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Fox River Stamps

P.O. Box 6

Salem, WI 53168

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August  9 - 10 - 11 - 12,  2018
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street

Columbus, Ohio

Stop and see us at Booth #320
Thursday       10 am to 6 pm
Friday            10 am to 6 pm
Saturday        10 am to 6 pm
Sunday          10 am to 4 pm

September  8 - 9,  2018

Holiday Inn Chicago Oakbrook
17W350 22nd St.  Oak Brook, IL
Saturday        10 am to 5 pm
Sunday           10 am to 4 pm

September  14 - 15 - 16,  2018
Crowne Plaza Milw. Airport
6401 S. 13th St.   Milwaukee, WI
Friday             10 am to 5 pm

Saturday         10 am to 5 pm
Sunday           10 am to 3 pm

We BUY LETTERS AND OLD MAIL!   If you have stacks of letters and old mail, we are interested!  Early folded letters don't always have stamps, so don't toss it out just because it doesn't have a stamp. If you have access to the mail from a large business or office, now or in the past, we are interested. If you are a mail carrier that has an attic, basement, or storage shed full of undelivered mail, you're in big-time trouble.

The envelope below illustrates why you should NOT cut the stamps off the corners of every old envelope!  The stamps that are on this envelope, a pair of 3c Jefferson from the 1938 Prexie series are some of the most common stamps you will find, used to mail countless letters. You could get a nice mint copy of this stamp for 25c, and as many used ones as you would ever want at a nickel! This envelope has a pair of the stamps (one stained by the tape on the right) paying the 6c rate for the oversized envelope. 

Why would this old stained envelope be worth far more than the stamps themselves?

The envelope was canceled at 8 AM in Honolulu on December 7, 1941, the exact date and time that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.  The tape at the right?  Evidence that the letter had been opened and resealed after being checked for content.  Within 2 hours of the bombing, all mail leaving the island was subject to military censor and would remain so until August 15, 1945. The tape used was a temporary way to reseal the envelopes until official "censor tape" would arrive.

The envelope contained a photograph of a "hula girl" to be put up in the Barber Shop, to where it was addressed.

This envelope is on display at the Postal Museum at the Smithsonian. 

Specializing in United States Stamps and Covers

Buying Stamp Collections and Accumulations of stamps, envelopes, and documents.

Contact us for a no obligation evaluation.

Supporting Philately

 We are proud supporters of the following charitable and community organizations.

 Supporting local educators & classrooms

Support for those in their time of need

Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Support for those that protect and serve

Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial

Support for a better environment

Friends of the Vernon Marsh


WANTED: Hoards of Letters and Old Mail

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​​​​​​​We are members and proud supporters

of the following philatelic organizations.. 

​American Philatelic Society - since 1997

American Philatelic Research Library

American Philatelic Writer's Unit #30

American Revenue Association

American Topical Association Chapter 5

Chicago Philatelic Society

Garfield-Perry Stamp Club (Ohio)

Midwest Stamp Dealers Association

Milwaukee Philatelic Society

Philatelic Club of Will County (Illinois)

Plate Number Coil Collectors Club

Precancel Stamp Society

State Revenue Society

United States Postal Stationery Society

United States Stamp Society

​Wauwatosa Philatelic Society

​Wisconsin Federation of Stamp Clubs

​Youth Philatelic Leadership Foundation