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Posted 06/28/2021   5:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add doodah12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this M/NH pair of possible telegraph stamps?
Overprinted with WCAM, and 'Verified Reception Stamp'
Any value to these? Thanks!

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Posted 06/28/2021   5:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wtcrowe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably not telegraph stamps. Looks like something for a Ham Radio or short wave listener. Way back when I would let a radio station knew that I heard their signal. WCAM is a radio station in Camden SC. Just guessing but a stamp might be sent in appreciation of notification as to strength of signal and distance.
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Posted 06/28/2021   6:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 06/28/2021   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RXC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you google ekko radio reception stamps, you will find some information. These are "Cinderellas" distributed by radio stations. At one time an album was available for collectors. A number of these can be found on eBay for about $5.00 each.
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Posted 06/28/2021   6:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RXC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You will note the letters "ekko" in the corners. These were printed by the American Bank Note Co., probably the largest security printer of its time. They printed stamps, currency, and stock certificates for countries and companies around the world. Most of their work featured complex and beautiful engraving. ABNC finally closed about 25 years ago.
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Posted 06/28/2021   7:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doodah12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome backstory!
For such beautiful and old stamps, I was hoping for some good value, alas, I'll keep my day job, lol.
Thanks for the great replies!
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Posted 06/28/2021   8:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Available from Eric Jackson from eBay or his website.

He also has one die proof available on his website, "Canada Beaver design, die proof in green, india die sunk on 152x229mm card, American Bank Note Co. impirnt and die number 51948."




If you search eBay with "EKKO" in "stamps" there are currently over 50 for sale. In the completed history 231 sold in the last 90 days. Including for $1200.00 a two volume album set with one 1924 EKKO Broadcasting Station Stamp Album with 99 EKKO stamps and a second Radio Stamp Album 1925 published by Des Moines Publishing Company with 221 stamps, EKKO and other wise.

The EKKO stamps can be found on postally used covers as an added label.

More information can be found here: http://goscf.com/t/8278 regarding EKKO.


[Edit: Jim, you're welcome. VVV ]
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Posted 06/28/2021   8:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James Drummond to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Parcelpostguy!

For those that are interested, a nice review of this book can be found here:

http://ontheshortwaves.com/Reviews/...n_Stamps.pdf

Jim
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Posted 06/29/2021   09:25 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
While most of these can be bought for around $5-$10 some rare ones can get pretty pricy. Jim's catalogue is an excellent reference and includes values. There are also dozens and dozens that are "unknown". Check out the sold listings on eBay.
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Posted 06/29/2021   5:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I love about stamps. You can learn something new every day! Thanks for this post!
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