Archive for the ‘1906’ Category

Some stamps from Berkeley 1

May 6, 2016

I’ve decided that since I’ve seen every bit of Oakland’s sidewalks, it’s now OK to fill in missing dates of Oakland’s sidewalk makers from out of town. Here’s the first installment.

1905 – Contra Costa Construction Co.

1905c

Arch Street, at The Berk (2311 Le Conte Avenue), Berkeley

There’s just one example of this mark in Oakland, from 1904.

1906 – Contra Costa Construction Co.

1906e

2107 Addison Street, Berkeley

This is in front of the Hot Cups Cafe. The building has a plaque on the front, on Shattuck Avenue, stating that it was the first site of the California Academy of Arts and Crafts (now CCA).

1907 – Hall & Nelsen

1907i

1876 Arch Street, Berkeley

There is only one example of this mark in Oakland, from 1918.

1910 – Blake & Bilger

1910g

1862 Arch Street, Berkeley

Blake & Bilger marks are rare and special, so I’m pleased to add a new year’s date from this iconic Oakland firm.

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1906 – Peterson & Adler

August 7, 2011

1906

820 58th Street

This is the third 1906 Peterson & Adler mark I’ve found, and it’s by far the best preserved one by this maker, although the light doesn’t flatter it.

1906 – Peterson & Adler

July 10, 2011

1906

5920 Genoa Street

This is as pristine a mark as you will find from 1906.

1906

March 1, 2011

1906

1053 Alcatraz Avenue

I just can’t make this out. It’s two initials plus H-A-x-x. Hall? Hahn? Will just have to find a better example. Nobody around here has one.

1906 – Peterson & Adler

February 14, 2011

1906

673 Poirier Street

I’ve found three 1901s and four 1907s by this maker; finally here’s a 1906.

1906 – Blake & Bilger

August 14, 2010

1906

1016 44th Street

There are two marks here, and the date is very faint but firm for both. This is right on the Emeryville line.