What we collect!
Stamporama Discussion Board Logo
For People Who Love To Talk About Stamps


96 visitors online

United States/Covers & Postmarks : 2 dead post offices for the price of one.

AuthorPostings
philb
Members Picture
16 Sep 2018
04:23:22pm

Auctions
Columbia County New York postcard collectors would be happy with this card i picked out of a dollar box today. It has postmarks from both Glenco Mills and Gallatinville New York..neither of which are in service today. I remember growing up in the 1950s, we had party line phones..but friends 7 miles apart would still communicate by postcards.Image Not Found

Like 
2 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.

"If a man would be anything, he must be himself."
51Studebaker
Members Picture
Dialysis, damned if you do...dead if you don't
16 Sep 2018
04:59:52pm
re: 2 dead post offices for the price of one.

US Bell Telephone coverage in 1910
http://www.stampsmarter.com/webimages/BellPhone1910a.jpg

Don

Like
Login to Like
this post

"Current Score... Don 1 - Cancer 0"

stampsmarter.com
ernieinjax
Members Picture
16 Sep 2018
08:55:28pm
re: 2 dead post offices for the price of one.

I remember my grandmothers party line in east Tennessee. Creepy!

Like
Login to Like
this post
bobgggg
President Cortlandt Stamp Club
17 Sep 2018
06:07:19pm
re: 2 dead post offices for the price of one.

We had a party line up to the mid 60's up in Ulster County

Like
Login to Like
this post
BenFranklin1902
Members Picture
Tom in Exton, PA
17 Sep 2018
07:29:47pm

Auctions
re: 2 dead post offices for the price of one.

Image Not Found

Nice card! I love the old ones with receiving cancels.

Here's one I got recently off the 'bay. Dealer had it listed as Estell Manor, NJ which is a current office. I needed it and the card was only a buck so I took a look. Interesting that they didn't mention Risley, NJ because this is a Last Day Cover for that office! It was renamed Estell Manor. And it's one of those New Years covers that spanned two years.

So it's in my album under Risley because Estell Manor is on my next postal jaunt!


Like
Login to Like
this post
pigdoc
17 Sep 2018
08:01:17pm
re: 2 dead post offices for the price of one.

Awesome card, Tom.

D'ya suppose that Miss Emily was a postal historian?
Or, just an unwitting recipient (like the seller)?
It looks like the two stamps were placed to each catch one of the postmarks.
But, at least it separates them so they're both readable.
And, this is a great idea to document PO name changes, which sadly, are probably a thing-of-the-past...

What's on the reverse side?

I love how this stuff just 'turns up'!

-Paul

Like
Login to Like
this post
pigdoc
17 Sep 2018
08:18:00pm
re: 2 dead post offices for the price of one.

phil,

I love the pidgin English on your card!
Noticing that would make me an INSTANT buyer!

I posted a message some time ago with the text of a letter that had the same appeal, here:
https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_main.php?action=20&id=19212#142756

Like
Login to Like
this post
philb
Members Picture
17 Sep 2018
10:04:18pm

Auctions
re: 2 dead post offices for the price of one.

i guess i will never make detective..the handwriting looked so weak to my eyes that i did not bother reading the message.

Like
Login to Like
this post

"If a man would be anything, he must be himself."
pigdoc
18 Sep 2018
08:58:12am
re: 2 dead post offices for the price of one.

"Dear earl I am
out in the country
to aunt freda I rote
a post card to apap
and amona I
wood like to come to
see you
from Laura"

Interestingly, Glenco Mills and Gallatinville are only about 10 miles apart. There is a road North of Gallatinville, where Earl M. Decker lived, named Decker Rd.

The Decker House hotel, built in 1875, is a landmark in my hometown, Maquoketa, Iowa. Its construction was financed by James Decker of Watertown, NY. I have two covers posted in 1875 from Maquoketa to James Decker in Watertown, one from Milburn Decker. I have another cover from a 'surrogate' in Watertown addressed to LN Decker, Esq, Maquoketa.

Watertown, NY is a long ways from Gallatinville, so any family connections are dubious.

-Paul

Like
Login to Like
this post
        
Please Note:
Postings that were loaded from the old Discussion Board cannot be edited.

Contact Webmaster | Visitors Online | Unsubscribe Emails


This site is provided by Roy Lingen at www.buckacover.com

User Agreement

Copyright © 2019 Stamporama.com