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Elwood Etter's Cook Covers - Part 3

 

The following are additions to the list of covers produced by Elwood Etter.

The original list was compiled by Jack Lewis [see Part 1]. There was also a further list compiled by Daryl Kibble [see Part 2].

I have in my possession all of the covers on the following list. Only differences from the original lists are noted. It is my observation that any of these covers after Feb. 78 are likely to be produced as no Birch Bark, left half Birch Bark, or full Birch Bark. I have examples of all types. He also used a large number of stamp combinations on any given cover. A complete collection could reach well over 500 covers depending on what one considers different.

I would be very interested in hearing from anyone with further additions so they can be added to the list.

Items 51.2, 57a, 58a, 69.1, 76a and 77a were listed by Daryl Kibble, and appear here to better track them in my collection.

 

   
  Postmark Date Cachet Color
10a     like 10 except typed on back of postcard  
11a     like 11 except typed on back of postcard  
21       also blue & orange, blue & yellow
21.1 Honolulu, HI 18 Jan. 78 Pineapple Post local post FD Blue
22       also blue & yellow, black & red
24.1 Aitutaki 19 Jan. 78 FDC Green
30.1 Honolulu, HI 21 Jan. 78 2 different pictures on back of postcard blue & red
30.1a Honolulu, HI 21 Jan. 78 First Hawaii Tourist on back of postcard orange
31.1 Waimea, HI 3 Feb. 78 like 31  
31.2 Honolulu, HI 3 Feb. 78 like 31  
47.1 Seward, AK 16 May 78 Prince William Sd. red
Plain & birch
51.1 Anchorage, AK 2 June 78 Anchored blue & red
like 51 pl. & birch
51.2 Kodiak, AK 9 June 78 Shelikof Strait Smokey Bay blue & red
57a like 57   Anchored Oonalashka blue & red
58a like 58   Detained by weather blue & red
61.1 Male, Maldives 15 July 78 FDC blue & red
68.1 APO 98716 19 Aug 78 Polar Ice Pack Icy Cape purple & red
69.1 APO 98716 21 Aug 78 Polar Ice Pack Cape Lisburne blue & red
70.1 Elim, AK 11 Sept. 78 Norton Sound like 70  
70.3 Koyuk, AK 11 Sept. 78 like 70  
70.2 Nome, AK 8 Sept. 78 like 70  
70.3 Youngstown, OH 16 Sept. 78 MAVEX Red
70.4 Youngstown, OH 17 Sept. 78 MAVEX Red
71.1 Shaktoolik, AK 17 Sept. 78 like 71  
72.1 Unalakleet, AK 17 Sept. 78 like 72  
72.1a like 72.1   like 72 different cachet Red
72.3 White Mountain 2 Oct. 78 like 72  
75a like 75   different cachet Red
76a like 76   on Aristocrat Red
77a like 77   on Aristocrat Red
77.1 Jacksonville, AL 7 Oct. 78 CALCOPEX Red
77.2 Jacksonville, AL 8 Oct. 78 CALCOPEX Red
78.1 Ouzinkie, AK 20 Oct. 78 like 78  
78.2 Larsen Bay, AK 20 Oct. 78 like 78  
78.3 Old Harbor, AK 20 Oct. 78 like 78  
78.4 Karluk, AK 20 Oct. 78 like 78 Also on #10 env.  
79.1 Piqua, OH 21 Oct. 78 PIQUAPEX Blue
83       also in blue
88.1 Yorkshire, OH 27 Oct. 78 like 88  
91a on back of 31.1     blue
91b on back of 80     blue
91.1 Waimea, HI 26 Nov 78 Returning to Sandwich on back 21 blue
91.1a like 91.1   on back 31.1 blue
91.1b like 91.1   like 91 red
91.2 Honolulu, HI 26 Nov. 78 Returning to Sandwich on back 31.2 blue
91.2a like 91.2   on back 80 blue
91.2b like 91.2   like 91 red
91.3 Hana, HI 26 Nov. 78 like 91 red
92a like 92   on back 21 blue
92b like 92   on back 31 blue
92c like 92   on back 80 blue
95.1 Captain Cook, HI 16 Jan. 79 Discovered Kealakekua blue & brown
95.2 Honaunau, Hi 17 Jan. 79 like 95  
96.1 Hawaii Nat. Park 17 Jan. 79 like 96  
96.2 Honaunau, HI 16 Jan. 79 like 96  
98 also blue & brown      
98.1 Hawaii Nat. Park. 4 Feb. 79 like 98  
99 also blue & brown      
99.1 Hawi, HI 10 Feb. 79 like 99  
100.1 Hilo, HI 14 Feb. 79 like 100  
100.2 Honolulu, HI 14 Feb. 79 like 100  
100.2a like 100.2   Pineapple Post FDC local post blue
100.3 Hawaii Nat. Park 14 Feb. 79 like 100  
102.1 Cooktown, Qld 14 Feb. 79 like 102  
106.1 Honolulu, HI 15 Mar. 79 like 106  
106.2 Anahola, HI 15 Mar. 79 like 106  
106.3 Hilo, HI 15 Mar. 79 like 106  
106.4 Wake Island 15 Mar. 79 like 106  
106.5 Hanalei, HI 15 Mar. 79 like 106  
106.6 Laie, HI 15 Mar. 79 like 106  
108.1 Nikoleski, AK 25 April 79 like 108  
108.2 Anchorage, AK 28 April 79 like 108  
109a     like 109 except different cachet black & red
109.1 Savoonga, AK 3 July 79 like 109  
109.2 Dominica 18 July 79 FDC blue

 

From the above there are at least 29 new additions or variations and a few corrections. It could be possible that most of the covers exist both with and without birch bark, which could put a collection of Etter covers over the 200 mark.

Daryl R. Kibble


Originally published in Cook's Log, page 1730, volume 23, number 2 (2000).

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