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Posted 03/09/2019   1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add johnsim03 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Everyone,

I thought it might be fun to start a thread on modern local posts.

The first item I've selected is Herman (Pat) Herst Jr's Shrub Oak Local Post. Here is a postcard from 1971





This local post issue depicts Alfie, carrier number one.

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So very cool!
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Herman Herst,
one of my favourite Philatelic journalists.

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Posted 03/09/2019   4:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Received this one many years ago with a stamp trade.


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Posted 03/09/2019   5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are several north of the border, too. Unfortunately the only Kaulbach Island locals that I have are off-cover.

There was also, for a time, a ferry service between Port Angeles, WA and British Columbia -- an international local post!
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Posted 03/10/2019   07:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
bookbndrbob:

That's a nice Kingdom of Edelweiss cover!

codehappy:

I don't think we should limit postings to just covers, singles and souvenir sheets should be fine as well...

My posting for today is Gus Letter Express, from South Walpole MA, also from 1971:



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Posted 03/11/2019   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a nice example of a slick, professionally done Wyoming Local Post Bicentennial cover.



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The Art Cover Exchange (ACE) is a great resource for talented cachet artists, some of whom run local posts.

This 2008 cover is from TNT Local Post (Ted Tompkins ACE #338) out of Schoolcraft, MI. It remembers Jim Henson.




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Here's a cover from Boltspost of Gig Harbor, Washington.




The back -




and another cover also along with some unusual cinderella stamps.


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Great covers!

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A postal card, Sc. UX143, with a Bull Mountain, Tigard, Oregon, "Doc's Local Post" 5+5 cents label tied by a first-day of issue cancel.

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Posted 03/13/2019   11:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bow Wow Local Post (Baltimore, MD). This 1971 cover honors the American poets Abraham Lincoln and Emily Dickinson...



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Some web research reveals:

The Grand Duchy of Barre was created in 1964 in Chicago, Illinois. It is a virtual medieval monarchy peopled by a single King and many princes, knights, counts, princesses, lords, prime ministers and several other esteemed and privileged individuals. All citizens are issued a numbered citizenship card without which they may not enter the country. Many of these citizens were from Kelly High School and later the University of Illinois. GDBers need not renounce their US citizenship as they are allowed dual citizenship while in good standing.

It's name arose from a Peter Sellers movie "The Mouse That Roared" which took place in the fictional Grand Duchy of Fenwick. The last part of our country was named after a musical guitar fingering technique.

At its peak in about 1970, it numbered well over 100 citizens in the United States, Canada and New Zealand. For a time, the GDB published a monthly newspaper, the "BarreBituate". A Senior Council consisting of about 5 ruling members made the bigger decisions on citizenship and meetings, which in real countries are sometimes known by the more quaint term "parties".




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Estes Park Local Post (Colorado) cover from 1971 honoring the American Indian.



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I know little to nothing about the District of Columbia Local Post - perhaps someone else does? Here is a cover from 1975 with an interesting White House Mailroom stamp. Did the PM of DC Local Post work there?



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Posted 03/23/2019   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another TNT Local Post cover, this time from 2005.







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