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saleem
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21 Jan 2013
02:16:36am
I've been waiting a long time to get this one - more elusive than the Zeppelins! Finally got this solo proper usage for my US Airmail PH collection, the booklet was issued on 26th May 1928 but then the airmail rates were reduced to 5¢ from 1st August 1928 therefore this stamp saw proper usage for a period of only 67 days!! That is why there is sucha dearth of proper commercially used singles on covers from Lindbergh booklet. Mine looks a bit philatelic in nature because of the 'kicking mule' 'He's in Houston' markings but the usage and date makes it a good addition until a better one is aquired

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21 Jan 2013
02:34:49am
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Too bad that cover wasn't postmarked in Muleshoe, Texas!

Honest that's the name of a real town in Texas. About 5,200 people live there. It's out between Lubbock, Texas, and Clovis, New Mexico. In the town you will find the world's largest muleshoe, and the National Mule Memorial.

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Mike
21 Jan 2013
08:13:15am
re: Lindbergh Booklet Single solo proper usage

Great cover Saleem. Thanks for sharing your discovery with us.

Mike

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21 Jan 2013
09:18:43am
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Very nice event cover Saleem -- it is postmarked on the opening day of the 1928 Democratic National Convention in Houston and those kicking mule stamps were likely applied at the convention site (Sam Houston Hall).

I only have two Scott C10s on cover in my collection, both sheet stamps on "last day of 10c rate" event covers. But thanks to your post, I'll also be looking for a non-philatelic period usage of the Lindbergh stamp.

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saleem
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21 Jan 2013
10:36:52am
re: Lindbergh Booklet Single solo proper usage

Steve, thanks for clarifying the markings on this cover - so it's an event cover....eh!
My collection is almost all commercial solo proper usage of US airmails except in some cases but I will keep this one on the display page without a description until I find a proper replacement - I missed one at eBay and it went for $45 or thereabouts - I was away at farm and the auction ended.
The missing ones needed to complete my collection are - the Zeps (C13-C15), 80¢ Hawaii (C46), 44¢ New Sweden (C117) and a few South America rate issues which are harder to find than the Zeps - Sc# C95-C96, C109-C112, Mexico airmail rate 40¢ Rio Grande - C134. Canada and Mexico rate 60¢ Acadia - C138, C138b. There are some US airmail issue varieties that I'm missing too - the hardest one is the 6¢ postcard rate Eagle (Sc# C67a) tagged single on postcard, the untagged Bureau precancelled ones (C72h, C78b, C78c).
I am always looking and keeping my fingers ...... tapping away

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21 Jan 2013
11:12:33am
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Saleem,

Good luck on your quest!

This clipping from the Friday, June 28, 1928 issue of the Berkeley Daily Gazette provides background on the postmark.

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21 Jan 2013
12:24:48pm
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Thanks for the scan Steve, I have saved the image and now I will be able to create a better write up for this cover - appreciate your help.

This to all readers and viewers :
It is always advantageous to share one's covers by posting scans here, you will be getting details and advice which could be a great help. Regarding this cover (pictured above I was having the wrong notion that it is commercially used and would have written up somethign similar in the presentation/album but by sharing this here I now know more about this cover than if I had kept it a secret aquisition. Thanks Steve and all you wonderful people here who take time out and help fellow collectors. A great club SOR!

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01 Feb 2013
10:42:21pm
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Here's the back of the cover:-Image Not Found


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Bobstamp
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26 Jun 2014
05:14:41pm
re: Lindbergh Booklet Single solo proper usage

Way back in January, 2013, Michael78651 said,

"Too bad that cover wasn't postmarked in Muleshoe, Texas!

Honest that's the name of a real town in Texas. About 5,200 people live there. It's out between Lubbock, Texas, and Clovis, New Mexico. In the town you will find the world's largest muleshoe, and the National Mule Memorial."


He's right. Round about the spring of 1962, I climbed Cook's Peak in southwestern New Mexico with some friends, of whom was Travis Waters, from Muleshoe. Travis is in the middle. Bruce Patterson (an Iowan, now deceased) is on the left; that's me on the right. We were standing on the edge of a vertical cliff that must have been 400 or 500 feet high. The mountain itself rises almost a mile above the surrounding desert.

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That was quite an adventure. Here's an aerial view of the peak, which I took from a plane flown by my Presbyterian minister, Garry Kamerling:

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I recently revised my old web page about our Cook's Peak climb. See Climbing Cook's Peak.

Bob

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drmicro68
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27 Jun 2014
12:31:51am
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I have to admit that my vertigo kicked in when I looked at the photo of you all on the edge of the cliff. A major bummer over the last 15 years of my life. Sometimes I'm ok, most of the time not. I can't do even the simplest carnival rides with my grandkids--I get so scrambled that I can't don't know if I'm on foot or horseback. Our last trip to Mount Desert Island in Maine I had trouble driving the road (compared to the road across Rocky Mtn Natl Park a walk on our town green...). The current 3D movies just make me want to hurl. Most doctors brush it off--I find myself severely limited. But the photo was great, I have to say!

Roger Crying

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Bobstamp
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28 Jun 2014
05:17:37pm
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Sorry about that vertigo, Roger!

From my collection, another of my favourite items. One of these days I'm springing for a mint booklet pane:

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And this:

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