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Kapul
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08 Dec 2018
06:03:07pm
Image Not FoundNot living in the USA I am not familiar with your postmarks and cachets, therefor would be very grateful for any help with this Customs Duty Free cachet.

It is on part of a parcel cover that would have been posted from Papua New Guinea maybe during the 1950's,to me it looks like "US CUSTOMS DUTY FREE ???PMIS TENN." Can someone please correct me and fill in the blanks. See pics below.Many thanks.Image Not Found

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08 Dec 2018
06:12:26pm
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Memphis Tenn.

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Kapul
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08 Dec 2018
06:38:18pm
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Thanks Roy, that was my guess but the PH looks like a PM and that threw me.

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dollhaus
08 Dec 2018
07:45:49pm
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I'm more interested in the address of the recipient. In the 1950s I lived in East Tennessee and actually know where Belmeade Drive is - it's in the Highland Park area of Kingsport, near Dobyns-Bennett High School. You turn onto Crescent, and two houses past Belmeade on the right is where Joan lived. We met at East Tennessee State, and I made several trips to Kingsport over a period of a year or so, but we finally drifted apart.

At any rate, Belmeade was my landmark for finding her house. I hadn't thought about that for years and years, but that street name just leaped out at me.

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Kapul
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08 Dec 2018
10:07:22pm
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Well what a small world we live in- here I am on the other side of the world to you enquiring about a US Customs cachet on a parcel some 60 years ago, and you actually know the recipient.

I hope it brought back some happy memories.

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dollhaus
09 Dec 2018
03:20:20pm
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I graduated in 1958, so my time with Joan as an on-and-off girlfriend was in the 1956/57 school year. There's even an extremely remote chance I was within 250 yards of the package the day it was delivered.

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Kapul
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09 Dec 2018
04:09:39pm
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Tom,
It's getting better all the time. I get the impression that Joan might have been a stamp collector as the contents of that parcel were "Old Envelopes of no commercial value".

Do you know if she is still with us? It would be great to let her know that I had this.

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dollhaus
09 Dec 2018
04:40:44pm
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Let me clarify something. It was the street name that got my attention. I did not know the actual recipient. Joan lived on Crescent Drive, and to find her house Belmeade was my landmark. Once I passed the intersection of Crescent and Belmeade, hers was the second house. It was about 250 yards from 1601 Belmeade.

There was a lot of building going on in the area, and we drove around looking at the new houses and definitely went up Belmeade severaL times, so I saw 1601 Belmeade (or possibly the empty lot), but that's the extent.

Tom

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musicman
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09 Dec 2018
09:18:12pm
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Interesting stuff....

Tom -

I lived in Kingsport myself for a few years....went to Dobyns-Bennett H.S. my senior year.

(GO INDIANS! Big Grin )

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Kapul
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10 Dec 2018
04:48:33am
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Tom, Got it now- but it's still a small world.Happy

Musicman, I'm presuming when you say "Go the Indians" you are referring to Grid-iron,(is that it's correct name?) which we do not see much of here. I follow Rugby League (different altogether to Grid-iron) and being in North Queensland I follow the Cowboys so "Go the Cowboys". And remember we have John Wayne on our sideWinkingLaughing

Good fun gentlemen Thumbs Up

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dollhaus
10 Dec 2018
10:30:12am
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Randy,

Yep, the Indians pretty well dominated area sports for many years. Occasionally Science Hill from Johnson City would have a good team and beat DB, but that was rare. DB was the perennial power, and they held their own even against the big Knoxville schools.

Sid,

We call the American football field the 'gridiron.' In the early days, there were chalked lines across the field every five yards (later 10 yards), and also chalked lines running the length of the field (later dropped completely). A diagram of the original markings looked like the grid of a gridiron - a cooking tool used to cook meats over a fire. The name lived on even after the markings changed.


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Kapul
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10 Dec 2018
07:07:50pm
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Tom, Please excuse my ignorance but if the field is the Gridiron what do you actually call the game?

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dollhaus
12 Dec 2018
09:43:43am
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Quote:

"but if the field is the Gridiron what do you actually call the game?"



I gets confusing. We simply call it football. What in England is called football, we call soccer.

In any international context, it should be called American football. Just to our north, the Canadians also play a game called football. At first glance, it looks just like football played in the US, but a closer look shows that the playing field (Don't know if Canadians use 'gridiron') is much larger and that there are 12 players per team, not 11 as in the US. Many other rules are different, especially in the kicking part of the game. This one we call Canadian football.

Then there's Australian football. That isn't like either the US or Canadian version.
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malcolm197
02 Apr 2019
12:54:57pm
re: Help needed with Customs cachet.

Australian Football is normally called "Australian Rules Football" to distinguish it from Rugby Football which is superficially similar but very different. To confuse the Americans even more there are two types of Rugby Football - the most common is Rugby Union, played with 15 players ( this is the type played in the U.S. and worldwide ) the other is Rugby League ( 13 players ) played as far as I know only in the UK ( mainly in the coal mining counties of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria ), parts of France, Australia and New Zealand.

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