VEGAS - 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race Promotional Poster Stamp - Read (CR46)

VEGAS - 1915 Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race Promotional Poster Stamp - Read (CR46)

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1915 Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race Promotional Poster Stamp. Per Wikipedia: An international event, it was founded by William Kissam Vanderbilt II in 1904 and first held on October 8 on a course set out in Nassau County on Long Island, New York.[1] The announcement that the race was to be held caused considerable controversy in New York, bringing a flood of legal actions in an attempt to stop the race. The politicians soon jumped in, holding public hearings on the issue. Vanderbilt prevailed and the inaugural race was run over a 30.24 miles (48.7 km) course of winding dirt roads through the Nassau County area. Vanderbilt put up a large cash prize hoping to encourage American manufacturers to get into racing, a sport already well organized in Europe that was yielding many factory improvements to motor vehicle technology. The race drew the top drivers and their vehicles from across the Atlantic Ocean, some of whom had competed in Europe's Gordon Bennett Cup.  The stamp measures about 2 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches

Note that the actual item you receive may not be the exact item shown in the scans but the actual item will be similar and in as good or better condition.

The poster stamp was an advertising label, a little larger than most postage stamps, that originated in the mid-19th century and quickly became a collecting craze, growing in popularity until World War One and then declining by World War Two. Today older poster stamps are an interesting and inexpensive way to hold a piece of World or American history.
This stamp is similar to those of the Poster Stamp Collectors Book "Lick 'Em Stick 'Em, The Lost Art Of Poster Stamps" by H. Thomas Steele, 1989 Edition. This stamp is part of a large advanced collection assembled by the late Leonard Stark, who was a significant expert, collector and contributor to the Lick Em Stick Em Book. If you are a poster stamp fan, please watch my store for many more listings from this collection.


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