Cover backs with cachets

by Jay L. Rogers

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There are many Scout cachets that are known applied only to the backs of covers.   Where the front also


bears a different but known cachet, the Levy # is referenced.   Some covers are cacheted front as well as


back, but only the backs have a Scouting reference.   Finally, some labels are used as seals on the back of


covers that bear no cachet on the front.




D-23 front-2
D-23 back-2

Front     Back


Censored cover, New York to Bern, Switzerland, with S14-2 label tied on back.


11/06/15

New York, NY

Black corner & Swiss cachet on front.

Blue envelope


Back cancelled 11/22/15

Bern, Switzerland.

This is the earliest known US Boy Scout label.


See S14-2 in the Labels Section.

Also see 23-1 in the 1920s section of Additions.



Ex Walter Grob.   Grob's "World Scouting" was a 1900 - 1945 chronological 123 page cover collection


with the likes of a letter from "Scouts Camp, Brownsea Island, Poole", dated 4 Aug. 07, in Baden-Powell's


own hand, as well as thirteen 1944 Warsaw sewer covers. A central theme was Scout labels on cover.


60 to 100 years ago, advertising stamps, poster stamps & labels were a more important part of philately.




D-2 front
D-2

Front     Back


13th Anniversary & First Day of Boy Scout Week


02/08/23

Grand Forks, ND

Galaxy Precancel Co., Grand Forks, ND

On #U458 stamped envelope


Used as seals on the back are two copies of S22-1, the earliest known National Council Label.




D-7 front
D-7 back

Front     Back


14th Anniversary, BSA     Yakima Council Advertising


02/08/24

Yakima, WA

Printed

Black corner on front

Purple cachet on back


Owners of the advertised businesses are presumably Yakima Council members.




C-27 front
C-27 back

Front     Back


National Council Air Mail Corner with S28-3 Label on Back


12/06/28

New York, NY

Printed

Red & blue


Used as seal on back is Label S28-3. See it in the Labels section of Additions.

It is unrecorded on a cover front.




D-24 both

Cover sides & top slit open


Cover to World Jamboree With S29-2 19th Anniversary Label as Seal on Back


07/24/29

New Orleans, LA

Printed

Multicolored


See it in the Labels section of the Print Catalog.

It is unrecorded on a cover front.


See #29-2.1, a 1929 cover, in Additions, 1920s Decade.

 

Ex Walter Grob




D-22 front
D-22 back

Front     Back


With S30-1 Boy Scouts of America 20th Anniversary Label Tied on Back


02/03/30

Pittsfield, MA

Printed

Multicolored


See it in the Labels section of the Print Catalog.

It is unrecorded on a 1930 cover front.


See #33-4.1, a 1933 cover, in Additions, 1930s Decade.




D-18 front
D-18 back

Front     Back


30-8 Armistice Day with 30-10a Girl Scouts Welcome Byrd ! on Back


30-8 with Red cachet & Red cancel.


Vallie Mae Harris sent this from Bartlesville, OK to Stoutzenberg in Maplewood, MO on 11/11/30.


Stoutzenberg applied the 2nd cachet & returned it to Harris from St. Louis on 11/14/30.


The 11/15/30 black Bartlesville cancel on the back is a "received backstamp".


See the Print Catalog for cachet descriptions.




D-19 front
D-19 back

Front     Back


30-8 Armistice Day with 30-10a Girl Scouts Welcome Byrd ! on Back


30-8 with Black cachet & Green cancel.


Vallie Mae Harris sent this from Bartlesville, OK to Stoutzenberg in Maplewood, MO on 11/11/30.


Stoutzenberg applied the 30-10a cachet, along with two others, & returned it to Harris from St. Louis


on 11/14/30.   See the Print Catalog for cachet descriptions.




D-20 front
D-11 front
D-11 back

1930 Front      1940 Front     Back


Cattaraugus Cutlery Company Advertising Cover


12/31/30

Little Valley, NY

Printed

Multicolored

Window envelope

Image c.1915


10/25/40

Santa Monica, CA

 

Jay Dunn added his own corner address to an unused


"The Knife with the Compass" cover and posted it.




D-10 front
D-10 back

Front     Back


Cattaraugus Cutlery Company Advertising Cover


07/22/32

Little Valley, NY

Printed

Red & black

#10 "Trans Opake" window envelope


Cattaraugus Cutlery was one of the earliest manufacturers of Boy Scout pocket knives.




D-12 front
D-12 back

Front     Back


The Boston Store Advertising Cover


01/19/38

Phoenix, AZ

Printed

Blue

#10 envelope


Official Phoenix Outfitters Boy Scouts of America.




D-6 front
D-6 back

Front     Back


Boy Scout Mail with Union Council Silver Anniversary Cachet on Back


05/02/39

Elizabeth, NJ

Rubber stamped

Black

Levy #38-2


Cachet not yet reported on cover front.

Also on back is Label S39-1.




D-3 front
D-3 back

Front     Back


Mid-Valley Council Corner with S44-1 Label on Back


12/02/39

Peckville, PA

Rubber stamped

Purple


Also Used as seal on back is Label S44-1.

It is unknown on a cover front.

The Print Catalog


lists 1944 as the first known year of use.   This cover shows that year to be 1939.




D-8 front
D-8 back

Front     Back


FDC 1950 Jamboree Boy Scout Stamp


06/30/50

Valley Forge, PA

Mimeographed

Orange Front    Green Back

Levy #50FD-32




D-13 front
D-13 back

Front     Back


Count Me In

  

Bristol Council, Bristol, CT


12/52

Bristol, CT

Printed & folded self mailer

Red & Blue

Levy #52-11


See it in the Additions   1950s section.




D-14 front
D-14 back

Front     Back


1953   3rd National Jamboree


07/17/53

Santa Ana, CA

Rubber Stamped

Black

National Council, BSA


Levy #53-15b on #7¾ envelope with open sides.    Back is Blue & Printed. The sheet the


cover was made from was printed by SOSSI.   The same sheet was used to make #53-11a, b, c;


53-12a, b;   53-15a, b, c, d, e, & 57-53.4.




D-21 front
D-21 back

Front     Back


8th World Jamboree Promotion


01/26/55

Buffalo, NY

Printed

Red, blue & yellow

Scouts on Stamps Society


Levy #55-0.3   See it in the Additions   1950s section.




D-15 front
D-15 back

Front     Back


Region One Annual Meeting Promotion


09/57

Probably mailed a few weeks prior to 09/28/57

Rutland, VT

Printed

Blue


Region One, Boy Scouts of America, Rutland, VT

6"x9" card

See 57-55.1 in " 1950s" Decade.




D-9 front
D-9 back

Front     Back


200th Anniversary of Westminster, MA


07/15/59

Westminster, MA

Printed

Black

Troop 33, Westminster, MA




D-5 front
D-5 back

Front     Back


Fort Niagara Bicentennial


07/23/59

Youngstown, NY

Printed

Backs Rubber stamped

Blue

Troop 44, Newfane, NY


a.     Red front   


b.    Blue front  




D-1 front
D-1

Front     Back


25th Anniversary Golden Gate Bridge


05/27/62

San Francisco, CA

Printed

Red

Pack 122, San Francisco, CA




D-16 front
D-16 back

Front     Back


World Bureau Stamp Scheme


example

e.

#63-47

12/07/63

Printed

Violet


a.

#63-14     05/03/63    Black


b.

#63-26     06/04/63    Green


c.

#63-27     06/20/63    Green


d.

#63-36     08/17/63    Violet


e.

#63-48     12/07/63    Violet


Also see 62-83





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