The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Markets issued this promotional label for cheese in coil format, stressing the dating of cheese. My guess is that it’s circa 1950s-1960s.
More than 600 varieties of cheese are produced by Wisconsin’s 1,200 cheese makers, many of them in their third and fourth generations. The cheese makers have been based in Wisconsin for more than 160 years.
Among the conditions cited for Wisconsin’s ideal situation to produce cheese are the state’s lush grasslands and glacial water supply. The first cottage industry cheese factory was established in 1841 by Mrs. Anne Pickett.
Okay, I couldn’t find out much about this poster stamp. But from what I surmise, it publicizes a woodworking exposition (holz is German for “wood”) held in Basel, Switzerland from Sept. 28 through Oct. 6, 1968.
And that’s it. If you have any information on this label, I’d appreciate hearing it.
This poster stamp publicizes the 1911 Charleroi (Belgium) Exposition that on April 29 and touted the prowess of the Walloon region – economic, industrial and cultural achievements.
The expo included Meuse art works (Treasure of Hugo d’Oignies, a reproduction of the St. Brtholomew baptismal font), as well as the works of Jacques Du Broeucq, Joachim Patinir, Felicién Rops and Jean Del Cour.
It took an entire year to construct all of the buildings and features of the exposition, including a cable railway, ferris wheel, Japanese village, and arboretum.
Some of the other Walloon area cities weren’t happy that only Charleroi was singled out and featured. The exposition close in November 1911.
Once a Fortune 500 Company, Champion is now owned by Federal-Mogul Corporation, a Michigan international automotive supplier.
Robert and Frank Stranahan founded Champion in 1908, moving from Boston to Toledo, Ohio two years later so they could supply the Willys-Overland Auto Company. They produce spark plugs, spark plug wires and other wiring for ignitions.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the company sponsored the “Champion Spark Plug Hour.”
I estimate this label was used in the 1970s or so. Could be wrong, though.
With a population of about 87,000, the City of Ludwigsburg is located in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In June through September 1914, Ludwigsburg hosted a commercial and industrial exhibition and distributed a poster stamp for publicity purposes.
The label depicts a wood plane and comes in at least three colors (green, orange and red-brown) other than the one pictured.
I could find no information on the exhibition itself.
This label commemorates the 15th Congress of the International Chamber of Commerce, May 15-21, 1955, in Tokyo. It was the first time that the congress met in Asia, drawing business representatives from 46 countries. The Soviets did not attend.
The International Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1919, bringing together producers and consumers, manufacturers and traders, bankers and insurer, carriers and transport users, and legal and economic experts from 59 countries.
Among the accomplishments of the 15th Congress were resolutions on expanding international convertibility of currencies, support of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), international futures trading, avoidance of double taxation, reaffirmation to trade liberalization, and international sample fairs.
Here is a stamp from Tangier. I couldn't find any good information about it other than it is likely a 1949 fiscal stamp. Anyone have more information?
Searching for this stamp online opened up some interesting information about Tangier. It was an international city with post offices from many different governments operating in it.
From Wikipedia: Tangier was made an international zone in 1923 under the joint administration of France, Spain, and Britain under an international convention signed in Paris on December 18, 1923. George Orwell said "There are four post offices, one French, one British, and two Spanish - Franco and government."
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Craig Thanks so much for posting a terrific subject. Thanks everyone for sharing your Cinderella's. It's a shame some people think Cinderella's are a taboo. They are afraid of them and so they steer clear. Some are absolutely stunning. I also have a set I will be sharing soon.
Chuck Bavier. I collect U.S. Singles, Se-tenants and Souvenir Sheets and Canadian Singles
Here is another Cinderella aka poster stamp i found while going through my Italy collection. I was thinking it was a 1950s Italy stamp, then realized there was no denomination and the writing was in German!
An internet search gave some rather sketchy information. I'm thinking the stamp was from an international exhibition in Rome in 1911 variously themed an art exhibition, celebration of 50 years of Italy consolidation, and 2614 years of Italian kingdom. It turned out to be a bit of a dud, as it coincided with a cholera epidemic.
The image appears to be from a Duilio Cambellotti poster. Apparently one of the posters (34x17 inches) sold for a few thousand dollars a while back.
Please correct me if I'm wrong here -- I'm piecing together bits of info from multiple sites.
Anyone with an interest is welcome to it; note that it has a bad crease also
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Lake Shkoder (there are innumerable ways of spelling it) is part of the border between Albania on the South and East and Montenegro on the North and West. A hundred years ago Montenegro, supported by Serbia, was keen to get possession of the territory all round the lake since otherwise they felt it compromised Montenegro's security.
Twice Montenegro, backed by Serbia, attacked and captured the town of Shkoder on the south of the lake - once during the Second Balkan War in 1913, and again in 1915 during WW1. On each occasion they were forced out within a matter of months by Austria, in the first case by diplomatic pressure, in the second by military intervention.
Around 1921 the Government of the SHS (later known as Yugoslavia) became aware that a group of Catholics around the North Albanian town of Rreshen, who disliked being part of a mainly Muslim state, were planning to declare themselves independent as the Mirdite State.
The government of the SHS at this period was predominantly Serb, and religiously they were Orthodox and had no reason to support a Catholic rebellion (of the SHS only Croatia and Slovenia were Catholic). But they realised that the Mirdite State would be in an important strategic position: not too close to Lake Shkoder to be a competitor for their claims to the lake, but nicely positioned between Shkoder and the Albanian capital of Tirana; it would therefore be an inconvenience to Albania if they needed to send forces to the Shkoder area.
Consequently the SHS encouraged the rebellion, probably supplying money and/or arms. But the rebellion failed.
The stamps were produced in the SHS in anticipation of the rebellion succeeding. As it was, they were never put into use. Bizarrely for stamps that were never actually issued they were copied (the overprints probably copied twice). The copies are sometimes referred to as forgeries and sometimes as reprints. Certainly they do not simply represent simple reprints from the original plates; but it is not possible to say whether they were forged by someone else or whether the previous manufacturers found enough belated demand from collectors to make it worth their while repeating the venture.
Given that, since they were never issued, they should all be mint, the easiest way to distinguish 'originals' (rows 1 and 2 below) from 'copies' (rows 3 and 4) is by the gum: originals have it, copies don't!
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