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General Philatelic/Gen. Discussion : Roosevelt Stamp Collector

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psgStamper
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26 Aug 2021
04:36:37pm
Here's an interesting little article from the January 23, 1939 issue of life magazine that might be interesting if not humorous...

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29 Aug 2021
05:24:51am
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De mortuis loqui nil nisi bonum.

My parents thought FDR was the spawn of Satan.
I must have been at least fifteen before I discovered
he did not have a pointed tail coiled up behind his
wheel chair.
Oh well, that is the way it was.

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29 Aug 2021
11:39:39am

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Hmmmm. His neighbors a few miles South of me never voted for him even though his family employed quite a few of them. I have mixed feelings ...he certainly had flaws but look at what he had to deal with while in office.

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29 Aug 2021
12:07:00pm
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I have both books published by Linn's Stamp News about the Stamp Collecting President. A great read!

I have a cover from the Collection of the late President, as well as a Postal Truck souvenir sheet.

David

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29 Aug 2021
12:23:04pm
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From my "Mail to Famous People" collection:

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Tom in Exton, PA
30 Aug 2021
08:26:11pm
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I do have this cover!

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31 Aug 2021
12:44:34am
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" ... but look at what he had to deal with while in office. ..."

I agree. He as a wealthy man, and could easily have retired to Campobello
to read and enjoy what life he had, perhaps just writing his thoughts and
opinions to newspapers and influential friends as Churchill did when he
was out of office.
But he chose the less travelled road and changed the country. He made his
missteps, but his accomplishments far outweighed those faux pas.s, Most
youngsters have no idea of the things that he pushed which make life easier
today.
My grand daughter once said, "Oh, he is one of the mountain statue guys on
that stamp."
Well, at least they taught her the last name guy and did not confuse him
with Fredrick Douglas..

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31 Aug 2021
11:43:57am
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there are two schools of economics when a country is in trouble: austerity and pump priming. And a million permutations of the two. He chose the latter, and went full out. AND he developed a system so that those who were hurt the hardest (by the activities of others) would be somewhat cushioned.

He also did OK as a war-time president.

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31 Aug 2021
12:06:02pm

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As i recall as a 6 year old the war probably cost him his life !

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tooler
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05 Sep 2021
06:29:08pm
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One of my covers for FDR

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05 Sep 2021
06:32:14pm
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Here's another one.

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05 Sep 2021
06:39:07pm
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These two are interesting

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06 Sep 2021
04:41:31pm
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is that Truman cover posted 6 hours early?

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07 Sep 2021
09:47:53am
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I read somewhere that during his last years,
FDR spent a lot of time signing his name or
initials to parts of his collection so that
they would bring better results at the
inevitable final auction.
I do not recall where, but probably in one
of the several reliable stamp publications
we used to get each week.

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07 Sep 2021
03:14:25pm
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is that Truman cover posted 6 hours early?


Looks like both are posted at 7:PM April 12th 1945. Truman was Inaugurated 12th April 1945 at 7:10 PM.

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08 Sep 2021
12:06:36pm
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Am I just too suspicious, or did the cachet maker backdate
he cancellation ?
Of course he did, and this is another example of why
these prepared so-called "first day" of issue and other
special "event" cancellations actually signify nothing
historic.

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08 Sep 2021
09:40:27pm

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You are right Charlie...a June 6 D day cover...what the hell ?Image Not Found

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09 Sep 2021
09:38:45pm
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WOW! I won't list anymore.

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Tom in Exton, PA
10 Sep 2021
12:17:57pm
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Quote:

"Am I just too suspicious, or did the cachet maker backdate
he cancellation ?
Of course he did, "



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Back in the day, I produced these covers. There was an uproar that the stamp should've been issued on Clara Maass' birthday and from her birthplace. Instead the stamp was issued in Belleville, NJ which is the home of the Clara Maass Hospital named after her. I'm not sure why August 18th.

Anyway, I got the idea to correct the oversight. I bought a box of 500 of postal stationary envelopes and made the trek to East Orange on her birthday. The covers did not have cachets on them at that point. I then took the box of already serviced covers to my printer and added the cachet.

Back then my experience was that a lot of historic covers were created this way. Someone dies.. a cover maker takes a box of uncacheted covers to get the postmark, then designs and adds the cachet. The covers would be considered legit!

And as an aside... my brilliant idea wasn't all that well received! Not that many people wanted the dual postmark covers, so I still have a large box of them! Anyone want a dozen? LOL



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