U.S. Territorial, Possession and Treaty Rate mail at the turn of the 20th Century
By: Roger Brody

Mar 9 , 2010

Roger Brody, our speaker on March 9, presented his fascinating collection of “U.S. Territorial, Possession and Treaty Rate mail at the turn of the 20th Century.”  Roger showed a large array of covers mailed from a very wide variety of locations, including Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canal Zone and Hawaii.  Many of these covers showed registered or special delivery handling.

Some of the highlights included: Uses from Oklahoma and Indian Territory; Block of 12 one cent stamps used from Puerto Rico to Holland; Five cent overprint used from Canal Zone to Turkey; and rare covers mailed from Samoa and the Fiji Islands.

One of the key items shown that evening was a very rare wrapper used from Hawaii with the earliest documented uses of the $2 and $5 1902 series stamps.  Other great items included covers mailed from Midway Island, Guam, the Phillipines and China.