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


80 visitors online

United States/Covers & Postmarks : Israel and George G Kimball

AuthorPostings
Heyralph
Members Picture

19 Jun 2011
03:16:37pm
Hi Folks – I wanted to call everyone’s attention to a great new article from our very own webmaster Tim Auld. The article tells a fascinating story of a 19th century family and two covers that tie together a father and son. Check it out at: Israel and George G Kimball - Two graduates from Bowdoin College Thanks Tim!

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads out there – I’m off to my second celebration of the day.

Best Regards,
Ralph
Like
Login to Like
this post
Lpayette
Members Picture

19 Jun 2011
05:42:43pm
re: Israel and George G Kimball

Very interesting article
lee

Like
Login to Like
this post
Dani20
Members Picture

20 Jun 2011
12:45:15am
re: Israel and George G Kimball

A spectacular piece of history, very well presented, of 2 members of a well documented historical family. A real pleasure to read and to see. Thank you for the effort and scholarship.
Dan C.

Like
Login to Like
this post
Elliotcreek
20 Jun 2011
02:11:45am
re: Israel and George G Kimball

How could Isreal Kimball be appointed by President Lincoln in 1870? The President was assassinated April 15, 1865!

Like
Login to Like
this post
auldstampguy
Members Picture

Just one more small cover .....
20 Jun 2011
08:09:59am
re: Israel and George G Kimball

Good point. I have corrected that.

Regards ... Tim

(Message edited by auldstampguy on June 20, 2011)

Like
Login to Like
this post

mncancels.org
Parkinlot
Members Picture

President - West Essex Philatelic Society www.wepsonline.org
20 Jun 2011
01:27:14pm
re: Israel and George G Kimball

Very nicely done Tim!!!

Bob

Like
Login to Like
this post

"APS - AFDCS - GBCC - USSS - SCC - IPDA"

www.parkinlot-stamps.com
amsd
Members Picture

Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
22 Jun 2011
08:54:55am

Auctions
re: Israel and George G Kimball

great article, Tim. I especially like the illegal usage of Scott 25.

Chamberlain, incidentally, would rise to the rank of Major General and command a division. He was wounded several times, occasionally seriously (a letter to him while in a Washington hosptial was in a recent large eBay lot, unnoted; i suspect others saw it too thereby pushing it well beyong my reach). He was also elected Governor of Maine.

It might also be noted that Bowdoin was originally founded in Massachusetts, and legislation in 1850 split the state into two parts, the other being Maine.

David

Like
Login to Like
this post

"Save the USPS, buy stamps; save the hobby, use commemoratives"

juicyheads.com/link.php?PLJZJP
Cdj1122
Members Picture

Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
22 Jun 2011
06:22:24pm
re: Israel and George G Kimball

When I was young I read something about someone in Boston taking a trip to some small harbor along the Maine coast in the days when Maine was still joined at the hip to the Masachusetts Bay Colony.
It said he was going "Down East".
I looked at my USA map and at my globe that my parents had gotten me for my 10th birthday and struggled to understand how a person could be going "down east" when from everything I could see he was proceeding "up" north.
Here I wish I could insert a clip of a puzzled eleven or twelve year old turning the globe topsy turvy and inverting a map trying to undertand how people could have been so confused in colonial days.
Then one day a few years later I was reading one of the many books I had gotten about ships, especially sailing ships and I saw some reference to sailing "down wind" to a Maine coastal villiage.
Wow !!!!
A three or four year puzzle solved. Like finding an inverted watermark previously undiscovered in a nickel-dime mixture.
Just thinking about it after all these years makes me smile.

Like
Login to Like
this post

".... You may think you understood what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I thought I meant. .... "
        
Please Note:
Postings that were loaded from the old Discussion Board cannot be edited.

Contact Webmaster | Visitors Online | Unsubscribe Emails


User Agreement

Copyright © 2021 Stamporama.com