Additions and Corrections

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

by Jay L. Rogers

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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


KL-MC&PC

Kanohwahke Lake

First Scout Camp Machine Cancel

$150


08/14/28

Kanohwahke Lake, NY


Example on message side of Bear Mountain Landing—End of Boy Scouts' river hike postcard.


The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY. Published by Boy Scout Camps, Kanohwahke Lakes, Tuxedo, NY.


The machine cancel was used during the summer camp seasons of 1928 & 1929.


One other example is known, also on a postcard, dated 08/12/29



About These Cancellations


Kanohwahke Lake, New York, in Orange County, was the first of only six seasonal post offices within the


boundaries of Scout camps and on camp property.   Each had their own cancellers that included the


Camp's name.   In 1917, summer Scout camps serving the New York City area, started moving from


Bear Mountain to the new Lower, Middle & Upper Kanohwahke Lakes in the new Interstate Park. Mail


was posted in Tuxedo, NY.   In 1925, with over 30 different Scout camps to serve, the new post office


was established.   It was in use through 1929 when the new Ten Mile River Scout Camps, in turn, became


fully operational.   Today the Lower & Middle Lakes are named Lake Kanawauke & the Upper Lake is Little


Long Pond.   The park is now Harriman State Park.


Cancellations have only been found on Scout picture postcards.   Covers remain unknown.   Listed values


here reflect the quality & condition of the actual pieces shown.



KL-HC             KL-HC-PC8-23-25

Kanohwahke Lake

First Scout Camp Cancel

$150


08/12/25

Kanohwahke Lake, NY


Example on message side of Camp Leeming mess hall postcard.


The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY.   Published by Boy Scout Camps, Kanohwahke Lakes, Tuxedo, NY.


The hand cancel was used during the summer camp seasons, 1925 — 1929.


With every character of the cancel clearly legible, this is the finest strike known (to the author). By


comparison, the image in the Print Catalog is an enhanced composite of two different cancels.


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O-C-7-31-29       O-PC-7-31-29

Owasippi

Early Owasippe Scout Camp Cancel with Different Spelling

$100


Example on 07/31/29

Owasippi, MI

Photo Postcard



The Owasippi Post Office, on camp property, opened on 8/9/24. The Postal Bulletin, Washington,


June 29, 1929 states "Post Office Name Changed Owasippi, Mich., to Owasippe. Effective August 1, 1929."


The non-philatelic example shown is remarkable because it is the last day of use. [An 8/9/29 example


properly shows the spelling as Owasippe]. Another Owasippi example is postmarked Aug 5 but the year


didn't print. This could not be from 1929 and Aug 5, 1928 was a Sunday. Thus the cover is from 1927,


or earlier, and is the earlest cover the Editor is currently aware of.


If we can record a 1924 Owassipi, it would become the earliest [known] US Scout cancellation.


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The Five Different "U.S. Frigate Constitution" Cancels on "Old Ironsides in Canal Zone" cachet #34-2



34-2C-Balboa

Balboa Canal Zone    Earliest Usage of #34-2 "Old Ironsides In Canal Zone"

$55


04/02/34   Balboa, CZ   Printed   Black


The Constitution arrived in Balboa at 6:08pm, 04/02/34, & departed on 7:27am, 04/07/34.   endnotes ¹   p 32


The addressee, H.W. Hodge, was the Postmaster of Cristobal. The Constitution's Mail Clerk, Harry Moore,


used and applied ship cachets at most ports along the route of the Constitution's farewell cruise from


1931 through 1934. The ship cachet on the front is S-6 in purple & C-80 in black (#34-2b printed) is the


Boy Scout cachet. On the back is S-7 in purple.This is the USCS/Gwynne nominclature.   endnotes ¹   pp 4-5



This H.W. Hodge / Balboa / C-80 cover is a "new" find first appearing on the market in 2017.


The definitive Catalog on the subject, Wentworth & Karrer,Jr, published in 2012, 45 pages, states that the


C-80 cachet was only used on April 7 with the "Transit of Ped Miguel Locks" cancel.   endnotes ¹   p 43



34-2C-PML

Transit of Pedro Miguel Locks in the A.M.   Most Common Cancel Used on #34-2.

$20    $25 /ship cachet


04/07/34   Pedro Miguel, CZ   #34-2b Printed   Equally common as #34-2a rubber stamped   Black


In Pedro Miguel on April 7 the covers were erroneously backstamped "March 7". The error was caught


and the covers were backstamped a second time with the correct "April 7". A few covers exist with


only the March 7 date as well as only the April 7 date.



34-2C-PML-blue

Transit of Pedro Miguel Locks in the A.M. with Blue Cancel

$30


04/07/34   Pedro Miguel, CZ   #34-2a Rubber stamped black & S-7 black   #10 envelope


Neither ship cancels used in conjunction with #34-2, nor colored cancels are common.



34-2C-S

The "S" Bar Incomplete Cancel

$--


The cover is cancelled April 7 A.M. 1934 & is backstamped "Pedro Miguel / April 7 / 9 AM C.Z". What


we don't know is where the Constitution was in its journey through the Canal when the cancel was used.


Now this is conjecture, but It's not improbable that Postmaster Hodge prepared a cover(s) when the


Constitution was halfway through the Canal. This would put it at San Pablo, A construction town that shows


on the 1904, 1908 & 1912 Canal Zone maps. And "San Pablo / C.Z." would fit perfectly in the bar.


Furthermore, there is no other place starting with an "S" between Balboa and San Pedro. BUT, if this


argument is to hold water,....then the A.M. times on both the front & back cancels can't be accurate.


I'm afraid that more information is needed about this otherwise unrecorded cover.



34-2C-Transit

Transit of Panama Canal in the P.M

$40


04/07/34   Penalty Cover   Along the last half of the trip through the Canal.


A penalty cover, Navy Dept., Official Business. Autographed "Commander Louis J. Gulliver U.S.N.


Captain of the U.S. Frigate Constitution 1931-1934".



34-2C-Cristobal

Cristobal Canal Zone     End of Cruise through the Canal in the P.M.

$30


04/07/34   Cristobal, CZ   #34-2b Printed   Black


On 04/07/34 The Constitution departed Balboa at 7:27am and arrived in Cristobal at 6:57pm.


The Constitution got underway for St. Petersburg, FL at 6:29am on 04/08/34. endnotes ¹   p 35



endnotes ¹


"The USS Constitution - 1932 &1934 transits of the Panama Canal / Introduction & Historical Chronology"


2012   Roger A. Wentworth and Robert J. Karrer, Jr / 45 Pages / Universal Ship Cancellation Society (USCS)


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TMR_MC+C81

Ten Mile River     Machine Cancel

$30


08/19/42   Ten Mile River, NY   Used through 1953.


Example on Ten Mile River Scout Camps Camp Headquarters stationery


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6th SC Cancel & card

Many Point     Sixth Scout Camp Cancel   Hand

$60


07/29/47   Many Point, MN


Example on Boy Scouts of America Postcard ©1947 National Supply Service Cat No 3056.


Many Point Boy Scout Camp opened in 1946. The Camp had its own PO from 1947 through 1951.


The Post Office was on Camp property in the Trading Post. The building is now the Commissary.


In 1952 the Camp PO closed and mail went through the Ponsford, MN PO, which it does to this day.


Many Point is located within Toad Lake Township of Becker County.


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Owasippe Reg Cancel         Owasippe Reg

                                             

Cover Front

                                    

Cover Back


Owasippe

  

Second Scout Camp Cancel

  

"Registered" Hand Stamp

$150


08/07/46

Owasippe, MI

 

Registered Special Delivery on #38-1b


Sent In the 5th week of the Camp's 1946 season, this was only the 4th piece of registered mail.


This red "Registered" hand stamp & registered cover is the only recorded example from a Scout


Camp post office.



Also see an image of the cover front 4 bar duplex cancel & #38-1a on page 46 of the print


catalog.   See #38-1b on page 274 of Additions & Corrections in the 1930s decade.


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6 6-28-50 C-PC

2nd National Jamboree    Valley Forge, PA    Cancel #6


6/28/50

  First Day of Use of First Scout Machine Cancel



Change:   Change dates of use from 07/01/50 - 07/08/50   to  06/28/50 - 07/08/50


The Jamboree was held officially June 30 - July 7.  The cancel was in use for 2 days before the official


opening & for 1 day after the official closing.  These dates are scarce.  Most mail on June 30 had


the First Day of Issue cancel.  Those with Cancel #6 are scarce.


    Value        June 28

$100


    Value        June 29

$ 75


    Value        June 30

$ 75


    Value        July 1 thru July 7

$ 25


    Value        July 8

$ 75


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MRS-1              MRS-1-PC7-15-54

Massawepie Rural Station

  

Fifth Scout Camp Cancel

  

Type I

$60


07/15/54

Tupper Lake, NY   Massawepie Rur. Sta.


Example on message side of Massawepie Scout Camps trails postcard.


Dextone Dexter Press, Pearl River, NY.   Published by Marks & Fuller, Rochester, NY.


This 4-bar hand cancel, type I, was in use from 1954 through 1960.   Types II, III & IV


were in use 1961 through 1969 and are cataloged in Volume III.



The Massawepie Scout Camps opened in 1952.   The Camps are located in the southeast corner of


St. Lawrence County, NY, within the 110 square mile Town of Piercefield.   Also within the Town,


and close to the Camp, are the hamlets of Childwold, Gale & Piercefield.   For the first two years


a limited postal service was provided at Childwold.   Starting in 1954, service was provided by the


Tupper Lake, NY post office in Franklin County, 13 miles east of the Camp.   The Massawepie Rural


Station PO itself was within the Camp boundaries & on Camp property.


See a 1952 Cover from the Camp in the Corner Card Section of US Covers.


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C9-2

4th National Jamboree    Valley Forge, PA    Cancel #9


Change:   Change dates of use from 07/12-18/57 to 07/9-22/57 ¹


The Jamboree was held officially July 12 - July 18.  The cancel was in use for 3 days before the official


opening & for 4 days after the official closing.  These dates are scarce.


    Value        July 9-11

$12


    Value        July 12-18

$ 3


    Value        July 19-22

$12


¹ United States Postal Slogan Cancel Catalog,   Luff, Moe


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