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BenFranklin1902
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Tom in Exton, PA
28 Nov 2016
11:20:42am

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Yesterday I went to a small show and found this rummaging through cover boxes. It's funny how you can see all kinds of classic material and a cover like this becomes the favorite thing you bought!

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The stamp itself reads:
ANOTHER ENEMY TO CONQUER
FOREST FIRES
NINE OUT OF TEN
CAN BE PREVENTED
Federal and State Forest Services

Of further interest is that the had adopted Smokey The Bear as their symbol in 1944, two years earlier than this cover.

The stamp on the cover was 9 years old at the time, so it's not a first day cover.

What's interesting is that the cover has pencil marks on the front, I don't know if they are significant, plus it is numbered 2594 on the back. It is sealed with no contents.

I did a Google Image Search and found a photo of a block of four of this stamp on a site of Forestry Service memorabilia.

I couldn't find anything significant that happened on that date.

The cover is obviously going right into my collection. And what did this cost me? It was in a quarter cover box.

Anyone?

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28 Nov 2016
01:30:26pm
re: Prevent Forest Fires Cinderella Cover

who even knew there were quarter boxes anymore?

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vinman
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28 Nov 2016
01:45:06pm
re: Prevent Forest Fires Cinderella Cover

Hi Tom,
I guess you did OK at the show yesterday. I have a collection of fire prevention cinderellas and some are prevent forest fire during the war years. Some are not politically correct but when I get a chance later tonight I post them.

Vince

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vinman
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28 Nov 2016
04:17:22pm
re: Prevent Forest Fires Cinderella Cover

Tom,
Here are some of my fire prevention cinderellas.

I'm not sure of the date for this one but it is probably 1942
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This set is from 1940
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This group is from 1941, 42, 43 and 44.
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This I believe is from 1941.
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Tom in Exton, PA
28 Nov 2016
05:52:08pm

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Very nice collection Vince! Thanks for posting them.

The cover I have belongs in that collection. I'll bring it next time I see you.

Tom G

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