USA 1934 Admiral Bird Sheet of 6 First day Cover and More

 

In my quest to complete the Major Numbers of my USA collection (at “least” from 1930 through 2010), I have, as you can imagine, quite a few holes. Filling these holes is sometimes a challenge, so I have decided that, when possible, fill the hole with something interesting. This brings us to the Admiral Byrd […]

Komitetit Te Qindreses Stamps on Churchill & FDR First Day Covers (USA)

 

The Komitetit Te Qindreses stamps were issued well before the death of Winston Churchill (and probably shortly after the death of FDR). Churchill would die on January 24th 1965, and the US Issued a commemorative stamp in his honor on May 13th 1965.   The First Day Covers for this Churchill Issue (US Scott #1264) […]

College Post Office forgets to change the year on their Hand Cancel

 

I received this cover in the mail, postmarked out of Richmond, IA (College Post Office at Earlham College).   I received it today (February 2nd, 2015), but, I noticed that the postmark said it was cancelled on January 28th, 2014! – The Neopost label shows the correct year (it was printed), but, the hand cancelling device […]