Archive for the ‘1908’ Category

Some stamps from Berkeley 2

November 17, 2017

Having spent a lot of time walking in Berkeley lately, I’ve collected a few more stamps bearing dates unrepresented in Oakland.

1906 – Esterly Con. Co.

1529 Le Roy Avenue

A fine double mark, though the date is dim. Oakland has a double mark from 1907.

1908 – Esterly Con. Co.

1529 Le Roy Avenue

Both of these Esterly marks are on the Hayward Fault, so it’s not clear how much longer they’ll last.

1921 – J. E. Reed

1631 Spruce Street

Oakland has a single example of Reed’s mark, barely over the Berkeley line.

1958 – G. W. Griset

2285 Virginia Street

Griset’s marks are fairly common in Oakland, but they span only a few years from 1950 to 1957.

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1908

December 23, 2011

1908

1454 36th Avenue

I can’t make this one out, although I keep thinking it looks familiar. But I’ve checked all the oval marks in the graphic key to no avail.

1908 – Paul Schnoor

April 30, 2010

1908

6445 Irwin Court

Imagine: this tiny street sticking north from Alcatraz Avenue next to Shattuck was paved more than a century ago.

1908 – C. B. Burnham

February 3, 2010

1908

44th Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Way

This is subtly different from the other 1908 Burnham marks I’ve collected.

1908 – Paul Schnoor

November 24, 2009

1908

470 Cavour Street

A slightly different configuration from my other 1908 marks by Paul Schnoor.

1908 – Blake & Bilger

November 12, 2009

1908

460 60th Street

At last, a dated Blake & Bilger mark.

1908 – Burnham Co.

October 30, 2009

1908

447 62d Street

There’s an identical mark across the street at 448. This differs from the other 1908 Burnham mark on 44th Street; that one says “G. B. Burnham” whereas this says “Burnham Co.”