Another town with an "Orange" connection, Orange Springs Florida:
Manuscript postmark dated June 9 1885
The settlement of Orange Springs has been documented as early as the 1820’s when Florida was still a U. S. territory. Fort Russell was built in the vicinity during the period of the Seminole Wars and the area was surveyed and military roads were established. After the war, when the Seminole Indians who occupied the area had been removed and when the Armed Occupation Act encouraged settlement and development, more families moved into the fertile area. Florida became a state in 1845 and the pace of agricultural development quickened with the establishment of cotton plantations and orange groves.
A side note. I have found it necessary to ensure that towns with "Orange" in its name relate to the citrus orange and not William of Orange, etc.
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Hi JeffS I just want to let you know that this thread makes me happy. I especially enjoy that you include non stamp related items in your collection. One of the reasons I joined is because you came back. I hope to find a more specialized area to concentrate on and have learned a lot from your posts. Keep embracing your inner orange!
Thank you pattib for your comment. So for you (and anyone else ) a non-philatelic collateral item, an exhibitor medal from the 29TH NATIONAL ORANGE SHOW from 1939 which features an Orange, its blossom and a few leaves.
I've even figured out, in theory, how to mount it on an album page.
Colnect titles the series, Fruits of the Country. Under variants it does not show a non-perf set, it does however state that there is a variant of the 40f which is called Oranges and Lemons. The variant of this stamp is apparently a color error with green oranges.
I have been negligent in working on my Oranges Philately collection and sharing new pages. Most stamp time has been spent on my Orange Free State provisional cards. Here is my latest Oranges. The Petah Tikva stamp I had mentioned earlier and finally acquired my own example. I found there exists excellent reproductions of this but so far all are marked as such on the back. And the perforations are different.
I also picked up a small lot of Petah Tikva Entertainment Tax stamps which use the same design. These were applied to admission tickets as a sales tax of sorts.
I think your oranges collection is great, Jeff! So many different items, some of which I'd have never thought of including. That make me want to look for other things to include in the few topicals I have been collecting. It's more than just stamps!
I have really enjoyed reading about your orange collection Jeff. Lovely to see ideas from different people about collecting a topic and all that you can do with the topic. I love how one thing can lead to another from one item. It is also amazing the variety you can collect. Sarah
The addition of other ephemera, postcards as illustrations, Cinderellas, labels, medals , badges, newspaper cuttings, anything you can think of which adds to the topic but which don’t fit the rules for a strict thematic, topical exhibit , are allowed in the Open class of stamp shows.
Indeed non philatelic but relevant material is actively encouraged . There are no rules .
One of these days I must start a thread for my “Counterblaste to Tobacco” exhibit,where I have even more freedom than Jeff, on double size A 3 pages. Scanning that size is a problem however.
what ever it is , it's better than a poke in the eye from a wet umbrella!
If any of my Brit friends here has a spare mint Paddington Bear stamp with him holding his marmalade jar, I could use it.
Thanks for your recent posts, Jeff. As others have already been commenting, I am also really enjoying your posts and your thematic collection. It is a very interesting way in which you have done it and presented it, and it is giving me thoughts of trying something a little different myself. Thanks for that!
I wish I had known that you needed one of the Paddington Bear stamps. I had some of them at one time, but I used them for postage. I just checked, and they are all gone now.
I will check around to see if I can find a copy for you. I have some contacts.
Jeff, just to be clear, this is what you are looking for? Just a single, mint copy?
I do not want to enter the competition but intrigued by it and loving looking at all things orange. I don't know if you have seen this Agatha Christie stamp. This is on ebay for 99p at the moment. Orange Machin stamp with Agatha Christie.
I'm not sure how Aggie and oranges are a pair, but perhaps the Beatles stamp would be the John Lennon Forever stamp, not sure of Scott's number, because he is coloured orange. Which is pretty much the colour of your former President!