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Posted 06/12/2019   12:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Buffalo State Asylum has a pretty macabre history. From https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new...-buffalo-ny/ comes the following description:

"Referred to by most as the H.H. Richardson Complex, this abandoned state asylum was home to many primitive psychiatric treatments during its up and running. Completed in the late 1800's, unfortunately the knowledge of mental health issues was nowhere near where it is today. Performing lobotomies, sterilizations, and many other unorthodox practices on patients is what many believe, fueled the paranormal fire. Closed to the public, this now empty asylum remains still with the chatter of former patients and spirits inside its halls."

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Posted 10/26/2019   2:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aviatik to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



Here's a more modern one for contrast.
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Posted 10/27/2019   07:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Aviatik:

I like your Marshal Islands cover and glad to see someone else collecting the more contemporary advertising covers. If cover collecting survives, they will be the classics of tomorrow.

Don
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Posted 10/28/2019   07:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A little ratty and roughly opened, but a clear cancel. I've put it in my Commercial Covers collection for it's illustrated corner card.
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Posted 10/29/2019   08:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A 1935 cover from a NYC company advertising multi-colored packaging.
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Posted 10/30/2019   07:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A cover from the Northwestern School of Taxidermy, probably from the 1950s.
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Posted 11/01/2019   07:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A cover from The Danish Pioneer, a foreign language publication for one of the many ethnic groups in 19th- and 20th-century Nebraska. A 1907 Racine, WI., receiving cancel on the reverse.
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Posted 11/04/2019   08:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A Nebraska radio station's call letters are the advertising feature of this cover. KMMJ began broadcasting from Clay Cednter, NE in 1925 and continued until 1939 when the owner sold the station and it moved to Grand Island, NE. An internet check places it in O'Neil, NE now where it operates as a Christian programing station.

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Posted 11/05/2019   3:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aviatik to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
DonSellos--I like your "bird" covers. So many classic covers lack color. It's good to see some lively ones.
The address on your KMMJ cover sparked an odd thought--I didn't know you could grow prunes. Aren't they just dried plums?
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Posted 11/06/2019   07:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The address on your KMMJ cover sparked an odd thought--I didn't know you could grow prunes. Aren't they just dried plums?


Hi aviatik:

Yes, dried plums, and as far as I know prunes started their existence as plums. Maybe some growers specialized in growing plumes for prunes only. lol
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Posted 11/06/2019   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not sure this 1945 cover qualifies as a "classic," but it is interesting for the occupation the association represents, i.e. Line Yard Operators. Since acquiring the cover, I have learned that a line yard operator is/was an individual who owned and/or operated three or more small independent lumber yards. Probably not many independent lumber yards around anymore.
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Posted 11/07/2019   12:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This 1935 Sioux City, Iowa, piece of business stationery is from a company that specialized in adhesives. An Internet search indicates there is still a Western States Mfg Co., in Sioux City that now specializes in tire and tire repair products. Not sure it is the same company as noted in this corner card.
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Posted 11/09/2019   5:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aviatik to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



A marriage made in heaven. Clough was famous for his corkscrews and Myers for his bourbon. They both seem to have gone out of business at the onset of prohibition.
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