Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 17, 1965 · Page 13
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>,*<*: THURSDAY, JUNE 17,1965. IRONWOOO DAILY GLOW, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN At LOPEZ'S you'll find a fresher selection el Glamor f Pride of Possession Motivate Stamp Collectors •unch Freth Bunch OrMn Top RADISHES GR. ONIONS Long Slicing Freth Solid Oreen CUKES PEPPERS •bout $30,000 today," said Fox, "and think of the romance Involved and the vicarious sense of adventure a purchaser will get." for 19 : FRESH STRAWBERRIES • ICE COLD WATERMELON all SIZM SEEDLESS GRAPES • PEACHES • PLUMS CHERRIES • CANTALOUPE Swift's Premium Steer Beef with that extra special Lopez Triml CHUCK ROAST ... 55» LEG-0-LAMB Fresh Killed Corn Fed SPRINGERS Whole or Cut Up 3-3'ilb. Avg. *1 O lb Young 4-lb. avg. 79 39 49 lb Walter Meyer's Skinless FRANKS 2 lb. FRESH Potato Salad Potato Sausage Lake Sup. Herring ANTONIO'S PIZZA , OF COURSEI Dairy Maid ICE CREAM 1/2 Gal. 49' Special -__ BLUE SEAL OLEO 5 ,„. 99c HAWAIIAN PUNCH 3 «« 1.00 BAKED BEANS 3'JT 1.00 Snidtr'f CATSUP We're an OFFICIAL FOOD STAMP STORE! 4&£SsftltoSto.<*:. We fteeme fre Right teLtalt Prices effective through •eiuraey Oaly 2 lb. CM, S 1.39 OPEN MON. THRU FRI. • a.m. until 8 p.m. OPEN SATURDAY • a.m. until 6 p.m. OPEN EVERY SUNDAY • a.m.-l p.m. NEW YORK - (NBA* — The quiet sign on the door reads: JOHN A. fOX Auctions Appraisals It doesn't give an inkling of the romance that lies inside. At first glance the off 1 c e s on New York's West 42nd Street are remindful of conservative barristers' quarters in London or private bank l n g rooms on Wall Street. Bob Crafc. chit would look perfectly at home on a high stool keep 1 n g books with a quill pen and you wouldn't be surprised It the eider J. P. Morgan poked his head out of the door mark e d "Private." Letters signed by Abr a h a m Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and their like hang on the walls, anc showcases display stamps and covers from all over the world In one letter, dated Sept. 24 24, 1864, General Lee appeals to oov. William Smith of Virginia for help in getting men to relieve the situation in the Shenandoah Valley, explaining: Genera* Early has again met with a reverse and has fallen back to New Market." The letter, along with the original stamped envelope in which it was mailed from the field, is valued at $3,000 or more. Stamps attached to the original envelopes are known as "covers" and are worth much more—perhaps 1.000 times — than detached stamps Fox is a coin and stamp dealer—as well as an auctione e r appraiser and lecturer —particularly well-known as an expert on American stamps. "John Righter (one of his staff) is, I believe, one of the best men in the world on foreign stamps," said Fox, "so we're in pretty good shape." * * * . Fox is of the opinion that those who accumulate stamps are primarily motivated — as are all collectors—by pride of possession. He thinks there Is an added thrill because of the aura of far-away places romance that clings to most stamps and covers. "For instance," he asked, "who wouldn't like to own a cover that was on a Pony Express delivery whose driver was killed in the Piute-Shoshone War? "The rider's saddlebag came to light about six months later and the mall was forwarded with a notation explaining the delay. I know of only one such cover. It's worth at least $2,500 —and you can see why." The indomitable hopefulness and sense of humor of the plo neers is shown In some covers carried by stage coach. "V i a Overland Mail Stage," they read, "In Hopes of" . . . and then follows a picture of the railroad train they fervently prayed would one day serve their territory. Not long ago workmen tearing down an old brownstone residence in New York City discovered the seabag of a vice admiral in the rafters. "He had saved all his correspondence from the time he was a cadet at the Naval Academy in Annapolis," Fox said. "Think what a haul that was, and the stories each of those stamps could tell if they had tongues." One of the greatest stamp finds was made in New Orleans in the 1920s. An antique dealer walking down the street saw a truck loaded with all sorts of stuff going by. As the dealer eyed the vehicle to see if there was anything aboard worth dickering for, a blue envelope fluttered down. He picked up the envelope and saw it was addressed to Carroll Hoy & Co., factors. Factors, before the Civil War, were important people in Southern business life. They advanced money on cotton crops, arranged sales and were generally the complete middlemen for aristocratic—often nonbusinesslike—plantation owners. * * * The dealer stopped the truck, discovered the load was going i to the dump to be burned and persuaded the driver to take the cargo to his shop. There he found that he had all the cor-! respondence of Hoy & Co., one s of the largest factoring firms in 1 prewar Dixie. < i "'What that dealer saved from burning on the garbage dump is worth at least $10 million today," said Fox. Fox himself made a big find, but hasn't been able to cash In on It—yet. At a convention of dealers, Fox heard someone say something about "going down to that little town In Ohio, someday to get that Denver correspondence. Like all good dealers. Fox is more than a bit of a historian and he knew that the Colorado capital had been named after Gen. James W. Denver, the first governor of the territory. "General Denver was a fascinating man," Fox said. "He got mixed up in California poll tics and finally ran intd a duel with a newspaperman. "The newspaperman misset and Denver fired into the air The newspaperman violated the code by firing again, so Denver drew a derringer and killed his opponent." When Fox got to that little , town in Ohio lie had heard men Itioned t;|i.e.ftj;3lk:tnhig:-he:s.aw wa ia huge sljjn proclaiming "Hote General Denver," so he knew he was on the right track. He found the general's son still alive and in possession of a trunkful of correspondence, the general's great grandson—, a stamp collector—had swapped a tew of the covers, which is how the news leaked out. Some of the Denver covers have been sold, but the rest are still with the family, and Fox hopes to be able to buy them someday. 'I imagine the lot's worth M. Lovell Appointed Director of MESC DETROIT (AP) — MateOlm Lovell Jr, 44, state director of the Michigan Economic Oppor tunities Office and a former federal mediator, was appointed Wednesday as director of the Michigan Employment Security Commission He succeeds Thomas Roumell who resigned last month. Merriweottier Personals Mr. and Mrs. Jack Htskins were recent tronwood shoppers Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson and son, Leonard Jr., were callers In Ontonagon recently. Lawrence Petermore, M 11- waukee, spent a weekend with his brother In law and sister Mr. and Mrs. Arne Verrette. Mrs. Rodney Ellsworth and children and Mike syTftldon recently visited with Mrs. Sally Rosinskl in Topaz. Roy Jaugernault, Peorla, 111., Is a guest at the Carl Soderstrom home. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Abrams and family, Mrs. MatKltM Ras- kins and son, Walter 9av4nski, were recent eatters In Park Patts, Wto. The election board for the second precinct of Bergland Town ship ineJuatd; Rat Ellsworth, chairman, ana the inspectors VerabeUe Johnson, Alberta Abrams, ver* Raymond and Madeline Hasktns. Elton Borns and Leon a t d Johnson Jr. were recent Wake- flew visitors. Mr. and Mrs. S. ChUcote and family, Caddilac are visiting parents, Mr. and Mrs. 8. B. Pen- docks Mr. and Mrs William Swick, White Pine, were recent visitors at the Frank Raymond name State Hot Increase EAST LANSING (AP)— Midi Igan ha* had a drastic to In water atcKfcnVs tUftft report TMy MNk IMtt deaths this year tn 104 water accidents, an increase of 24 deaths and M tccttffents tompttvA last Dirers Recover Body BRIGHTON <AP)-"ttclndlveri Wednesday recovered the body of James Richard Swift M, of Lincoln Park, who drowned Tuesday wbtte diving from a boat Ui Livingston County'* Bto- ttop Lake. (ON FATHER'S DAY, JUNE 20) FIT FOR THE KING Swift's ProTcn Beef Swift's Premium Large BOLOGNA ^ the piece 45* Get all your Dad's Day barbecue needs at your Fairway Stores! FINER ffllRLUflY FOODS We Reserve the Right to Limit Quantities VEAL Swiff s Soleeted Milk Fed SHIDR. RSTS ..... ib.49c SHRLD CHOPS ib.59c MEATY STEW u>. 39c Longhorn 59 $100 Morrell's Dole Pineapple . 01 gfl JUICE.... 3 tr 5 1 ' Gold Medal /^^%A Fairway Chunk Style POP...5-89° TUNA..4 Fairway Chunk Style Fairway * $100 Fairway I nn falrway .„ SALMS Fairway Kidney gi 4%A Rapinwax Wax BEANS...'=-10" PAPER.5 Golden Treat ^fX •• TOMATOES«»25 Jeno's Cheese PIZZL.. SNACK... r 39 $100 23 C $100 48's-15eOFF C 41 1 Q MODESS.... I 9 Brachs' Marthmallowt Circus ^fx ^fe^ _ PEANUTS s 39° O'i-oz. cans Mb. pki- 100-ft. rolls COFFEE Clear View MINTS Large Red Ripe £ £t« Watermelons*bo Fresh Crisp OOl GOLDEN CARROTS 2SZ9 6!/2-OX. pkg. California U. S. No. 1 B Sise White POTATOES Firm Golden BANANAS C 27° Frozen Food Locker •won Rave/* IPVn Hannemon'i Grocery iiiamMR** iflWwv* Ktlto-Vtliii • ••eJeinifri' VWWfnw Trolld's Food Morktt M«rley Jack's Food Shop Rtmtay

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