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Posted 09/27/2017   3:12 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 51studebaker to your friends list Get a Link to this Message






A new 'Pointing Hand' or 'Return To Writer/Sender' Community Project census database is now published on Stamp Smarter

http://www.stampsmarter.com/feature...andHome.html

It currently has about 200 'Pointing Hand' auxiliary markings; if you have any covers with these auxiliary markings that you would like to add to the census you can;

1. Become a Project contributor and add them yourself directly to the database

Or

2. Send your higher resolution images to me via email

Or

3. Post your images in this thread

Seeking front and back images of the entire cover, prefer 300 dpi or better but not a hard requirement.
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Posted 09/27/2017   3:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a feeling a lot members are going to be pointing the finger at Don.

This is pretty awesome!
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Posted 09/27/2017   4:54 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Here's a couple of covers.






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Posted 09/27/2017   5:57 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Battlestamps, they have been added.

I also added this cover, not a 'Return To Writer' auxiliary marking but I simply could not resist the cool Goodyear glove!
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Posted 09/27/2017   9:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampmaster to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi 51Studebaker, would it be possible to see scans of the reverse for your covers?

Especially the last one with a glove?

Thanks in Advance

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Posted 09/28/2017   01:30 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
?? The database contains high resolution images for the Pointing Hand, the cover front, and the cover back.

Find the cover you want to see (i.e. Search for 'Goodyear' using Key Word Search and/or use View by Postmark Year and select '1882') and then click on the 'Details' link to see all details including the cover images. (Click on the cover thumbnail to see high resolution image.)
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Posted 09/28/2017   06:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Don,

Great start on an interesting project. Does anyone know the origin of this symbol on mail? Are you interested in early manuscript examples on cover?

Best regards, Russ Ryle

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I didn't scan the back when I initially posted this back in 2015. I'm not sure where this cover is now other than in a box somewhere.
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Thank you Meadowview, it has been added
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Does anyone know the origin of this symbol on mail?


When I was researching "Pointing Fingers" on Australian Mail some 6 years ago,
I came across a link to a "Matthew E Liebson" treatment of US "pointing hands"
I kept a copy, In it he describes a pointing hand on a US stampless cover,
dashed if I could see it though.

This link has since disappeared.

From my research

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Posted 09/28/2017   9:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Just curious..why do I get Chinese characters for the "P" in pointing hands?

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Hi Rod,
Strange, it appears to have something to do with the ' symbol in front of the 'P or 'R. In the past I have tried to get the forum editor to generate non-English characters without success. I am clueless...perhaps the Ethernet bytes circle around the drain in the opposite direction down under?
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Posted 09/29/2017   02:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Well Don, our geographic location IS Asia.
Water goes clockwise down the plug.


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Posted 09/30/2017   10:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a few covers with the pointing hand from my collection.













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Quote:
When I was researching "Pointing Fingers" on Australian Mail some 6 years ago,
I came across a link to a "Matthew E Liebson" treatment of US "pointing hands"
I kept a copy, In it he describes a pointing hand on a US stampless cover,
dashed if I could see it though.

This link has since disappeared.


Matthew is a member of this forum.
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Posted 10/01/2017   06:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jenny2U to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And then of course there are those where a pointing hand would be useless



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