Post by stamphinger on Jul 4, 2020 16:06:21 GMT
Hi Don, what covers do you collect on this theme? e.g. 19th century to pre-WWII,or modern FDCs etc, or themes?
While I still collect stamps, covers are my main interest of which advertising and cinderellas on cover are those that I most frequently buy. Of those two categories, some have religious themes or motifs. The religion I collect is primarily Christian with an occasional Judaism cover among them. Most all are from United States mainline churches and organizations. Themes include churches and other buildings, saints, religious leaders and personalities, religious holidays, including Christmas prior to the 1960s, solicitations (many in this category), presses and publishing houses, conferences, and Sunday Schools.
Few, if any of my covers depict the Bible, or include Bible verses, or what might be termed theology, but most are in some way church-related.
Below is a small sample of some of my religious cover acquisitions:
A cover featuring a 19th-century circuit rider
A cover from a sanitarium with one of its charity seals tied to cover
A Christmas cover. Wee Wisdom was a children's magazine published by Unity School of Christianity and this cover may have carried a gift subscription notice. It is circa 1945
A "freebee" cover typical of the solicitations I receive regularly in my mail. Some of my collector friends denigrate such covers, but I see them as 21st-century counterparts of the colorful and widely collected 19th- and early 20th-century advertising covers, but with religious motifs.
drkkl, I would be pleased to see some of your covers, or those from other collectors, as well. I hope you will post them along with your collecting interests.