The five and ten cent issues of the Panama Pacific Exposition of 1913 are two of the most beautiful stamps in our history. I bought a nice used ten cent (400A) with light cancellation marks. Many other collectibles from the expo survive. Coin collectors are familiar with the commemorative coins also issued which include the rare $50 gold coins, both round and octagonal.
The 1922 Fourth Bureau is another one of my favorite series. I was in need of the ten cent Monroe and found a nice one at the show. While the centering may be a bit off, it has nice color and is well struck.
My stingy budget allowed me to get another item at the show. While looking through exposition postcards, I ran across a nice one from the Alaska-Yukon Exposition of 1909. The card has some condition issues but I like the scene on the front as well as the message and expo station cancellation on the back. For a nominal price, I couldn't pass it up.
I noticed the address on the back as Jersey, Arizona. I lived in Arizona many years and never heard of that town. There is a good reason as the town no longer exists. Jersey was a short-lived gold mining town near Prescott. It existed for only a few years. There are no remains of it, except of course for this postcard!
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