Iowa: 1900-1909.

(C-0238) U.S. #281 1898 5¢ U.S. Grant postmarked in Dubuque on January 24, 1901 and headed for Wesel, Germany but apparently was re-directed to Speyer, Germany – 180 miles south of Wesel. Speyer is on the Rhine River in Rhineland-Palatinate, very close to the area where George F. Boller lived before coming to America in 1816.
(S-0012) U.S. #323  1904 Louisiana Purchase Commemoratives  First Day of Issue: April 30, 1904  City: St. Louis, Missouri  The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, was an international exposition held in St. Louis from April 30 to December 1, 1904. Local, state, and federal funds totaling $15 million were used to finance the event. More than 60 countries and 43 of the 45 American states maintained exhibition spaces at the fair, which was attended by nearly 19.7 million people.
(P-0004) U.S. #323   1904 1¢ Louisiana Purchase – Robert Livingston  First Day of Issue: April 30, 1904 City: St. Louis, Missouri   Postmarked at the Exhibition Station: August 10, 1904 This postcard features the State of Iowa Building. The St. Louis World’s Fair was held from April 30 to December 1, 1904. More than 60 countries and 43 of the 45 American states maintained exhibition spaces at the fair, which was attended by nearly 19.7 million people.
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(S-0013) U.S. #324  1904 Louisiana Purchase Commemoratives  First Day of Issue: April 30, 1904  City: St. Louis, Missouri In 1904, five commemorative stamps were issued in denominations ranging from 1¢ to 10¢ to honor the 100th anniversary of Louisiana Purchase. Promoters of a proposed exposition marking the purchase lobbied for a Congressional bill to subsidize the exposition. President William McKinley signed the bill, prompting the Post Office Department to consider commemorative stamps and the authorization of cancelling slogans to advertise the event.
(S-0014) U.S. #325  1904 Louisiana Purchase Commemoratives  First Day of Issue: April 30, 1904  City: St. Louis, Missouri.
(S-0015) U.S. #326  1904 Louisiana Purchase Commemoratives  First Day of Issue: April 30, 1904  City: St. Louis, Missouri .
(S-0016) U.S. #327  1904 10¢ Louisiana Purchase Commemorative  First Day of Issue: April 30, 1904  City: St. Louis, Missouri  The 10¢ stamp in the postage set illustrates a map of the U.S. with the Louisiana Territory superimposed. It makes obvious what a significant and dramatic step the Louisiana Purchase was. Some felt the Constitution was not explicit in authorizing such territorial acquisitions and claimed the purchase to be “unconstitutional.” Thomas Jefferson felt that since such actions were not expressly forbidden in the Constitution, they must be allowed.
(P-0231) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin Postmarked in Lone Tree, Iowa on September 7, 1905..
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(P-0023) U.S. #323  1904 1¢ Robert R. Livingston  First Day of Issue: April 30, 1904 Postmarked March 23, 1906.
(P-0056) A Pleasure Resort on the River B/W U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin Postmarked May. 15, 1906.
(P-0061) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin.   First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903  Postmarked May 19, 1906.
(P-0235) U.S. #300  1903 1¢ Franklin Postmarked June 13, 1906.
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(P-0216) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin.   First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903  Postmarked June 20, 1906 in Iowa City.
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(P-0219) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin.   First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903  Postmarked July 4, 1906 in Iowa City.
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(P-0244) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin.   First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903  Postmarked October 13, 1906 in Iowa City – carried on the Albert Lea/Waterloo/Cedar Rapids/Burlington Railway.
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(P-0035) The Iowa City (U.S.P.S.) Post Office   U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: February 3, 1903 Postmarked Dec. 7, 1906 The original post office in Iowa City is a Beaux Arts-style building, built of Indiana Limestone in 1904. This post card from 1906 shows the original building before expansion in 1931. It remained the city’s central post office until 1975. On April 17, 1979, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
(P-0075) U.S. #300  1903 1¢ Franklin Postmarked March 3, 1907.
(P-0186) Mason City – Home of The Music Man  – A very rare leather greeting postcard. Postmarked April 18, 1907 Yes, picture postcards back in the day were also made of leather. This poinsettia makes for one colorful greeting from Mason City!
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(P-0076) U.S. #300  1903 1¢ Franklin Postmarked September 29, 1907.
(P-0049) Entrance to City Park U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin Postmarked Oct. 12, 1907 Here’s a beautiful postcard featuring the Entrance to City Park Note the postcard writer adds “This is that new park across the river. Remember?”
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(P-0063) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903 Postmarked October 16, 1907 Here, a fisherman sits by the spillway of the Iowa River. The Sum Place is shown, along with the Burlington Street bridge, The Centennial Bridge (Iowa Avenue) built in 1876 is in the distance, as well.
(P-0234) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903 Postmarked November 18, 1907
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(P-0233) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903 Postmarked January 13, 1908
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(P-0070)  U.S. #300  1903 1¢ Franklin Postmarked March 12, 1908.
(P-0107) U.S. #300  1903 1¢ Franklin.  Postmarked April. 22, 1908.
(P-0065) U.S. #300  1903 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: February 3, 1903  Postmarked September 23, 1908.
(P-0059) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903  Postmarked Oct. 5, 1908 Lovers Leap on the Iowa River somewhere north of Iowa City.
(P-0041) Ornate Hexagonal Watering Trough (1905-1910)   U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903  Postmarked Dec. 3, 1908 Located on Iowa Avenue & Dubuque Street. Made for horses and five ornate drinking fountains for people! Eventually moved to City Park, this unique fountain was a gathering place for many years in Iowa City.
(P-0253) U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903  Postmarked Dec. 24, 1908 in Homestead, Iowa.
(P-0253) Christmas 1908 greetings to Benjamin Shambaugh and family.
(P-0109) U.S. #300  1903 1¢ Franklin Postmarked January 16, 1909.
(P-0109)“They tested my eyes today – I can read the light line now so I guess they are getting much better.”
(P-0118) Mercy Hospital – U.S. #300  1903 1¢ Franklin.  Postmarked February 16, 1909.
(P-0054) U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908  Postmarked Nov. 12, 1909 Looking north on River Road, which is near present-day Dubuque Street, going north to the Park Rd. bridge.
(P-0053)  Circa 1900 – Terrell’s Mill  U.S. #300 1903 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: February. 3, 1903  Postmarked Feb. 1, 1909.
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(P-0066) U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908  Postmarked May 6, 1909 A view of Iowa River dam and power house, next to the original Burlington Street Bridge.
(P-0184) Mason City-The Music Men U.S. #331 1¢ Franklin Postmarked Nov. 30, 1909 in Mason City.
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