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Posted 02/28/2021   1:38 pm  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add 1typesetter to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found these in a collection I picked up recently.

Any idea what they are?







It looks like this might not be the complete set as they are numbered 1-48 but only cover the letters A & B.

Maybe somebody just playing with rubber stamps? Wonder what zlp in the corner means.
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Posted 03/01/2021   01:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like "zlp" to me, possibly as in Z(...) Local Post, someone's private local post.

Are these gummed?
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Posted 03/01/2021   04:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why do you call them "labels"? Are they gummed? Are they designed to label something? To me, they look like some sort of vocabulary "cards," not labels and certainly not stamps. No one issues dozens (or hundreds) of different stamps to mail letters. I'd guess someone cut these from a sheet of paper (hence the irregular sizes) to learn the words. They're not likely stamps or even labels.
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Posted 03/01/2021   09:00 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are not gummed. I'm not sure what they could be. That's why I was putting it out there for the experts to weigh in. Maybe they're pieces to some sort of board game?
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Posted 03/01/2021   1:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pickastory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly a teaching tool?
Another language possible?
thank you for the showing

After a little more pondering, the names have a lot of old European flavor also maybe later or early 1900s a translating type of use perhaps?
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Edited by Pickastory - 03/01/2021 1:22 pm
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Posted 03/01/2021   1:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Armor (armour) is nor British English, nor is automobile (motor car, car in more modern English). In the early 1900s, that would have been the standard in Europe.
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Edited by NSK - 03/01/2021 1:42 pm
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Posted 03/01/2021   2:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll take a guess. They are illustrations from an old-style illustrated dictionary, similar to this one: https://petitpoulailler.zibbet.com/...e-assortment

Possbily a dictionary with all the illustrations on dedicated pages rather than being interspersed with the text. I think if you look at the way they have been cut, they were originally all together in a grid of 6 by 8. See for example, how the bottom of 38 would fit against the top edge of 44.
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Posted 03/01/2021   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ringo gets a gold star!!!!

ZLP stands for the Zynzmystr Local Post, and were created in the 1970s by Harold Effner.

As soon as I saw this post I emailed Harold with a link to this topic and he gave me permission to provide the following:

"I confess, it was me. I know who I gave them to, who has them now?

If you want to know more, read on. ZLP stands for the Zynzmystr Local Post. The only significance to the name is that I could spell Zinsmeister without a, e, i, o, u.

P.S. I know no one named Zinsmeister. (Hey, it was the 70's man.)

As I have no known artistic talent, I used the illustrations from an old dictionary that was being tossed out. I used every illustration from A to Z, so there should be a whole bunch more of these. I did this to mimic the sand dune countries (Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, etc.). I just photo-copied them and if any of my ZLP-ers (Zynzmystr Local Post subscrib-ERS) wanted a set, they just had to reimburse me the postage. Don't remember making many, if any, copies.

If this collector finds a 'label' with ZLPIR on it, that's another, yawn, exciting story.

Ah, memories."

Harold did follow this up with additional info:

"Make mention that a few years ago, I sold my entire Zynzmystr collection on eBay - so I don't have anything left."

There you go!

PS. The 44 cent is awesome! My grandmother (from Kansas) used to call avocados "alligator pears" and this is the first time I have ever seen it in writing. Very cool.



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Posted 03/01/2021   10:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know Harold Effner well; if not for covid I would have seen him several times this past year. But I had no idea he created these.
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Posted 03/01/2021   11:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldboldandbrash to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is absolutely fantastic— I'm glad to actually see a pleasing resolution from the creator no less! Local post stamps are so cool but so fleeting
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Posted 03/02/2021   08:35 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great detective work people!!!!!! An amazing website.

Sorry I don't have all of them but this is only what was in the collection.

Found a First Day cover online:
http://zenius.kalnieciai.lt/america...ynzmystr.jpg

I also have a red one similar to this:


I'll post a photo later when I have time.


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Posted 03/03/2021   07:13 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the red one I referenced earlier.

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Posted 03/03/2021   07:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The large "Z" stamps have that 70's Rock band poster vibe to them. Far out!
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Posted 03/08/2021   05:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Are any members able to confirm what country this belongs to, Please?
United States or Canada.
Exhausted my searching.
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Posted 03/08/2021   05:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's bilingual from long ago, so almost certainly it's from Canada. The clubs are community by community. Saint-Laurent was absorbed by Montreal in 2002 so that club is now officially FONDATION DU CLUB KIWANIS SAINT-LAURENT DE MONTRÉAL INC.

I wonder if there is a companion label with English at the top.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 03/08/2021 06:06 am
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Posted 03/08/2021   07:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks HB,
The problem I had was seeing a St Lawrence Kiwanis chapter in New York.

I have written to Mr. Lafreniere, publisher of the "Field Guide" of Canadian Cinderellas, not listed in 1st edition.

I'll post any observations from him.

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