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1947 U.S. CIPEX Card

 
 
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Posted 10/11/2018   9:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rugface to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Attached are scans of a 1947 CIPEX card I recently found at a local show. I've been collecting CIPEX material for several years but have never seen this card before. It is printed on a Scott UX27 postal card.

I suspect it was published by a Masonic organization (both Franklin and Washington were active Masons). The central image on the illustration side contains Masonic related symbols: compass & square, roses, cross. On the indicium side, the upper left corner reproduces one of the labels published for the show.

I would appreciate any information anyone might be able to provide. Extensive googling found nothing; there is nothing in the show program showing the card.


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Posted 10/12/2018   08:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Eureka Specialty Printing company ?
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Posted 10/12/2018   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rugface to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, rod222. I can find nothing indicating whether Eureka Specialty Printing printed the card. I couldn't find any related info by googling. There are no names or logos that I can find on the card indicating who published or printed the card. Guess it will have to remain a mystery for now.
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Posted 10/12/2018   11:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rugface,
Neither could I.
I was going on maybe printers highly involved at that time.
http://goscf.com/t/57526

Just a shot in the dark.
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Posted 10/12/2018   11:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rugface,

you may be interested in this one, looks like a sibling.....................

Ooops.. Looks like a printed envelope, not a postcard.


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Edited by rod222 - 10/12/2018 11:49 pm
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Posted 10/13/2018   10:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rugface to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rod222: Thanks for your continued efforts to help resolve my question. Very much appreciated.

While there are some similarities in the printing style between my card and the Fleetwood/Knapp FDC card, the quality of the Fleetwood card is far superior. I have no idea whose signature (E.R. Grove?) is on the Hipstamp card (also cross posted on eBay). My copy of the Fleetwood FDC does not have this signature; none of the others listed on eBay have it, either. I did some searching to see if Grove was perhaps a postmaster but the USPS Postmaster Finder shows no one with that name. Googling also produced no relevant information.

Again, thanks for your help. The mystery continues.
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