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Ernest Kehr/1947 Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition Ephemera

cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,890 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 21, 2021 11:51AM in Stamps Forum

Hi everyone. I thought I'd share some recently acquired ephemera pertaining to the 1947 Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition. Honestly, I haven't collected stamps since I was a kid (though have thought about getting back into it at some point) and bought this mainly because it was interesting, and cheap. I also remembered having a souvenir sheet featuring the the first US stamps as part of my childhood collection.

The first item is a letter on Exhibition letterhead from and signed by Ernest Kehr thanking someone named Pat for their help with the exhibition (any idea who Pat might be?). The second is a large postcard for the exhibition with an exhibition postmark. I do know that Ernest Kehr was a well-respected philatelist and author, based on an internet search. Any additional info about these pieces would be much appreciated. Enjoy!

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That exhibition was held when stamp collecting was very, very popular. It must have been quite a show!

    All glory is fleeting.
  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,519 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the souvenir sheets from that exhibition are still pretty inexpensive.

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