Posts by David Torre

Will Csaplar’s Exhibit is Awarded a Large Gold Medal in Bangkok

Thanks to the continuing efforts of Will Csaplar, the fish and game hobby reached a significant new milestone this past week at the Thailand 2018 World Stamp Exhibition. Csaplar’s comprehensive waterfowl stamp exhibit, A License and Stamp System for Waterfowl in the 20th Century U.S., not only became the first fish and game exhibit to…

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“RW13a” is a Chemically Induced Color Changeling

After the Federal Home Page was launched, we received a couple of emails from collectors asking: “Why was “RW13a” not listed in the federal catalog?” This question will answered in today’s blog. One of the harsh realities all hobbies face is that there tends to be a few unpleasant truths interwoven into the culture. While…

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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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