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Finding Aid to the Philatelic Collection MS.518
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Notebook 1

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Sheet of Mexican 10 cent stamps of various ships, 50 stamps, all different, 1967-8 Sheet of Mexican 10 cent stamps of coats of arms of Mexican states (?), 50 stamps, all different, 1966-7 Sheet of Mexican 10 cent stamps of different Mexican products, 50 stamps, all different, 1968-9 Mexican numbered souvenir sheets pre-Olympic stamps 1965, for Olympics in Mexico 1968 (2) 5 stamps, the ones displayed in the preceding entry Newspaper clippings re: Mexican pre-Olympic stamp souvenir sheet Marconi’s Monthly Stamp News, re: archeology on stamps “American Indians on Czech stamps” June 1966, by B. Hlinka in Tropical Time, typed copy Article on same from Western Stamp Collector 19 July 1966 Article on same from Linn’s Weekly Stamp News 7 stamps as discussed above Envelope with all 7 cancelled stamps Article “Indians on postage stamps” by Charlotte Tufts from Masterkey, 1967 Chief Joseph 6 cent stamp Article on Chief Joseph stamp Linn’s Weekly Stamp News, 7 Oct 1968 “Where the West begins” “Where the West begins” cover with 5 cent “Jerked down” by Charles M. Russell stamp, 1966 Article re: picture “Where the West begins” from Philately, 30 July 1966 Article on sale of Henry H. Clifford Western Postal History Collection for $80,000 plus Western Stamp Collector, 25 Feb 1969 1st day of issue Calif. 200th Anniversary of settlement and cover, 16 July 1969 Cover 200th Anniversary Calif. missions—San Diego Cover 200th Anniversary Calif. missions—San Gabriel Cover 200th Anniversary Calif. missions—San Buenaventura Cover 200th Anniversary Calif. missions—map Cover 200th Anniversary Calif. missions—Santa Barbara Cover 200th Anniversary Calif. missions—San Luis Rey Cover 200th Anniversary Calif. missions—Santa Inez Cover 200th Anniversary Calif. missions—San Fernando Cover 200th Anniversary Calif. missions—San Juan Capistrano (all with Calif. Centennial 1950 stamps) Article Linn’s Stamp Weekly, 7 July 1969, on American Legion stamp with Fremont flag 3 covers—different Apache pictures 3 covers—Cocopah pictures Airmail postcard with pictures & ad. “visit the USA” “Last pack mail run” cover Article on above cover WSC, 23 Nov 1965 “Visit the USA” aircard article Philately, 26 Apr 1966 Cover with “Ishi in 2 worlds” stamped on Cover with “America’s Tribute to the Indian” 8-11 Aug 1968 Alaska purchased Centennial covers, 1967 Seward Day, 30 March 1867 Copper day in Cordova, 8 Apr 1911 1st air mail to Nome, 18 May 1927 Cenpex, 5 July Golden spike completing Alaska railroad, 15 July 1923 Train links Skagway & Whitehorse, 29, July 1908 Wickersham Day, 24 Aug 1912—Alaska became territory Amundson at Nome, 1 Sept 1096 Discovery of gold on Anvil Creek, 20 Sept 1898 Russian territory becomes American—Sitka, 18 Oct 1867 Honoring early pilots, 9 Nov 1929 Article on Alaska Purchase stamp Western Stamp Collector, 12 Jan 1967 Cover 100th birthday of Frederick Remmington, 1961 Cover Charles Marion Russell, 1964 Cover Cal Poly Pony Express ride, 1967 British postage meter stamp Jeff Dykes Western books Envelope
 

Notebook 2, 3, box

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292 Envelopes total. They have cartoon pictures and oetry, most often unmailed (all except 1 or 2 were not). Mostly Northern and appear to be from 1861. the dated ones all are and none of the things being commented upon occurred after 1861. Source uncertain. With them as a letter from Lummis to Colgrove (1910) which mentions book of War envelopes. Also ad. from a 1968 catalogue re: a collection of over 800 being sold for $400.
34 covers—Animals 71 covers—Biographical Gen. Benjamin F. Butler (2) Jefferson Davis (22) Elmer Ellsworth (11) George B. McClellan (3) Winfield Scott (10) George Washington (8) single envelopes: Robert Anderson Nathaniel P. Banks P.G.T. Beauregard John Brown W.G. “Parson” Brownlow Abraham Lincoln Gen. Lyon Wm. S. Rosecrans Franz Siegal Silas H. Stringham John E. Wool multiple biography (4) Cotton (4) Death symbols (13) Devils (9) Equipment (6) Flags (58) secession (7) with eagles (10) with Miss Liberty (13) with people (16) U.S.A. only (12) Negroes (17) State Emblems (24) Uniforms and Military (18) Women (9) Miscellaneous (30) Non-Civil War (1)