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Posted 05/15/2020   05:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some more:

Black and Orange Int Rev with some selvedge
Letters close to the stamp





Proprietary stamp on Poudre de Riz box. I believe make up powder.
Asuming the stamp has a precancel?.




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Posted 05/15/2020   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And the last ones I will show.

2x inl exchange




Bank check. stamp: Harlow J. Phelps Company New Orleans.




Bank Check 10 ct. imperf. A believe a crew list.





And then a Check? without a revenue stamp. Not needed?


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Posted 05/15/2020   09:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A receipt, rather than a cheque.
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Posted 05/15/2020   10:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am struck by the font on the Western National Bank [of Philadelphia] check.
I would not have picked 1875 for its year of origin.

- Jonathan
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Posted 05/18/2020   5:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aviatik to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In my mailbox today was a letter from the White House telling me all about my stimulus check. It arrived two weeks after I got the check but I think the govt. invented the saying "better late than never".

Ikey-Pikey--When I talked about Trumps' signature on the check in my post of 5/2, I was thinking of people salvaging the cancelled ones from the trash. In any case, I doubt any in Washington care about saving money anymore.

I don't know if the Feds read my 5/2 post but it's like they heard me. The letter I received today had not one but two Trump signatures on it.Whatever they're using for auto pen these days looks like it was done with a felt pen.
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Posted 05/23/2020   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Arrived today a 2.5/7.5/2.5 combination from the Netherlands 1942 on postcard.

Almost all are considered Philatelistic.

They are not that easy to find and as long as the postage is correct I am fine



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Posted 05/23/2020   4:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yesterday's mail brought the Postmaster Commission document shown below. Issued to William Kilby, appointing him the postmaster at Denneysville, Maine. It is dated February 24, 1800. This is the second oldest such document I have been able to add to my collection.

The Postmaster General at the time was Joseph Habersham, who served in this position between 1795 and 1801



William Kilby was the first postmaster appointed at the Denneysville post office, which was established on January 31, 1800, as shown by the following entry from the Letter Books of the Postmaster General, vol E, page 457.



Denneysville is in Washington County, on the easternmost point of Maine. I've not been able to determine how long William Kilby served as postmaster, but he died in 1829.
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Posted 05/28/2020   2:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An interesting French cover arrived in my mailbox yesterday. The front is cancelled Marseille Oct 3 1941 before the US entered the war.
Over on the left it says it "by clipper via Lisbon" in the same ink and apparent hand as the address in Fresno, California.

The verso though bears five "stamps" promoting "La Legion des Volontiers Francais Contre le Bolchevisme" a.k.a. the LVF. I understand these are not really recognized as "stamps" as they were not governmentally backed postage, as they came from this unit itself or their private promoters.
I am curious about the issue dates on these LVF cindarellas/stamps. Is it April 2 1942 as on the sheets PostmasterGS showed in the thread https://www.stampcommunity.org/topi...IC_ID=14977.
Without being tied to the cover by a cancel I think these are later additions.
If that is the only issue date, it would definitely make these later additions to the envelope. Or were these produced over a longer period and started to appear in time to be genuinely on this letter?

Anyway, this thing was only a couple bucks so I am not out more than a Big Mac in case this thing is completely bogus.



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Posted 05/28/2020   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In aid of French fascists fighting on the Eastern front. Maury gives the issue date as 30 April 1942.
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Posted 05/28/2020   8:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for that GeoffHa.
I have to conclude these are later additions to the cover.

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Posted 05/28/2020   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ekbustad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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In aid of French fascists fighting on the Eastern front. Maury gives the issue date as 30 April 1942.
And Michel says 20 April 1942. Which is all the same wrt this cover.
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Today I got this postcard that I bought on eBay. The card promotes and is written in the Ido language, the most successful of the Esperanto offshoots, though not as successful as Esperanto itself. It was sent from Dublin to Prague in what appears to be 1919. Certainly it can't be earlier than 1918, since it's addressed to "Czecho-Slovakia," and it can't be later than 1922, because of the British (rather than Irish) stamp.

The sender of the card writes that he is a 21-year-old student of Law at the National University (of Ireland) and that he is interested in the current political and social situation in Czechoslovakia, adding: "You fought against the tyranny of Austria and won. We are still fighting against English tyranny and we will win."


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Today this eBay purchase arrived. It's Royal Mail A4-size poster RMN 1292/A for the 1992 J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Prestige Booklet (Scott #BK157). It came in an envelope with 29 uncancelled Machins on it. Shipping time from the U.K. to California wasn't bad, 14 days from payment to delivery.
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Posted 10/06/2020   07:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just Arrived.

Vatican CIty 1929 series.

It was offered as the series on what was described as: only the front piece of a cover. That was oke, I put in an offer which was accepted.

To my surprise it is a complete (expresse)cover. Slight damage on the underside at the front, but not to much.



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A real Hen's tooth Or at least a very scarce Mendocino county postmark.

In Feb of 1903 a new post office was opened between Ukiah,(the county seat and the town that was almost the county seat), narrowly defeated, Calpella, only six miles north.
There really wasn't much of a need for this office and it was closed on 15 Dec 1905.

In operation for two years, nine month and one week, the John H. Williams two volume book California Town Postmarks 1850-1935 lists the Earliest Known use and Latest Known Use, which was 13 Jan 1904 and 17 Nov 1905.

In the nine month remaining of 1903, the postmaster was compensated $17.96.



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