One-Frame Member’s Exhibit
By: Various Members

Jan 14 , 2014

Our January meeting was the ever-popular Members One-Frame exhibit and we had a very nice turnout of members that evening.  Presentations that evening included:

Roger Brody exhibited varieties of the 1902 Series stamps.  This exhibit included: plate printer initials; transfer relief breaks; paper folds; perforation varieties including rouletting; printer’s waste examples and watermark and other paper varieties. Roger also showed a very rare imperforated in-between pair of the two-cent stamps.

Dan Ryterband displayed a large selection of 1847 stamps and covers.  The exhibit showed many different types of cancels, including fancy cancels and color varieties.  He also showed examples of stamps with double transfers, sheet-margin copies and the elusive red orange shade.  The covers included: railroad route agent markings; Troy & New York Steamboat cancel; Lake Champlain Steamboat cancel; Louisville and Cincinnati Mail Line; and Hudson River mail to Canada.

Wade Saadi exhibited the 1851 and 1861 three cent issues with fancy cancels on cover.  Some of the highlights included:  Pair of Orange Brown stamps to Minnesota Territory; Steam 5 oval on #11; various star cancels; scarce Pike’s Peak Express cancel and covers showing mixed usages of the 1857 and 1861 issues.  Other fancy cancels included:  eagle and shield cancel; railroad markings; Halloween mask; pitchfork and geometric cancels.

Bob Lorenz displayed several covers from Connecticut, including some scarce RFD markings used on registered or foreign destination mail.  Nathan Shmalo showed an 1863 cover with the one cent and three cent 1861 issues used in New Orleans.  He related the history about the cover’s recipient, the Union occupation of New Orleans and the impact on that city’s slave population.