New York, N.Y. FOR. BCH:



Next there is an August 4 SEA POST OFFICE postmark:



then an 11 AM August 9 BOMBAY arrival postmark,



and an August 9 BOMBAY DEP departure mark,



and finally an receiving mark 7 AM on August 10 in Wai, India.



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Posted 05/21/2008   9:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



2c Pan American on a cover sent on Sept. 10, 1901 from Fruitvale, Cal. to Clarksburg, California.

This cover will be sent free to the first person who makes a post here saying that they would like to have it!
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Posted 05/21/2008   9:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
read the small print !!
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Posted 05/22/2008   05:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok Phil, I read the small print

I would like to have that cover
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Posted 05/22/2008   05:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
bobgggg, you are the winner of that cover!
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Posted 05/22/2008   06:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
bobgggg, your cover is in the mail and on its way to you! I put in a bonus cover for you which has a nice copy of the 2c trans-miss.
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Posted 05/22/2008   06:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Muchos Gracias, Tom
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Posted 05/22/2008   09:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To borrow a phrase from the fashion industry - "That is an absolutely stunning cover!"

And as always, I'm a week late and ten bucks short!
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Posted 05/22/2008   8:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dang I missed it.. These sure do look like Columbian Exposition Issues.. Maybe next time Tom... MWAHAHAHAH
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Posted 05/23/2008   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Here is a 1900 cover advertising the upcoming Pan-American Exposition
to be held in Buffalo in the following year.

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Posted 05/24/2008   10:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Serves me right for working such long hours!!

I use to be able to keep up with these posts.

Oh well fall with come soon enough.

Very nice covers Tom.

Dianne
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Posted 05/27/2008   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
T360 I came accross this pan am card and stamp too bad the ink splotch marred the front of the card !

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