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lemaven
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01 Aug 2016
12:12:29am
Trying to clear out some more stuff last week for Auctions/Approvals before I head out to the cottage I came across a shoebox of overlooked covers. This one in particular caught my eye.

The 1923 7c McKinley on a 1933 cover from Niles OH (his birthplace) dedicating their library in his name ("The McKinley Memorial Library"). It would have been his 90th birthday that year had he not been assassinated in 1901. And what I think makes it especially unique is the elusive January 1st cancel !!!

Now, if I could just find a good home for it (not a solicitation to sell), but since nobody likes my freebies...oh well.

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Cheers, Dave.


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lemaven
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01 Aug 2016
12:20:50am
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Couldn't help but Google the addressee before nodding off. A. R. Whitson was a famous geologist and soil researcher in the 1920s/30s associated with the University of Wisconsin. Here's one of his work-products:

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How's that for some cool Americana !

Dave.

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01 Aug 2016
01:03:43am
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That is exactly why I try not to collect covers. I'd be spending all my time trying to find out who the people sending/receiving were. I've done that enough just with the few that I do have! A fascinating sideline to cover collecting.

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01 Aug 2016
08:18:26am
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I collect this type of cover (PO openings and anniversaries) from Minnesota.

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01 Aug 2016
08:42:18am
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My father's mother recalled that, when she got off of the boat in New York, everyone was running around yelling "Maginley vaz zot! Maginley vaz zot!"

Not quite The Mayflower, but a memorable arrival, nonetheless.

Cheers,

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lemaven
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01 Aug 2016
12:37:16pm
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In keeping with my policy of rewarding those who share my philosophy of good karma coming to those who share, I will have to politely decline the private offer to purchase this cover and announce that I will be sending this (gratis) to my buddy and New Year's Day Baby...Mel Bohannon!

Thanks for the comments. Smaugie, I'll keep my eyes open for any Minnesota covers for you.

Dave.

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01 Aug 2016
03:18:02pm
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I just love stories like this. and it's refreshing to see one guy, Dave, recognize another's, Mel's, generosity, and pay it forward.

The thing I liked most about McKinley is that he begat, politically speaking, Roosevelt, without whom we wouldn't have all these national parks and Antonio would have to have a different backdrop for his pix.

and,yes, Ernie, there are Republicans I adore, Teddy being one of three presidents

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01 Aug 2016
04:07:49pm
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I have to tip my hat to Mel and his generosity also. Had alot of fun with that shoe box full of stamps he sent me.

David, yeah TR was pretty cool. He wasn't the only Republican conservationist though. Tricky Dick saved the manatees! Nixon was passionate about preserving the environment. He was before my time but it would seem his passion was genuine. Many presidents like to claim credit for things that were forced on them but Nixon seems to have steered much of the great environmental legislation from the start. JFK is my favorite Dem. For some reason my son is fascinated with JFK. He bought me the book "The End of Camelot" for father's day and then read it before me!

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02 Aug 2016
06:37:31am
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I like JFK too, but his tenure was too short to determine whether it would have been a positive or negative legacy. He listened to his hawkish advisors in Bay of Pigs; would he have again in Tonkin? He set the stage for war on poverty, but would he have pursued it with same vigor as Johnson? No one played a weaker hand for higher stakes than he did in Cuba and Berlin. No one else ever stared the big bear down... Twice.
Thanks for those insights into Nixon. I didn't know.
It is nice to put another check in the positive column

David

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09 Aug 2016
05:11:46pm
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For me, stories like this are why I'm so interested in covers! You never know where a cover might lead you. I also like that with covers, the profit motive or the thought of collecting something really valuable is, for the most part, taken away. Don't get me wrong, I like the Thrill of the Hunt and the Quest for Treasure! However, I also find that part of philately (which always tries to raise its head with me) burdensome and tiring these days. With a cover, value is a personal thing; if it's a treasure to you, it's treasure! The information you glean from what is on the cover adds a whole new dimension you don't find with stamps alone. Plus, there are some real beauties out there!

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09 Aug 2016
11:55:48pm
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I agree with Michael numbers. I would go bonkers trying to divine the history of each cover.

I tracked down one cover that led me to read two books as background. I have a cover now for my topical collection that has nothing to do with the sender or addressee, but with help here I was able to decipher what the message was. It was from a Canadian father to a son in military camp in Canada during WWII. The message identified a specific curling club and I sent an email asking if anyone knew the father or son, but I got no reply.

I know I should just let it go, but I can't help but wonder if the son survived the war and, if so, what became of him. I know I will eventually contact the club again to see if I can get some response. To paraphrase the Matrix: "It's like a splinter in your brain."

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10 Aug 2016
05:47:52pm

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But AMSD Teddy was nuts ! Thats ok we got the National Parks ! I like him sometimes but he could be a bit impetuous.

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10 Aug 2016
07:09:02pm
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" I can't help but wonder if the son survived the war"



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