Collectors Club of Seattle Ephemera Collection, 1954-1962  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Collectors Club of Seattle
Title
Collectors Club of Seattle Ephemera Collection
Dates
1954-1962 (inclusive)
1956 (bulk)
Quantity
16 items (1 box)
Collection Number
PH0656
Summary
Ephemera from the Collectors Club of Seattle, a philatelic group.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

In 1956 the Post Office Department issued a "Conservation Series" of three wildlife-themed stamps. These 3¢ stamps were intended to emphasize the importance of conservation by depicting three threatened species: the wild turkey, the pronghorn antelope, and the king salmon. Because of the petitioning efforts of the Collectors Club of Seattle, a local philatelic (stamp collecting) club, the king salmon stamp was first issued in Seattle in connection with a meeting of the Sockeye Salmon Commission on November 9th, 1956. In 1962 the Collectors Club of Seattle also participated in the Centex Philatelic Exhibition at the Seattle World's Fair.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of stamps, illustrated envelopes, postcards, album sheet, and bulletin relating to the first day of issue of the 3¢ king salmon stamp in 1956 and the Seattle World's Fair in 1962. Items associated with the first day of issue of the 3¢ king salmon stamp include a stamp album sheet, cacheted envelopes designed by local artists, postcards depicting salmon and salmon fishing, and a monthly bulletin of the Collectors Club of Seattle. Additionally, there are two sheets of stamps celebrating the Collectors Club of Seattle participation in the Centex Philatelic Exhibition at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Three-cent king salmon stamp seriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1 1956
Cacheted envelopes with 3¢ king salmon stamps
1956
Folder item
2 2
2 3
2 4
2 5
2 6
2 7
"Wildlife Conservation Series 1956, Seattle Washington Nov. 9 1956, King Salmon, Collectors Club of Seattle"
2 8
Postcards with 3¢ king salmon stamps
1956
Folder item
3 9
"Boating salmon in Elliott Bay with Seattle skyline in background"
Josef Scaylea (photographer)
3 10
3 11
"Fishing at Seattle's front door"
Josef Scaylea (photographer)
"Elliott Bay offers real sport for the lovers of salmon fishing. Annual derbys are held and salmon up to 50 pounds are often caught within sight of Seattle's main business section."
3 12
"Puget Sound salmon fishing"
Josef Scaylea (photographer)
3 13
 Salmon jumping dam on Yakima river
D.C. Bartley (photographer)
Stamped 1956.
1921
Folder item
4 14
Monthly bulletin announcing the first day of issue of the 3¢ king salmon stamp
Oct., 1956

Centex Philatelic Exhibition at the Seattle World's FairReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
5 15
Sheet of stamps commemorating the participation of the Collectors Club of Seattle in the Centex Philatelic Exhibition at the Seattle World's Fair
1962

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Commemorative postage stamps--United States
  • Fishes on postage stamps
  • Postage stamps--United States
  • Corporate Names :
  • Collectors Club of Seattle
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Postage stamps
  • Postcards
  • Stamp collections

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)