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Here are there from San Francisco, all sent to Eugene Brown in Mendocino. Looks like American Biscuit and California cracker were baked in the same building.





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American Biscuit Company -> now Nabisco, after many mergers and such.
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Defiance Ohio.


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Posted 10/14/2017   6:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jimwentzell, that's a great cover and story! Thanks for posting. I wonder if you could post a close-up of the stamp on the left side. Is that a private proprietary? Why would someone put that on a cover?
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Posted 10/14/2017   8:06 pm  Show Profile Check stallzer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hinckley & Schmitt water, 1914








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Posted 10/15/2017   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimwentzell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


This 1942 advertising cover featured Gladland News, used a 1 1/4 cent rate for the midwest US horticulture publication.

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Posted 10/15/2017   2:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like this one, not only for the product ad, but also the message to the postmaster and the lack of postmark.
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Posted 10/15/2017   8:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I like this one, not only for the product ad, but also the message to the postmaster and the lack of postmark.


The corner message also helps explain the product.
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lack of postmark ...


... on the pad company envelope. Looks like this was a prepaid return envelope which was stamped, folded and enclosed in the outer mailing cover but never mailed back.
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Well, that does make sense! I hadn't considered it. Brilliant...

I thought it just never got sent and didn't really give it another thought.
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Make No Mistake: this guy sold Telephones! 1882-1887

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Edited by Lincoln Stamp and Coin - 10/20/2017 11:21 pm
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I just realized this does not belong in this thread, but can't figure out how to delete it. Please bear with me.

I have a few advertising covers I acquired as part of a collection of US 599 coils I put together a few years ago. I will add a few more as time permits.

I couldn't figure out what business this cover was advertising til I read the enclosed letter. I got a bit of a chuckle out of it. The letterhead says it all.





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Here's one recently acquired I actually forgot about. A delicate two sided advert cover for windmills, from Beliot Wis.



The Beloit CDS is missing the month indicia, but the receiver cancels on the back are dated Feb 2 1880, so the front must be January 30
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