P.O. Box 76, Norvelt, PA 15674
Volume 321, Number 9
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Johnstown Stamp Show – Saturday, November 10; 10:00am – 4:00pm; St. John Gulabert Activity Center, 100 Adams St. Johnstown. Sponsored by the Johnstown Stamp Club. 5 dealers, USPS substation. Contact Charles D. Holtzman, Jr., email@example.com; 814-532-0199 - 5 dealers.
Rubber City Stamp Club - Saturday, November 10; Akron Health & Wellness Center, 4125 Medina Rd., Akron, OH 44334; Contact; Tom Hirschinger 330-336-8227.
York International Postcard Expo - Friday November 16 9-7 & Saturday November 17th 9-5; York Fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Ave., York, PA 17404; Phone; 410-939-0999.
New Scott Numbers Assigned
Veteran’s Day is also celebrated in numerous other countries and also known as Remembrance Day or Poppy Day. It is a day set aside to remember our veterans and men in uniform. The day originally was to celebrate the armistice ending World War I on November 11, 1918. This year to emphasize the sacrifices that men in uniform make I am picturing two postcards sent by soldiers in World War I. One postcard was sent by an American soldier and one sent by a German soldier. Even though they were on opposite sides of the front the cards express a common similar feeling of loneliness.
My love is far,
Oh so far away.
My loving heart
Sees you nearby
And draws me to you.
Connellsville Celebrates Veteran’s Day
Connellsville celebrated Armistice Day 1928 by dedicating the American Legion Airport. I believe the airport was located west of Connellsville near route 201. The pilot, Horace Stack, signed this cover and flew the cover to Bettis Field, near McKeesport for cancellation. Stack was killed in 1947 while piloting Capital Airlines flight 410 from Pittsburgh to Washington. The plane ran into a mountain during descent into Washington in rain and fog.
World War I Victory Issue
This stamp (Scott #537) was issued March 3, 1919. It pictures the allegorical figure “Liberty” with the flags of the allies (United States, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy and France). This was the only commemorative stamp issued by the US that year. The 3-cent rate paid the first class letter rate that included a 1-cent war emergency charge. The emergency charge was eliminated June 30, 1919, so the stamp had a short term paying the first class letter rate. Covers bearing this stamp and paying the correct rate are rare. The stamp also exists in various red-violet shades, some of which are very rare.