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AntoniusRa
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08 Feb 2018
08:28:05pm
The other day I got around to scanning my telegraph stamps from my U.S. B.O.B. Collection.
Far from complete there is still a pretty good selection which I doubt many have seen.
They are in order as issued.
Do any others collect telegraph stamps?

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08 Feb 2018
09:44:48pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

A very nice presentation. I also have them as part of my collection.
Best,
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09 Feb 2018
06:23:09am

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I have about 20 mounted on Steiner pages and about another 25 or so waiting to be hung on pages. I don't think I have ever specifically purchased any Telegraphs, picked them out of BOB mixtures over the years.




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13 Feb 2018
11:16:31pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

I have approx. 150 or so different telegraph stamps from the US
and a handful of WW as well.

I am quite fond of the telegraph issues!

I bought a set of pre-printed pages for the US telegraph stamps a couple years ago from
StampParaphenalia.com, which are wonderful color pages.

I don't think the website exists anymore.



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jbaxter5256
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14 Feb 2018
01:55:48am
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

It's still there but the link is a bit different: https://www.stampparaphernalia.com

It seems to have much of the same content with a wide selection of back of the book pages under the US Full Color Stamp Album Volume Series as well as the various series of Back of the Book stamp pages!

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keesindy
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14 Feb 2018
11:32:21am
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

Thanks, Mitch!

I didn't collect US and don't recall having ever seen any of these!

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14 Feb 2018
12:42:33pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

collect telegraphs? Absolutely.

I have no idea why these attracted me years ago but I've been a huge fan of them for quite a while. Not to toot my own horn but if I ever get the final 16 in my remaining want list, my US scott-listed collection will be complete. I'll get some images up here later.

I've also more recently started looking into collecting booklet panes but that will take another lifetime just for those.

I highly recommend Bill Rink's pages. He's got a great website for telegraph and telephone stamps at
http://telephonestamps.com/telegraph-stamps/
and offers a catalog and album pages that are very sharp looking.

Kurt

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14 Feb 2018
03:19:42pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

a few to get started. Still need a couple from this series.

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15 Feb 2018
08:31:06pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

klange, Those are nice and ones I don't recall seeing before. I look forward to see what else you have. The U.S. as well as the rest of the worlds telegraphs are stamp I just get when it's a very good deal on usually larger runs. Otherwise I don't go after them.

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16 Feb 2018
04:10:23pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

klange, if you're like me, instead of counting sheep you count those want list items when trying to get to sleep! I'm down to 5 stamps to complete my colonial DWI collection, all of them obscure varieties. But then, there are some other outlandish combos to consider, like maybe the straight-tail 2 on a normal frame 2c on 3c overprint...with the wedge flaw?! Love the twofors and threefors!

Antonius, love the early telegraph stamps, but they seemed to get uglier and uglier with time. Until, they went out with a Samuel-F-Morse bang! Gotta hand it to the 19th century engravers: they can make even a mundane numeral striking!




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17 Feb 2018
12:26:43am
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

a few of the more unique ones in the ol' collection
(cell phone snapshots since I'm too lazy to pull them and scan them)

enjoy,
Kurt


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17 Feb 2018
12:23:45pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

Here is a sampling of pages from my U.S. Telegraph/Telegram album;



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21 Feb 2018
10:50:04am
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

There's no doubt that Western Union was the leader of the pack and they also issued the most of the US Telegraph Stamps. Here is what their entire series looks like:

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uboatnut

31 Oct 2023
12:26:07pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

I've just gotten around to mounting the telegraph stamps my grandfather left me 70 years ago. FASCINATING! I am descending into the black hole that is US Revenues; a place I never intended to go. I'm amazed at the asking prices for these on eBay and hipstamp; many of them only catalogue for 25 cents but sellers want $5 plus shipping.

I am making my own album pages using AlbumEasy. It is somewhat frustrating as, unlike USPS, each individual company chose their own stamp dimensions. Getting frame sizing correct for stamps you do not physically have is a challenge.

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31 Oct 2023
02:09:20pm
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It seems really odd to see a post started by Antonius Ra. When I joined almost 10 years ago he was part of the group and always posted great stuff!! His web site was, and as far as I know, still amazing. I really hate to ask because I feel I should know this, but "whatever happened to Antonius Ra?". This sounds like it should be a book title! I assume he is no longer with us in one form or another.

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31 Oct 2023
06:47:26pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

He last posted on May 29, 2021.

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1898

31 Oct 2023
07:47:31pm
re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

Seems like most of these stamps shown here are either mint, or remainders, very little actually used examples.

I have some but never went looking for them they were just in mixs that I bought of fiscal stamps.

So is it right and proper that actual used examples are hard to find?

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AntoniusRa

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08 Feb 2018
08:28:05pm

The other day I got around to scanning my telegraph stamps from my U.S. B.O.B. Collection.
Far from complete there is still a pretty good selection which I doubt many have seen.
They are in order as issued.
Do any others collect telegraph stamps?

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08 Feb 2018
09:44:48pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

A very nice presentation. I also have them as part of my collection.
Best,
Dan C

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fredcdobbs

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09 Feb 2018
06:23:09am

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I have about 20 mounted on Steiner pages and about another 25 or so waiting to be hung on pages. I don't think I have ever specifically purchased any Telegraphs, picked them out of BOB mixtures over the years.




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musicman

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13 Feb 2018
11:16:31pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

I have approx. 150 or so different telegraph stamps from the US
and a handful of WW as well.

I am quite fond of the telegraph issues!

I bought a set of pre-printed pages for the US telegraph stamps a couple years ago from
StampParaphenalia.com, which are wonderful color pages.

I don't think the website exists anymore.



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jbaxter5256

14 Feb 2018
01:55:48am

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

It's still there but the link is a bit different: https://www.stampparaphernalia.com

It seems to have much of the same content with a wide selection of back of the book pages under the US Full Color Stamp Album Volume Series as well as the various series of Back of the Book stamp pages!

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keesindy

14 Feb 2018
11:32:21am

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

Thanks, Mitch!

I didn't collect US and don't recall having ever seen any of these!

Tom

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klange

14 Feb 2018
12:42:33pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

collect telegraphs? Absolutely.

I have no idea why these attracted me years ago but I've been a huge fan of them for quite a while. Not to toot my own horn but if I ever get the final 16 in my remaining want list, my US scott-listed collection will be complete. I'll get some images up here later.

I've also more recently started looking into collecting booklet panes but that will take another lifetime just for those.

I highly recommend Bill Rink's pages. He's got a great website for telegraph and telephone stamps at
http://telephonestamps.com/telegraph-stamps/
and offers a catalog and album pages that are very sharp looking.

Kurt

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14 Feb 2018
03:19:42pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

a few to get started. Still need a couple from this series.

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AntoniusRa

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15 Feb 2018
08:31:06pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

klange, Those are nice and ones I don't recall seeing before. I look forward to see what else you have. The U.S. as well as the rest of the worlds telegraphs are stamp I just get when it's a very good deal on usually larger runs. Otherwise I don't go after them.

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16 Feb 2018
04:10:23pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

klange, if you're like me, instead of counting sheep you count those want list items when trying to get to sleep! I'm down to 5 stamps to complete my colonial DWI collection, all of them obscure varieties. But then, there are some other outlandish combos to consider, like maybe the straight-tail 2 on a normal frame 2c on 3c overprint...with the wedge flaw?! Love the twofors and threefors!

Antonius, love the early telegraph stamps, but they seemed to get uglier and uglier with time. Until, they went out with a Samuel-F-Morse bang! Gotta hand it to the 19th century engravers: they can make even a mundane numeral striking!




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17 Feb 2018
12:26:43am

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

a few of the more unique ones in the ol' collection
(cell phone snapshots since I'm too lazy to pull them and scan them)

enjoy,
Kurt


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17 Feb 2018
12:23:45pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

Here is a sampling of pages from my U.S. Telegraph/Telegram album;



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klange

21 Feb 2018
10:50:04am

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

There's no doubt that Western Union was the leader of the pack and they also issued the most of the US Telegraph Stamps. Here is what their entire series looks like:

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uboatnut

31 Oct 2023
12:26:07pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

I've just gotten around to mounting the telegraph stamps my grandfather left me 70 years ago. FASCINATING! I am descending into the black hole that is US Revenues; a place I never intended to go. I'm amazed at the asking prices for these on eBay and hipstamp; many of them only catalogue for 25 cents but sellers want $5 plus shipping.

I am making my own album pages using AlbumEasy. It is somewhat frustrating as, unlike USPS, each individual company chose their own stamp dimensions. Getting frame sizing correct for stamps you do not physically have is a challenge.

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
31 Oct 2023
02:09:20pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

It seems really odd to see a post started by Antonius Ra. When I joined almost 10 years ago he was part of the group and always posted great stuff!! His web site was, and as far as I know, still amazing. I really hate to ask because I feel I should know this, but "whatever happened to Antonius Ra?". This sounds like it should be a book title! I assume he is no longer with us in one form or another.

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31 Oct 2023
06:47:26pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

He last posted on May 29, 2021.

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1898

31 Oct 2023
07:47:31pm

re: U.S. Telegraph stamps

Seems like most of these stamps shown here are either mint, or remainders, very little actually used examples.

I have some but never went looking for them they were just in mixs that I bought of fiscal stamps.

So is it right and proper that actual used examples are hard to find?

1898

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