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    Posted: 10 November 2019 at 07:25
Can anyone help with any info on "stamps" for Boys Town, Nebraska and also Boys Ranch?



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I used to have some of these on post from a family friend living in the USA way back in the Sixties. Boys Town cared for at risk children and their caring attitude led to the motto He ain't heavy, Father, he's my brother.
These were sold in mixed sheets as postal decoration and publicity and of course funding. They must have been sold far and wide because the friend lived near Los Angeles.
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BoysTown was founded by Father Edward J Flanagan in 1917. This letter explains the ethos of BoysTown. For a small donation, you would receive a certificate and Honorary Citizenship.

Spencer Tracey would go on to receive an Oscar for his portrayal of Father Flanagan in the 1938 film, BoysTown.
 


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