Where was I

Sorry for the last couple weeks of not posting but I really needed a vacation, So I took one. I want to thank you guys for being patient and I will be posting more often hopefully. This is just a quick update. I also making some Business cards for the blog, more on that later.
Yours truely,
Drewbythstampguy

Postcard- Weather Vane

The Weather vane of Gabriel blowing his horn, was made for the People’s Medothiest Church, in Newburyport Massachusetts. It is about five feet high and combines a tubular copper horn with a glided iron figure. It was fabicated in 1840 by Gould and Hazlett, of Boston, a fact that came to light years later when a paper stuffed into the horn was discovered by workers refurnishing the weather vane. The watercolor rendered by Lucille Gloria Chabot, form which the 1965 five cent us stamp was copied,  it is in the collection of the Index of American Design in the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Postcards- Beverly Hills

The Bunglows, umm I mean the Beverly Hills Hotel,  is located in Beverly Hills, Califonia. Margret J. Anderson owned the hotel since the opening in 1912. It was the first building in the area which is how the city was formed around the hotel. Today Marvin H Davis owns and Mantains the Hotel. he boudht the hotel for 54 Million dollars. Today it one of Califonia’s most notable hotel.

Germany- Hitler Heads

During World War two the german government, created some “nice” stamps of Adolf Hitler. Since Adolf Hitler wanted to be in control and he wanted his people to look up to him. He demanded to have his face on Postage Stamps. Once the Allies stormed though German towns and cities, they took over the post offices and took all the stamps and kept them as souviners.

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First Day Cover- 1950’s Scout Jam

“A Scout Is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Cutious, Kind, Obident, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Revernt.”   – Boy Scout Law

In 1950, the United States Post office created US Scott # 995, it was honoring the Boy scouts of America, it also was the first stamp to honor the Boy Scouts of America. It was issued the same day as the opening of the National Jamobree, It also was issued there, in Vally Forge. The scouts during the jamobree, camped in the same spot as George Washington during the famous 1777 winter.

The item I am showing you is the official 1950’s first day Cover of this stamp.

The boy scouts of America was Founded in 1910 by William D Boyce, after his encounter with the helpful scout. He then went to see Sir Baden Robert Powell, who founded scouts in England. Once he did that William came back to the United States, to form the Boy Scout of America. Today there are about 3 million boy scout in the United States. Plus there are some in the sub organizations like Venturing Scouts.

Motor Vechicles Tax

During World War Two, the United States government, issued 53 different stamps on Motor Vechicles. It encouraged people to use public transportation. During these years there many “shortages”, on items like Gasoline, and a lot of other commodities.

Car Stamp

For More Information, Read Here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Stamps-Philately-1610/Federal-Use-Tax-Motor.htm

Stamp Bear- World Wide Adventure- Free Forum

Okay everyone, as you can tell I have been not been posting since, well I had a personal time…sorry for that. Anyway as you can read the title of this post, I am going to talk about a website I discovered about November of 2011. Stamp Bears is a forum, for your techie people Stamp Bears will be a great place for you. Okay before I start ranting on about this site. I want to say there are stamp collectors out there, whom do not use the Internet because they want to save the Post Office. Well you can still save the post office and use the Internet by using the forum. You see I have been reciving more mail from the Wonderful community at stamp bears than ever. Today I got three pieces of mail … Not all from Stamp Bears but from College and one from stamp bears and another well junk.

Well to put this short just come and check out stamp bears. What you will gain out of it is:

  • Knowledge
  • A Growing Community more like a family… but less annoying
  • And Many Give ways

Okay here is the Link: Stamp Bears 

United States Boating Stamps- RVB #2

In the early 1960s, the United States government created Stamps to use on your boating license. They created two diffrent issues. In 1963 they stopped using them, due to the fact that they usually get lost. Now an average for the RVB # 2 usually has the price of $50.00 to $75.00.

The one I am showing was canceled in Portland Maine, on 1963.

Postcards- Tilton NH

Tilton, New Hampishire or Bridge Village is located on the Winnipesaukee river.The most Notable feature of this town of 3,500 is the Sanbornton Bridge,  located downtown on main street. Many other features were donated by Nathaniel Tilton, some of the items he donated was the first hotel and iron foundry but his grandson donated even more items and more expensive ones. The grandson’s name was Charles Tilton, who donated his own home for the Tilton school, plus the most famous object he donated was the memorial arch of Tilton. The memorial arch of Tilton was to represent the lives of Charles ancestors and it was constructed 50 feet high and 40 feet wide inn the late 1800s. The town once was part of Sanbornton until the town ceded from Sanbornton.

“I grew up in New Hampshire. My closest neighbor was a mile away. The deer and the raccoons were my friends. So I would spend time walking through the woods, looking for the most beautiful tropical thing that can survive the winter in the woods in New Hampshire.”
Steven Tyler

Tilton NH

 

FDC- West Germany

Summer of 1972, Munich, West Germany, the summer Olympics began. This 1972 Olympics was know as one of the most deathful games in modern day history. It was the first time the Olympics was held in Germany Since the nazi regime. The German government relised this they made the games more “democratic”. Hence the official motto “The Happy Games”. During the games the whole world watched as a massacred occured when eight Palenstien gunmen took hostage eleven Iserili athlets.