Additions and Corrections

to Levy's Boy & Girl Scout Cachet Covers of the United States Volume I & II

by Jay L. Rogers

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 by Scouts on Stamps Society International, Inc.  All rights reserved.

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View by Decade:

  1910s  ....... pages 264-265             1950s  ....... pages 285-298
  1920s  ....... pages 266-267             1960  ........ pages 299-303
  1930s  ....... pages 268-274             Labels  ....... pages 304-305
  1940s  ....... pages 275-284             Cancellations  ... pages 306

        INDEX  ....... pages 1-306


What's New:


05/11/17

In Labels, S35-9, S35-10, S35-11 are added.


05/12/17

In 1950s, 57-48.1 is added.


05/22/17

In 1950s, 50FD-141 is added.


06/01/17

In 1940s, 42-7 is added.


06/04/17

In 1930s, 31-4.2 is added.




10-1

10-1

$250


The American Boy Scout


10/13/10

Boston, MA

Printed

Brown


Stationery from the American Boy Scout New England Headquarters



The American Boy Scout[s], or ABS, was founded and incorporated in May, 1910 by the publisher, William


Randolph Hearst, just 3 months after the publisher, William D. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America.


The ABS was a more military oriented group and they marched and drilled with rifles.   After just


a few years the BSA absorbed most of the other Boy Scout groups and put the remainder out of business


when they legally took ownership of the name "Boy Scouts", and all variants thereof, in 1919.   In the very


beginning however, all Scout groups were properly and correctly identified as Boy Scouts.



This is the earliest known [United States] Boy Scout organization cover & the only one we know of from 1910.


264



11-1 11-1-back

11-1

$175


Donation to Church


11/15/11

Chicago, IL

Printed

Blue


Backstamped "Forksville, PA NOV 17, 1911 REC'D"



Example is on a 1 Franklin 2nd class stamped envelope Scott #U400. The church name "M. E."


stands for "Methodist Episcopal" and was in common usage 100 years ago.


The sender, Major R.H. Hendershot, was a vaudeville performer and personality of the time.


He performed in churches as well as in halls & theatres. This cover would indicate that


he paid for the use of churches by making donations to church sponsored youth groups.


Ref: See SOSSI Journal, Jan/Feb, 2009, Page 5.


264



14-0.1fb

14-0.1                  front                  back

$150


Mr. Beard Will Speak to the Boy Scouts


2/14

Washington, DC

Printed

Blue

4½"x7" postcard


264



16-1

16-1

$80


Lone Scouts of America


1916

Chicago, IL

Printed

Black


Stationery from the LSA National Headquarters

#9 envelope


264



17-2
17-2-back

17-2   17-2 back

$80


W. D. Boyce - Lone Scout


1917

Chicago, IL

Printed

Black


W. D. Boyce Co. advertising cover promoting their four largest papers including the Lone Scout,


the LSA national publication.


264



17-3

17-3

$70


First Class Badge on Troop 4, Schenectady, NY stationery


08/02/17

Schenectady, NY

Printed

Blue


The earliest known cover picturing a Scout Badge.

Troop 4, Schenectady, NY


See contents in "US Scout Covers", Letters & mailing section.


264



17-4
17-4 back

17-4

$60


Boys' Life Activities


1917

New York, NY

Printed

Black

National Council, BSA


265



18-2

18-2

$60


Boy Scout Headquarters - Meriden, Conn.


07/02/18

Meriden, CT

Printed

Brown

Boy Scout Headquarters stationery


265



19-0.1

19-0.1

$75


First Boy Scout Week - 1919


06/11/19

Geneva, NY

Printed

Orange


265



19-1.1 2nd ex
19-1.1

19-1.1a

$70


Lone Scouts of America  2½" Logo


12/30/18 example

Two Harbors, MI

Rubber stamped

Blue


01/11/19 example

Fort Lee, NJ

Rubber stamped

Blue


This rubber stamp logo was available from the LSA and the Scouts were encouraged to use it.


Lone Scouts did not have troop meetings and virtually all communication was by mail.


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Change:


Page 7 of the Catalog Introduction under "Not Included". Change "Personal stationery" to


"personal stationery except for Lone Scouts"




19-1.2

19-1.2

$60


Camp Glen Gray Stationery


07/28/19

Oakland, NJ

Printed

Black


The fluer-de-lis image is the Camp's initials, "G G", written in script.


Camp Glen Gray opened in 1917, closed in 2001, and this is the earliest known cover.


Actually, there was no Scout Camp named Montclair.  This was where the Scouts from Montclair camped.


265



19-1.3

19-1.3

$60


Treasure Island Camp Stationery


08/28/19

Pipersville, PA

Printed

Green


Pipersville, PA was the Camp's postal address until 1931 at which time the Camp got its own Post Office.


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