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philb
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21 Feb 2021
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21 Feb 2021
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Me too!

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21 Feb 2021
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I just thought of something I would be very interested in seeing. One of my other major collectibles is Sandwich Glass from the Boston and Sandwich Glass Factory in Sandwich Mass. Does anyone have any interesting covers centered around that factory that you wouldn't mind posting a picture of? Actually, any of the older US glass factories (Northwood, Greentown, Findlay, etc.) would be of interest to me. I don't really want to start collecting them, I'm just curious what's out there. Not the newer places like Anchor Hocking, Corning, etc., just the older factories, mostly pre 1900.

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21 Feb 2021
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" i really like covers"



Me too, especially illustrated ones. I bought the first cover solely for the train illustration.

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21 Feb 2021
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Trains?

I just posted this one yesterday in my weekly ebay auction sale (closes Saturday Feb. 27):

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21 Feb 2021
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I am rather eclectic

One of my favorite advertising covers

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1793 Congressional free frank - Thomas Tredwell (3rd Congress)_ - personal letter to wife

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Interesting horseshoe receiver from Oriskany Falls NY

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Fancy leaf cancel on margin strip of 3 #65's

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21 Feb 2021
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Great covers, glad i started the thread...keep it going !

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21 Feb 2021
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Ah, covers! That's where it's at... Without franked envelopes philately would be nothing at all.
I really enjoy looking at covers (Buckacover.com is a great provider of stock) and if I can afford them, then, I buy them.
As soon as my new printer gets installed, I'll share two or three of my precious covers.
In the meantime CONGRATULATIONS Phil for a wonderful thread: A great idea!
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22 Feb 2021
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Eye candy

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22 Feb 2021
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This thread may go forever.................


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22 Feb 2021
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Here's a recent acquisition to my Chester County (PA) postal history collection:
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This one requires some interpretation. Sarah (Gilbert) Scattergood was the wife of Thomas Scattergood, who was (I think) a nephew of another Thomas Scattergood, the one that founded the Scattergood Institute (for mental health) in Philadelphia.

Street Road, PA was DPOed in 1880, but the building (a RR depot) that housed it still stands, just south of the county seat, West Chester. This PO was about 2 miles southeast of the Westtown School, a Quaker academic institution for young boys and girls founded in 1799, and still in operation today. From 1859, when the Street Road PO opened to serve it, the School assessed an additional 2 cents postage for outgoing mail, payment indicated by the small local adhesive stamp seen on the reverse of the cover. These are prized by local collectors.

I spent most of a day attempting to determine the reason for this mailing. Around 1869, Sarah Scattergood had 2 brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law who served on the Committee, responsible for running the school. She herself was a former student, along with her two brothers and her father. Conveniently, the roster of former students with their entry dates (Quaker-formatted, of course) is an eBook. It is littered with Gilberts and Scattergoods, down through the years, from the very beginnings of the school... There were a number of Scattergood cousins living in West Chester, and the Gilberts were also local.

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22 Feb 2021
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Some staining on this one, but the price was right. I found it in a dealer's dollar box at a Texas stamp show a couple of years ago. I refer to it as the Trumpeter Squirrel cover.

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22 Feb 2021
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I love the one with the squirrel - our antique show was called Squirreled Away Antiques!!

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22 Feb 2021
02:00:57pm

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He looks like the #&!$%% that eats the sunflower seeds i put out for the birds !

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22 Feb 2021
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This one will probably change the way you feel about covers.

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22 Feb 2021
05:49:31pm
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Since this topic is trending more towards illustrated covers, here's an acquisition from a few months ago:
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Gotta love it that someone named "Bacon" is selling bacon.
Kinda reflects the place I'm currently in with my career...I work with a number of purveyors whose families have been in the business for generations.

And, Vince, check out the fancy Maltese cross obliterator!
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22 Feb 2021
08:19:34pm
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More eye candy

Just a front but it made it very affordable

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Scarce small town (Taberg NY) DL octagon

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22 Feb 2021
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And the stamp is one of my favorites ! Oils, cordage and belting ...thats when people worked for a living !

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22 Feb 2021
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I have recently begun collecting US covers and postcards with "Dayton" (my last name) postmarks, and this one came up on my radar. Hopefully in a few more days, I will have it in my collection!
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23 Feb 2021
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For partsguy.

I don't think I have posted these Dayton covers at SoR in the past. My apologies if it's a duplication. I no longer have either. This first one had contents. The second cover was one of a small group of associated covers and I think this one contained the letter. I think there are a few other old covers around here still.

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23 Feb 2021
03:26:20pm
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Some covers from Costa Rica....

1. Lovely postmarks for Official Mail from Puntarenas.

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2. This cover is from an amateur radio operator. His licence number is TI 2 QP. Note the colours from the flag and the coat-of-arms.

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3. This is the front and back of a small cloth bag. It was mailed to New York City with sample coffee beans inside.

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Enjoy!

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23 Feb 2021
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I really like covers too!

• Trans-Canada Lockheed Electra, the same plane flown by Amelia Earhart when she disappeared in the Pacific Ocean on her round-the-world flight:

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• A homemade cover featuring a cutout image of the Douglas DC-2 airliner, the precursor of the famous DC-3. Note the post office number written into the aircraft's cabin windows (BOX-234, and the rubber-stamped name of the sender (CHAS. L.V. BOOREAM) on the starboard wing:

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• A first-flight cover with a spectacular image of the Lockheed Constellation. In 1963, I had the memorable experience of flying to Japan from Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco for my first posting in the U.S. Navy. Twenty-six hours in the air, including about an hour when I got to sit in the co-pilot's seat between California and Hawaii:

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23 Feb 2021
09:09:30pm
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keesindy,

I especially liked that Erie, PA rose cover... (I'm about 45 minutes from Erie)

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23 Feb 2021
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If this was a full cover and not just the front...i am pretty sure i would not own it.

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23 Feb 2021
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How police work was done in 1910:

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23 Feb 2021
10:28:56pm
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Covers from far, and farther.

Postcard from Liberia sent by German Seapost.
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Registered cover from the North West Pacific Islands (under Australian administration)
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24 Feb 2021
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This is a fabulous thread - but I need to understand the concept of Pluto "Concentrated" Spring Water. Happy

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24 Feb 2021
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Many thanks to Wikipedia via duckduckgo:

Pluto Water - Wikipedia

[b]Pluto Water was a trademark for a strongly laxative natural water product which was very popular in the United States in the early 20th century. The water's laxative properties were from its high native content of mineral salts, with the active ingredient listed as sodium and magnesium sulfate, which are known as natural laxatives.[/b]


Pluto Water, French Lick Springs, Indiana. Posted on September 6, 2019 According to Wikipedia, "Pluto Water was a trademark for a strongly laxative natural water product which was very popular in the United States in the early 20th century.
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Famous Pluto Spring, French Lick, Indiana. "The Home of Pluto Water" Description: Visitors often posed in front of the Pluto Spring House located at the French Lick Springs Resort. The hotel pampered its guests who were often seeking what they believed to be curative powers of the mineral springs.
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Voted Best Hotel in Indiana by Travel & Leisure Magazine, French Lick Resort is family-friendly, business-competent and perfect for a planned or impromptu getaway. Come experience Old World opulence amid modern comforts served with Midwestern charm — close to home. We're an easy drive from Louisville, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
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Jeredutt3
24 Feb 2021
03:19:56pm
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This is such a great thread !!! OH how I love covers !!!!! The illustrated ones are amazing !

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24 Feb 2021
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Germany, Offices in Turkey

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24 Feb 2021
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June 21, 1919 military flight. Identical cover sold in May 2013 David Feldman auction. And yes, it is philatelic, but still a bit unusual. First flight was on June 20th.

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25 Feb 2021
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love the TRAIN LATE Antonio.....

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25 Feb 2021
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I collect covers from US Senators... Daniel Patrick Moynihan represented New York in the Senate from 1977 to 2001

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26 Feb 2021
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and now he dominates the building that used to house the NYC GPO, the James A Farley building, that now houses Amtrak

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26 Feb 2021
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ArtStamp, thanks for the info on Pluto Water. I still find using the term "concentrated" for water is unusual, unless you consider not to drink too much due to the laxative effects!
Another notable from French Lick is Larry Bird, of Celtics fame. Sounds like an interesting town.

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26 Feb 2021
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Since this is the week, I thought I'd post this one! One of my favorite Ben Franklin covers, and it appears to have occurred by chance!

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26 Feb 2021
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I like the Feb 29 receiving mark.

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27 Feb 2021
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Following up on the Pluto Water cover and comments....... This resort in southern Indiana was accessible by rail and was a very popular attraction a century ago. Original hotels have been refurbished and a casino added. The domed West Baden Springs Hotel is a National Historic Landmark.

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27 Feb 2021
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Two of my favorite covers are from the 1945 to 1949 Indonesian revolutionary period, they have obviously been through the mill....only postal cards were used..no letters or covers.Image Not Found

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27 Feb 2021
03:51:36pm
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Very nice postcards, Phil.

David

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27 Feb 2021
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1840's stampless from Montevideo, Uruguay to London.

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28 Feb 2021
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Not stampless but still pretty !Image Not Found

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28 Feb 2021
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Picked this up a while back, nothing special but it appealed to me. Postmarked on reverse Pretoria 14/12/1938. A few toning spots.
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28 Feb 2021
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Not a beautiful cover, but interesting. Perfined stamp on cover.

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28 Feb 2021
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One of my favorite Franklin covers! This is Scott 314, the imperf issue.

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28 Feb 2021
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Sheepshanks,

I'd call that cover fairly special, not just for the stamps and cover, but just LOOK AT THAT handwriting! I like SA stuff to begin with, but there's just something that draws the eye to the perfectly linear address!

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28 Feb 2021
07:45:29pm

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I have a few covers of the Trekkers...Image Not Found

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i have one like Sheepshanks...this is the backside.Image Not Found

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State postage on local cover from Noria to Magdalena in the state of Sonora, Mexico.

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01 Mar 2021
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Phil, those are beauties, too.... but I think they cheated by TYPING the address!!!

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01 Mar 2021
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The SA and SWA variants have absolved you, Phil!Big Grin

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By crackie you are right, one is South Africa and one SWA!!

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02 Mar 2021
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Mail in the Ultramar (Cuba).

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02 Mar 2021
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Antonio, i have 2 or 3 from this time frame...i would like to see them go to a good home.Image Not Found

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04 Mar 2021
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Feudatory State of Cochin
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04 Mar 2021
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I do like a cover that tells or just starts a story. Below is a 1964 letter from Jim Thompson's company to I'm guessing a customer in San Fransisco. Thompson was the post war Thai silk king bringing the material to haute couture designers in the west. Probably best known for supplying the material used in the The King and I film although he was thought to have continued his OSS intelligence work on to working for for the CIA. His disappearance in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands three years later is still a mystery which pops up in the news every few years. Here is Jim Thompson's Wikipedia entry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Thompson_(designer)

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04 Mar 2021
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This one makes me smile. The double impression of the date stamp looks like 1953 which would be right as it's a 1953/4 aerogramme or air letter cut out stuck on an envelope by someone in London going to an address in Singapore while it was still part of Malaya. I'm guessing that it was for a letter under 20g but whether this was legal I'm not sureHappy

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First day and Event cover for visit of Lindbergh to Panama and the Canal Zone. The stamps were the two commemorative stamps issued for the visit. They were printed using typography by the Canal Zone for Panama.
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