Cinderellas

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  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    I've been continuing with the mounting of my Oklahoma Philatelic Society cinderellas and here is the 1950 offering. These are larger and I have decided to mount them individually on a page rather than try to crowd them all on one page. There are four souvenir sheets from the 1950 convention in red, green, light purple and dark purple. The stamp-like central design on each sheet emulates the U.S. 4 cents parcel post stamp of 1913, Sc., Q4. I have only three so far, lacking the dark purple. I hope to find the latter, however, and have optimistically drawn a page for it.

    Don

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  2. DonSellos

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    I recently purchased this souvenir sheet on eBay. It is the third of three such items produced and distributed by Mrs. Stewart's Blue during the late 1930s and early 1940s as an advertisement. It is a product to whiten fabrics during washing created in 1870 by Albert and Nancy Stewart in the basement of their house. The Stewarts sold the product to Luther Ford of Minneapolis in 1883. It is still being sold today under the same name. The small print at the bottom lower left tells how to get the sheets directly from the company. To me, it is an interesting example of how some businesses oriented advertising to stamp collectors during the 1930s and 1940s. Now that I have this one, i'll have to get the other two sheets for a complete set.

    Don

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  3. DonSellos

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    The next Oklahoma Philatelic Society s/s that I have, 1951. The OPS repeated this venue from just three years earlier (1948), see post #235 above for the 1948 sheet and the stamp reproduced on this sheet. The sites are repeating themselves more frequently in the 1950s and the s/s designs getting plainer.

    Don

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  4. DonSellos

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    I have added two more pre-event labels to my collection of cinderellas from the 1940 World-Wide Philatelic Convention in Detroit. If I were to complete the issue for this event, I will need to find another fourteen items!

    Don

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  5. DonSellos

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    I picked up a couple more of Frederick Dietz's large cinderella souvenir sheets printed and probably sold by the National Poster Stamp Society and designed by cachet designer Ludwig Staelhle. These are large sheets measuring 103mm x 127mm. This one commemorates the 125th anniversary (1944) of trans-Atlantic steamship service and the first crossing by SS Savannah in 1819. Dietz' commissioned three sheets in 1944 that parallel U.S. commemorative stamps of the same subjects. Sc. 923, issued May 22, 1944 is the companion to this S/S.

    Don

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  6. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    A nice stamp but the cinderella sheet is much more informative..
     
  7. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Yes, there was more paper to write on! Here's the second one that I bought which commemorates the centennial of telegraphic transmission. It also parallels the issuance of a U.S. commemorative, Sc. 924, issued on May 24, 1944. The S/S is once again designed and drawn by Ludwig Staehle, produced by National Poster Stamp Society, with Frederick Dietz as the promoter/publisher. If you thought the previous issue (trans-Atlantic crossing of the SS Savannah) was a little dull, consider how difficult it was to portray a telegraph message!

    Don

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  8. DonSellos

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    The acquisition of the telegraph S/S and posting the commemorative stamp reminded me of a topical thread on another forum -- insulators on stamps!
    https://www.stampcommunity.org/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13915&SearchTerms=insulators I never cease to be amazed at the scope of topical collecting.

    I also was reminded that as a teenager my friends and I would go hunting for squirrels and rabbits and frequently end up using insulators for target practice. We undoubtedly cost the telephone/telegraph companies some money to replace the ones we shot off.

    Don
     
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  9. DonSellos

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    I haven't posted a cinderella for some time. Here is a recent eBay acquisition. I was surprised to see it in S/S format. I have the same design on cover. This is the closest to "cheesecake" that I have seen from a stamp collecting group. Daring fellows those precancel collectors of 1948!:jawdrop:

    Don

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  10. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    Kudos to everyone who added to this entire page. So well done & philatelically interesting.
    Although, not apart of my collecting interest, I can still sincerely appreciate the love/labor displayed above.
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  11. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    Harry.......I agree,and really like the cheesecake effect.....:cat::cat::cat::cat::cat::cat:

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  12. DonSellos

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    Here is a page of poster stamps from my Iowa collection. I've not seen a similar set offered since I bought this one and I don't know if what I have is complete. I do like the colors and design of this set. I wish it were dated.

    Don
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  13. DonSellos

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    I bought this Cedar Rapids, Iowa, centennial cinderella at the APS show in Omaha. It looks like it was sponsored by a local Czech group, but I could not find it in the Fields-Picklo listings. I also have it on cover, postmarked at Cedar Rapids on a political post card from a candidate for the Iowa state legislature asking for a vote. The candidate's photo, in Czech costume, is on the reverse.

    Don

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  14. DonSellos

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    Here is another set of Cinderellas from my Iowa collection. These from Sioux City, on the opposite side of the state from Waterloo, see above.

    Don

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  15. Harry Golightly

    Harry Golightly NonHinged

    I really like that description Bob..'Philatelic Cheesecake'
    I.e. Stamp-porn...but soft-porn.
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  16. DonSellos

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    A recent acquisition, a centennial of the first postage stamp cinderella distributed by The Kenmore Stamp Co. I'll bet Kenmore gave these away to customers and those attending the WW Philatelic Convention in Detroit, 1940. I had to pay $5 for mine! Glad to have it, though, I consider it a nice stamp dealer item.

    I just checked my stamp dealer's covers and I don't have a cover from Kenmore. I'll have to remedy that.

    Don

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  17. Hochstrasse

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    Don, that's a very nice souvenir of the show, especially relevant to the hobby. Excuse me for reflecting on the name Kenmore, it reminded me immediately of Sears Roebuck even though there is no connection. 2019 is especially poignant in that Sears is likely to close all their stores by the end of the year.
    The real lesson for collectors is to save all their show ephemera. We don't have to go back to 1940 to see that lesson in action. A handout at the Pacific 97 show in San Francisco from Avery Dennison, a test pane, is now valued at about 5 to 25 dollars.
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    The Bugs Bunny test pane was also handed out and commands a price within the same range.
     
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  18. DonSellos

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    Hochstrasse:

    When I still lived at home as boy and teenager, we lived in a town that did not have a Sears store and consequently did not have Kenmore appliances. My father and mother-in-law, however, had several in their household. They were reportedly very reliable appliances and Sears backed them with excellent maintenance service. The disappearance of the old mail order houses like Spiegels, Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, etc is sad for us old timers. Their catalogs were so fun to look through.

    As for saving philatelic event and dealers give aways, cinderellas, etc., that is good advice. Cinderella prices are sky high right now on eBay. Its gotten so I cannot win an auction even bidding what I consider excessive amounts.

    Don
     
  19. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    The Monkey Wards Christmas Catalog! The 'Wishbook.' I broke down one time and purchased a 1963 off eBay and took a little trip down Memory Lane.

    Perhaps the cinderella market is today's CIPEX and we'll be able to purchase them by the boxful for pennies soon. :cigar:

    (Sorry if this is a duplicate post - I am having technology issues today NOT senior moments, thank you very much!)
     
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  20. DonSellos

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    We did have a Montgomery Wards store in the town I lived in, and, yes, those catalogs had a lot of neat stuff in them. One of our daughters lives in Ft. Worth and we go there fairly frequently to visit. On seventh avenue, just across the river to the west is what used to be a huge Montgomery Wards distribution center. Wards is gone of course, but fortunately the building still stands and is used now for other purposes, shops, restaurants, and I suppose offices. It is difficult to imagine now how much activity and merchandise was prepared and shipped out of there in its prime. It's also difficult to imagine how all of that business activity slowly, but steadily just vanished!

    The cinderella market reminds me of the spike in prices for U.S. stamps in the early 1980s. Stuff was just sky high then. I have a used 8 cents Tran-Mississippi stamp, Sc. 289, that I purchased in a mail bid sale in 1981. i paid $25. for it. Still have it, but I doubt that I could sell it for what I paid some 38 years ago. The high prices for cinderellas, especially those issued in the 1930s and 1940s for philatelic events, may bring a lot of them out of shoe boxes and albums and onto the market and bring about lower prices overall. I certainly hope something causes these prices to stabilize.

    Don
     
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