1857-1860 Stamps and Covers
By: Wade Saadi

Apr 10 , 2012

Wade Saadi was our speaker for April, on the topic of “Stamps and Covers from 1857-1860 not shown in my Exhibit.”  Wade brought many stamps and covers that were each special in their own way, either due to the rarity of the cancel or the beauty of the cover.  Some of the highlights included: Shabbona Grove, Ill. shield on three cent 1857; Steamer Commander postmark; superb strike of Crockett, Texas; Lykens, PA fancy cancel; Masonic compass in circle cancel; Outline star cancels on two pairs of 1857 three cent stamps; and ‘Man in the Moon’ cancel of Mason, Ohio.

Other great items included: Strip of three one cent stamps with Steam cancel; star cancels of Oriskany Falls, NY; stencil CDS of West Gardner, ME; “Old Stamps Not Recognized” cancel; Flag in circle cancel; various fancy “paid” cancels; various railroad cancels; and CDS from Kansas and Nebraska territories.