Reception Stamps

In 1924 the EKKO Company of Chicago chose the American Banknote Company to design and produce attractive high quality stamps which were imprinted with broadcast band radio station call signs. These stamps were sold to the relevant radio stations.

Official albums were also produced which included a space for each station’s stamp. For $1.75 the album included "Proof of Reception" cards on which listeners were invited to fill in some details about the reception. 

Ten cents postage was required in order to cover mailing costs to the broadcaster where the card was checked against the station log for accuracy. The verification stamp with the station's call letters was then mailed to the listener. 

Other companies also produced reception stamps, a few of which I hope to include below the EKKO stamps on this page.

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