Joe Kowalski - Fond Du Lac Stamp Club Member.
Clete Delvaux, president of Journals, Authors, and Poets On Stamps (JAPOS). Edna Ferber grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin. Her first ambition was to be an actress. But at 17, when her father went blind, she took a newspaper job with the Appleton Post Crescent. She later had a successful career with the Milwaukee Journal and the Chicago Tribune before she became an acclaimed novelist and playwright. She won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1925.
Daniel Young - Madison - Badger Stamp Club Member. One of my favorite covers combines two of my hobbies, stamp collecting and autograph collecting. I attended the May 29, 1998 Wisconsin Statehood stamp first day ceremony at our state capitol, (where I worked at the time). After obtaining my cancellations, I got autographs on various covers. This one has the autographs of three Wisconsin Governors, Tommy G. Thompson, Lee Sherman Dreyfus and Patrick J. Lucey. The gentlemen were on their way from the ceremony to the Governor's Office, when I was able to get their autographs on my cover. I like combo covers, like this one combining the two Wisconsin Statehood stamps on it. I created other combo covers that day. Later, I used some of my 1998 statehood covers for combo cancellation covers adding the Wisconsin Greetings from America stamp on April 4, 2002, at another first day ceremony that I attended at our state capitol.
Sharon Brainerd Whitney, APS ATA Badger stamp Club. This cover is from the Wisconsin section of my United States stamps, covers, and narratives collection. I am not sure the source of this cover which is a bit unique with the rectangle surrounding the seal in raised white satin with a gold border. The cancel is very nice.
Sharon Brainerd Whitney, APS ATA Badger stamp Club. This cover is from the Wisconsin section of my United States stamps, covers, and narratives collection. I believe I purchased this cover at a DANEPEX Show. This was done when the Wisconsin State quarter was issued. The envelope has an opening showing the included coin-- a bit unusual for a cover.
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