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Posted 12/13/2020   10:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add MrEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Greetings,

In my working days (many years ago) I was a Pharmacist. Was my life and I loved it. Now that I am retired wondering if there a sufficient representation in various countries of Pharmacy and related stamps?

I have the issue released in the US but can not seem to find many related in other countries. Anyone point me in the right direction of other country issues if they exist.



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Posted 12/13/2020   10:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
MrEd, have you looked into the ATA? The American Topical Association. They are at www.americantopical.org and they have checklists on just about everything


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Posted 12/13/2020   10:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No doubt there are other countries that issued pharmacy related issues, medicine, doctors, healthcare, radiography etc. Get a loan of the Scotts specialized catalogue from the library and you can do a search.

No doubt someone else more knowledgeable here may point you to a list or a location where a list has been composed.

Edit: Peter's idea is probably the fastest and best!

Welcome and enjoy.
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Posted 12/13/2020   11:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
if there a sufficient representation


Possibly 1000's
You need to consider your parameters
Include "Medicinal Plants" and there's bunch of others in th hundreds as well.










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Edited by rod222 - 12/13/2020 11:23 pm
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Posted 12/13/2020   11:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The ATA (mentioned above) lists 445 stamps under Medicine - Pharmacy/Medications. A free online catalogue shows 29 stamps under Pharmacies.

Excerpt from an article in Drug Topics for some background:

https://www.questia.com/magazine/1P...-of-approval

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Posted 12/13/2020   11:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Shih Chen Pharm. China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Shizhen


Australia Post. Pharmacy delivery.

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Edited by rod222 - 12/13/2020 11:34 pm
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Posted 12/13/2020   11:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, the ATA lists are a great place to start for worldwide stamp issues. They will help you focus on how broad or narrow you wish to collect and what tangents to include.

The mostly-unlisted challenge beyond the stamps is how far to go into related postal collectibles - if that appeals to you.

Postal history of pharmacy company "corner cards", their return addresses, which are often illustrated:


Some will have enclosed letterheads:


Promotional slogans in meters and postal cancels:


This is the only U.S. slogan of any sort I know of in the circular dial:


There are likely about 100 cachets for the pharmacy stamp, plus posters, publicity, etc. Here are three cachets on First Day Covers with a possible tangential interest:


Postcards (Pharmacy class at Tri-State College, Angola, IN and pharmacy interior in Clinton, IN)


Another postcard, a woman pharmacist/chemist distilling the heart of a man:


Trade card tangent, front and back:



Here are two older ATA handbooks from 1969 and 1971:



Narcotic tax stamps, both used by Eli Lilly & Co.


"Special Tax Stamp" issued to a pharmacy:


Prohibition-era prescription form for "medicinal liquor":


And possibly even medical marijuana tax stamps and "Cinderella" seals and labels from conventions and the like.

Topicals are a wonderful way to collect and you can set the boundaries where you like. The possibilities are endless.

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Posted 12/14/2020   01:34 am  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pascoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Holy smokes that was insanely comprehensive! Makes me want to take up pharmacophilately (c) as well'
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Posted 12/14/2020   07:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great opportunity to practice spelling one of the English languages most difficult word....HYGIEIA (Medical words aside)

Any other word with 4 vowels in a row?
...apparently 36 examples ...Sequoia Now that's the Cat's Miaou.




Hygieia drinking from the Patera




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Edited by rod222 - 12/14/2020 08:05 am
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Posted 12/14/2020   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Apothacaries:

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Posted 12/14/2020   08:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrEd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OMG I had no idea. You folks just made an old man's day!!!! ok maybe weeks lol.

Such detail. This is me jumping in head first to tackle this...

How can I thank you all...perhaps by reporting back on occasion with my progress!

Many many thanks, off to the ATA I go....

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Posted 12/14/2020   09:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are two from Yemen (1967) and Israel (2000) and the USA stamp you posted in higher resolution:



Will check later if I have more in my different collections
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Posted 12/14/2020   1:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A taste of the depth for one stamp issue ...

PO bulletin board flier announcing the issue:


The 4 pages of the first day ceremony program:





A sampling of first day cachets:







______________________-

Or a sampling of one person - Paracelsus (often credited with "The dose makes the poison") in stamps, cancels, postcards, and Cinderellas:








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Posted 12/14/2020   3:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow!
Nice work John.
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Posted 12/14/2020   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And also we have the "dear doctor" series of postcards. These were sent by pharmaceutical companies like "abbot" to physicians around the globe advertising their drugs like "pentothal." Here are a few. Many available as they were sent from literally every country to almost every doctor out there!

Sorry for the sideways photos. Turned before loading but they always change back, dont know why?

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Posted 12/15/2020   06:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MrEd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's unreal, there are so many tangents to this topic

Many thanks folks for all the work, it would appear I have enough to keep me occupied for a long time.
The wife thanks you all lol

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