Corner Cards

by Jay L. Rogers

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Corner Cards are stationery envelopes with "return addresses", usually in the upper left corner.


Those without cachet are listed here.

 

National Headquarters, National Council covers are now listed in Cnc.




C-73

Boy Scouts of America   Oakland Headquarters


10/21/1911

Corte Madera, CA

Printed

Black

Backstamped Oakland, CA


This is the earliest recorded "Boy Scouts of America" cover of any sort.




C-15

Greater Boston Council Stationery


08/06/17

Boston, MA

Printed

Black




C-6

Brookline Girl Scouts


06/19/19

Brookline, MA

Printed

Black


The earliest Girl Scout cover of any sort known to the editors.




C-5

Girl Scouts of Philadelphia


07/07/19

Philadelphia, PA

Printed

Black




C-38

Lone Scouts of America      W. D. Boyce Chief Totem


Circa 1919

Chicago, IL

Printed

Black

#5½ manila coin envelope


Used to mail a pin back button.




C-94

New Brunswick, NJ Council Stationery


07/26/20

New Brunswick, NJ

Printed

Black

#9 envelope


Camp Watchung was the Scout Camp for northern New Jersey, situated in the Kanohwahke


Lake Scout Camps in New York. Tuxedo, NY was the post office until 1925.




C-14

Camp Loyalty Stationery


12/12/22

Syracuse, NY

Printed

Black


Boy Scouts of Syracuse    Camp Loyalty, in Tully, NY, was in use 1913-1929.




C-12

Riverside County Council Stationery


12/19/22

Riverside, CA

Printed

Blue


Riverside County Council, Riverside, CA    See 32-0.2 & 32-0.3 in the Print Catalog.




C-83

Girl Scout National Headquarters Stationery


06/13/23

NewYork, NY

Printed

Brown


Girl Scouts, Inc, New York City




C-45

Mishawaka Council Stationery


09/26/23

Mishawaka, IN

Printed

Black


Mishawaka Council, Mishawaka, IN




C-40

South Bergen County Council Stationery


03/06/24

Rutherford, NJ

Printed

Black


South Bergen County Council, Rutherford, NJ.




C-41

St. Lawrence County Council Stationery


03/08/24

Potsdam, NY

Printed

Black


St. Lawrence County Council, Potsdam, NY




C-10

San Joaquin County Council


04/28/25

Lathrop, CA

Printed

Blue


San Joaquin County Council, Stockton, CA




C-17

Camp Chaparral Stationery


08/06/25

Redwood Park, CA

Printed

Brown


Girl Scouts Camp Chaparral, Redwood State Park, CA




C-95

The Pikes Peak Council   Stationery


08/13/26

Colorado Springs, CO

Printed

Black


To National Headquarters in New York City.   Backstamped 08/14/26




C-74

Crater Lake Council, Medford, OR


08/15/26

Portland, OR

Rubber stamped corner

Blue


First Flight Seattle-Los Angeles via Portland contract airmail

On "Only Air Mail Landing Field in Oregon"


stripe #10 airmail envelope.

See enclosure in L. Letters & Mailings 1926.





C-20

San Diego County Council Indian Village


12/14/27

San Diego, CA

Printed

Brown on brown envelope


San Diego County Council, San Diego, CA




C-2

Raritan Council


12/20/27

Perth Amboy, NJ

Printed

Black


Raritan Council, Perth Amboy, NJ

#10 envelope




C-42 front
C-42 back

St. Charles Boy Scout Radio Club


02/09/29

St. Charles, IL

Printed

Black


Registered Cover to Sweden




C-16

Southwest Kansas Area Council


03/18/29

Hutchinson, KS

Printed

Blue on blue envelope


Southwest Kansas Area Council, Hutchinson, KS




C-25

Mascoutah Area Council


01/01/30

Jacksonville, IL

Printed

Black


Mascoutah Area Council, Jacksonville, IL




C-8

Blackhawk Area Council


03/13/31

Sterling, IL

Printed

Black

On U429 stamped envelope


Blackhawk Area Council, Rockford, IL




C-9

Daniel Webster Council


06/15/31

Concord, NH

Printed

Black


Daniel Webster Council, Concord, NH

#10 envelope




C-19

FDC of III Winter Olympics Stamp

  

Rochester Area Council


01/25/32

Lake Placid, NY

Printed

Black


Rochester Area Council, Rochester, NY

Also, in "Additions", see #32-0.7 in the 1930s decade.




C-36

Insular Headquarters    Philippine Council


02/05/32

Manila, P.I.

Printed

Black on blue envelope


Phillipine Council, Boy Scouts of America, Manila, P.I.    This is the earliest known [US Scout]


cover from a US territory.   Also, in "Additions", see #33-14.1 in the 1930s decade.




C-3

Butler County Council


03/05/32

Hamilton, OH

Printed

Blue


Butler County Council, Hamilton, OH




C-86

Chatam Area Council


04/28/32

Savannah, GA

Printed

Blue on blue


Chatam Area Council, Savannah, GA




C-91

Seattle Area Council   Blue Ox Camp


07/18/32

Seattle, WA

Printed

Green on green    Typed

Black


Seattle Area Council, Seattle, WA

The Blue Ox Scout Camp was on Mercer Island, east of Seattle.




C-4

Badger Council


11/21/32

Waupun, WI

Printed

Black


Badger Council, Fond Du Lac, WI




C-61

Boy Scouts of America  Riverside, California


01/07/34

Riverside, CA

Rubber stamped

Blue

#6¼ envelope


Riverside County Council, Riverside, CA

 

See the 01/05/34 letter in the Letters & Mailing section.




C-59a
C-59b

Brooklyn Council


1934 address    201 Montague St

example 04/16/34

Printed

Black


1936 address    114 Remsen St

example 06/11/36

Printed

Black


The addressee, Captain Carlos J. Freddi, is C. J. Freddi AKA Blue Eagle, one of the Scouters responsible


for the first Scoutorama. See 36-2.1 in Additions & 36-2, 3, 4 in the Print Catalog.


Brooklyn Council, Brooklyn, NY




C-39

Eagle Scout Honor Guard


08/18/34

Mackinac Island, MI

Printed

Black




C-18

District of Columbia Council


12/08/34

Washington, DC

Printed

Black

#10 envelope


District of Columbia Council, Washington, DC.

Note address error; "Ann Harbor" for "Ann Arbor".




C-43

Girl Scouts of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Stationery


06/06/35

Minneapolis, MN

Printed

Green


Girl Scouts of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN.




C-44

Seattle Area Council Stationery


07/11/35

Seattle, WA

Printed

Green


Seattle Area Council, Seattle, WA




C-87

Troop 84, West Springfield, MA Stationery


11/08/35

West Springfield, MA

Printed

Black & gold


Troop 84, West Springfield, MA




C-32

Philippine Council


11/15/35

Manila, P.I.

Printed

Black     Rubber stamped

violet

Blue envelope


Philippine Council, Manila, Philippines

FDC of the "Inauguration of the Commonwealth of the Philippines"


stamp.

This is a BSA cover from the USA Commonwealth of the Philippines; a short period that existed


only from 11/15/35 to 10/31/36.

The addressee is E. Urner Goodman, Founder of the Order of the Arrow.


Ref: SOSSI Journal July/August 2008, page 106; March/April, 2009, page 48.


Also see the Letters & Mailings section




C-21

San Diego Area Council


11/24/36

San Diego, CA

Printed

Violet


San Diego Area Council, San Diego, CA




C-65

Camp Tapawingo


07/20/37

Julian, CA

Printed

Black on orange envelope


San Diego Girl Scout Camp, Descanso, CA




C-66

San Francisco Area Council Stationery


08/18/38

San Francisco, CA

Printed

Brown


San Francisco Area Council, CA


[Possibly] the first day of use of the "Golden Gate International Exposition 1939" machine cancel.




C-52

Narragansett Council Stationery


12/14/38

Providence, RI

Printed

Black


Narragansett Council, Providence, RI




C-89

National Supply Service   Chicago


05/29/39

Chicago, IL

Printed

Black & silver


Address correction printed over old address.




C-81
C-82

Ten Mile River Scout Camps Stationery     Camp Headquarters     Brooklyn Scout Camps


8/19/42   Camp Headquarters   Printed   Green on Manila   Ten Mile River, NY


8/26/42   Brooklyn Scout Camps   Printed   Green on Manila   Tusten, NY


The Brooklyn Scout Camps, which were in the southern part of TMR, were serviced by the Tusten Post


Office, which was not on Camp property. All of the other Camps and the Camp Headquarters were in the


central to northern part of the camp and were serviced by the Ten Mile River, NY PO which was on


Camp property.   See pages 37 & 103 of the print catalog, and the Cancellations section of


Additions in this Online Catalog for more information about the cancels.


Note that this Tusten cancel is different than the one shown in the Print Catalog from 1953.




C-68

St. Louis Council


11/24/42

Saint Louis, MO

Printed

Blue


St. Louis Council, Saint Louis, MO

#10 envelope




C-93

Girl Scouts Inc. National Headquarters


10/27/42

New York, NY

Printed

Black


Airmail to Switzerland marked "Return to sender   No service available".


Backstamped 7/7/43 New York, NY.   WWII was in progress between NY & Switzerland.




C-69

St. Louis Council


12/08/42

Saint Louis, MO

Printed

Green & black


St. Louis Council, Saint Louis, MO

# 9 envelope




C-23

Central Indiana Council


01/11/43

Indianapolis, IN

Printed

Blue on blue envelope


Central Indianapolis Council, Indianapolis, IN




C-55

Boy Scouts - San Juan, Puerto Rico


01/18/44

San Juan, PR

Printed

Black


Boy Scouts - San Juan, PR

# 10 envelope




C-64

Girl Scouts - Insular Headquarters - San Juan, Puerto Rico


04/17/44

San Juan, PR

Printed

Green


Girl Scouts - San Juan, PR




C-67

Cherokee Council Stationery


12/22/44

Bartlesville, OK

Printed

Red, blue, yellow & black


Cherokee Council, Bartlesville, OK




C-90

Sir William Johnson Council Stationery


02/09/45

Gloversville, NY

Printed

Red, blue, yellow & black


Sir William Johnson Council, Gloversville, NY




C-57

Girl Scouts National Organization


10/22/46

Dayton, OH

Printed

Black


5½ Bar Baronial (Invitation) envelope.




C-72

Sunny Land Council Stationery


05/19/47

Brandenton, FL

Printed

Blue


Sunny Land Council, Brandenton, FL




C-33

Girl Scouts     Niagara Falls


12/09/48

Niagara Falls, NY

Printed

Black




C-26

Girl Scouts of the U•S•A•    National Headquarters


04/07/49

New York, NY

Printed

Black


With "Girl Scouts United by Ideals" meter stamp in red.




C-96

National Supply Service, NY


12/16/49

New York, NY

Printed

Brown on brown 4⅛" x 10" window invoice envelope.


With "Stengthen the Arm of Liberty" meter in Red.

National Supply Service New York, NY




C-1

Arrowhead Area Council


07/03/50

San Bernardino, CA

Printed

Blue


Arrowhead Area Council, San Bernardino, CA




C-62

Scouting Services    Boy Scouts of America


08/04/50

Cincinnati, OH

Printed

Blue on Blue

#10 envelope




C-58

Roosevelt Council


11/01/50

Phoenix, AZ

Printed

Brown


Roosevelt Council, Phoenix, AZ




C-84

Schenectady Girl Scouts


12/07/50

Schenectady, NY

Printed

Green


Schenectady Girl Scouts Incorporated




C-13

Girl Scouts of the United States of America


05/17/51

New York, NY

Printed

Black


From National Headquarters with "25th Anniversary Edith Macy Training School" Meter in red.




C-11

General Herkimer Coucil (sic)


12/17/51

Herkimer, NY

Printed

Blue


General Herkimer Council, Herkimer, NY




C-7

Hampden Council


04/04/52

Springfield, MA

Printed

Black


Hampden Council, Springfield, MA




C-34

Massawepie Camps


07/01/52

Town of Piercefield, Childwold, NY

Printed

Brown on brown envelope


Otetiana Council, Rochester, NY

This example contained a Scout's letter home on matching stationery.


1952 was the first year of the Camp's operation.   Childwold was the post office for the first two years and


in 1954 service was transferred to the Tupper Lake, NY Post Office.   See the Cancellations Section of


"Additions & Corrections" for the continuation of the Camp's postal History.




C-47

Girl Scouts of the United States of America


Fourth Class Label on Corner Envelope


04/01/55

New York, NY

Printed Black corner

Printed Green label

4" x 6½" manila clasp envelope




C-24

Region Four


10/03/55

Cincinnati, OH

Printed

Black on Blue envelope


Region Four, Cincinnati, OH




C-70

World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts, Western Hemisphere Center


04/25/56

New York, NY

Printed

Black on Gray #10 envelope


With meter tape promoting the First National Senior Girl Scout Roundup.




C-71

World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts, Western Hemisphere Branch Office


07/10/56

New York, NY

Printed

Black

#10 envelope


With meter tape promoting the First National Senior Girl Scout Roundup mailed during the Roundup period.




C-85

Girl Scouts of the United States of America    Cable Address


10/6/58

New York, NY

Printed

Black




C-88

Lebanon County Girl Scout Council


11/13/58

Lebanon, PA

Printed

Green & Red


Red Feather Service was a charitable organization similar to United Way.




C-60

Canal Zone Council


10/23/59

Balboa, CZ

Printed

Green

#9 envelope




C-50a
C-50b

Greater New York Councils, New York, NY


NewYork, NY

Printed

Black


a.   11/03/59

33 West 60th St,   New York 23

"Give to Boy Scouts of America GNYC" slogan meter


b.   06/20/60

25 West 43rd St,   New York 36

"Exploring......" slogan meter


The Council Office relocated at some time between these two dates.




C-54

Canal Zone Postal Service     Philatelic Post Office     First Day Cover of Canal Zone Boy Scout Stamp


02/08/60

Balboa, CZ

Printed Official Envelope

Black

FD Machine Cancel


The envelope was used to mail stamps directly from the Philatelic Agency.




C-49left
C-49right

[Folded] Left Side    Right Side


Canal Zone Philatelic Agency     First Day Cover of Canal Zone Boy Scout Stamp


02/08/60

Balboa, CZ

Printed

FD Hand Cancel

Black on manila #14 envelope


The corner shows the seldom seen or used full correct names of the Government at the time: "Canal Zone


Government" & "Panama Canal Company".   The more commonly used "The Government of


the Panama Canal" & "Panama Canal Zone" are incorrect.


The envelope was used to mail stamps & FDCs directly from the Philatelic Agency.




C-63

Watchung Area Council


04/13/60

Plainfield, NJ

Printed

Black on Manila

#10 envelope


Watchung Area Council, Plainfield, NJ      With "Onward for God and My Country" Red Slogan Meter




C-53

Mortimer L Schiff Scout Reservation


06/21/60

Mendham, NJ

Printed

Black


Schiff Scout Reservation, Mendham, NJ      With "1910-1960 Scoutings Golden Jubilee" Red Slogan Meter




C-31

Steuben Area Council


01/17/62

Bath, NY

Printed

Blue


Steuben Area Council, Bath NY     With "Do a Good Turn Daily" Slogan Meter




C-56

Boy Scouts of America    Department of the Army


03/03/66

Army Postal Service

APO (San Francisco)

Rubber stamped

Black


Department of the Army   Free Frank

#10 airmail envelope





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