Archive for November 2016

Morton Dean Joyce: Fish and Game Hall of Famer – Part Five

For today’s conclusion to the series about Morton Dean Joyce, I have chosen to highlight two short-lived series of fish and game stamps that were issued by West Virginia in 1960 and 1961. I wanted to pick stamps that most collectors were already familiar with and perhaps own. West Virginia has a diverse licensing history, a sampling of which I thought would make for a compelling introduction.…

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Morton Dean Joyce: Fish and Game Hall of Famer – Part Three

As we have seen in parts one and two, Morton Dean Joyce was extraordinarily diligent and, therefore, often learned of new of stamps being offered or sold prior to other collectors. In addition, his clear advantages in business acumen and wealth often made it possible for him to acquire not just rare and unusual stamps, but multiples of these stamps…

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Morton Dean Joyce: Fish and Game Hall of Famer – Part Two

In todays post, I will focus on highlights from the state fish and game portions of the Morton Dean Joyce revenue stamp collection. It is fair to say that Mort never met a revenue stamp he did not like. He not only collected all revenue stamps but collateral material as well and he amassed copious documentation that was…

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Morton Dean Joyce: Fish and Game Hall of Famer – Part One

Morton Dean Joyce is known for being the greatest revenue stamp collector of all time. When one thinks of Joyce they usually think of his wonderful general U.S. governmental revenue collection and especially his private die match and medicine stamps – truly collections for the ages. Not so well known is that Morton, or Mort as he…

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Managed Hosting and an Overview of Gallery Eight

I am back from my annual Halloween hiatus and eager to get back to work. Before I introduce Gallery Eight I would like to take some time to explain a recent major upgrade to the website. One of the comments that we have repeatedly encountered is that while everyone enjoys the high resolution scans, they are sometimes slow…

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