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Posted 04/12/2016   07:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Teals, do you have some confirmation that the aircraft in the stamp and on the French postcard is actually a DC-3? Here in the US the image on our famous "Transport" series of airmail stamps was a "generic" twin engine transport plane that certainly could be taken for a DC-3. And while the DC-3 is by far the best known and most common of the type, the C-46 Commando is similar in appearance and there may have been others with a similar appearance. For an exhibit, I would want to be sure that the aircraft in the stamp was actually intended to represent a DC-3, and not just a generic twin engine transport.

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Posted 04/12/2016   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add teals1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Basil
I am very confident that the aircraft in the French stamp is a DC3 for several reasons:
1. A search on French airmail aircraft does show the DC3 was used extensively for airmail.
2. My "Stanley Gibbons" aircraft on stamps catalogue states the aircraft as a Douglas DC3.
3. A front view of the aircraft from three view drawings show it identical in every respect.



So I am happy to use this material in my exhibit. Full understand that there are stamps that show stylized aircraft so one does have to be careful. Thanks for your interest and comments.
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Posted 04/12/2016   9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mcgeesorg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hong Kong Post First Day of Issue postcards from the previous year of the monkey, in 2004. I flipped them over, applied one 2016 USPS "Year of the Monkey" stamp apiece, and had them re-serviced as maximum cards with U.S. FDOI cancels.

Better, individual scans here.


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Posted 04/18/2016   11:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Barcelona, Plaça Reial (Royal Square, in catalan). On the stamp, there's the Sunday stamp market held there, while the postmark shows the fountain, cast in Paris in 1875, that's on the center of the square.



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Posted 04/18/2016   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mcgeesorg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The postcard features a reproduction of the famous Western Cattle in Storm stamp from the issue marking the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898 in Omaha, Nebraska.

A dealer sent me the postcard. I affixed the two-color 1998 reissue of the stamp to the picture surface and sent it to Omaha for a postmark.

Higher-resolution scan: http://collectpostmarks.com/cover/w...maximum-card

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Posted 04/18/2016   2:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's nice, McGee.
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Posted 04/18/2016   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mcgeesorg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Kirk.
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Posted 04/19/2016   12:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mcgeesorg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some new U.S. maximum cards that I got back in the mail yesterday:

The Cumberland Gap is a natural land formation passing through the Appalachian Mountains, including portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. For hundreds of years it served as an important passage and was considered the "First Doorway to the West". It is now incorporated into the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

On April 11, 2016, the city of Middlesboro, Kentucky offered a pictorial postmark bearing the image of a buck and a stylized National Parks Service emblem to commemorate the release of the new Kentucky state quarter dollar coin.

I purchased on eBay a vintage "postcard book" with an accordion-style fold-out of postcards, originally from from the Cumberland Gap Historical Park gift shop; cut it into individual cards; and had four serviced as maximum cards:











This was the intact postcard book:





Here is the new coin they are commemorating:





Further:
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Posted 04/19/2016   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cursus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Museu Torre Balldovina in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, close to Barcelona (Catalonia) with the new "Turistic Postmark" in use from April 13th.



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Posted 10/20/2016   9:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Heads up!

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auction...4055558.html ... MaxiCard collection at auction

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 01/26/2019   6:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Upcoming French Philatelic Exhibitions include:

2019.03.14-16 ... the 6th Philatelic Biennale in Paris

2019.11.06-09 ... the 73rd Salon Philatélique d'Automne

http://www.cnep.fr

But that "announcement" (above) was just my excuse for posting this MaxiCard from the Salon de la Philatelie 1946.

When the war was over, French philately got civilization back on track.



http://www.cnep.fr/?s=1946 ... the Autumn Philatelic Fair, founded 1946, usually held 11 November.

https://www.wikitimbres.fr/timbres/...atelie-paris ... and the Fair had its own stamp!

https://www.wikitimbres.fr/,https://www.wikitimbres.fr/ ... WAIT ... there's a wikitimbres?

Our maxicard, while promoting the show, marks the FDoI of the 1946 2F+3F semi-postal "pour le Musee Postal".

Country: France
Catalog codes:
Yvert et Tellier FR 753
Michel FR 746
Stamp Number FR B205
Stanley Gibbons FR 966
Issued on: 1946-05-25
Expiry date: 1946-10-26
Size: 26 x 40 mm
Format: Stamp
Emission: Semi-Postal
Perforation: comb 13
Printing: Recess
Colors: Brown red
Face value: 2+3 ? - French franc
Print run: 3,050,000
Engraver: H.CHEFFER
Design: D'APRES CHARDIN

http://goscf.com/t/61565 ... French Stamp Engravers ... lithograving's OP was about H.Cheffer

http://goscf.com/t/61565#531809 ... lithograving's copy of this stamp is far fresher than mine





http://www.jean-baptiste-simeon-cha...-Letter.html ... Chardin's Lady Sealing a Letter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-...meon_Chardin ... Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779)

The painting's caption on the maxicard is provided in verse:


Quote:
Hate-toy donc, Frontain : vois ta jeune maitresse,
Sa tendre impatience eclate dans ses yeux;
Il lui tarde deja que l'objet de ses voeux
Ait recu ce Billet, gage de sa tendresse.
Ah! Frontain, pour agir avec cette lenteur
Jamais le Dieu d'Amour n'a donc touche ton coeur.


Seems to boil down to: he's eager, she's still thinking about it. Sound familiar?


Quote:
Frank Loesser's "Baby, it's cold outside"

I really can't stay (but baby, it's cold outside)
I've got to go away (but baby, it's cold outside)
This evening has been (been hoping that you'd drop in)
So very nice (i'll hold your hands, they're just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (beautiful what's your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor (listen to the fireplace roar)
So really I'd better scurry (beautiful please don't hurry)
But maybe just a half a drink more (put some records on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (baby, it's bad out there)
Say what's in this drink? (no cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (i'll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I ought to say, no, no, no sir (mind if I move in closer?)
At least I'm gonna say that I tried (what's the sense in hurtin' my pride?)
I really can't stay (oh baby don't hold out)
But baby, it's cold outside
I simply must go (but baby, it's cold outside)
The answer is no (but baby, it's cold outside)
Your welcome has been(how lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (look out the window at this dawn)
My sister will be suspicious (gosh your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (waves upon the tropical shore)
My maiden aunts mind is vicious (gosh your lips are delicious)
But maybe just a cigarette more (never such a blizzard before)
I've gotta get home(but baby, you'd freeze out there)
Say lend me a coat(it's up to your knees out there)
You've really been grand (i thrill when you touch my hand)
But don't you see? (how can you do this thing to me?)
There's bound to be talk tomorrow (think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (if you got pnuemonia and died)
I really can't stay (get over that old out)
Baby, it's cold
Baby, it's cold outside


Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 01/26/2019   6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DC3 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting...
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Posted 01/26/2020   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Bumpity-bump.

A 1958 official SMS (Serial Marketing Souvenir) maxicard, this one marking 25 years of the once-triennial-now-quadrennial Maccabiah Games:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccabiah_Games

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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