Iowa: 1910-1919.

(P-0143) Mt. Pleasant Elementary/Jr. High School – U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908 Postmarked Feb. 2, 1910.
(P-0144)  Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church – U.S. #331 – Postmarked Feb. 10, 1910.
(P-0064) A 1910 – Valentine’s Day Surprise!      U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series  1¢ Franklin. First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908.  Postmarked February 10, 1910.
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(P-0131) U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908  Postmarked Feb. 28, 1910 – Close Hall.  
(P-0211) Burlington – Scene on the Levee U.S. #331  1908-09 1¢ Franklin Postmarked Apr 9, 1910 in Burlington.
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(P-0232) U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin -Mercy Hospital-The Dostal House Postmarked May 19, 1910 in Iowa City.
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(P-0060) U.S. #331 1908-09 Regular Issue Series  1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908. Postmarked May 16, 1910 Further south on the Iowa River, near the downtown area, was the site of a little restaurant and boat rental shop called Sum Place. It was located at west end of the Burlington Street high truss bridge.
(P-0185) Mason City – Home of The Music Man  – The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) The Orphan’s Home Band – U.S. #331  1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908  Postmarked July 4, 1910.
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(P-0241) U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin   First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908. Postmarked in Iowa City on July 22, 1910
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(P-0006) Dubuque on the Mississippi River – U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin   First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908. Postmarked in Dubuque on August 22, 1910 This colorful postcard from the turn of the century features “campers” standing on the shore of the Mississippi. To this day, Dubuque, Iowa’s oldest city, remains a scenic place!
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(C-0065) St. James Hotel Stationary/Postal Cover    U.S. #332  1908 2¢ Washington     First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908  Postmarked Sept. 12, 1910  This letter was sent from Rev. Homer Levi (H.L.) Dodge: a research professor in the Physics Department at the University of Iowa (1915-1919). This letter, written while a first year graduate student at Iowa (1910-1914) was to his father, O. W. Dodge, back home in New York. The St. James Hotel served as a dorm for Iowa students during this time.
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(C-0066) The letter (C-0065) also included this picture postcard.
(P-0038) U.S. #331 1908-09 Regular Issue Series1¢ Benjamin Franklin  First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908 Postmarked Sept. 24, 1910  A View of Downtown Iowa City – looking east on Washington Street with old City Hall in the distance.
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(P-0205) Crandic/Pentacrest U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin Postmarked Oct 2, 1910 in Iowa City.
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(P-0130) U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908  Postmarked Oct. 6, 1910 – Close Hall.
(P-0229) U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin  First Day of Issue: December 1, 1908  Postmarked Oct. 13, 1910 – Day of First Flight in lowa City.
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(P-0247) U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin Postmarked Feb 4, 1911 in Trenton, Missouri.
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(P-0108) U.S. #332  1908 2¢ Washington  Postmarked May 11, 1911.
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(P-0111) This adorable “I Love to Help You – Do You Need Help?”  penny postcard, from November 23, 1911, is dripping with historical significance for Iowa City historians, railroad enthusiasts, and University of Iowa Hospital history.
(P-0111) Missing stamp.
(P-0192) Iowa City Country Club area – U.S. #331  1908-09 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Franklin Postmarked Dec 29, 1911 in Iowa City.
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(P-0200) University Hospital U.S. #405 1¢ Washington Earliest Known Use: February, 1912  Postmarked Sept 27, 1912 in West Liberty.
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(P-0191) U.S. #405 1c Washington – Rare colorized Iowa City Business Section Birds Eye View Postcard w/ Chemical Lab/Pharmacy Building (left), Close Hall (center), St. James Hotel (across Iowa Ave), Hall of Liberal Arts (far right) – Postmarked Oct 28, 1912 in Iowa City.
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(P-0057)  U.S. #405  1912-14 1¢ Washington   Earliest Known Use: February, 1912  Postmarked Jan. 15, 1913.
(P-0208) U.S. #405 1c Washington “Iowa City – Surely Some Style” (marked 1908) but US #405 wasn’t issued until 1912, so I’m guessing postmark is Feb 20, 1913 in Iowa City.
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(P-0129) Close Hall (1890-1970) – Postmarked October 15, 1913 (no stamp).
(P-0048) A Fun “Missing You – Wish You Were Here” Postcard  U.S. #405  1912-14 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Washington. Earliest Known Use: February, 1912. Postmarked October 20, 1913.
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(P-0079) The “New” Park Bridge in Iowa City. U.S. #405  1912-14 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Washington. Earliest Known Use: February, 1912. Postmarked April 23, 1914.
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(P-0067) U.S. #406   1912-14 Regular Issue Series 2¢ Washington  First Known Use: February, 1912  Postmarked August 24, 1914.
(C-0211) The Burkley Imperial European Hotel Cacheted Cover U.S. #406  2¢ Washington Postmarked Oct 7, 1914 in Iowa City.
(P-0058) River View Drive U.S. #405 1¢ Washington Postmarked Oct 15, 1914.
(P-0120) Iowa Field – Football  – U.S. #405  1912-14 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Washington  Earliest Known Use: February, 1912  Postmarked January 6, 1915.
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(P-0202) City Park – Night U.S. #406  2¢ Washington Postmarked Mar 5, 1915 in Wellman, IA.
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(C-0106) U.S. #405 – 1912-14 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Washington  Earliest Known Use: February, 1912 Wayland – Henry County – Postmarked December 21, 1915.
(P-0105) U.S. #405  1912-14 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Washington  Earliest Known Use: February, 1912  Postmarked October 22, 1917.
(P-0254) U.S. #405  1912-14 Regular Issue Series 1¢ Washington  Earliest Known Use: February, 1912 and U.S. #443 1914 1¢ Washington – coil First Day of Issue: May 29, 1914. No postmark – postcard dated March 9, 1918.
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(C-0067) U.S. #501 1917-1919 Regular Series 3¢ Washington Postmarked January 13, 1919 in Iowa City .
(C-0244) U.S. #501 1917-1919 Regular Series 3¢ Washington – an interesting cover from Sioux City, Iowa – June 28, 1919. During WW I (effective in March 1917) postage rates increased from 2-cents to 3-cents in order to raise funding for the war. When the war ended, the Postal Service did something they ‘never’ do…decreased rates back to 2-cents! This collector, wanting to remember such a rare event, pasted a newspaper article from The Sioux City Journal informing folks on how & when to turn in their 3-cent stamps for 2-centers.

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