OPHS Meeting Tuesday – January 9, 2018

Here is the plan for this  Tuesday evening at OPHS.

Don Purdum will lead a discussion of Military Bases in Oklahoma e.g. Naval Training, Army/Air Force Pilot Training & WWII POW and Internment Camp Mail.

So Dig out all those Oklahoma Military Bases, WWI, WWII, POW and Internment Camp covers and cards.    I am sure Don will have some neat stuff to show and tell himself.

Norm Pence will not be able to attend due to illness in his family.

See you at Louie’s Midtown at 6 PM and at St. Luke’s Methodist Church at 7 PM.


Oklahoma History Society Special Reward 12-12-2017

The next meeting of the Oklahoma Postal History Society is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th at St. Luke’s at 7 PM, with dinner at Louie’s Midtown for those who are hungry.   :roll:

Details are below:


Of Course we will meet and Louie’s Midtown at 6PM for dinner for those who still can’t seem to miss a meal.

See ya There.


OK Postal History Meets Tuesday 9-12-2017

As usual, we will meet for dinner at Louie’s Midtown 1215 N. Walker at 6:00.  Parking in the rear.

The Program will be “SteamBoat Mail of Indian Territory or What Little Has Survived” by Joe Crosby

If you have ANYTHING that mentions Steam Boats to, from , or in Indian Territory, please bring it to share.



Below is the current plan for programs thru August 2018.  If you have a program you can bring us, the rest of us would greatly appreciate it.

Planned Programs for 2017-2018

Sept.  12, 2017 – Indian Territory Steamboat Mail  – Joe Crosby

Oct. 10, 2017 – Oklahoma First Day Covers – Norm Pence

Nov. 14, 2017 – Oklahoma Auxiliary Markings 1907 to Present – All show and tell

Dec. 12, 2017 – REWARD Postal Cards from Oklahoma – All show and tell

Jan. 9, 2018 – Military Bases in Oklahoma eg. Naval Training, Army/Air Force Pilot Training – Don Purdum  (& Possibly WWII POW Camp Mail?)

Feb. 13, 2018 – McCurtain County Postal History – Norm Pence

Mar. 13, 2018 – Leather Post Cards – Charles Wallis

Apr. 10, 2018 – Railroad Night: The BESSIE LINE – Joe Crosby (or Santa Fe)

May 8, 2018 – Provenance: How to Identify Former Collectors of I.T. and Oklahoma Covers.  (Hargett, Caldwell, Al Jones, Dr. Chase, Hatchett, Bleuler) – Brady Hunt

Jun.  29-30, 2018 – OKPEX OPHS Presentation – To Be Announced

Jul. 10, 2018 – Liberty Series in Oklahoma – Roland Austin ( or maybe Prexies)

Aug. 14, 2018 – Wiley Post – Joe Crosby

Oklahoma Postal History Talks Cleveland – OHIO???

The March meeting of the Oklahoma Postal History Society will be held  this Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM at St. Luke’s Methodist Church, Room 207.

Joe Crosby will present a very interesting program about CLEVELAND COUNTY  POSTAL HISTORY  Joe has asked us to please bring any postal markings from Cleveland County post offices other than Norman, Moore, Noble, and Lexington, and even anything really special for any of those four towns as well. 

 As usual the meeting will be preceded by dinner at Louie’s midtown at 1215 N. Walker at 6:00 PM for those that don’t like to miss a meal.

See you there.

By the way, don’t be too surprised if there is nothing presented about Ohio.  Well, unless Joe decides to sing  a few songs from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Post Offices In The Unassigned Lands

Dear fellow Oklahoma Postal History Society members,

This year at OKPEX I will be giving a talk on the post offices established in 1889 in the Unassigned Lands as a result of the land run. I will also be exhibiting this material.

I have yet to see the following list of covers and I am hopeful you can help me obtain them or, at least, provide a scan of these so that I may be more authoritative and complete in my presentation. All of the following post office names were used in more than one county (except Idelah) so please be careful to note the year of your cover.

Will You please look for the following covers during the dates listed below for me and report if you have them or know where they may be located?  I know some of these existed in 1965 because Signorelli and Cardwell listed some of them.

Idela                   1889-91

Cimarron City     1889-94

Lincoln                1889-94

Lisbon                 1889

Harrison              1889-90

Rock Island         1889-98

Many thanks for your efforts in helping with this. I am hoping to hear from you soon.

Also, I will be giving a program updating more complete information on RFD and 20th Century Fancy Cancels from Oklahoma at this next Tuesday’s (Feb 14, 2017) meeting.  I am looking forward to seeing you then.

Brady Hunt, President Oklahoma Postal History Society

8000 SE 15th St

Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110



Okla Postal History Society – 2017 Program Schedule

Oklahoma Postal History Society Programs  2017

Jan  10    Oklahoma Panhandle Border Post Offices    Joe Crosby

Feb 14   UPDATES TO PRIOR PROGRAMS   eg.  RFD,  20th Cent Fancy Cancels   Brady Hunt

Mar 14   Cleveland County Post Offices   Joe CROSBY

Apr 11    OKLA. AUXILIARY MARKINGS –   Advertised, Returned to Sender, etc.  ALL

May 9   Vinita P.H. and The Vinnie Ream Story / Stevens Cover     Joe Crosby



Aug 8    To be Announced

Oklahoma Postal History Meeting – Tuesday, 12-13-2016

Tuesday, Dec. 13th the Oklahoma Postal History Society will meet at Louie’s 1215 N. Walker at 6:00 and At St. Luke’s Methodist Church on NW 15th and Harvey at 7:00 PM.

The program will be:

The 1957 Oklahoma Semi-Centennial Stamp Issue.

Arrows To AdamsJames Weigant has put together a very interesting collection related to this stamp, including at least one unique item.  His presentation promises to be very interesting, and one you don’t want to miss.

Oklahoma Postal History Group Meets Tuesday 9-9-2014

Brady Hunt will be giving a talk on the Butterfield Overland Express in Indian Territory and its 1958 Centennial Celebration. I think you will enjoy learning about this important part of history and how it relates to pre civil war mail in our state.

Hope you will be there. Meet at Johnnie’s Charburger as usual at 6:00 or so for a meal, with the meeting at the college at 7:00.

Brady has added this interesting post:

I have about 500 or so duplicate Oklahoma covers, mostly 1920s and newer that I will be bringing to the meeting tomorrow. They are alphabetized by town. I’m going to sell them at $5 each. I know some are not worth $5, but some are worth much more. You be the judge. I’ll have them available at OKC stamp club too for the same price until our next postal history meeting. The next time we have Postal History meeting, the price will drop to $4 each for that meeting and following OKC stamp meetings until the next Postal History meeting. The price will drop again to $3 and so on until I get tired of toting them to meetings. You be the judge on whether to gamble if the cover you are interested in will be in the box the next time for $1 cheaper. I may decide to remove a cover or two between meetings, who knows. There will be no discounts at these spectacular prices. The fun is in the gamble if the cover will be around for long. If you want a discount, wait a month for the cheaper price, but you will risk it not being there later. Good luck and have fun.


Oklahoma Postal History To Meet Tuesday 3-11-2014

Tomorrow night the OPHS will meet at Johnnies and move to Oklahoma Christian University for a program on Oklahoma Airport Dedication Covers -led by Norm Pence.

The remainder of the planned OPHS programs for 2014 looks like this:

JanTex Edmunds and other Oklahoma WWII Patriotic Covers  by Joe Crosby & Norm Pence

Feb – Oklahoma Revenues – Brady Hunt

Mar – Oklahoma Airport Dedication Covers –  Norm Pence

Apr –  Confederate States of America in Indian Territory – Crosby and Pence Including military courier mail.

May –  Everyone – bring cards & covers pertaining to Oklahoma Wild West shows, street fairs, rodeos, circuses and parades.

June – AT OKPEX 2014  June 21   –  Choctaw County  Norm Pence takes the lead and everyone brings anything they have from Choctaw County  

July – No Meeting

Aug – No Meeting

Sept – Butterfield Overland Mail in I.T.  The original covers & perhaps a bit about the 1957 celebration.  Led by Brady Hunt