Archive for October 2015

Westpex Retrospective

by Will Csaplar and David R. Torre, ARA Editor’s Note by Michael Mahler   390MB   A License and Stamp System for Waterfowl Conservation in the 20th Century U.S.   Editor’s note. Long gone are the days when pioneer exhibitors furnished only a title, then presented their material for judging. Eventually an explanatory title page became…

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Fish and Game Stamps of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

by David R. Torre, ARA   60.8MB   Introduction Information about stamps issued by Indian Reservations in South Dakota was first published in revenue publications in the early 1960s (see Figure 1).         Since then, a relatively small group of state revenue and fish and game collectors have avidly pursued these paper artifacts.…

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E. L. Vanderford: 1913-1994

by David R. Torre, ARA   142MB   Introduction   Fish and game philately lost one of its most prominent collectors during September of 1994. Elmore Vanderford passed away in his sleep at his long-time residence in Sacramento, California. Known better as E. L. Vanderford or simply “Van” in philatelic circles, he had suffered from a variety…

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The No Fee Fish and Game Stamps of California

by David R. Torre, ARA   435.2MB   Introduction   An overprint on a stamp frequently stimulates special interest on the part of collectors. The overprint, be it rubber-stamped or printed, is an additional element to be appreciated and studied. Typesetting varieties may be discovered and in examples derived from a rubber stamp in particular,…

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The Illinois Daily Usage Stamps

by David R. Torre, ARA   198.4 MB   Introduction   The purpose of this article, the second of two discussing the stamps used on waterfowl management areas in California and Illinois, is to tell the story of the Illinois Daily Usage stamps. In Illinois, as in California, a number of such areas were developed…

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