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Posted 03/24/2020   10:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aviatik to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
gslaten- I couldn't find much on the Bobinskas. Polish is a tough language to research for someone not familiar with all the little accent marks and alternate spellings. For example- Parasgka can also come up as Paraiska.

I had better luck with Katz and Rosenbaum. They were part of a loose association that catered to the financial and travel needs of eastern european immigrants coming to America. In addition to steamship ticket sales Rosenbaum ran private banking services from 1888 to 1933. The building at south third is now a restaurant and bears a historical plaque identifying it as "the Rosenbaum Bank Building".

The digital library at Temple.edu has a scanned collection of Rosenbaums ledgers and a newspaper ad for his services with the image of a liner on it.
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Posted 04/08/2020   02:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



I was able to find some information on Leonora Jackson. From Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leono...ackson_McKim

Leonora Jackson McKim (born Leonora Jackson, February 20, 1879 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States;[1] died January 7, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States) was one of the first American women to achieve international acclaim as a concert violinist,[2] and was credited for improving the perception of American artists in Europe: "'Leonora Jackson was the first American violinist whom European opinions recognized to equal any of its great artists and who conquered all prejudice as to the supposed inferiority of American talent."[3]



The building the Lyceum Hall was part of still stands. See http://www.squeezeboxcity.com/lyceum-building/



Kansas City, Pittsburg, and Gulf Railroad Co., Kansas City Southern Railroad Co., Missouri Republican Club, Lyceum Hall, Orient Hotel, Delmar Hotel

The asymmetrical ornate structure on 9th Street features Chicagoan stylistic elements in its steel-frame design. Commissioned by the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Trust, the building served as ticket office for the Kansas City, Pittsburg, and Gulf Railroad Company. Later known as the Kansas City Southern Railroad Co., the rail line ran from Kansas City, Mo., to Port Arthur, Texas. The line further evolved into a direct route to the Gulf of Mexico, promoting and enabling commerce in foreign markets.

The Missouri Republican Club took up residence in the building in 1901. Also within the building prevailed the majestic Lyceum Hall—home of many Kansas City elite social events and glamorous balls—and even a horse show and auction in 1896.

Over the course of the next 100 years, the building would take shape as the Orient Hotel, and later, the Delmar Hotel.



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Posted 04/15/2020   01:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about an advertising card.



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Posted 04/15/2020   01:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another advertising card.


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Posted 04/17/2020   12:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Came across this today. Does anyone know what the Universal Stamp Alliance was? I can find nothing about it or Dr. Tedesche online.

On the other hand, W.C. Stone, the addressee on the card was a founding member of the American Philatelic Association, the forerunner of the APS. He was inducted into the APS Hall of Fame in 1947. See https://classic.stamps.org/HOF-1946 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Carlos_Stone






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Posted 04/17/2020   03:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The message on this postcard from Lundy amuses me: "Almost having a lovely time!"

(The picture side is a photo of a couple of puffins.)



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Posted 04/28/2020   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gslaten to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a baby announcement, possibly drawn by the sender.


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Posted 12/04/2020   11:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not as interesting as horse theft, but burglary doesn't make it onto postcards much either.

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I recently posted this Liberty card in the Territorial Covers thread as it was postmarked aboard a Territorial RPO. It also bears a San Francisco Carrier CDS that wasn't recorded in John Williams' California Town Postmarks 1850-1935
But this thread is about interesting messages. Interesting in that it is confusing as the author leaves out a west side of the directions, also a bit unclear as to who sent this.
Pretty good size piece of Ukiah, which had a population of almost 900 in 1874.

By the way, any tips on seeing the watermark on these cards?


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Posted 12/16/2020   3:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pbmorris to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I guess someone forgot.


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Posted 12/16/2020   4:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
re: Ukiah card

The card is signed by a deputy as Chalfant was sheriff of Ukiah, California at that time, according to his obit (Oct 23, 1891 issue of Ukiah Daily Journal):

"S J Chalfant, Collector
By W W C Dep(uty)"
or some such initials.

For seeing watermarks on UX1 and UX3: I hold them to a bright light with no side light to interfere. Using a handy ceiling spotlight, I can easily see the watermarks on most all such cards, although it was a bear to make the second photo without an extra hand or two!




(And yes, the UX3 has a reversed watermark!)
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Posted 01/05/2021   1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add joefrompa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Not so much a message than a story. On the back of this card, postmarked 9/20/1942, is a message from Orville Gove to his parents in Manitou Beach, MI. He writes that he has arrived at Ft.Bragg to finish up his training prior to going overseas. Because of his unusual name, I decided to Google it. Up pops a "family tree" showing Orville died in 1945. I then looked up the US Army records of WWII deaths. All I needed was a name, year, and state and county of residence (which I figured out from his parent's address). That showed he had died of wounds 4/10/45 age 31. This date was less than a month before the end of the war. This card is kept in his memory with a note attached.
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Posted 01/05/2021   2:17 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recommend that collector consider getting a quality 4000 lumen flashlight. You can not miss watermarks using 4000 lumens!

4000 lumens is enough to temporarily blind you so it is actually a security device. Police and other first responders carry 4000 lumen flashlights. Although not cheap, having a great flashlight is something that everyone deserves!
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Posted 01/05/2021   4:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don, have you ever tried to watermark a modern thick paper stamp (e.g from British Commonwealth) using the 4,000 lumen lamp? How were your results?
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Hi,
No, but if you can give me a few common examples and Ill check and post some images.
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