This blog shares my stamp collections and highlights individual items which I feel might be of interest to others.

While my focus is on the stamps of the Philippines, you will find classic stamps, aviation covers, postal history, and many others included.

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Dedicated to Almira and our children, Jimmy, Ana, Lance, and Isabella.

Monday, April 12, 2010

UNITED STATES - UY5 Postal Reply Card, Speedwell Motor Car Company, 1911

Dayton, OH to Pacific Grove, CA, CDS dated March 18, 1911

Here's an interesting example of an unsevered preprinted Paid Reply Postal Card, Scott UY5, from the Speedwell Motor Car Company in 1911.  I purchased this item many years ago from a small stamp shop in Carmel, California, which is not far from Pacific Grove, the original destination of this postal card.  I have not seen another example of this reply card since then, so it may be quite scarce, especially since the Speedwell Motor Car Company closed only a few years later.

The Speedwell Motor Car Company was an early United States automobile manufacturing company producing "brass-era" automobiles from 1907 to 1914.  The company's factory rented space for the Wright Company from February to November 1910 while the Wright Company built its own factory building in west Dayton.

1911 Speedwell Model F Special

In 1911, Speedwell built a closed two-door, dubbed a sedan, which was the first recorded use of the term. (ref. Wikipedia)