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Overland Mail Cover From C & H Sugar Company

 
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Posted 02/21/2019   7:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Turtle2900 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I thought this insert from C&H Sugar company was fascinating.
What an interesting business to business gift and way of celebrating this stamp.

I can hear the C&H sugar jingle in my memory as I type this post.
(.... pure cane sugar... from Hawaii...)

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So my question to you is;
Were philatelic gifts like this common in the business world?
Other examples you want to share? Or maybe a thread on this topic I missed here?

Looking forward to the dialog.


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I couldn't find it quickly in the hoard, but my aunt received a FDC of #1134, the petroleum industry stamp. So, the same time period as yours. It's also an Artcraft or Artmaster cachet cover, addressed to her. At that time she worked for Shell Oil in the typing pool, so there must have been a huge number of them sent out. I believe there was a similar insert or letter with it.
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Posted 02/22/2019   07:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Turtle:

I call these covers commercial usage first-days. Don't have a lot of them, but have started to pick them up when reasonably priced. It's my impression that most of them are #10 envelopes and many collectors don't like them for that reason. The Texas Refinery Company in Ft. Worth did a whole bunch of them in the 1960s.

Here's one from the Omaha telephone company that carried the monthly bill. I'm sure it originally include a first-day cover explanation, but it was not with this cover. The other is from the Texas Refinery Co., with its insert.

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Nice cover. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 02/22/2019   7:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Turtle2900 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great additions to the thread DonSellos and hy-brasil, thank you for posting. I am sure there are more out there.
And Don, the letter advertising the grease and specialty products is a kick to read. Marketing has changed a bit since 1960!
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