Category Archives: Stamps, Postmarks, etc.

Valentine

This Valentine & Sons postcard was postmarked on Valentine’s Day in 1944. Pretty neat! The only thing that could make the back of this card better was if it had a a sweet message on the back!

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Cool Stamp: John Smith

  This John Smith stamp was part of a Jamestown commemorative stamp series issued in 1907. On the stamp is “Founding of Jamestown, 1607,” along with John Smith’s birth year and death year, 1580 and 1631. It is on the … Continue reading

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Postcard with Cool Handwriting #2

  This card was mailed to Miss Geraldine Moody in Middleboro, Massachusetts on February 11, 1908. The sender, E.W., has some neat handwriting! Most of my postcards from the early 1900s have senders who write in cursive, but this is … Continue reading

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Bartolomé Masó

This stamp of Bartolomé Masó is on the back of a Cuban postcard in my miscellaneous collection. Every once in awhile if I see a stamp I really like I’ll get the card, and I think South American stamps are the … Continue reading

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Cool FDR Stamp

I always enjoying finding stamps on my postcards that aren’t the typical green one cent Franklin stamps or the red two cent John Adams stamps. This stamp on the back of a linen postcard postmarked in 1946 shows FDR and … Continue reading

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Card with Fancy Handwriting

Every once in awhile I like to point out postcards that have fancy handwriting (and that is actually legible). This address on the back of a Tuck postcard has very fancy handwriting with high loops. The card was sent to … Continue reading

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Cool Postmark- 1st U.S. International Trade Fair

This postmark reads “1st U.S. International Trade Fair– Chicago August 7-20 1950.” A newspaper article from January 1950  described what the fair would entail. The goal was to get American buyers who were not able to go abroad together with foreign … Continue reading

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Cool Stamp and Postmark Combination- Century of Progress

This is the back of a Chicago World’s Fair postcard, and it has a Century of Progress postmark and stamp. The 1 cent stamp shows Fort Dearborn, has 1833 in the upper left and 1933 in the upper right. There … Continue reading

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Postcard Birthday!

Today this postcard is 104 years old. It was postmarked on August 25th, 1907. It features a black and white beach scene in Atlantic City. If anyone is in Atlantic City now they have to evacuate because of hurricane Irene!!

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Cool Postmark- World’s Panama Pacific Exposition 1915

This postcard, mailed in September of 1911 in San Francisco, was already advertising for the World’s Panama Pacific Exposition in 1915 by using a postmark advertising such. The exposition took over 3 years to build, and its purpose was to … Continue reading

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