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musicman
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31 Jul 2021
08:48:10am
Anyone going to the Great American Stamp Show in Chicago (Rosemont) in August?

The dates are August 12th - 15th.

Our local club's president and vice-president (that's me!) will be there on Thurs. the 12th thru Friday the 13th.

Looks to be a fine turnout with over 100 dealers, 800+ exhibits, 3 first day ceremonies and much more.

If anyone from SOR will be there on those dates, I would certainly like to meet to say an in-person hello and put a face to the name(s) here!



Here is a link to the info for the show;


https://stamps.org/great-american-stamp-show

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31 Jul 2021
01:53:34pm
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I had thought about going but just getting over a bout of recovery from surgery put me off, my wife said NO- things are just too unsettled now. I'm sure it will be OK but why take a risk when I don't need to. On my own I'd go, just didn't want to argue past that.

Hope to see your posts on here after the show.

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musicman
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31 Jul 2021
06:48:43pm
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

Quote:

"Hope to see your posts on here after the show."




I will be posting experiences and pics upon our return!
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31 Jul 2021
07:10:56pm
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I will be looking forward to your report about the show!

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22 Aug 2021
09:53:13pm
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

Well,

I decided to scan everything I purchased at the Great American Stamp Show, so here goes!


First, a few pictures of the venue;
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Here's the guidebook they hand you at the entrance;
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First things I found were 3 Springer's Catalogs;

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Here are some Federal, state and local revenues, along with some miscellaneous cinderellas;
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These were interesting;

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And here are some I've never seen before - follow this link to learn more about them!
https://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/2015/march/the-un-on-us-stamps-and-labels-horseshoe.html
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More to come tomorrow!!

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jbaxter5256
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22 Aug 2021
10:30:35pm
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

Very nice, especially the Federal Boating Stamp! Looking forward to the additional pictures and glad you were able to attend.

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pigdoc
23 Aug 2021
06:03:02am
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

I wasn't there, but I received this nice item a few days ago, from my mentor, Bill Schultz:
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It's such a nice souvenir, I will offer it back to Bill for his collection, the next time I see him.

BTW, Bill was awarded the Kehr Award, for outstanding service to the hobby.

-Paul

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TribalErnie
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23 Aug 2021
09:13:25am
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

Hey Randy, nice items there. Love those BOB and more esoteric items. Looks like you had a good time.

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23 Aug 2021
05:54:04pm

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A family friend stopped by this afternoon and it turns out he was at the coin show in Rosemont ! If i knew it would have been nice to hitch a ride,,but too many things going on at the moment it would have been at LEAST 4 days with travel.

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23 Aug 2021
08:03:51pm
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

Okay, where was I.....oh, yes!

A couple things first before I show more pics;


Regarding the 1914-1915 Mexico revenues shown above - the ones that also say USA above the central image - those are from the US occupation of Veracruz....here's a link to the story;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_occupation_of_Veracruz

I had never seen those in person, so of course, being a revenue collector, I had to buy a few!



Regarding the Japanese Pavillion cinderellas from the world's fair;

does anyone know for sure what year world's fair those were from??



Okay, on with the rest of what I found!



I picked these up for a friend in our local club who collects Scandinavian countries - First Day ceremony for them! The engraver was supposed to be there signing them all, but he couldn't get out of his country!!
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Picked up this postcard for the cancel - I like railroad cancels.

Here are a couple links to Clarinda, Iowa and Bigelow, Kansas;

https://www.frrandp.com/2021/06/the-forgotten-railways-of-clarinda-iowa.html
https://legendsofkansas.com/bigelow-kansas/

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I do Michigan town cancels, and I couldn't make out what town this cancel says - maybe someone can help?

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I have an IPSA collection so of course I had to get these;

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Next up, a fun selection of cacheted baseball covers, older and recent;

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(Tigers & Indians fan!)


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Now, THIS one is pretty cool - stamp designer Chris Calle's son designed this cachet! And its one of only 25 made! AND, he signed it!

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Now, for me - this is the ultimate baseball FDC;
the very FIRST cachet for the 1939 US baseball stamp! A little pricey, but I had to have it.....finally!
(The lower one was a bonus one I found as well)

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I also found a nicely cancelled event cover of my all-time favorite stamp - the bi-colored beacon airmail stamp of 1928 - I like the ones with the bi-plane cancel on the stamp;

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And here are a couple cancelled on thwe first day of the new 5c rate;

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Now THESE were extra-special - an FDC of the beacon stamp, which had to have 2 stamps due to the fact that the rate change wasn't until Aug. 1st!This is the first one I had seen with 4, so I had to have it. And a cachet honoring
Admiral Byrd's homecoming;

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And last but by no means least - just some fun cacheted covers of the Rudolph characters from one of my favorites from my youth....TV's Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer by Rankin & Bass;

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Well, that's all, folks!!

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joesm
23 Aug 2021
09:01:50pm
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

C-11 is my favorite all time, too. I wish that I could find one of the beacons here in Florida.

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pigdoc
24 Aug 2021
08:19:07am
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

Hey, joesm,

If you haven't seen this earlier posting on SOR:

Air Mail Beacons

...you might find it interesting.

Randy, it seems a given that somewhere out there is a great exhibit tying the history of the beacons to C11. Gotta link? Might be more fitting as a bump of the thread I'm linking to in this message.

-Paul

PS, joesm, I'm looking at a map of Air Mail Routes in the US, 1934, and the ones in Florida are laid out as straight lines:
Jacksonville to Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach to Miami
Daytona Beach to Orlando (secondary)
Orlando to Tampa/St. Peterburg (secondary)


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24 Aug 2021
07:03:30pm
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

Excellent, Paul!

Thanks for the link back to that discussion and the links to the stories of the concrete arrows that guided the pilots back then.
I don't know that there is an article that goes in depth regarding the beacon arrows and the C11, but I have been planning to write one for a while now...maybe I should get serious about that!


And in case anyone didn't see it, here's a link to the article about my favorite stamp!

https://stamporama.com/articles/display_article.php?id=RA2QjH9DfAJts

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25 Aug 2021
09:05:53am

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i have one Florida Miami Dec 1 1928. The scan is darker than the cover..i scanned it at 150 resolutions to fit to size for Stamporama.Image Not Found

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25 Aug 2021
08:22:56pm
re: G.A.S.S. Great American Stamp Show!

Nice, Phil!



Check these out, everyone;

http://www.dreamsmithphotos.com/arrow/

https://sometimes-interesting.com/concrete-arrows-and-the-u-s-airmail-beacon-system/

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nevada/concrete-arrows-nv/

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