'Tis almost the season. Let's post some Christmas covers, post cards, or ephemera.

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by DonSellos, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    To start, here are two non-philatelic Christmas cards addressed to the Rosebooms from my garage sale collection, the first postmarked December 23, 1914 at Carlton, Colorado, a small town on U.S. Highway 50, just east of Lamar, CO. The second postmarked December 28, 1911, from an unknown town in Kansas.

    Don

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  2. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

  3. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

  4. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

  5. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

    dec24b.jpg dec2.jpg dec2.jpg dec2b.jpg dec23.jpg dec23b.jpg dec24.jpg DEc 24, 23, 22, I need help with the cancel on Dec 24th, I have never seen one like it.
     
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  6. DonSellos

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    Nice cards, Richard. I can't make out the cancel on the card with the handwritten date of 12/24. Anyone else see what it is?
    Don
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
  7. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

    Thank you Don, I purchased them all at a flea market a few weeks ago. I wish they didnt write in pen on them though.
     
  8. DonSellos

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    Here's a card out the shoe box album, posted 1912 from what I believe is Ripton, Vermont. The embossing made it difficult to get a clear post mark on this card, pleasant winter scene, though.

    Don

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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
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  9. DonSellos

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    Good color on this 1915 card from Jersey City, NJ to Hamburg, Germany. Can anyone provide a translation of the message?

    Don

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  10. Molokai

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    Very nice <DON>! I cannot read German script. <WERNER> Wo bist du?
     
  11. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Hi @Molokai:

    Have you received that Flag Cancel book yet? Still curious about that oval stars field on that one card I posted. I have found a couple of others since then. I guessing, but the catalog you ordered would list the cities/towns using that cancel.

    Don
     
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  12. Molokai

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    Howdy <Don> Yes, I have it and will QQ when I am back in the saddle on Tuesday. We needed some sunshine so headed south for a few days. The winters in CO have been oppressive recently... Years ago I used to laugh when my father-in-law said they moved to Florida to get away from the cold. I don't laugh anymore.
     
  13. Molokai

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    Hi <DONSELLOS> We are back. Might you point me to the cover in question? I'll look it up in the flag cancellation book.
     
  14. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    @Molokai:

    Hope you had a good warm trip. Looks like more cold for us all is on the way. The cancel I would like some info on is a flag cancel from Girard, KS, with an oval flag field. It is pictured in my post of November 11th, #109 in the Discussion forum, picture post cards from the garage sale collection.

    Thanks.

    Don
     
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  15. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    I was so happy to get out from the cold I didn't even mind the humidity (actually not bad this time of year) and the endless strip malls Florida is infamous for.

    I found the card, thanks. It will give me a chance to spend some time with the book. I see right away Kansas has 82 Towns an 132 Varieties. I love these kind of books, admiring the work that went in to them especially given what the authors had available in those days. This one is copyright 1976.

    Girard has two, both 'Ovate' 1906/1912 and 1911/1913. More , later.

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  16. DonSellos

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    I agree. I don't know how the authors/compilers were able to assemble all of the multitudinous covers needed for the compilation, especially since they had only the U.S. mails to get them. Must have been lots of letter writing and mailing going on. Fortunately, by the 1960s and 70s, photocopying was fairly accessible and cheap enough to help. Still, monumental works for the times.

    Would you scan a page or two for me? I would like to see how the information is presented. I may have to buy a copy of that book. Those oval star field cancels might make a good sub-collection.

    Thanks.

    Don
     
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  17. Molokai

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    Sure, I'll scan some pages right after dinner for you.

    There is a spiral bound on on eBay for $4.00. I think a fair price for the HB is $10-$15. Some sellers are asking silly prices...
     
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  18. DonSellos

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    Thanks, Molokai. I am attempting to buy this one now.

    Don
     
  19. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    Get it, DON? Hope so; you really do need another area to collect!:rolleyes:
     
  20. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    :arghh:Yes, the catalog is on the way. The devil made me do it, I'm sure!

    Don
     
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