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My Iowa Cinderellas

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Thanks, Guyana!

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Nice Cindy's especially the Sioux City.  If they are not all from the same set they certainly have similarities between them.
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If one were to drive straight west from Waterloo on U.S. Highway 20 for 215 miles he would be in Sioux City, Iowa, on the Missouri River.  Not a large city, Sioux City has only a population of about 83,000 souls today, it has, however, long been an important market center for agricultural products, a river port, and a railroad junction.  Like Waterloo, Sioux City has also produced a set of poster stamps highlighting its attributes. 

Again, I am not certain that this is a complete set, or even if two of the labels (the post office stamp, top left and the markets stamps bottom left) are part of this issue.  The darker colors of these two stamps are not quite to same as the pastels the other five.  I continue to seek information about when these items were issued, who commissioned them, and to watch for others that might be part of the set.

I have tentatively dated this set 1938 as that was the year Iowa celebrated its centennial as an organized territory of the United States.  Other Iowa towns recognized the territorial centennial of 1938 with cinderellas and I will post those that I have later.  

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While I no longer live in the state of Iowa, I grew up on a farm and in a small town in western Iowa and had what can only be called a happy childhood.  As a response to my fondness for my home state I collect philatelic items related to Iowa which include stamps, covers, and, appropriate to this forum, cinderellas.  Beginning today, I will be posting the Iowa-related cinderellas I have accumulated

I begin this series with a page of cinderellas issued to promote the small city of Waterloo, Iowa,  Waterloo is in the northeast sector of the state and is the county seat of Blackhawk County.  My job took me to Waterloo in 1965-1966 and I lived there for about six months.  The Cedar River runs through the center of town and it probably provided the beaches noted on the top stamp.  I have never seen a reference to the origin of this colorful and attractive set and I don't know if it is even complete. However, their focus on Waterloo as a center for business, conventions, and entertainment, along with the urging to "buy in Waterloo" suggest a chamber of commerce sponsorship.  The scan of the whole page leaves the poster stamps small so I have cropped the stamps to provide a larger image. 

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