Posts by David Torre

Remembering Harry Foglietta – Part Ten

In the series finale on Harry Foglietta and his favorite Hawaiian postcard collecting interests, we shall look at the advertising materials produced for the 1917 Mid Pacific Carnival. This was the last year a grandiose Carnival took place and the last time the Hawaii Promotion Committee employed an extensive advertising campaign to promote it. As…

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Remembering Harry Foglietta – Part Nine

As we continue our series of blog posts on Harry Foglietta’s Hawaiian postcard interests, we will look at the Mid Pacific Carnival postcards issued from 1914 through 1916. I am excited today, as we get to begin with the 1914 Mid Pacific Carnival advertising materials. The reason is because this was Harry’s favorite image in…

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Remembering Harry Foglietta – Part Eight

Today we shall look at the postcards that were distributed by the Hawaii Promotion Committee to advertise the Honolulu Floral Parade and Mid Pacific Carnival. These attractive cards not only represent a high point for Hawaiian postcard design, but were among the very finest poster-style cards produced to advertise any event in the world during…

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Remembering Harry Foglietta – Part Seven

Having already seen Hawaiian postcards featuring hula girls and surfing-related subjects, today we will begin the third and final chapter in our series of posts remembering Harry Foglietta and his favorite Hawaiian postcard collecting interests – the postcards issued for the Annual Floral Parade and Mid Pacific Carnival. For Harry, this was an easy choice…

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Welcome to the Federal Home Page

After debuting just over two years ago, Waterfowl Stamps and More is pleased to announce our first major expansion – the Federal Home Page. You will find it located in the upper left corner of the website, just to the right of the Main Home Page. This area of the website is intended for collectors…

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Remembering Harry Foglietta – Part Six

In part six of our series on Harry’s favorite Hawaiian postcard collecting interests, we shall take a look at some real photo surfing-related postcards. We shall start with a cross-section of early surfing cards, illustrated by a mixture of classics and favorites – Harry’s, mine and consensus. Then we will focus on Harry’s three main…

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Remembering Harry Foglietta – Part Five

In today’s post, we shall finish our introduction to Harry’s favorite collecting topic and actually start looking at some Hawaiian surfing postcards! We left off talking about Duke Kahanamoku, one of the most important figures in surfing history. Today we will start by discussing another surfing legend, Tom Blake, who was also a personal favorite…

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Remembering Harry Foglietta – Part Four

Today, we continue with our series remembering Harry Foglietta and his favorite Hawaiian postcard collecting interests. While Harry had three definite favorites: hula girls, surfing and the Mid Pacific Carnival – it is the surfing cards for which he was most passionate, especially those featuring the legendary Duke Kahanamoku. The reason for this is simple…

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The Kansas Upland Game Bird Stamps – Part Three

In today’s post we shall take a look at the Kansas upland game bird stamps which superseded the quail stamp series in 1961. The upland bird stamps had a more modern look than the classic quail stamps and were printed in a single color. However, starting with the third issue the stamps were printed with…

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