Sunday, August 17, 2014

2014 Minnesota Stamp Show

The 2014 Minnesota Stamp Show was the site of the American Revenue Association annual meeting this year.  The timing of my annual leave this summer coincided with the show, and I managed to be in St. Paul and attend the show for a few hours on Friday and Sunday, even making the Friday night Association dinner.  I had the opportunity to meet many members for the first time, and see others for the first time in several years.  

 Frank Sente and your correspondent with his 1898 Revenue on-document use exhibit and his many honors, including the show Grand.

Active contributors to this site over the years exhibited 1898 material at the show and experienced top level success.  Frank Sente rolled out the on-document exhibit that he originally showed in Minnesota 3 years ago; this time it won the show grand.  Bob Hohertz showed his Revenue Stamp paper material and took Reserve Grand, and Herman Ivester received a single frame gold for his St. Louis Provisional material.

I look forward, if timing permits, to future Minnesota Stamp Shows!  It was great this year seeing old faces again and meeting new people. 

Awards:

Frank Sente

A Fiscal History of the US Documentary Taxes 1898 - 1902:
Show Grand
Best Revenue Exhibit
Show Gold

Bob Hohertz

Revenue Stamp Paper of the Spanish-American War Tax Period:
Show Reserve Grand
Show Gold

Herman Ivester

The St. Louis Proprietary Provisionals - July 1898
Show Single Frame Gold

Bob Mustacich

The Rare Bookends of the 1898-1899 Documentary Revenues
Show Silver-Bronze


Bob Hohertz was also recognized in the single frame category for his 1932 check tax exhibit.



Bob Hohertz and his show Reserve Grand.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

1898 Revenues is Back?

As many readers may have noticed, your correspondent has not updated this site or been active for quite awhile.  Due to circumstances, some beyond my control, some having do to do with the weight of other obligations, and some having to do with lost momentum, 1898 Revenues has been dormant.

I'm now in the process of deciding how to handle future publishing targets.  The previous grind of nearly daily posts won't return for awhile.  Outside obligations remain intense, if not as great as in the past year or so.  Look forward to fewer posts than in the past. But there should be at least several posts a month, and when inspired, more than several.

Good to be back.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Southern Railroads: Georgia & Alabama Railway



The Georgia & Alabama ran from Montgomery, Alabama to Savannah, Georgia, straight through the heart of the old south.  On July 1, 1900, the Georgia & Alabama was merged into the Seabord Airline Railway.




GA.  &  ALA.
15
DEC
1899
RAILWAY.




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Southern Railway Bill of Lading



SO. RY. CO. ???? Agt.
FEB
10
1899




Southern Railway bill of lading for a consignment of tobacco products from Winston, North Carolina, to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 



Winston and Tuscaloosa were both stops on the Southern Railway.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chicago Board of Trade Members: Armour & Company


ARMOUR & CO.
JUL
16
1901
CHICAGO.

Langlois scans



October 5, 1900



July 30, 1898
blue cancel




September 30, 1898
purple cancel



August 28, 1899
green cancel



June 30, 1899

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Berger-Crittenden Company


BERGER-CRITTENDEN CO.
MAY
17
1901

Bart Rosenberg scan


The article below came from the Philadelphia Telegraph in 1913:




New York Evening Post, Feb 1895:

Monday, September 2, 2013

Agricultural Implement Makers: The Standard Harrow Company





THE STANDARD HARROW CO.
JUL
6
1899
UTICA.

Langlois scan



Avery & Pendleton, Brooklyn, Insurance Agents


Avery & Pendleton,
APR
24
1899
B'KLYN, N. Y.

Langlois scan



Agents like Avery Pendleton represented and sold insurance policies for firms like Montauk Fire Insurance.  The advertisement below was published in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 7, 1878:



Monday, August 12, 2013

Silsbee, Baker & Geer, Insurance


SILSBEE, BAKER & GEER,
MAR
20
1901
LYNN, MASS.

Langlois scan



From The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, 1915:

Frederick Elisha Baker, the son of Ezra and Jennie (Dexter) Baker was born in Lynn, July 13, 1853, and died in Windham, N. H., July 1, 1915. 

After a course in the public schools of Lynn he entered Wilbraham Academy.  During most of his life he made his home in his native city, though he resided for a time in Somerset, Mass., and in Windham, New Hampshire.

Mr. Baker was widely and most favorably known from his connection with the real estate and insurance business and his sound judgment on all matters pertaining to this business was generally recognized. For many years he was associated with his father as Ezra Baker & Son ; then as Baker, Marshman & Baker; but, upon the death of his father, the firm became merged into the company of Silsbee, Baker & Geer; later as Silsbee, Baker, Geer & Ingalls, which became by far the strongest of its kind in Lynn.


Friday, August 2, 2013