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Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? #244272
Wed Mar 30 2011 10:36 AM
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Bob Richards Offline OP
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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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Wadhams 1935 postmarked envelope

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Wadhams collection

Pierce Oil Company envelope 3-30-11.JPG
Pierce Oil 1920 postmarked envelope

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Pierce Oil collection


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Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Bob Richards] #244276
Wed Mar 30 2011 10:49 AM
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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.


Collect small Oklahoma Oil Co.'s 1920's-1940's. Barnsdall, Cushing, Eason, Marland, etc.

Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: okoil1] #244277
Wed Mar 30 2011 11:01 AM
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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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Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Nicole] #244281
Wed Mar 30 2011 11:26 AM
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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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Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Bob Richards] #244430
Wed Mar 30 2011 08:43 PM
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Looks good bob, glad you didn't focus on the pennant can, just cleaned up my computer from all the drool.


*Wanted Pierce Pennant Petroleum*
Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Loyd Pierce] #244438
Wed Mar 30 2011 09:53 PM
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If anyone by chance has a Tide Water and/or Associated Oil envelope, I would be very interested in it!


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Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: okoil1] #244964
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These all are for 3 ring binders,dated 1953.I have a no. of each.

Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: hawkike] #244970
Sat Apr 02 2011 05:00 PM
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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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Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: Bob Richards] #244977
Sat Apr 02 2011 05:10 PM
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Bob,if you want the 3 Shell that i posted they are yours.
Frank

Re: Does anyone else collect vintage envelopes? [Re: hawkike] #245005
Sat Apr 02 2011 06:27 PM
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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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