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Let's See Your Territorial Covers!

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Posted 02/04/2021   01:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't checked this thread for some time, but the posts in the last month are outstanding. Stan, I particularly like the Oregon Territory covers from Port Orford. We used to live in Coos Bay, about 50 miles north. But in the 1850s, Port Orford was probably the biggest timber port on the Oregon coast. Great stuff!

Incidentally, the cover sent to Dayton, OT (between Salem and Portland) was addressed to Joel Palmer, one of the town's founders. His house still exists and is local a historical site. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton,_Oregon
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Posted 03/02/2021   06:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobbyT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at these covers, I wish I had been collecting similar items but with the feeling that these items must be fairly rare and expensive.

I love history, and covers tell it as well as any artifact could, especially when tied, as some of these are, to historical figures.

Any suggestion how a person can get started collecting historical covers such as these without breaking the bank? I suppose they are mostly available at stamp shows, etc.

Bobby T
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Posted 03/11/2021   10:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it is from a Territory, it doesn't involve parcel post and yes it holds its own with all the other covers in this thread, even if less old. However, for this, it is in fact the perfect amount of old. It is one of those items where all the ducks lined up.


[See, I am not limited to just parcel post collecting. But for a parcel post territorial usage see my thread here: http://goscf.com/t/76523 you will need to scroll down a number of posts to see the pretty side.]
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Posted 05/08/2021   3:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stephen J Bukowy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BobbyT,
Plenty of territorials are available on eBay. Some are $1-$5. Looks like most are going to be the more recent states; Hi, AK, AZ, NM, and OK. Others are going to cost more. Dealers boxes will also have some if shows go back live. Happy Hunting.
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Posted 06/11/2021   12:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As Stephen said. I found these in a small antique shop. Paid $20 for these and a group of a few others. (when I went back for more, the shop was gone)

Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912.

Douglas, Ariz.
Canceled before statehood, Nov. 30, 1911. And after, Sep. 22, 1912.

Wonder what these guys, part of the he Mexican Revolution (19101920, thought about it at the time.



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