Archive for the ‘1921’ Category

1921 – Riechel & Bredhoff

2 May 2018

18 Mesa Avenue, Piedmont

This version of Riechel & Bredhoff’s stamp has the date on the right rather than in the center.

Some stamps from Berkeley 2

17 November 2017

Having spent a lot of time walking in Berkeley lately, I’ve collected a few more stamps bearing dates unrepresented in Oakland.

1906 – Esterly Con. Co.

1529 Le Roy Avenue

A fine double mark, though the date is dim. Oakland has a double mark from 1907.

1908 – Esterly Con. Co.

1529 Le Roy Avenue

Both of these Esterly marks are on the Hayward Fault, so it’s not clear how much longer they’ll last.

1921 – J. E. Reed

1631 Spruce Street

Oakland has a single example of Reed’s mark, barely over the Berkeley line.

1958 – G. W. Griset

2285 Virginia Street

Griset’s marks are fairly common in Oakland, but they span only a few years from 1950 to 1957.

1921 – M. P. Amaral

1 August 2015


9000 block Plymouth Street

There’s a chance that this is 1926, like previous examples I’ve found.

1921 – A. H. Kopperud

28 August 2013


3428 Davis Street

Kopperud did this whole block.

1921 – L. M. Rasmussen

11 May 2013


1832 105th Avenue

Unlike my previous 1921 Rasmussen mark, this one is not broken.

1921 – Riechel & Bredhoff

3 May 2013


1120 Chestnut Street

This mark pushes Riechel & Bredhoff back another year.

I found this on my last visit surveying West Oakland. It has been very interesting seeing all the different streets in this part of town.

1921 – W. O. Nelson

9 November 2012


1127 Norwood Avenue

This pushes W. O. Nelson four years earlier than I had him before. It’s a nice crisp mark, but not well lit.