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Posted 12/27/2014   10:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LarryBruce to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is a club for these.

http://www.mscc.ms/

eBay has over 800 of these.

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Posted 12/28/2014   04:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the fast reply! Neat topic.
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Posted 01/23/2015   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is one sent Christmas Eve.


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Posted 06/12/2019   12:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

This cover appears to be more of a memorial cover than a mourning cover. I am puzzled by the fact that it is issued on the 39th anniversary of the death of the person being memorialized. The individual was an interesting historical figure.


https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/cha...binson/11739





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Posted 06/12/2019   12:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kimo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is no set amount of time during which a person would have used mourning stationery - it was for however long the person considered themselves in mourning. In an extreme example Queen Victoria went into mourning on the death of her husband, Prince Albert in 1861 and never stopped mourning for the rest of her 40 more years of life. She wore black all throughout that time. A mourning cover might have included a death notice or an invitation to a funeral or wake, but just as likely it could have been used by that person as their regular stationery for at least a year after such a death (considered proper for widows in most places during those times) or they could have been like Queen Victoria and used it as their regular stationery for 40 more years after such a death. It was up to the individual as to how long they wanted to let the world know that they were mourning a loved one.
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Edited by Kimo - 06/12/2019 12:04 pm
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Posted 06/12/2019   6:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one struck me as interesting and a bit unusual as it was sealed with a blob of sealing wax that appears to me to have a decorative impression.




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Posted 06/15/2019   11:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Came across this unusual item. Looks like a mourning stamp issued after the death of General Mola, Commander of the North.

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




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