Now here’s an example of the bad postmark being 100% my fault. You may remember the Toy Story card I had discussed earlier. I really loved this assembly, since the Gene Autry stamp and the earlier science fiction stamp matched Woody and Buzz Lightyear perfectly.
Putting the Sinatra stamp on the back meant I could add the drug abuse stamp without it cluttering things up further (Otto Preminger’s 1955 film was one of the first major Hollywood productions to deal with the subject). Later, when the Jazz stamp came out, I added it to the reverse, too.
I’ve made other similar judgment calls on both sides, but while I’m glad I have a scan of what it looked like before, the Toy Story example is the one I still regret the most.
Buzz and Woody are Scott #s 4555 and 4680 respectively. Sinatra is Scott # 4265, the Prevent Drug Abuse stamp is # 1428, and the Jazz stamp # 4503.