MPOS Press Release 18-0215. For immediate distribution to the Philatelic press and Internet.


TRANSIT POSTMARK COLLECTOR Volume 69, No. 2 is in the mail to members.

In this issue:

  • Publication of MPOS "SELECTIONS" no. 11, edited by Jim Felton, is in press and soon to be available.
  • Rick Kunz explores the saga of the MPOS-owned RPO car.
  • In News from the Cities, Douglas Clark details a cover with streetcar markings and three REMOVED handstamps and Cary Johnson's cover with postmark from the experimental period of the Philadelphia & Manayunk RPO.
  • Will Keller writes part 2 of "A Hyphenated HPO Anomaly" - the Dubuque & Omaha HPO.
  • Jim Felton shows and explains an airmail cover that was routed more quickly by RPO - and marked as such.
  • A new book, "RPOs Across America" by David Thompson is reviewed by Will Keller.
  • Norbert Shacklette writes of a fantastic one-day journey to visit five Chicago Transfer Offices in 1970.
  • And finally, the prolific Will Keller shows and explains a facing slip with "MISSENT" marking.

    As a special note, MPOS is now accepting literature orders paid via Paypal. See the MPOS web site for more information.

    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 the award-winning periodical "Transit Postmark Collector" for $2.00 postpaid, and/or a membership application by writing to Douglas Clark, PO Box 427, Marstons Mills MA 02648 or by email to Doug.

    For additional information contact MPOS Publicity Director at the MPOS Home Page