Archive for the ‘1934’ Category

1934 – D. Del Vigna

7 July 2015


2978 Barrett Street

This is a lot better than my previous example from 1934.

1934 – L. M. Rasmussen

30 April 2015


1651 80th Avenue

A variant of the Rasmussen mark with a handwritten date.

1934 – Ransome Co.

20 April 2015


1424 79th Avenue

Ransome has a long record in and around Oakland. This is a new configuration for me.

1934 – J. Abreu & Son

19 April 2015


78th Avenue at Arthur Street

1934 – J. B. Lee

10 March 2015


8010 Ney Avenue

1934 – L. M. Rasmussen

5 March 2015


2935 75th Avenue

Unlike my previous example from 1934, this has a truly clear-cut date. It also gives me a chance to show one of Rasmussen’s typical double marks. Also note the reversed last letter, which is visible only in very well preserved Rasmussen stamps.

1934 – Arthur Moniz

18 February 2015


3955 Burkhalter Avenue

Take my word for it that this mark reads “Arthur Moniz” and is dated 1934 underneath. It confirms the first name of A. Moniz.

The most precious aspect of this location is that we have this on the sidewalk at the entrance gate to the front walk. This is where Moniz lived with his family.


It’s a nice modest home with a big oak tree. I like to think what a pleasant spot this was in the years before the freeway was pushed through.