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Posted 12/30/2019   01:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I finally dug out my only Crosby cover. Kind of a neat photo on this one, so I'll include a blow-up.



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Posted 01/11/2020   12:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a recent acquisitions that purports to be "The Original Crosby Photo Cover," see scan of reverse below. I purchased the cover for its corner card inscription claiming to be the inaugural meeting of the Cover Collectors of America, Chapter 2, in Washington D.C on May 5th, 1940.

Is this a bona fide Crosby cover?

What about the claim to be "The Original Crosby Photo Cover? Surely there were Crosby photo covers before May 1940. Does this inscription appear on other Crosby covers of the time period, or, perhaps, the language of the back stamp is imprecise and it should read "An Original Crosby ... ."

Any insights from Crosby cover collectors?

Thanks.

Don

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Posted 01/11/2020   12:45 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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...Surely there were Crosby photo covers before May 1940...


Hi Don,
Yes, there are a number of them in this thread.
Don
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Posted 02/26/2021   2:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add aucguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
here is a box lot find from a club auction last year.

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Posted 02/27/2021   10:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think this one has been posted yet. A Christmas cover postmarked at the San Diego Naval Hospital branch. I bought it for the photo of the three Douglas TBD-1 Devastators. The Devastators were a 1930s torpedo bomber. They were still operational at the beginning of WW II and suffered heavy loses at the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway.

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Posted 02/27/2021   12:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The legend "The Original Crosby Photo Cover" is abbreviated from "The Original Crosby Photo Cover Album Manufacturer." In the 1930's Crosby marketed an album that held 800 covers on 50 pages (8 on each side of the page. I don't know why it was abbreviated this way since it was no longer obvious that it was referring to Crosby's album for covers rather than covers themselves.

Crosby's philatelic activities began in the late 1920's. His first thermographed cover with a photo is believed to be for Scott #683 issued April 10, 1930 (postmarked April 11, but still considered a first day cover at the time).
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Posted 02/27/2021   11:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So, would anyone know if I have 1 or 2 here? The application of the stamp on the hawaii fdc is pretty messy, even to the naked eye.

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Posted 02/28/2021   10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
blcjr:

Thanks for your explanation of the Original Crosby Cover. Most helpful.

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