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  • in reply to: Taze Nicholson cachets #10471
    Rich Hoffner
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    John Macco. I think we need some advise on this publication. Perhaps a member in Belgium could track down an Obit for Ludo and see if a family member could be found. They might be able to give us permission to distribute the catalog. There are probably a hundred entries necessary to update his work. He did sell copies of his work and I think it barely covered his costs and postage. There are 112 numbered pages. Most do not have any illustrations.Scan0026

    in reply to: Taze Nicholson cachets #10446
    Rich Hoffner
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    I found my copy of the Ludo Janssens booklet on Tazewell Gatling Nicholson (Yes, that Gatling). It has no information on when it was printed, if it is copyright or who the publisher is. About ten years ago Ludo stopped answering emails. I was sending him covers I located that were not in his catalog. The first printed page after the cover is the preface.

    in reply to: Taze Nicholson cachets #10445
    Rich Hoffner
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    Scan0003

    in reply to: Taze Nicholson cachets #10439
    Rich Hoffner
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    There was a booklet published by the late USCS member Ludo Jenssens covering most of the covers done by Taze after his passing. It is a gem! Since its publication many new discoveries have been compiled and I keep that list with my booklet. I have no idea where a copy might be found. And at the moment my copy won’t surface for me.

    in reply to: SALES CIRCUIT DONATION #10438
    Rich Hoffner
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    Limits on the number of items we can list on the new eBay seller site has limited the number of items we can put up each month. At present we can only list 30 items a month. I will be listing the program collection of Joe Myles. I have hundreds of programs ready to list, but it may be awhile before the eBay gods allow us a sufficient number to put up before I start to list programs. I have some ideas to save bidders money. I will do my best to combine multiple items you win, charging actual postage. With some programs Priority Mail flat postage will be beneficial for multiple wins. The other option will be media mail. Hopefully our numbers we are allowed by eBay will increase quickly. On my personal eBay selling site I can upload 250 items a month with no fee and thousands if I want to but a fee for the listing will be charged.

    in reply to: Covers arriving #9826
    Rich Hoffner
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    One of my favorite collecting categories in the U S Coast Guard. A news release about the USCGC EAGLE visiting Portland MA to celebrate Mains 200th Anniversary, which took place in 2020. Apparently COVID delayed the visit which was accomplished in 2021.Scan0123

    in reply to: Covers arriving #9825
    Rich Hoffner
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    I saw this on a cover that someone else received. It is somewhat different as it mentions “BLUE” in the cancel. I suspect that refers to the crew that is using the marking. But, keep in mind that none of the LCS vessels have a post office aboard. Better send for it before it beams up. I added the

    cachet.

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    in reply to: Covers arriving #9824
    Rich Hoffner
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    Yesterdays mail arrived with covers from USS STERETT DDG 104. Nice clean, clear strikes.Scan0122

    in reply to: Pictorial Postmarks #9791
    Rich Hoffner
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    CVN-71 35TH Anniversary

    Looks like the max that can be uploaded to a message is five images. There is sixth image. The ASHEVILLE image will not be that large.

    in reply to: Pictorial Postmarks #9790
    Rich Hoffner
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    These are the most recent pictorials that will be applied for at the Newport News post office. Do not send before the date of the event.SSN-775 15th Anniversary revisedSSN-773 25th Anniversary revisedSSN-721 35th Anniversary pmkSSN-758 30th Anniversary pmk rev.SSN-781, 10th Anniversary

    in reply to: Pictorial Postmarks #9787
    Rich Hoffner
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    Just wanted to see if I could upload a cover that just came back from USS DETROIT LCS 7. I found the crest on the Internet and save it and added it to the cover.

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    in reply to: Pictorial Postmarks #9786
    Rich Hoffner
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    These are the pictorials I have had the most requests about.SSBN-733 35th AnniversarySSBN-737 30th AnniversarySSBN-742 25th Anniversary

    in reply to: Pictorial Postmarks #9785
    Rich Hoffner
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    I am at a standstill on why the Groton CT post office has been MIA with regard to pictorial postmarks. None have been acknowledged for 2021. All required paperwork was submitted. At this point I can only suggest that perhaps if collectors complaints were received we may bet a resolution to this problem. The best two places that could intervene would be these addresses. I aks that you take a few minutes and write to both addresses and explain any requests you made and any covers that are missing. If we do this we might get results.

    Manager

    Connecticut Valley District-Retail

    USPS

    141 Weston St

    Hartford CT 06101

    and

    USPS/Stamp Fulfillment Services

    Manager Cancellations Division

    8300  NE Underground Drive, Pillar 210

    Kansas City, MO 64144-9998

     

    in reply to: Pictorial Postmarks #9748
    Rich Hoffner
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    FYI: I sent a certified letter to the Connecticut Valley District of the USPS in Hartford, CT last week. I spelled out our problems with Groton in great detail. No replay yet but I am watching my emails and my rural mailbox every day.

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