AFCO (EKKO type) radio reception stamp, KFPY, Spokane, Washington

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  • Sold Date: Oct 02, 2015
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AFCO (EKKO type) radio reception stamp, KFPY, Spokane, Washington In the late 1930s, a Vice President of the Newark News Radio Club, Arthur Foerster, revived the radio stamp. The AFCO Company (presumably named after Mr. Foerster's initials) used the later EKKO stamp model: The long distance radio listener, or DXer, sent in proof of reception from a station along with return postage and a nickel, and AFCO responded with a stamp. James Drummond's Verified Reception Stamps includes one example, issued in 1935, but AFCO stamps are otherwise uncatalogued. The stamps I am currently offering are the second set I've seen in eleven years of specializing in radio stamps. Most appear to date from about 1938. AFCO stamps should be considered the rarest of all radio stamps.
KFPY was a 1924 re-license of 1922's KFDC. As news/talk outlet KXLY, it remains on the air.
No tears or thins; no gum.
_gsrx_vers_526 (GS 6.6.6 (526))