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Date Created

Date Updated

Nature of Update

ALPHABETILATELY - The Alphabet

Introduction - How this philatelic alphabet came about, and has developed since its birth in 1997.

4/28/2000

8/22/2001

Updated format - no significant change to content

Table of Contents - Home page for the Alphabetilately pages

5/1/2000

12/12/2001

Added FIP 3-Star award

A is for Advertising cover

5/1/2000

06/07/2003

Revised Porte Timbre section, added Foreign Advertising Collars

... A is for Advertising cover - More Advertising Collars

1/25/2003

06/07/2008

Revised Porte Timbre section, added Foreign Advertising Collars

... Foreign Advertising Collars

06/07/2008

06/07/2008

Creation

... Porte Timbres - Labels used mainly in Europe for patriotic and other advertising

10/27/2005

07/11/2013

Added German and Esperanto examples

... Advertising Covers of the International Stock Food Company - some fascinating multicolor turn-of-the-century advertising covers

4/12/2001

1/24/2003

Added a few covers and text

... Advertising Covers of the Longman & Martinez Paint Co. - some fascinating multicolor turn-of-the-century advertising covers

4/12/2001

4/22/2017

Added latest news about the L&M factory in Brooklyn.

... Coffee Letter - An interesting letter advertising coffee in 1894, and the advertising cover in which I bought it.

8/6/2001

8/6/2001

Creation

... Seabury and Johnson Advertising Covers - more fabulous multicolor turn-of-the-century advertising covers

4/19/2001

2/25/2002

Added email exchange

... History of the Seabury and Johnson Company

4/19/2001

2/25/2002

Updated history based on email exchange

A is for AMG Stamps - A brief introduction to the fascinating field of post-WWII Allied Military Government stamps

11/23/2001

07/23/2007

Added section on German postal cards

A is for Airgraph
A page about Great Britain's Airgraph Service during WWII

05/14/2007

05/18/2007

CREATION

B is for Bisect

5/1/2000

8/27/2005

Added exchange about 1932 bisect

C is for Cinderella

5/1/2000

5/22/2004

Added and revised poster stamp links

... Poster Stamps - Some favorite Poster Stamps

6/18/2000

06/19/2015

Added new section for Newark 250th, added stamp for Louisville Auto Show, reformatted a bit

... An Electric Alphabet - The text from a 1913 set of New York Edison alphabet stamps promoting electricity.

1/8/2002

2/20/2003

Added real text for D stamp, completing the set! (online, at least)

... An Electric Alphabet - Images of all the stamps I own from a 1913 set of New York Edison alphabet stamps promoting electricity.

2/23/2008

12/14/2009

Added some new acquisitions

... Chemical Industries Expo - Poster stamps issued since 1915 to advertise what is now called Chem Show.

5/24/2004

06/19/2015

Added stamp for 1953

... Swedish Industries Fair - Poster stamps issued from 1918 through 1968 for a Swedish trade fair.

6/18/2000

2/16/2011

Added missing images for 1925 and 1926, and new stamp for 1951

... Tetley tea - A charming turn-of-the- century booklet advertising Tetley Tea, and some Lipton Tea poster stamps

8/6/2001

6/9/2002

Added the Lipton Tea poster stamps

... Pan-American Expo Poster Stamps and Ephemera - Poster Stamps and other ephemera created for the Pan-American Expo of 1901

1/16/2002

1/16/2002

Creation

... Henry Grimsland - Chicago Philatelic Exhibition Seals of the 1930's-1950s - thirty-some beautiful engraved miniature marvels.

1/20/2002

07/23/2014

Added CPS 1943 and 1949! Plus 1936 Jubilee program.

... WIPA 1933 - Cinderellas issued at the 1933 Vienna Philatelic Exhibition

6/15/2002

2/08/2010

Added image of November, 1931 cover, and links to 3rd prospectus excerpts.

... WIPA COVER
with very early use of 1933 label

6/29/2008

6/29/2008

Questions about a 1932 cover sent from Germany to the USA

... Poster Stamps of the 1933 Century of Progress Expo - Cinderellas issued at the 1933 Century of Progess Expo in Chicago

7/25/2002

7/25/2002

Creation

... Mysterious Bicycle Stamp -
A set of Cinderellas depicting a bicycle - what were they for?

07/27/2005

02/27/2017

Added NEW FIND - "1" large numeral!

... Cinderellas: Mrs. Stewart's Bluing
A page about the souvenir sheets of stamps created to advertise Mrs. Stewart's Bluing.

01/27/2007

01/03/2015

added section on covers at the bottom

... Cinderellas - National Poster Stamp Society Labels
A page about the series of labels issued in the 1930's and 40's with the approval of the National Poster Stamp Society, including many issued by dealer Frederick H. Dietz

02/22/2007

07/23/2014

Added #83, third #170(Szyk) and second #172 (Szyk) !!!

... Cinderellas - Poster Stamp Bulletin
Index to online scans of 85(!) of the 92 issues of the Poster Stamp Bulletin of the National Poster Stamp Society, 1936 to 1951

11/10/2011

11/20/2014

Added nine more - seven to go!

... Cinderellas - Chicago International Live Stock Expo
A page about the series of labels issued from about 1909 to 1959 to advertise the Chicago International Live Stock Exposition

02/26/2007

02/04/2016

Added postcards and multiples

... Poster Stamps and Postcards of the Bugra - Leipzig, 1914
A page about ephemera related to the Leipzig International Exhibition for the Book Trades and Graphic Arts, May to October, 1914

07/11/2010

09/10/2014

Added black border AUSSTELLER poster stamp, revised poster stamp text

... Poster Stamps and Labels of the Olympic Games
Souvenir stamps created for the modern Olympic Games

07/27/2013

02/27/2017

Multiple updates - all detailed on the UPDATE HISTORY page for that section - CLICK HERE.

... RUND UM DIE WELT
Poster Stamps depicting a round-the-world voyage circa 1900

04/09/2011

04/09/2011

CREATION

... Spanish Charity stamp - Is there a train?
My analysis of Spain YT57

03/17/2003

03/17/2003

CREATION

... Blogger Frank - Classic German Poster Stamps
Resurrection of a blog (not mine) from 2009

06/17/2014

06/17/2014

Publication

... F G Cooper - Classic American Poster Stamps of Fred G Cooper

07/05/2014

07/24/2014

Added xmas stamp to Intro page - Thanks Zavier!

D is for Duck stamps

5/1/2000

7/1/2001

Added 50th anniversary special printing

E is for EFO's

5/1/2000

5/1/2000

Creation

Esperanto on Poster Stamps

05/25/2014

08/24/2015

Added to the International Congresses page - Thanks Don Santos!

F is for Firsts

5/1/2000

5/16/2002

Added link to AFDCS chapter 73 article on HD/HP-FDCs

... Knapp FDC's - FDC's of Dorothy Knapp, my favorite FDC maker of the 30's and 40's

6/18/2000

03/02/2006

Added more trains, and some varieties

... The First Flying Machine from Washington! - my favorite airmail cover, with the first US air mail stamp, and a newsy letter from the end of WWI.

1/09/2002

1/09/2002

Creation

G is for G stamp

5/1/2000

3/12/2002

Added e-mail note about French non-denominated issues

... G2 All the US non-denominated stamps

8/5/2001

06/07/2016

Revised Semi-postals section

... USPS Semipostals

02/14/2006

06/07/2016

Revised statistics

H is for Handstamp

5/1/2000

3/24/2007

Rewrote opening section, added "Rural Carrier's Cancel" and "legal cancel", added Pollock story to Byrd covers section

I is for Invert Error

5/1/2000

3/24/2007

Added Pollock story about B.G. 1¢ magenta

J is for Joint issue

5/1/2000

7/1/2001

Moved FDC's to separate page, added original design for artist stamp, at bottom of page.

... J2 Joint issue First Day Covers

7/1/2001

7/1/2001

Creation

K is for Kansas City Roulettes

5/1/2000

1/10/2002

Updated text - added vending machine booklets

L is for Local stamps

5/1/2000

1/11/2002

Added to narrative on "Via Nicaragua" cover

M is for Mulready envelopes

5/1/2000

04/14/2008

Added images of contents of APS 1912 envelope, bottom of page 2

N is for Numerals

5/1/2000

1/11/2002

Added more Computer Vended Postage

O is for Overprint

5/1/2000

2/28/2003

Added note about wheelbarrow story

O is for Over-frank - an early letter choice that was replaced when we got serious (too bad)

12/07/2001

12/07/2001

Creation

P is for Persian Rug

5/1/2000

5/1/2000

Creation

P is for PNCs - A brief introduction to Plate Number Coil collecting

11/28/2001

11/28/2001

Creation

... Table of PNCs - All the PNCs through 1/96

11/28/2001

11/28/2001

Creation

P is for PPIE - Poster stamps of the PPIE - Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915

06/30/2015

07/10/2015

Added material from Steven Greiczek

Q is for Quality

5/1/2000

1/11/2002

Added References

R is for RPO

5/1/2000

1/13/2002

Major revision and expansion of Forerunners section

S is for Setenant

5/1/2000

12/07/2004

Split First Setenant Worldwide to a separate page

... What was the first setenant world-wide?

12/07/2004

07/19/2011

Added Providence Provisionals

... US setenants list - A list of all the setenants issued by the USPS through 1999

5/1/2000

5/1/2000

Creation

... US setenants stats - Some statistics about US setenants by year from 1964-1999

5/1/2000

5/1/2000

Creation

... Space setenants - A set of FDC's for the 1981 Space Achievements Issue

5/3/2000

5/3/2000

Creation

S is for Stamp Box

02/20/2007

02/20/2007

Creation - a page about Antique Stamp Boxes and Stamp Cases

T is for Topicals

5/1/2000

5/1/2000

Creation

U is for UPU

5/1/2000

5/1/2000

Creation

V is for V-mail

5/1/2000

5/4/2007

Major revision of text to explain process in more detail

... V2 Everything You Could Want to Know About V-Mail

8/10/2001

6/1/2001

Photos from award-winning V-mail exhibit

W is for War

5/1/2000

4/14/2008

Added Iwo Jima block, middle of page 2

X is for X cancel

5/1/2000

1/19/2002

Expanded discussion at bottom of page -
So What's A Dollar Really Worth?

Y is for Yvert et Tellier

5/1/2000

1/14/2002

Added links at bottom

Z is for Zeppelin Post

5/1/2000

12/28/2008

Added link to eZEP.de

... Zeppelins on Poster Stamps

2/25/2001

12/24/2004

Added new material and Revamped format completely

... From Baby-Killer to Deco Icon:
Images of the airship

an e-friend's essay on how our perception of the Zeppelin has evolved over time, thanks to shrewd advertising

1/2/2003

1/2/2003

Creation

ALPHABETILATELY - Supplementary pages

Credits - Who created the special stamp-like images that illustrate the twenty-six topics of our alphabet?

6/18/2000

8/4/2001

Mainly reformatting

Evolution of the Alphabet Images - Some of the artist images have changed over the lifetime of the project - see all the versions here.

12/02/2001

12/02/2001

Creation

Links - Other web sites of interest to stamp collectors

6/18/2000

8/21/2001

Added a few new links

Philatelic literature dealers

11/26/2000

11/26/2000

Creation

References

6/18/2000

8/21/2001

Added references for new material on other pages

Glossary - A glossary of stamp- collecting terms

6/18/2000

8/4/2001

Added Zachary Taylor story in Stampless Covers discussion

PEX pages - Some crude philatelic exhibition pages I created when I first wanted to exhibit this alphabet

3/22/2001

3/22/2001

Creation

The Economics of Stamp Collecting - The author pontificates

5/27/2000

5/27/2000

Creation

Batum and Its Stamps - The postal History of Batum, by Yann Lovelock

3/12/2002

9/29/2009

Added scans of authentic stamps.

U.S. Commemorative Stamps, 1847 to the present - What is a Commemorative? How many has the U.S. issued? Text and images about all of them (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

1/24/2002

1/24/2002

Creation

Facts for Boosters - Pamphlet promoting San Francisco as site of Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE)

5/14/2002

5/14/2002

Creation

The Perforator, November 15, 1904
Scans of a philatelic journal from a century ago

10/20/2007

10/20/2007

Creation

MYSTERY COVER

6/25/2008

6/25/2008

Questions about an 1865 cover sent from England to the USA

Alphabetilately at the National Postal Museum

10/09/2008

10/09/2008

Creation

Name That Stamp! -
A page devoted to identifying mysterious philatelic objects.

01/15/2007

12/11/2009

Added item number 2

EPHEMERA ALPHABETILATELICA

Ephemera Alphabetilatelica - Cool souvenirs I've acquired as a byproduct of this project

1/8/2001

1/8/2001

Creation

May 14, 1997 - Souvenirs of the first presentation of this alphabet, a slide show for AIGA-SF

3/20/2000

3/20/2000

Creation

June 2, 1997 - Souvenirs of the second presentation of the alphabet, a slide show at PACIFIC 97

3/19/2000

3/19/2000

Creation

April 22, 1998 - Souvenirs of the third presentation of the alphabet, a slide show for AIGA-Seattle

3/15/2000

3/15/2000

Creation

June 20, 1998 - Souvenirs of the fourth presentation of the alphabet, a slide show for a USPS Stamp Design Conference in Newport Beach, CA

3/15/2000

3/15/2000

Creation

May 31, 1999 - Souvenirs of the fifth presentation of the alphabet, a slide show for GDS of Canada, in Vancouver

5/3/2000

5/3/2000

Creation

Dickson's self-promotion - The fabulous book produced by Dickson's of Atlanta, using our philatelic alphabet.

3/13/2000

3/13/2000

Creation

Address Book - AIGA/SF Ephemera Philatelica Stamp Address Book

12/02/2001

12/02/2001

Creation

COLLINS FDC's

Collins FDC's - A set of pages devoted to the hand-painted First Day Covers of Fred Collins, my favorite modern FDC maker.

6/18/2000

5/16/2002

Added link to AFDCS chapter 73 article on HD/HP-FDCs

Duck stamps on Collins FDC's

6/24/2000

6/24/2000

Creation

Olympics stamps on Collins FDC's

5/3/2000

5/3/2000

Creation

Trains on Collins FDC's

6/18/2000

02/21/2003

Added a few new ones, and some text

TRAINS

Trains on US stamps - All the stamps of the US with trains - overview page

4/21/2001

11/14/2004

Added streetcars and other marginal items
Split the pages into smaller pieces

... Trains on US stamps - Locals and Expresses

4/21/2001

11/13/2009

Updated Wells Fargo listings, added images and references to Mosher and Berthold

... Trains on US stamps - page 1 - 1869 thru 1877

3/22/2001

11/28/2004

Added text, images, examples, and links

... Trains on US stamps - page 2 - 1880 thru 1912

3/22/2001

11/28/2004

Added text, images, examples, and links

... Trains on US stamps - page 2b - 1913
... Why there is NOT a rail vehicle on Scott 398/402
... (though there should be)

11/16/2004

11/16/2004

Creation

... Trains on US stamps - page 3 - 1944 thru 1950

3/22/2001

11/28/2004

Added text, images, examples, and links

... Trains on US stamps - page 4 - 1952 thru 1970

3/22/2001

11/28/2004

Added text, images, examples, and links

... Trains on US stamps - page 5 - 1974 thru 1976

3/22/2001

3/22/2001

Creation from monolithic version

... Trains on US stamps - page 5c - 1980
... Scott 1742 - Is it rail-related?

11/30/2004

03/04/2005

Added comments from Texas reader

... Trains on US stamps - page 6 - 1978 thru 1984

3/22/2001

3/22/2001

Creation from monolithic version

... Trains on US stamps - page 7 - 1987 thru 1988

3/22/2001

3/22/2001

Creation from monolithic version

... Trains on US stamps - page 8 - 1988 thru 1992

3/22/2001

3/22/2001

Creation from monolithic version

... Trains on US stamps - page 9 - 1993 thru 1995

3/22/2001

3/22/2001

Creation from monolithic version

... Trains on US stamps - page 10 - 1996 thru 1999

3/22/2001

01/16/2002

Moved 3333 ff to page 11

... Trains on US stamps - page 11 - 2000 thru 2002

1/16/2002

08/29/2003

Added Scott numbers to recent issues

Trains on Private Express Labels and Stamps of the U.S.
New catalog by Bruce Mosher

8/29/2002

8/29/2002

Creation

Trains on Cinderellas
an article I wrote for The Dispatcher

10/17/2002

02/09/2014

Corrected error - Danish steamship stamp

... Trains on Argentine Revenues - Catalogue

01/06/2005

04/11/2017

Added NEW FINDs - Federal issue, 1961 & 1962, $500

... Railway Parcel and Letter Stamps of the World
Examples and information about all the ones with trains

12/04/2004

10/29/2007

Added details about Iraq Railway, links to AP article

... Railway Parcel and Letter Stamps of Great Britain

10/24/2002

12/06/2004

Added conversation with Tony Goodbody

... Railway Parcel Stamps of Denmark

10/24/2002

12/06/2004

Added conversation with Tony Goodbody

... Why All Railway Parcel Stamps (including Belgium's) are Cinderellas

12/04/2004

12/04/2004

Creation

... Belgium: Railway Stamps

01/22/2007

01/22/2007

An extensive sub-site displaying all of the rail-themed stamps issued by Belgium

... Trains on envelope seals of Germany and Austria-Hungary

11/11/2004

11/11/2004

Creation

Trains on Postal Stationery
an article I wrote for The Dispatcher

1/7/2003

2/20/2003

Added, revised

... Trains on Postal Stationery - listings
A set of pages with scans and text descriptions of all the rail philatelic postal stationery I know of

1/13/2003

11/13/2008

Updated Wells Fargo images and text on USA and Mexico pages

Trains on Covers
an article I wrote for The Dispatcher

02/06/2003

02/06/2003

Creation

Trains on Stamps of Austria - the collection of Dexter C Wright

6/15/2002

6/15/2002

Creation

Trains on advertising covers

8/6/2001

1/25/2003

Major overhaul - split into six pages, added covers and text

Trains on U.S. Philatelic Exhibition Seals

1/18/2002

1/18/2002

Creation

Railroad Perfins of the U.S.A.
more from the Dexter Wright collection

07/06/2004

07/06/2004

Creation

Trains on Argentine Revenues
Still more from the Dexter Wright collection

07/07/2004

07/07/2004

Creation

B & O 108th - A hand-drawn commemorative cover created by a collector, for the 108th anniversary of the B&O Railroad, with the interesting letter it contained.

3/26/2001

3/26/2001

Creation

Locomotives on old illustrations by Currier & Ives

2/15/2001

2/15/2001

Creation

What was "The DeWitt Clinton"?

2/15/2001

2/15/2001

Creation

wymans.html - What is the train on the Wyman's Local Post stamp of 1844?

8/21/2001

8/21/2001

Creation

Trains in Ukraine and Hungary - A page with photos of trains in Ukraine and Hungary, from a trip I took with my father in 1999.

5/5/2000

5/5/2000

Creation

War Department envelopes used in collecting weather data, 1870-90 - A group of covers (with trains on them)

1/13/2002

1/25/2003

Added an item

Mount Tamalpais Railroad - A charming advertising pamphlet for the reCreational area north of San Francisco, circa 1924

6/28/2002

6/28/2002

Creation

Trains and Planes
A page showing First Flight covers with a train in the cachet, and some related items.

01/25/2003

01/25/2003

Creation

Souvenir Envelopes and Cancels of the Celebrate the Century Express
an article I wrote for The Dispatcher

11/14/2004

07/11/2013

Added some covers and images of cancels

200th Anniversary of Trevithick's Penydarrem, and the Birth of Rail Locomotives
an article I wrote for The Dispatcher

11/15/2004

11/15/2004

Creation

THE RAILWAYS OF AMERICA, A study of postage stamps, by A. M. Goodbody

4/1/2002

11/18/2004

Restored from CJRRU website

American Railroad Journal - 12/21/1833
A set of pages with scans of a 16-page issue of this early Railroad publication

12/30/2004

12/30/2004

Creation

Sokol POSTCARDS

Sokol Postcards - A display of postcards issued in conjunction with Czech Sokol events

10/25/2005

07/09/2006

Creation

PERSONAL PAGES

My Trip To Ukraine, October, 1999 - A trip I took with my dad

03/22/2007

03/22/2007

Initial publication

My father's 95th birthday party

9/03/2009

9/04/2009

Creation

Bill Recommends! - The author's favorite web sites

3/26/2001

3/26/2001

Creation

San Francisco from Treasure Island - Panoramic photo of SF from TI, taken 4/30/2002

05/23/2002

05/23/2002

Creation

Picture of the author - ever on the alert for alphabetilatelic emergencies

3/18/2001

3/18/2001

Creation

Demolition of the Cowell Smokestack

6/26/2009

6/29/2009

Added second animation

Family photos

8/17/2008

8/17/2008

Creation

Zine Fest 2009

8/23/2009

8/23/2009

Creation

Renegade!

07/31/2013

07/31/2013

CREATION

July meeting of the SFCC

07/31/2013

07/31/2013

CREATION

SFCB - Roadworks 2013

09/29/2013

09/29/2013

CREATION

Re:Make 2013, SF, CA

10/05/2013

10/05/2013

CREATION

Hiking the Presidio, San Francisco, CA

10/13/2013

10/13/2013

CREATION


Read an interview with the author of Alphabetilately at Marty Weil's Ephemera Blog

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All text Copyright © 2001, William M. Senkus

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