Hi,My sister-in-law's grandmother Dorthy Fleischli ran a approval service for many years called Springfield Philatelic out of the basement of her home at 803 s. Fayette ave. Springfield il. In 1961 Harry Weiss and Dorthy joined forces and called themselves DORHAR Philatelic Enterprises. First 3 letters of Dorthy and the first 3 letters of Harry. That lasted until 1966 when Harry passed away. Shortly after that Dorthy's husband retired and they moved to Fl. ending her involvement with stamps.John
It may interest you to know that Harry Weiss was one of three inductees into the APS Hall of Fame in 1967. Your sister-in-law's grandmother and DORHAR are mentioned in his bio.
Harry Weiss (July 24, 1888 – July 23, 1966) Illinois
Weiss was one of most influential and widely-read philatelic columnists of his time. As editor of Weekly Philatelic Gossip in the 1930s, he began a newsy column, “Inside Straight,” about the hobby, new stamps, inside stories and suggested “hot tips.” He also wrote another column, “Canadian Round Table,” for the paper. He continued the weekly “Inside Straight” until Gossip ceased publication in 1961. Almost immediately, Weiss began another column, “Stamp Market Tips,” published in Stamps from late 1961 until his death.
During his editorship of Gossip, Weiss serially reprinted several important out-of-print books. Among them was John N. Luff's The Postage Stamps of the United States (1943 reprint).
In 1946, Weiss organized the Midwest Philatelic Laboratory, offering a wide range of services to collectors and estates: appraisals, expertization, mounting, and suggestions for successful disposition of collections. His laboratory contained technical equipment available for use at only a few philatelic facilities. In 1961, he was joined by Dorothy Fleischli, forming Dorhar Philatelic Enterprises.