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United States/BOB & Other : The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

 

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03 May 2012
06:36:47am
Randy Kerr (musicman) has written a new article on the 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928 – one of my favorites, and apparently one of Randy’s too! It is an excellent read that not only gives insight into the stamp itself but also provides details and images to help understand a fascinating period in aviation history. Give it a read at:

The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Thanks Randy,
Ralph

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03 May 2012
07:22:19am
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Randy, absolutely fabulous how you combine the tower with the rates, routes, production techniques. I especially liked the several maps outlining the expansion of the routes. That really helped put things into context for me. Well done. Ralph, thanks also for being there to put these together for us. Way to go, guys.

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03 May 2012
08:18:11am
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Randy,

A very well written and presented article. Great job.

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03 May 2012
09:14:56am
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Dear Randy,
Excellent, as usual. (We expected nothing less of course, so I wonder at all the kudo's.) Perfection is as perfection does, therefore you'll understand that my pleasure in the read was/is as expected from you. And given that I'm not an airmail buff- you'll also understand that I do not join in the round of applause richly deserved- I just read and enjoyed. A 'Thank You" is of course thoroughly deserved, and therefore humbly offered.
Heck of a job!
Dan C.

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03 May 2012
10:04:43am
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

As a railroad buff I have been to Sherman Hill many times and unfortunately there is no reminder of the tower left, however, I too love the design of that issue and your article was most informative and enjoyable reading.

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03 May 2012
10:31:16am
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Fabulous job, Randy! It was super informative and the pictures were excellent! Now I want one!

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03 May 2012
11:28:31am
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Lisa, you're in luck. Covers with the Beacon are relatively plentiful; they grace both commercial airmail and many first flight covers (Randy is also a FF collector). August 1 covers, because they are the first day of the new airmail rate, tend to be priced slightly higher, assuming the seller knows this little bit of information (and now you do, too).

Our auction often has Beacon covers at very affordable opening bids, so keep your eyes open. If i see one attractively priced, I'll run one of my auctioneer alerts on your, and everyone else's, behalf.

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03 May 2012
11:50:11am
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

For your browsing or buying pleasure, there are many Beacon Airmail covers available in the "US flights (pre-1950)" category on Buckacover.com.
http://www.buckacover.com/covers/search.php?code=usflightpre50

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03 May 2012
12:39:22pm
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Very interesting article.

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michael78651

03 May 2012
01:30:41pm
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Hey, Roy, that cover would have flown over my house! Only problem is that my house wasn't built in 1929. Don't you just hate technicalities?

Congrats on the article! I know a guy who is a big fan of that stamp. I will let him know about the article. Maybe we can get a new member as a result!

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03 May 2012
01:35:54pm
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Steve Davis, one of our early members and now the host of US Specialized, specializes in that stamp and several other air mail stamps.


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03 May 2012
04:38:57pm
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Lisa, you asked and, behold, Grant delivers like an aerial messenger sent from the heavens homing in on your beacon: check out the attractively priced stamp at http://stamporama.com/auction/auction_main.php?action=40&id=RARB0zFiG.Q7U

I also looked Roy's site, where he has many C11 covers priced starting at 75c.

Options abound, and we heed the call. CaCaaaaaaaaaa CaCaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

David the auctioneer

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03 May 2012
07:43:31pm
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Thank you all for your comments!

This is my first article written, but I hope to do more in the near future.


Perry;

regarding the block of four image you posted - do my eyes deceive me or is the bottom right stamp in the block the ever-elusive "open-door" type that I have been searching for?!?

A larger, closer scan would be greatly appreciated if it were sent to my email!


Thank you everyone!




Randy

PS;
Perry, would you happen to have any photos from the top of Sherman Hill??

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lpayette
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03 May 2012
11:43:04pm
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A very enjoyable and informative article
Lee

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04 May 2012
06:07:31am
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Great job Randy!!!

Bob

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04 May 2012
12:42:40pm
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

While this thread was developing, I was in the midst of preparing my weekly eBay auction (which are queued weeks ahead of time, so I don't remember what's in each week), and lo and behold, look what I found for this week!

In light of our rules (which I helped to write) for not promoting one's eBay listings on this forum, I am not adding a link to the items. Anyone interested can message me for links. However, I thought that the covers were interesting enough, and germane to the thread, particularly in light of the Michigan connection of our original poster, that it would be worthwhile to show them.

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18 Sep 2012
04:05:02pm
re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

I have a few of these "Beacon" airmail stamps on cover with different cachets that I incude in my US airmail collection.

I have scanned one of them to show everyone in here.

Chimo

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Deano

12 May 2013
06:59:28pm
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Randy, you have started a very good discussion. And you have provided a well written article concerning. May I add there were 8 different varieties under two shades. I like the shifts in vignetts we all see from time to time. I would also like to add that Roy's
covers are nice with the Lindbergh Day stamp. Gnight

Deano Happy

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heyralph

03 May 2012
06:36:47am

Randy Kerr (musicman) has written a new article on the 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928 – one of my favorites, and apparently one of Randy’s too! It is an excellent read that not only gives insight into the stamp itself but also provides details and images to help understand a fascinating period in aviation history. Give it a read at:

The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Thanks Randy,
Ralph

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03 May 2012
07:22:19am

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Randy, absolutely fabulous how you combine the tower with the rates, routes, production techniques. I especially liked the several maps outlining the expansion of the routes. That really helped put things into context for me. Well done. Ralph, thanks also for being there to put these together for us. Way to go, guys.

David

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03 May 2012
08:18:11am

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Randy,

A very well written and presented article. Great job.

Alyn

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03 May 2012
09:14:56am

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Dear Randy,
Excellent, as usual. (We expected nothing less of course, so I wonder at all the kudo's.) Perfection is as perfection does, therefore you'll understand that my pleasure in the read was/is as expected from you. And given that I'm not an airmail buff- you'll also understand that I do not join in the round of applause richly deserved- I just read and enjoyed. A 'Thank You" is of course thoroughly deserved, and therefore humbly offered.
Heck of a job!
Dan C.

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03 May 2012
10:04:43am

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

As a railroad buff I have been to Sherman Hill many times and unfortunately there is no reminder of the tower left, however, I too love the design of that issue and your article was most informative and enjoyable reading.

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03 May 2012
10:31:16am

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Fabulous job, Randy! It was super informative and the pictures were excellent! Now I want one!

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03 May 2012
11:28:31am

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Lisa, you're in luck. Covers with the Beacon are relatively plentiful; they grace both commercial airmail and many first flight covers (Randy is also a FF collector). August 1 covers, because they are the first day of the new airmail rate, tend to be priced slightly higher, assuming the seller knows this little bit of information (and now you do, too).

Our auction often has Beacon covers at very affordable opening bids, so keep your eyes open. If i see one attractively priced, I'll run one of my auctioneer alerts on your, and everyone else's, behalf.

David

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03 May 2012
11:50:11am

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

For your browsing or buying pleasure, there are many Beacon Airmail covers available in the "US flights (pre-1950)" category on Buckacover.com.
http://www.buckacover.com/covers/search.php?code=usflightpre50

Here's a sample:
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03 May 2012
12:39:22pm

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Very interesting article.

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michael78651

03 May 2012
01:30:41pm

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Hey, Roy, that cover would have flown over my house! Only problem is that my house wasn't built in 1929. Don't you just hate technicalities?

Congrats on the article! I know a guy who is a big fan of that stamp. I will let him know about the article. Maybe we can get a new member as a result!

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03 May 2012
01:35:54pm

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Steve Davis, one of our early members and now the host of US Specialized, specializes in that stamp and several other air mail stamps.


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03 May 2012
04:38:57pm

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Lisa, you asked and, behold, Grant delivers like an aerial messenger sent from the heavens homing in on your beacon: check out the attractively priced stamp at http://stamporama.com/auction/auction_main.php?action=40&id=RARB0zFiG.Q7U

I also looked Roy's site, where he has many C11 covers priced starting at 75c.

Options abound, and we heed the call. CaCaaaaaaaaaa CaCaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

David the auctioneer

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03 May 2012
07:43:31pm

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Thank you all for your comments!

This is my first article written, but I hope to do more in the near future.


Perry;

regarding the block of four image you posted - do my eyes deceive me or is the bottom right stamp in the block the ever-elusive "open-door" type that I have been searching for?!?

A larger, closer scan would be greatly appreciated if it were sent to my email!


Thank you everyone!




Randy

PS;
Perry, would you happen to have any photos from the top of Sherman Hill??

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03 May 2012
11:43:04pm

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

A very enjoyable and informative article
Lee

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04 May 2012
06:07:31am

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Great job Randy!!!

Bob

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04 May 2012
12:42:40pm

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

While this thread was developing, I was in the midst of preparing my weekly eBay auction (which are queued weeks ahead of time, so I don't remember what's in each week), and lo and behold, look what I found for this week!

In light of our rules (which I helped to write) for not promoting one's eBay listings on this forum, I am not adding a link to the items. Anyone interested can message me for links. However, I thought that the covers were interesting enough, and germane to the thread, particularly in light of the Michigan connection of our original poster, that it would be worthwhile to show them.

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18 Sep 2012
04:05:02pm

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

I have a few of these "Beacon" airmail stamps on cover with different cachets that I incude in my US airmail collection.

I have scanned one of them to show everyone in here.

Chimo

Bujutsu

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Deano

12 May 2013
06:59:28pm

re: The 5¢ Beacon Airmail Stamp of 1928

Randy, you have started a very good discussion. And you have provided a well written article concerning. May I add there were 8 different varieties under two shades. I like the shifts in vignetts we all see from time to time. I would also like to add that Roy's
covers are nice with the Lindbergh Day stamp. Gnight

Deano Happy

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