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#244272 - Wed Mar 30 2011 12:36 PM Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes?
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
As most of the "older members" know I have a "thing" for smalls. Started collecting a new, for me, item and thought I would share.

I picked up a couple old envelopes and incorporated them into my displays, if you haven't thought of using these bits of history... Might be something to think about?


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Description: Wadhams 1935 postmarked envelope

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Description: Wadhams collection

Pierce Oil Company envelope 3-30-11.JPG

Description: Pierce Oil 1920 postmarked envelope

Pierce Pennant collection 3-30-11.JPG

Description: Pierce Oil collection


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#244276 - Wed Mar 30 2011 12:49 PM Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Bob Richards]
okoil1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 02 2004
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I have a few 3 ring binders full of letterhead stationary and envelopes from obscure oklahoma oil and gas companies. Most are from the teens-1930's. Probably have nominal value but I see it as a preservation of history.
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#244277 - Wed Mar 30 2011 01:01 PM Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: okoil1]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
Are some of your sticks early dipsticks? I ask that because here in MD a few years back the extension service was handing out grass height rulers with lines for the height of grass mowing in winter vs summer. Those just had a couple of lines on them for the grass height instead of all the inches marked out. Yours to the left of your second pic only have a couple of lines--or is that just the backs of advertising rulers.

I was wondering why one end would be rounded if they were just rulers...

Nice way to display them. : )

And the envelopes...that really opens a larger dimension for collectors. Are the prices fairly reasonable or are they high demand? There must be some really old compnay letterhead and envelopes out there.


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#244281 - Wed Mar 30 2011 01:26 PM Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Nicole]
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Nicole, the "sticks" are both advertising yardsticks and for the most part , over 50 now, gas gauge sticks for Model T fords and early Chevrolet's. I try to collect sticks that advertise gas and oil companies.

As to the envelopes I went on ebay and just typed in "vintage envelope". Once they were brought up clicked on "advertising" and then "gas and oil".... Prices were between $5-$15 ea. for the 2 I have.
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#244430 - Wed Mar 30 2011 10:43 PM Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Bob Richards]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Looks good bob, glad you didn't focus on the pennant can, just cleaned up my computer from all the drool.
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#244438 - Wed Mar 30 2011 11:53 PM Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
If anyone by chance has a Tide Water and/or Associated Oil envelope, I would be very interested in it!
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#244964 - Sat Apr 02 2011 06:30 PM Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: okoil1]
hawkike Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610


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These all are for 3 ring binders,dated 1953.I have a no. of each.

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#244970 - Sat Apr 02 2011 07:00 PM Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: hawkike]
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
For some reason, I love old envelopes, letterheads and invoices from the Old Gas and Oil Company's.

Now if only I could find a Tide Water and/or Associated envelope. I have a "ton" of invoices and such from a Tide Water-Associated Jobber, but no envelopes....
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#244977 - Sat Apr 02 2011 07:10 PM Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Bob Richards]
hawkike Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
Bob,if you want the 3 Shell that i posted they are yours.
Frank

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#245005 - Sat Apr 02 2011 08:27 PM Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: hawkike]
Bob Richards Online   happy
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
PM sent Frank, thanks...

Since I don't have an envelope yet, but have a ton of invoices. I used one from 1948. For me atleast it seems to tie things together even more than it did.



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