Stamp Dealer Covers

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by Molokai, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Another stamp dealer postal card, sent to an approval customer at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, about 65 miles south on I-44 from where I live. This one from Mystic Stamp Co., which I assume is the same Mystic that is still operating.

    The card, asking about a shipment of approvals due to be returned soon, seems a little premature to me. The original Camden postmark is weak and obscured by the Ft. Sill cancel, but the latter is dated Sept 28, two days before the approval selection was to be returned. Maybe the customer had a record of slow returns.

    I don't see many stamp dealers covers sent to active duty military personnel and that is the main reason I bought this card.

    Don

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  2. Molokai

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    Spiffy! (I see '95' Nassau...)
     
  3. DonSellos

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    A recent acquisition of a cover transmitting a 1943 Collectors Handbook (price list of stamps & supplies) from stamp dealer Elmer Long featuring a cartoon cachet by artist John Coulthard.

    Don

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  4. Molokai

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    Doertenbach was a well-known collector if memory serves...
     
  5. DonSellos

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    He has an entry in the 1938 Blue Book of Philately. it identifies him as a furrier, probably self-employed, and 71 years old in 1938, so he would have been around 76 when he received the above cover. President of the Pueblo stamp club in 1938 and claimed to have been interested in ornithology, perhaps he was a taxidermist as well. Just a generalist when it came to stamps. No specialties listed.

    I may have another cover addressed to him. Don't remember for sure and I don't index addressees, a celebrity.

    Don
     
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  6. Molokai

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    I think I have one to him, also.
     
  7. DonSellos

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    A dealer to dealer Nassau Street cover from Meghrig & Sons at #116 to Monterey Stamp Co in Detroit. I don't think of Meghrig as a stamp dealer, but rather a seller of collecting supplies and accessories. I still use Merit Hinges by Meghrig when I can find them reasonably priced. Unfolded, but every bit as good as the famed Dennison. And then there is my trusty Meghrig Merit perf gauge that I have used for 50 years now.

    Don

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  8. Molokai

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    A cover I will, with your permission, use on the NS website. Accreditation to <TheStampDetective>.;)
     
  9. Molokai

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    Eugene Costales. A well-known dealer and auctioneer in his time. He was the first editor of the Scott United States Specialized catalogue. Started his own company in 1932.

    This appears to be my second Costales cover.

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  10. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Permission granted. When may we see a sample of the website?

    Don
     
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  11. Molokai

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    Dawn is working with a guru on some of the sticky points. I am hoping roll-out in August.
     
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  12. Molokai

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    I've purchased several old postcards of Nassau Street in days-gone-by and also grabbed a few images off the Internet.

    I am trying to reconstruct at least the skyline/outline of the NS buildings but not going too well. Anyone with ideas? I just emailed the NYC Public Library to see if they can point me to something.

    Thank You,
    - Molokai
     
  13. Molokai

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    Another furin Nassau Street cover. I think the stamps are the Philippines equivalent of US 596!:cigar:

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  14. DonSellos

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    The Commonwealth period stamps have always been attractive to me. Tempted to start a collection of them, but I think some, especially the early ones and higher values, have gotten too expensive for me.

    Re: the Chambers Stamp Co., I have a cover addressed to Chambers Stamp Journal, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Probably, not the same Chambers.

    Don
     
  15. DonSellos

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    I was rummaging in the shoe box earlier this week and came across this cover. Never heard of the General Stamp Company, but it is on the American Stamp Dealers Assoc., list of Nassau Street dealers. I. Tarkel listed as proprietor.

    This cover is toned. Looks like it got put away with some highly acidic paper. I think it came to me in a lot of more obscure stamp dealers covers.

    Don

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  16. Molokai

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    Wowzer! I think I have someone else at 100 - but not General.

    I still see you in a large room with dozens of shoe boxes up against the ceiling with a rope-and-pulley system as described in Nassau Street.:rolleyes:
     
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  18. RICHARD Babcock

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    stamp2.jpg Cover had the next two papers in it.
     
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