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Posted 02/19/2020   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add James Drummond to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Sadly, someone wanted this more than me, as I was just outbid.

Pretty weird stamp, I think.

Jim

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fairy-Land...047675.l2557

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Posted 02/19/2020   11:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Glenn Estus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
reminiscent of New Zealand official stamps.
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Posted 02/19/2020   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting stamp nonetheless

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Posted 02/19/2020   12:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add aucguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
great label, I would put more in line with Ireland labels.. the land of the little people, fairies and leprechauns. The light house does bring to image the NZ life insurance stamps. Hope fully this does not offend anyone here but there are some great movies that cover this topic.
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Posted 02/20/2020   12:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I was just outbid.


Alas, it happens to me all the time.

Don
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Posted 12/03/2021   10:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Maerkat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello all. I am wondering if anyone has any insight into this stamp - its history or origins. I recently discovered an example, printed in pale rose, lurking in one of my stockbooks that I bought some years ago and haven't sorted yet.
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Posted 12/03/2021   11:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The link does not work.
What did it sell for ?
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Posted 12/03/2021   11:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's possible it's from Fairyland amusement park, which opened in 1950 near Oakland, Calif. I have a cover from there.
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Posted 12/04/2021   12:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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it's from Fairyland amusement park, which opened in 1950 near Oakland, Calif.

Doesn't it say 1908 on the bottom left?
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Posted 12/04/2021   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Would kids be familiar with electroplasm?

http://cfairyland.blogspot.com/2019...st-post.html
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Edited by rod222 - 12/04/2021 12:14 am
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Posted 12/04/2021   12:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is certainly from the 1908-1920 period, as Rob Roy points out. The early 1920s was when spiritualism peaked in the USA.

From Wikipedia, "By 1897, spiritualism was said to have more than eight million followers in the United States and Europe, mostly drawn from the middle and upper classes."
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Posted 12/04/2021   12:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might have been mistaken: "Legends from Fairyland" was first published in 1908 and the illustration on the stamp might have been taken from there.
My resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_J_Knowles
https://openlibrary.org/works/OL529...and?edition=
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