MPOS Press Release 96-1201
For immediate distribution to the Philatelic press and Internet.


The November-December 1996 issue of "Transit Postmark Collector" features a far-ranging mail auction of 181 lots including many markings that have been `off the market' for many years. A gem item is a very fine oval postmark of the "Centennial Parade RPO", the St. Louis streetcar marking of 1909, on an actual cover rather than a postcard. There are special sections for New York State RPO postmarks and also a selection of TPO markings from Latvia. Also included is a members-only literature sale.

In his Highway Post Offices column, Will Keller continues his survey of provisional H.P.O. postmarks. Keller announces more changes in the United Kingdom railway mail system in his T.P.O. column.

David Gentry writes about "supplemental street car postmarks," meaning extra markings when the originally intended postmark failed to cancel all the stamps. A Baltimore cover with 1898 flag cancel and one of the rare, "type A" handstamps, is featured.

Mobile Post Office Society, founded in 1950, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of enroute distribution of mail, emphasizing postal history of the USA but including information and study of operations from all countries of the world. Interested collectors can receive a sample copy of "Transit Postmark Collector" for $2.00 postpaid, or a membership application by writing to Doug Clark, PO Box 427, Marstons Mills MA 02648 or by email to Doug.

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