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 Herman Toaspern

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Herman Toaspern

Birth
Death
14 Nov 1936 (aged 42–43)
Burial
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot
Lot 12218, Section 171
Memorial ID
57428201 View Source

Herman Toaspern was born in Richmond, Virginia to Hermann Jr. and Lelia V. (Watkins) Toaspern. Herman's father was born in 1856 in Brooklyn, and is listed in New York City directories as being an artist. It is not known when or where Herman's father died. Herman's mother Lelia remarried Warren H. Doolittle in 1907.

Following is additional information found online about Herman, who appears to have never married.
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Herman Toaspern was a New York City Philatelic Dealer who was also a Cachetmaker and FDC Servicer from 1927 to 1933. His address appearing on many of his FDCs was Collectors Club Bldg, 51 West 48th St., New York NY. Another address appearing in a printed logo on the printed cachet for #702-17, Red Cross 5/21/31, was "Toaspern, 520 Fifth Ave., NY."

The First Toaspern Cachet was #643-21 for the 2c Vermont Sesquicentennial (8/3/27) and the Last Toaspern Cachet was #732-2a for the 3c National Recovery Act (8/15/33). See Monty et al., 2006, p. 10.

Toaspern also collected and possibly serviced FDC Cachets of other Cachetmakers. One example is a #681-22 Stoutzenberg Cachet for the 2c Ohio Canalization (10/19/29), addressed to Toaspern at the Collectors Club Bldg, 51 West 48th St., New York NY.

Herman Toaspern died November 14, 1936, at age 43. His obituary in the New York Times listed his home address at 1131 Bergen St., Brooklyn NY. He was one of the founders of the Hot Stove League, an organization of stamp collectors, and was also a member of the Collectors Club. On several occasions Toaspern held auction sales and exhibitions of rare stamps. He is remembered for one particular show consisting of postmarks from towns with freak names, such as Coffee, Brandy Keg, Tea and Ashcan OH (Ashcan OH proved to be mythical). He was an early pioneer in the collection of air mail stamps, as he would have been about 25 years old when the first U.S. Air Mail Stamps, C1, C2 and C3 (6c 16c & 24c Jenny) were issued in 1918.

References

Monty, R.A., Doyle, W.L., Goodson, M.W. and Elrod, N.L., Mello ne's First Day Cover Encyclopedia of First Cachets Revealed 1923-2005, 2006 Professional Reference Edition, Stewartsville, NJ: FDC Publishing Co., 2006 (herein "Monty et al., First Cachets Revealed, 2006").

" Herman Toaspern, 43, Stamp Dealer, Dies," The New York Times 11/15/36

Herman Toaspern was born in Richmond, Virginia to Hermann Jr. and Lelia V. (Watkins) Toaspern. Herman's father was born in 1856 in Brooklyn, and is listed in New York City directories as being an artist. It is not known when or where Herman's father died. Herman's mother Lelia remarried Warren H. Doolittle in 1907.

Following is additional information found online about Herman, who appears to have never married.
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Herman Toaspern was a New York City Philatelic Dealer who was also a Cachetmaker and FDC Servicer from 1927 to 1933. His address appearing on many of his FDCs was Collectors Club Bldg, 51 West 48th St., New York NY. Another address appearing in a printed logo on the printed cachet for #702-17, Red Cross 5/21/31, was "Toaspern, 520 Fifth Ave., NY."

The First Toaspern Cachet was #643-21 for the 2c Vermont Sesquicentennial (8/3/27) and the Last Toaspern Cachet was #732-2a for the 3c National Recovery Act (8/15/33). See Monty et al., 2006, p. 10.

Toaspern also collected and possibly serviced FDC Cachets of other Cachetmakers. One example is a #681-22 Stoutzenberg Cachet for the 2c Ohio Canalization (10/19/29), addressed to Toaspern at the Collectors Club Bldg, 51 West 48th St., New York NY.

Herman Toaspern died November 14, 1936, at age 43. His obituary in the New York Times listed his home address at 1131 Bergen St., Brooklyn NY. He was one of the founders of the Hot Stove League, an organization of stamp collectors, and was also a member of the Collectors Club. On several occasions Toaspern held auction sales and exhibitions of rare stamps. He is remembered for one particular show consisting of postmarks from towns with freak names, such as Coffee, Brandy Keg, Tea and Ashcan OH (Ashcan OH proved to be mythical). He was an early pioneer in the collection of air mail stamps, as he would have been about 25 years old when the first U.S. Air Mail Stamps, C1, C2 and C3 (6c 16c & 24c Jenny) were issued in 1918.

References

Monty, R.A., Doyle, W.L., Goodson, M.W. and Elrod, N.L., Mello ne's First Day Cover Encyclopedia of First Cachets Revealed 1923-2005, 2006 Professional Reference Edition, Stewartsville, NJ: FDC Publishing Co., 2006 (herein "Monty et al., First Cachets Revealed, 2006").

" Herman Toaspern, 43, Stamp Dealer, Dies," The New York Times 11/15/36


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