1922 – Alex. LaPlant

743 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda

I’m going to put up a bunch of stamps I collected in Alameda last month. As always, I only use non-Oakland stamps to document dates that I haven’t found in Oakland. Alameda has stamps from a lot of sidewalk makers who don’t appear in Oakland. One reason, especially in the old days, is that the city required a $200 bond in order to do business, which kept a lot of artisans away and reserved street work for the already successful and/or well connected.

LaPlant marks are scarce in Oakland. I expect to find quite a few more dates in Alameda.

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